Membership

Membership in the Scranton District Dental Society has many benefits! By joining 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.

Did you know that the overwhelming majority of members (87%) perceive the PDA as the leading advocate for dentistry on legislative and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania? Furthermore, 78% of members agree that PDA is a valuable information resource.

If you haven’t joined organized dentistry yet, simply go to the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s website (padental.org) and complete the online member application.  It’s that easy!

Benefits

Discounted Continuing Education Courses

The SDDS offers four, local, daylong continuing education courses per year at a discounted rate.  Plus, there are other opportunities to obtain CE credits throughout the year.

Complimentary Dinner During SDDS General Meetings

Members enjoy a delicious, full-course dinner during the six general meetings held during the year, along with an informative speaker.

Public Relations Opportunities

Members are invited to participate in several events that garner public relations exposure in the form of newspaper articles and television news stories.

SoNet

A complimentary account in the PDA’s private, dental “intranet” that allows for easy, online communication with fellow dentists.

Membership Directory

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 the public.

Publications

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.

Insurance

Finding the professional or personal insurance plan that meets your needs, including malpractice and disability insurance, is just a click away at 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 private.

Mentoring Program

Find or be a mentor through the PDA!  The program caters to both dental students and new dentists in Pennsylvania.

The 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.”

Lobbying Efforts

PDA consistently lobbies on dentists’ behalf.

The 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.

Free Admission to your first PDA Meeting

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