Event Resource Center

PDA has created the following resources to assist you with planning events for your component. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the resource list below, please contact PDA's membership department at (717) 234-5941.


Event Implementation Template

This helpful resource guides you through the process of scheduling an event, from start to finish.

Guide to Social Events

Thinking of hosting a social event for your component society? This helpful document has tips for making it a success!

Creating a Cordial Atmosphere

Tips on creating a welcoming environment for new members, new dentists and non-members at your next event.

Communicating with the Next Generation of Dentists

Tips to make your interactions with dental students and new dentists memorable, meaningful and successful.

Calling Volunteers

Need additional volunteers to help with an upcoming event? Or maybe you need to fill a volunteer role within your society? This is a useful guide to contacting potential volunteers.

Call Script

A great way to boost attendance at your event is having volunteers make a few phone calls to offer a personal invitation. Share this call script and a list of invitees to make volunteers’ job simple. 

Name Tags

Name tags are a helpful way to make networking easier for guests. Contact Sarah Adams to request a template for printing name tags.

Handouts at Event

An important piece to every successful event is having information on hand to share with guests. While you don’t want to overwhelm with too much information, you also want handouts available should guests ask for it. Download and print the legislative handouts below, or contact PDA at (717) 234-5941 and ask that a packet be mailed to you.

Speaker Confirmation Email

When planning a CE course, send a confirmation email to your speaker to confirm details and request additional needs. You also can use this additional details document to gather more information on your speaker’s needs and plans.

Speaker Thank You Letter

The day of the course, present a thank you letter to the speaker with a CE certificate indicating he/she presented the program, the honorarium (if applicable) and a reimbursement form (if applicable).

Use this template to create CE certificates for course attendees.