Welcome to the New Dentist section of the PDA
website. Being a new dentist can be challenging at times. The New
Dentist Committee (NDC) has compiled some information that should be of
significant assistance to you as you begin your career in
dentistry. Please browse through the information presented in this
section, and direct any questions to the membership department at
The NDC identifies
and addresses the needs and concerns of new dentists and makes
recommendations to appropriate leadership. Currently, the chair of the
NDC serves as a consultant on the Board of Trustees.
held twice a year at locations throughout the state where new
dentist members, non-members and PDA leaders enjoy drinks, appetizers
and conversation. View photos from past receptions and upcoming
Service is a members-only, web-based job search assistance
program that matches dentists seeking positions with dentists
providing positions. It is a free, on-line service.
Statewide Mentoring Program
Mentoring Program matches new dentists and dental students with
volunteer mentors throughout the Pennsylvania. Complete a Mentee
Form to be matched with a mentor in your area.
From One New Dentist to
articles on a variety of topics written for dentists by
important websites for new dentists are provided.
Q & A
An array of questions ranging
from practice management to education to organized dentistry are
answered by PDA members dentists.
Entering an associateship is not an easy decision. Review tips
and frequently-asked questions that will help you get the most
of the experience.
Relations Committee monitors and reports on more than 5,000
bills introduced in the General Assembly and their movement through
committee to the House and Senate floors. PDA also actively
maintains working relationships with state agencies such as the
departments of Health, Public Welfare, Insurance and Environmental
There is no better way to support the dental profession than becoming
actively involved in your PDA membership. PDA members can get
involved in many ways, including donating supplies to a local
clinic, providing treatment to a needy child or joining a PDA committee,
task force or initiative to help achieve the goals of organized
We offer a variety of publications to
keep you abreast of issues affecting you and your
Pennsylvania! - This publication provides statistics on each
area of the state, such as the number of privately practicing dentists,
number of patients per dentist and the average age of practicing
in Pennsylvania: A Guide for the New Dentist - A resource
manual to assist with the transition from dental school to daily dental practice.|