HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) provides several resources to patients and the public to ensure Pennsylvanians are informed consumers and assist in gaining access to quality dental care. PDA's website is a valuable tool, offering a wealth of information on a variety of oral health topics. It features a user-friendly navigation structure that allows you to easily browse the patient section. We encourage you to check it out and learn more about oral health.
A feature you will find helpful is our search tool to Find a PDA Member Dentist, www.padental.org/findadentist. You can search by city, county, zip code and dental specialty to easily locate a member in your area and view details about his or her practice.
Take a moment to visit the Patient Resource Center, www.padental.org/patientinformation, to view important information on a wide variety of oral health topics. Some even include videos featuring PDA member dentists. A few topics featured include:
-- Braces -- Brushing and flossing -- Child's first dental visit -- Dental anxiety -- Dental emergencies -- Dentures -- Men's and women's oral health -- Geriatric dental care
In addition, we also have a section that provides the public with information on navigating insurance programs and receiving much-needed dental care.
Patients can visit our Virtual Dental Van, www.padental.org/van, to find information on:
-- Finding a "dental home" -- Preparing for a visit to the dentist -- CHIP and Medical Assistance programs -- Cavity prevention
PDA also developed a section that is specifically geared toward kids to help them learn how to keep their teeth healthy. The Kids' Corner, www.padental.org/kidscorner, features interactive games and activities, information on brushing and flossing, answers to frequently asked questions, nutritional information and more.
In combination with our website, our social media platforms are regularly updated to provide added access to current and fast information. We encourage you to visit and follow our Facebook, www.facebook.com/padentalassn, and Twitter, www.twitter.com/padentalassn,<cite> </cite>pages to receive helpful oral health tips, updates and news, weekly trivia and other fun posts. We are continually striving to ensure you are getting vital information in a timely, easy to absorb manner.
About the Pennsylvania Dental Association
Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 6,000 member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA's mission is to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. For more information on PDA, visit our website at www.padental.org.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association