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 Masters Degree in Dentistry in 1997.
Dr. Drangsholt has always enjoyed giving back to his profession and has been on the faculty of the University of Washington Dental School since graduation. He currently teaches the orthodontic residents on Mondays and is a Affiliate Associate Professor. 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 Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.
When not in the office, Dr. Drangsholt and his wife, Dr Beth O’Connor, live in Lakewood and have 3 children. He is also 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!!!