Legislative Activity

Licensure for Dentists and Hygienists Practicing in Pennsylvania

PDA is supportive of changes to current licensure requirements to allow for more freedom of movement for dentists and hygienists wanting to practice in Pennsylvania. PDA advocates in favor of regulations for licensure by reciprocity and credentialing to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and State Board of Dentistry.

Dental Residency Program

PDA is working in conjunction with ADA to support regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that would maintain federal funding for non-hospital based dental residency training programs. PDA opposes any regulations that would eliminate dental residency positions in the United States.

Student Loan Repayment

PDA lobbies members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in support of programs that provide school loan repayment as an incentive for those dental students willing to practice in designated health professional shortage areas.

Insurance Practices

To ensure the viability of the dental profession, PDA advocates for legislative and regulatory measures that require insurers operating in Pennsylvania to provide timely and fair reimbursement for dental services. PDA also works closely with officials in order to hold accountable state-operated insurance programs.