Meet Dr. Lance Wicklund

Many people wonder why a person becomes a dentist. For me, my interests and the encouragement of several people led me to where I am today. As a child, I enjoyed assembling plastic car models and liked science. In high school, I had the chance to work for my orthodontist one summer by cleaning up the office in the evenings. I saw how a dental specialist office functioned well with a teamwork approach. I also experienced firsthand how the doctor was able to help people improve their smiles and self-confidence.

During college summer breaks from the University of Oregon, I performed research at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, where I ultimately earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1999. I was determined to become a dentist because helping people stay healthy and working on small, intricate projects blended my passions best!

My wonderful wife Jennifer and I have two teenage sons who have grown up on Bainbridge. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and staying physically active.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Kitsap County Dental Society
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association


  • Medical Teams International mobile dental clinic volunteer dentist  Kingston, 2022, 2023
  • Mercy Missions of the Northwest mobile dental clinic volunteer dentist Poulsbo, 2019
  • Smilemobile volunteer dentist Port Townsend, 2018
  • Volunteer and contract dentist for Volunteers in Medicine Olympics  Port Angeles, 2011-2016
  • Contract dentist for US Military active reserve service members in Western Washington, 2009-2011
  • Contract dentist for Olympic Community Action Programs in Clallam and Jefferson Counties, 2006-2010
  • United States Navy, 1995-2004
    • Awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for duty as an Assistant Dental Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, 2000-2002  Deployed to the Western Pacific 2000
    • Junior dental officer Naval Dental Clinic New London Submarine Base Groton, CT 1999-2000
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