To join organized dentistry, simply go to the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s website (padental.org) and complete the online member application.
When you join organized
dentistry, you are joining at the local, district, state and national
levels. This arrangement allows you to receive membership services and
benefits at all levels. This tripartite membership system was developed
as a means of conveniently and economically streamlining professional
membership. Even though belonging at one level requires membership at
the other three, it is important to remember that each level of the
organization has the freedom to determine its own dues.
Benefits of Membership
Did you know that the overwhelming majority of members, 87
percent, perceive the PDA as the leading advocate for dentistry on
legislative and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania? Furthermore, 78
percent of members agree that PDA is a valuable information resource.
Free admission to your first PDA meeting.
PDA members are automatically included in PDA’s online member
directory. The directory, a prominent feature of the website, is an excellent opportunity for you to market your practice to
You’ll receive important publications like the ADA News,
Journal of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental
Journal and Transitions. These publications provide timely
information on clinical research, professional issues, classified
advertisements and continuing education opportunities.
Finding the professional or personal insurance plan that meets your
needs, including malpractice and disability insurance, is just a click
www.pdais.com. Complete one of the fast, secure online quote forms
and a PDAIS representative will provide you with a free, no-obligation
quote within three business days, or call (877) 732-4748. All forms are
directed through a secure server so your personal information remains
Find or be a mentor through the PDA! The program caters to both dental
students and new dentists in Pennsylvania.
PDA Members’ Library
There are more than 400 informational brochures, manuals, posters,
videotapes and slide presentations available to members for a minimal
shipping and handling fee. To help build a patient base or to learn
about practice management, many dentists have borrowed videos and
acquired brochures from the library Titles that may be of interest
include: “Starting Your Dental Practice” and “The Successful Dental
Practice: An Introduction.”
PDA consistently lobbies on dentists’ behalf.
PDA Placement Service
This is a members-only, job search assistance program. It connects
dentists who have available job opportunities or practices for sale with
dentists seeking employment or wishing to purchase a practice.