|PDA is a voluntary
organization comprising approximately 6,000 member dentists. It is a
constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest
and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA was organized in
1868 to serve the public by promoting the art and science of dentistry.
It remains true to its original goals to serve the interests of the
profession and the public.
PDA's structure consists of:
Awards & Honors
PDA and its members have been honored with several awards recognizing their significant contributions and achievements to organized dentistry, the dental profession and improving the oral heath of the public. Each year, the Annual Awards Committee selects a recipient for the prestigious Distinguished Service Award, Recognition Award and Public Service Award to recognize those whose contributions of time and effort have been exceptionally significant. Read more information about these annual awards, including a list of past recipients.
PDA also has won awards for numerous publications, such as the Pennsylvania Dental Journal, its National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) program and membership initiatives and retention. View a list of awards received by PDA.
PDAIS is an insurance agency created to provide PDA members, their families and their staff with a variety of business and personal insurance programs.
Endorsed Vendors/Non-Dues Income Program
PDA is committed to increasing the value of membership while reducing reliance on dues income. To achieve this, PDA researches and secures high-quality products and services, such as credit card processing, examination gloves and electronic claims, to offer its members at competitive prices.
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