Component Resource Center
PDA’s Component Resources are available to assist district and local dental societies with a variety of activities, like event or CE course promotion and increasing volunteer interest.
PDA staff and district/local society leadership work together to identify membership needs, address areas of improvement and strive toward achieving membership goals. Please contact Michelle Miller
, Component Relations Manager, or call (800) 223-0016 with any questions or to learn more about available resources.
PDA is excited to announce a new Presidential Citation, awarded to district and local dental societies that accomplish certain tasks related to PDA's Strategic Plan. In 2020, the Citation also will recognize societies that provided their members with essential support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Citation will be awarded based on activities completed January 1-November 13, 2020.
District and local dental society leaders can work with PDA staff to promote and coordinate social or CE programs. There are a variety of assistance options available: mass email promotion, online registration through PDA’s website and CE course materials. Services are available for minimal fees.
View the Program Assistance Request Form
for more details on the services offered.
IRS Audit Information
a result of a random IRS audit of one of our local dental societies, we have
developed some guidelines for
all of our component societies to follow.
PDA offers a variety of programs available for
your next local meeting. The majority of these presentations are free of charge
and some even include CE credits. PDA requires a minimum of 30 days notice to
present at your district and local meeting.
If your society publishes a digital or hardcopy newsletter for your membership, consider reinforcing the power of membership by using PDA’s complimentary advertisements to fill any extra ad space you may have. Or, post the ads on social media. PDA staff also can create a personalized ad for your component featuring members from your society, free of charge.
Private Group on the PDA Social Network
Each district and local society has
the opportunity to have its own "group" on the social network (SoNet). Groups are linked
to the PDA member database, so only your local society members will be included
in the group. Some features of private groups are:
- The ability to mass email all of your members (with current email addresses)
through one main customizable email address, for example:
- Discussion forums where your members can communicate with one another on
specific local issues.
- A private library, for posting meeting materials or other resources for your
- A group directory showing a complete listing of group members.
Event Resource Center
If you’re planning a meeting, CE course or social event, the Event Resource Center provides you with a guide to coordinating the event and other materials to help with preparation.
PDA offers are variety of sample emails to help your society connect with members. Samples include a welcome email and a thank you for renewing email.
Recruitment and Retention Reference Manual
If your society is interested in focusing on membership recruitment and retention, check out this digital guide that includes a list of general recommendations as well as specific recruitment and retention ideas and timeframes.
Logo Creation or Redesign
Does your society logo need a makeover? Or maybe your society doesn’t have a logo? If so, PDA’s talented communications staff is available to refresh your logo or create a new one at no charge. Please allow 6-8 weeks for completion. Contact Michelle Miller at (800) 223-0016 to begin this process.
Quarterly Membership Roster
PDA provides district and local society leaders with an up-to-date membership roster on March 30, June 30, September 30 and December 30 yearly.
Check out the Quarterly Roster Overview for more details and tips on using these rosters.
These bi-monthly emails are sent to component society leaders. The emails share details about component resources offered by PDA as well as recruitment and retention tips.