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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Pediatric Dental Resident Earns Roche Award

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July 28, 2017

Pedersen earns highest score on American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Exam

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is pleased to announce Annie Pedersen, DDS, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 James R. Roche Award of Excellence.

This award is given to the candidate who achieves the highest score on the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Pedersen scored the highest grade nationally on this exam that is given to all graduating residents in the country and other pediatric dentists wishing to attain board certification in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Pedersen graduated from the NYU Langone Health Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry residency in Yakima, located at YVFWC’s Lincoln Avenue Medical Dental Center and Children’s Village.

“We are very proud of the excellent care she provided to the children of Yakima during her residency, and of this tremendous accomplishment,” Dr. Jessica De Bord, dental residency director, said.


About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: