Dr. Ross Drangsholt attended the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. He then continued on at the University of Washington School of Dentistry where he graduated first in his dental school class obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1992. He then joined his father and brother in general practice in Kent Washington for three years before returning to the University of Washington were he completed his orthodontic training and Master's Degree in Dentistry in 1997.
Dr. Drangsholt has always enjoyed giving back to his profession and was on the faculty of the University of Washington Dental School since graduation. He has taught the orthodontic residents and was an Affiliate Associate Professor for over 25 years. He is also Past President of the Pierce County Dental Society and of the University of Washington Dental Alumni Association. He is also a member of many prestigious professional organizations including:
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Washington State Dental Association
- Pierce County Dental Association
- Angle Society of Orthodontists
He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Drangsholt and his wife, Dr Beth O’Connor, live in Lakewood and have three children. He is an avid triathlete and has been racing since 2004. He has competed in many different races and distances in the Northwest. He is a 16-time Ironman finisher! Including Kona!!!