Larry Searles

 Larry grew up on the shores of Lake Sammamish in Washington State, graduating from Issaquah High School in 1970. 

Larry worked his way through school playing trumpet in a five piece swing band called the Associated Sounds which stayed together for 23 years. The Associated Sounds has become the Easy Street Band and has grown into a 9-peice swing band with an outstanding female vocalist.

Larry graduated from Seattle Central College with an AA degree in Dental Technology in 1972. He began working for three dentists in Issaquah in 1971, from which Issaquah Dental Lab was born.  Immediately after graduation in 1972 he began a tradition of countless technical continuing education programs and added many leadership and business courses along the way. 

He served four years on the board for the Washington State Dental Lab Association. Larry partnered with George and other lab professionals, working on the development of the outcome skill standards for the dental lab profession. In July 1995 Larry merged Issaquah Dental Lab with Englund Dental Lab. Four years after that they moved to their current facility and fulfilled their dream of opening the Northwest Dental Forum--their long-awaited educational facility.

 Larry has returned to the shores of Lake Sammamish with his wife, Elise. His past hobbies have included hang-gliding, ultralights, motocross, snow and water skiing, windsurfing, boating, fishing. Today its aerobatics, receiving his private pilot's license in 1979, glider rating in 1980 and float plane rating in 1997. Most recently he completed aerobatic flight training in June 2000 and currently flies aerobatics in a Great Lakes open-cockpit bi-plane. 


He is currently serving on the King County Donated Dental Services Advisory Task Force.