PDA and ADA Dental Student Programs
Statewide Mentoring Program
In an effort to assist new dentists and dental students in locating a mentor,
the PDA New Dentist Committee has created a Statewide Mentoring Program. The
program is designed to match each mentee with a mentor that have similar
criteria including location, specialty, personal interests, and preferred
methods of communication. Learn more!
Lunch and Learn
PDA-member new dentists present information on topics proposed by students
over pizza. Previous topics suggested by students include:
PDA arranges events that provide students with an opportunity to network with
PDA member dentists in informal settings. Past events include NHL and AHL hockey
games, comedy clubs, and gatherings at Dave & Buster's Restaurant. This
programs are funded through the ADA student activities grant and supplemented by
the PDA. Click here to view upcoming events and photos!
Are you still considering future practice locations? If so, make sure you
take a look at PDA's award-winning publication, Consider Pennsylvania!
The booklet includes statistics on each area of the state, such as the number of
privately practicing dentists, the population, the number of patients per
dentist, the average age of practicing dentists and the median household income.
Also included is a brief description of each area’s regional climate and
activities and area photos. Click here to take a look!
Student Q & A
The PDA New Dentist Committee answers questions submitted by dental
students. Topics range from the pros and cons of pursuing a specialty, to
dealing with a dental vendor when you open your own practice. Click
here to view the Q & A.