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Associate/Affiliate Membership

Membership Privileges Membership in the Philadelphia County Dental Society, The Pennsylvania Dental Association and The American Dental Association, represent a powerful commitment on your part to continued growth as a professional, as an individual, as a dentist.

Now more than ever, professional growth and "the growth of the profession" are virtually inseparable. Your membership, and the financial support it creates, is critical to the effort taking place on your behalf.

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As a member in the Philadelphia County Dental Society, you will have access to:


Keep abreast of all local dental news with The Journal of the Philadelphia County Dental Society. This premier publication, published electronically four times per year, also helps members find assistance with purchasing or selling a practice, obtaining associates or locating qualified candidates for dental hygiene, assisting and receptionist positions.

Continuing Education

You will have the opportunity to participate in quality CE programs. Members and their staff pay receive tuition discounts for continuing education programs. CE credit is provided; PCDS is an approved provider through the Academy of General Dentistry and the CERP Extended Provider program through the PDA. Most programs are acceptable for your licensure renewal requirements.


Take advantage of a variety of insurance plans at competitive rates for your personal and professional coverage.

Government Relations

The society monitors legislative and regulatory activities relating to health care and speaks for the profession on the numerous legislative actions and issues that affect dentistry.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, you will have access to:


Take advantage of a variety of insurance plans at competitive rates for your professional and personal coverage.

Government Relations

The Council on Government Relations monitors and reports on more than 5,000 bills introduced in the General Assembly so you can concentrate on your practice.

Members' Lending Library

Issues affecting dentistry are changing rapidly. The Members' Library provides you with a variety of resources to answer your patients' questions, as well as to provide you with the opportunity to gain continuing education in your home or office.


The bi-monthly Pennsylvania Dental Journal strives to keep PDA members informed on a variety of topics. It contains articles on professional issues, legislative updates, treatment procedures, association activities, special projects, and continuing education courses. The Pennsylvania Dental Advisory communicates time-sensitive or controversial topics that carry a greater sense of urgency or may not be appropriate for publishing in the Journal.

Financial Assistance

The Relief Fund gives grants to needy dentists, their dependents or survivors upon recommendations of the PDA. The Pennsylvania Dental Foundation provides grants to dental students facing financial hardships.

Public Relations

Two of the most visible activities come each February and October, during National Children's Dental Health Month and the Halloween promotion, respectively. Other ongoing efforts include production and distribution of local radio and television public service announcements, news releases and coordination of numerous publicity events.

Check the PDA website at www.padental.org for more member benefits.

As a member of the American Dental Association, you will have access to:

The ADA Toll-Free Number and ADA ONLINE

Access the experience and resources of the ADA through the convenience of a toll-free line for members and ADA On-Line, the ADA's home page on the World Wide Web. http://www.ada.org

Practice Management

Protect your patient base and attract new patients while strengthening your time management skills through the use of ADA publications and seminars.

Insurance and Retirement Plans

ADA Term and Universal Life, Disability, Overhead Expense and Hospital Income Plans offer coverage at competitive rates. ADA Members' Retirement Program offers pension, profit sharing and 401 (k) plans plus 10 investment options.

Financial Services

Take advantage of ADA 1 PLAN financial services including a student credit card and Gold Mastercard, HEAL consolidation loans, mutual funds, residential mortgages, merchant card services, and more.

Legal Affairs

Obtain up-to-date legal information regarding OSHA regulations, AIDS-related issues, antitrust and other federal law issues and third-party contract analysis.


Support the "voice of the dental profession"-your voice in Congress-now addressing critical issues and legislation impacting your practice and your patients.

The ADA Annual Session

Meet with colleagues throughout the country at this premier dental meeting: fulfill CE requirements while viewing a showcase of clinical and technical advances from around the world.

Premier Publications

Learn about the latest methodologies, scientific developments and news through The Journal of the American Dental Association and the ADA News.

Philadelphia County Dental Society
One Independence Place
241 South 6th Street, Unit #C3101
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: (215) 925-6050 Fax: (215) 925-6998

General Information, Questions, Comments: info@philcodent.org
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