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Location:Ferndale, WA

Join our dynamic, growing team! We’re excited to expand our Ferndale clinic by moving to a bigger, newly constructed building in the summer of 2019!  We plan to add another Dentist by October of 2019. 

We believe in the benefits of prevention, early detection, treatment of disease, and health education. Certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home, UCNW is committed to a patient-centered care team model that engages patients and their families in their care.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Regular employment without the overhead work and costs of running your own private practice

  • New facility with digital x-ray

  • Fully implemented Electronic Dental Records system (Dentrix)

Ideal Candidate Offers:

  • 1+ years’ clinical dentist experience preferred; in community health or with underserved populations, highly desired

  • Candidates with similar experience in other settings are welcome to apply

  • DDS or DMD, required

  • Current WA dental license and DEA Certificate; or ability to obtain, prior to start date

  • Current BLS Certification; or ability to obtain, prior to start date  

  • Ability to work with computers including Electronic Health Records (i.e. Dentrix used currently at Unity Care NW); and MS Office products, as needed

We Offer:

• Competitive compensation package
• Relocation assistance
• Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
• Continuing education days & dollars and reimbursement of license, DEA & board certification fees
• Generous paid time off benefit
• Six paid holidays
• Medical, dental, & vision insurance
• 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility
• Alternative transportation benefit
• Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) which, if awarded, provides tax free funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2-year commitment (view the details at )
• Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the Washington Student Achievement Council which, if awarded, provides funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2 or 3-year commitment (view the details at

Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that’s been proudly and successfully serving the greater Bellingham area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham & Ferndale, WA, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing over 250 caring and compassionate employees, our purpose is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.

Live in a community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Set amidst lush farmland on the Nooksack River with a commanding view of Mount Baker, Ferndale’s 13,000 residents pride themselves on their relaxed, small-town friendliness and affordable quality of life. Ferndale’s convenient location in Whatcom County on the I-5 corridor is just 15 minutes away from our main site in beautiful downtown Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of 80,000, nestled on Bellingham Bay at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. Just a short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the San Juan Islands, Whatcom County houses several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer: 

  • Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)

  • Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums, Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants)

  • Recreational & Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)

  • Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School, & Outstanding K-12 Educational Systems)

To apply for this rewarding opportunity and truly make a difference in the community, please visit the Careers section of our web site at

For more information contact: Karla Lacktorin, Healthcare & Professional Recruiter, or 360-296-7121. To learn more about Ferndale & Whatcom County, visit & .