PDA offers several online resources for dental hygienists, dental assistants and
expanded function dental assistants (EFDAs). We hope that these resources are of
value to you as you work with your PDA member dentist. Suggestions for
additional topics are always welcomed and should be sent to the webmaster.
Licensure and Certification Requirements
Get more information on the State Board of
Dentistry (SBOD) requirements for individuals wishing to obtain or renew a
license or certificate to practice in the dental profession, including standards
for education, examination, biennial renewal and continuing education.
Continuing Education Resources
A variety of continuing education (CE) opportunities
exist for members of the dental team.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is the state resource for
all questions, concerns or complaints regarding insurance companies or
practices. This section contains more information and an online complaint
Accredited Education Programs
This section contains a listing of accredited dental
hygiene, dental assisting and EFDA programs in Pennsylvania.
Dental Radiology Requirements & Testing
This section contains information on
dental radiology regulations, as well as testing information for the
SBOD-approved radiologic procedure examination administered by Dental Assisting
National Board (DANB).
Hygienist & Assistant Professional Societies
Find a list of
professional societies for dental hygienists and dental assistants.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Find additional information on MSDSs, including
a sample form, frequently asked questions training resources and more.