July 22, 2003
Contact PDA: (717) 234-5941
PDA Develops Dental Clinic Directory to Assist Uninsured and Underinsured Pennsylvanians
Uninsured and underinsured Pennsylvanians often have difficulty finding low-cost dental care. That's why PDA developed its Dental Clinic Directory, a compilation of Pennsylvania's free and reduced-fee dental clinics and centers.
To assist citizens of the Commonwealth in locating these clinics, in June PDA distributed copies of its Dental Clinic Directory to state legislators in Harrisburg so they can quickly direct a concerned constituent to a proper dental care center.
"The nearly 5,600 members of the Pennsylvania Dental Association are committed to promoting optimal dental care to the public and to improving availability of dental care for all citizens of Pennsylvania," said Michael D. Cerveris, immediate past president of the PDA and chair of the American Dental Association's Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. "By providing copies of the Dental Clinic Directory to all state legislators, we hope to improve access to dental care for those people who qualify for free or reduced-fee dental care at clinics across the Commonwealth," added Cerveris.
If you are having difficulty securing regular dental care and think you would qualify for free or reduced-fee dental care, contact your state representative or senator's office. Staff will be able to use the PDA directory to direct you to a clinic in your area.
The directory lists the free and reduced-fee by county. If you do not find a clinic in your county, you should check the listings for neighboring counties.
PDA will update the directory as new clinics are established or brought to its attention. People wishing to submit information for inclusion in the directory on new or unlisted clinics should contact PDA at (717) 234-5941.
About the Pennsylvania Dental
Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of 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’s mission is to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. Learn more about PDA.