PDA offers several online resources for dental hygienists, dental assistants and expanded function dental assistants (EFDAs). We hope that these resources are of value to you as you work with your PDA member dentist. Suggestions for additional topics are always welcomed and should be sent to the webmaster.

Licensure and Certification Requirements
Get more information on the State Board of Dentistry (SBOD) requirements for individuals wishing to obtain or renew a license or certificate to practice in the dental profession, including standards for education, examination, biennial renewal and continuing education.

Continuing Education Resources
A variety of continuing education (CE) opportunities exist for members of the dental team.

Insurance Claims
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is the state resource for all questions, concerns or complaints regarding insurance companies or practices. This section contains more information and an online complaint form.  

Accredited Education Programs
This section contains a listing of accredited dental hygiene, dental assisting and EFDA programs in Pennsylvania.

Dental Radiology Requirements & Testing
This section contains information on dental radiology regulations, as well as testing information for the SBOD-approved radiologic procedure examination administered by Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Dental Hygienist & Assistant Professional Societies
Find a list of professional societies for dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Find additional information on MSDSs, including a sample form, frequently asked questions training resources and more.