For assistance with any of the benefits listed below, please contact PDA's
membership department at (717) 234-5941.
IRS Audit Information
a result of a random IRS audit of one of our local dental societies, we have
developed some guidelines for
all of our component societies to follow.
PDA offers more than 10 different programs available for
your next local meeting. The majority of these presentations are free of charge
and some even include CE credits. PDA requires a minimum of 30 days notice to
present at your district and local meeting.
If your society publishes a
newsletter or journal for your membership, consider reinforcing the power of
membership by using our complimentary advertisements to fill any extra, empty ad space you may have. PDA also
is happy to create a personalized ad for your component, using specific
individuals per your selection, all free of charge.
Private Group on the PDA Social Network
Each district and local society has
the opportunity to have its own "group" on the social network. Groups are linked
to the PDA member database, so only your local society members will be included
in the group. Some features of private groups are:
- The ability to mass email all of your members (with current email addresses)
through one main customizable email address, for example:
- Discussion forums where your members can communicate with one another on
specific local issues.
- A private library, for posting meeting materials or other resources for your
- A group directory showing a complete listing of group members.
Event Resource Center
If you are
planning a meeting, CE course or social event, the Event
Resource Center provides you with a guide to planning the event, as well as
a plethora of templates and other resources for you to use.
Day on the Hill Transportation Funding
Consider renting a bus or van
for your interested members to travel to Harrisburg for PDA’s Day on the
Hill, and PDA will help pick up the tab. This year, Day on the Hill is
scheduled for June 5, 2012. Please contact Marisa Swarney at (800) 223-0016 for more
information about PDA’s financial assistance to district and local dental
societies. Thank you in advance for you efforts to promote PDA's advocacy
PDA offers are wide
variety of sample
letters to assist you with providing the best customer service to your
members. Samples include a welcome letter, thank you for renewing letter and a
sample member survey.
Recruitment and Retention Reference Manual
This is a helpful guide for local
society volunteers interested in focusing on recruitment and retention. It
includes a list of general recommendations and also provides specific
recruitment and retention ideas and timeframes.
Logo Creation or Redesign
Does your society logo need to be
freshened up? Or perhaps there is no logo to begin with? If so, PDA’s talented
staff of graphic designers is available to refresh your logo or create a new one
from scratch at no charge. Please allow 6-8 weeks for completion.
Quarterly Membership Roster
PDA provides each component society
with an up-to-date membership roster on March 30, June 30, September 30 and
December 30 yearly. The list is sent to each component secretary, unless another
person has been designated.
This bimonthly email
sent to all component presidents and secretaries provides reminders and tips
about component benefits offered by PDA.