Our Mission

Resolution HD-84-30 contains the following statement of PDA’s mission: “The purpose of the Pennsylvania Dental Association shall be to serve the public, improve their health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its members and the people they serve.”

Serve the Interests of the Public

  • Promote optimal dental care for the public.
  • Improve availability of dental care for all citizens of Pennsylvania.
  • Speak authoritatively and responsibly on behalf of the public before governmental bodies.
  • Educate the public with respect to the prevention of oral disease and to promote good oral health.

Serve the Interests of the Profession

  • Promote optimal dental care for the public.
  • Provide opportunities for professional growth and development and to promote the highest ideals of professionalism.
  • Maintain and improve inter-relationships with all groups whose activities impact on dental practice.
  • Retain and increase membership.
  • Develop programs that inform and assist members in understanding and coping with the changing societal and professional climate.
  • Be a strong advocate of dentists’ rights and serve as the official spokesperson for the profession.