The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) issued a reminder on Nov 29 that the PDA provides resources to patients and the public to ensure Pennsylvanians are informed consumers and have access to quality dental care. PDA’s website is a valuable tool, offering a wealth of information on a variety of oral health topics. It features a user-friendly navigation structure that allows you to easily browse the patient section.
PDA developed a section that is specifically geared toward kids to help them learn how to keep their teeth healthy. The Kids’ Corner features interactive games and activities, information on brushing and flossing, answers to frequently asked questions, nutritional information and more. It also contains additional resources for teachers who participate in National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) in February. This annual program is designed to educate Pennsylvania children about the importance of good oral health. This year, for the first time, the NCDHM materials are only available online on PDA’s website.
The Patient Resource Center contains important information on a wide variety of oral health topics and includes videos featuring PDA member dentists. A few topics featured include:
- Baby bottle tooth decay and caring for baby teeth
- Brushing and flossing
- Child’s first dental visit
- Dental anxiety
- Dental emergencies
- Men’s and women’s oral health
- Geriatric dental care
Another tool that users will find helpful is the search feature to find a PDA member dentist. You can search by city, county, zip code and dental specialty to easily locate a member in your area and view details about his or her practice.
If you are looking for free or reduced-fee dental care, visit the Dental Clinic Directory page. PDA works to increase access to care for uninsured and underinsured Pennsylvanians, and this directory provides you with a list of clinics by county, the clinic location and contact information, hours of operation, services provided, patient eligibility criteria, fees and area(s) served. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Dental Association website.
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