Component Resource Center
Need help with event or CE promotion? Want to increase volunteer interest in your district or local society? You've come to the right place.
PDA staff and district/local society leadership work together to identify membership needs, address areas of improvement and achieving membership goals. Please contact Sarah Adams, Component Relations Manager, or call (800) 223-0016 with any questions or to learn more about available resources.
Your District/Local Society can be award winning and the Presidential Citation is within your reach!
The Presidential Citation program began in 2020 with great success. District and local dental societies that accomplished certain tasks related to PDA's Strategic Plan are the recipients. The Presidential Citation is awarded based on activities completed January 1-November 1 of the current calendar year.
Information about the Presidential Citation Process and Awards
Presidential Citation Submission Form
2021 Award Winners
The Dental Society of Chester County and Delaware County received the Platinum Award.
The Dental Society of Western PA received the Platinum Award.
Montgomery Bucks Dental Society received the Platinum Award.
Philadelphia County Dental Society received the Platinum Award.
2020 Award Winners
The Dental Society of Chester County and Delaware County received both the Gold and Palladium Awards.
Montgomery Bucks Dental Society received the Platinum and Palladium Awards.
Scranton District Dental Society received the Platinum and Palladium Awards.
District and local dental society leaders can work with PDA staff to promote and coordinate social or CE programs. There are a variety of assistance options available: mass email promotion, online registration through PDA’s website and CE course materials. Services are available for minimal fees.
View the Program Assistance Request Form for more details on the services offered.
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 a variety of 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 digital or hardcopy newsletter for your membership, consider reinforcing the power of membership by using PDA’s complimentary advertisements to fill any extra ad space you may have. Or, post the ads on social media. PDA staff also can create a personalized ad for your component featuring members from your society, 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 (SoNet). 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’re planning a meeting, CE course or social event, the Event Resource Center provides you with a guide to coordinating the event and other materials to help with preparation.
PDA offers are variety of sample emails to help your society connect with members. Samples include a welcome email and a thank you for renewing email.
Recruitment and Retention Reference Manual
If your society is interested in focusing on membership recruitment and retention, check out this digital guide that includes a list of general recommendations as well as specific recruitment and retention ideas and timeframes.
Logo Creation or Redesign
Does your society logo need a makeover? Or maybe your society doesn’t have a logo? If so, PDA’s talented communications staff is available to refresh your logo or create a new one at no charge. Please allow 6-8 weeks for completion. Contact Sarah Adams at (800) 223-0016 to begin this process.
Quarterly Membership Roster
PDA provides district and local society leaders with an up-to-date membership roster on March 30, June 30, September 30 and December 30 yearly.
Check out the Quarterly Roster Overview for more details and tips on using these rosters.
These bi-monthly emails are sent to component society leaders. The emails share details about component resources offered by PDA as well as recruitment and retention tips.