Eighth District Dental Society
The Five W's
We are the Eighth District Dental Society of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA). Inclusive in the district is the Clarion–Jefferson Counties Dental Society. We are an alliance of dentists working to promote better dentistry for more people in our rural environment.
We are the largest of PDA’s districts in the state, by area, that is. We include Jefferson, Clarion, Forest, Warren, McKean, Cameron, Elk and Potter counties. It is probable that we have more deer than people!
|President||Tom Petraitis||(814) 375-1023|
|Secretary–Treasurer||Dale Myers||(814) 797-2254|
|Trustee||Bill Weaver||(814) 849-2652|
Board of Directors
|Director||Election Year||Term||Phone Number|
|Ben Carrico||2007||2008-10||(814) 226-6171|
|Naila Elkassas||2007||2008-10||(814) 965-2433|
|Mark Spiers||2007||2008-10||(814) 776-1985|
|Bob Follet||2006||2007-09||(814) 723-4488|
|Tom Cressley Jr.||2006||2007-09||(814) 938-7270|
|Tom Petraitis||2006||2007-09||(814) 375-1023|
|Ted Rockwell||2008||2009-11||(814) 362-8478|
|Harry Kunselman||2008||2009-11||(814) 653-2227|
|Peter Hoffman||2008||2009-11||(814) 726-3630|
Past Presidents of PDA
Representatives to PDA Committees
|Government Relations Committee||Jon Johnston||(814) 938-4210|
|Membership Committee||Theodore Rockwell||(724) 880-4111|
|National Children’s Dental Health Month|
|Strategic Planning Committee||Thomas Petraitis||(814) 375-1023|
Delegates and Alternates to the 2009 PDA Annual Session
|William Weaver||Jon Johnston|
The Eighth District exists to support dentists and patients in the geographic area we serve. The board members and officers volunteer many hours of their time to further the aims and achieve the goals of the dental profession. They do this for members and non-members alike. We may be small in number, but the quality of our leaders speaks for itself. We are constantly seeking additional involvement from our members and striving to bring new dentists into our organization.
The Eighth District has spring and fall general membership meetings consisting, normally, of a morning continuing education class and a lunchtime business session.
The Board of Directors meets quarterly with the council and committee representatives. These meetings are open to all members and guests.
Additional continuing education courses are offered throughout the year.