The Origin Story of  Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency

Every hero has an origin story. This is the tale of Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency (WDIA). 

In the late 1980s, Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) recognized dentists were underserved. At that time, finding insurance policies to meet the professional and personal needs of dentists in Washington was cumbersome and confusing.

In 1990, with input from members, WSDA formed Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency (WDIA). WDIA serves the unique insurance needs of dentists. WDIA is an easier way for dentists to buy quality insurance coverage.

We work for the benefit of dentists to:

  • Simplify the process of selecting insurance policies.
  • Provide quality insurance at an affordable price.
  • Advocate for you when you file a claim.

Today, WDIA continues its mission of serving the dentists of Washington.

We’ve seen about everything. What we’ve learned is that the unexpected strikes at the least expected times. It’s why we support thousands of dentists in Washington.

Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency Board of Directors

Dr. Puneet S. Aulakh


General Dentist

Dr. Bernard J. Larson

Vice President

Pediatric Dentist
Mount Vernon

Dr. Blake McKinley

Secretary-Treasurer, Endodontist

Dr. Lilo Black

General Dentist

Dr. Jaclyn Eliassen

General Dentist

Dr. Halee Hyatt

General Dentist

Dr. Pat Sharkey

General Dentist
Walla Walla

Mr. Bracken Killpack

WSDA Executive Director