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07 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Pennsylvania Dental Association Announces Winners of Annual Statewide Third-Grade Student Poster Contest

Third-grader Caleb Nemchek of Gill Hall Elementary in Allegheny County will receive a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania Dental...


14 Feb, 2017, 11:14 ET PDA Reminds Parents about the Importance of Children's Oral Health

February once again brings National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), an oral health campaign that helps educate children about the...


23 Jan, 2017, 08:30 ET Pennsylvania Dental Association Sponsors Poster Contest for Third-grade Students

Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association's...


30 Sep, 2016, 13:02 ET Mouthguards Provide Vital Protection for Athletes

The weather is finally getting cooler, but fall sports seasons and activities have already been in full swing for several weeks. To protect the oral...


08 Sep, 2016, 09:39 ET The Importance of Flossing as Key to Good Oral Health

The topic of flossing has attracted extensive attention over the past few weeks, as multiple news sources have questioned whether the practice is...


27 Jul, 2016, 15:36 ET The Role of Dentistry in Prescribing Opioids

In the recent months and years, the rise of opioid abuse and addiction has caused major concern among health care professionals and is now being...


08 Jul, 2016, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Dental Association Offers Tips on How to Choose Your Dentist

One of the most important decisions you'll make regarding your oral health is choosing a dentist. With a variety of choices, deciding the right fit...


22 Mar, 2016, 14:17 ET How to Prevent Cavities for Children

 Even though National Children's Dental Health Month has drawn to a close, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) wants to continue the...


12 Feb, 2016, 11:44 ET PDA Reminds Parents About the Importance of Children's Oral Health

February once again brings National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), an oral health campaign that helps educate children about the...


27 Jan, 2016, 16:22 ET Pennsylvania Dental Association Sponsors Poster Contest for Third-grade Students

 Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association's...


29 Dec, 2015, 11:32 ET Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients

 When the majority of patients go in for their dental visits there is not much of a risk for bacterial infection. But for a small number of...


02 Dec, 2015, 17:25 ET PDA CEO Camille Kostelac-Cherry Receives Prestigious Award

 The International College of Dentists (ICD) presented Camille Kostelac-Cherry, Esq., PDA's Chief Executive Officer, with an honorary...


07 Oct, 2015, 09:34 ET Age One Dental Visit is Vital

Upon welcoming a new child into the world, there are a number of important steps parents take to ensure the child's health. One aspect that may...


31 Aug, 2015, 16:08 ET The Importance of Mouthguards as Fall Sports Begin

With a new school year quickly approaching, along with that come the start of fall sports for many young athletes from elementary school age up to...


04 Feb, 2015, 15:13 ET PDA Reminds Parents About the Importance of Children's Oral Health

February marks National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), an oral health campaign designed to educate children about the importance of good...


20 Jan, 2015, 10:10 ET Pennsylvania Dental Association Sponsors Poster Contest for Third-grade Students

Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association's...


19 Dec, 2014, 16:55 ET Root Canals Have Become More Routine

You're visiting the dentist for what you think is a routine checkup and cleaning when he or she says you need a root canal. Though it's a term...


22 Oct, 2014, 16:51 ET Dentists Love Halloween Too

Trick-or-treaters everywhere are gearing up with excitement for a night filled with candy as Halloween quickly approaches. While brushing twice a...


29 Sep, 2014, 14:20 ET Visit Your Dentist Prior to Whitening

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whitening procedures and products can help restore the smile of those seeking...


28 Aug, 2014, 14:40 ET Oral Health Education at Your Fingertips

 It started with the World Wide Web, and has since grown with the addition of smartphones and tablets. The expanding world of technology has...


10 Jul, 2014, 15:30 ET PDA's Website Is A Valuable Oral Health Resource

The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) provides several resources to patients and the public to ensure Pennsylvanians are informed consumers and...


14 May, 2014, 15:47 ET Maintaining Oral Health as You Age

A common belief associated with aging is the expectation of losing your natural teeth. Seniors, fret not—today, approximately 75 percent of...


28 Apr, 2014, 14:34 ET Pennsylvania Dental Association Installs Dr. Steve Radack as President

 The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) recently installed Dr. Stephen T. Radack III as its new president during its 146th Annual Session....


20 Feb, 2014, 16:13 ET Donated Dental Services Program ready to serve Pennsylvanians

 The Pennsylvania Dental Association today announced that the Dental Lifeline Network's Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is fully...


04 Feb, 2014, 14:57 ET PDA Reminds Parents About the Importance of Children's Oral Health

Good oral health is something worth celebrating. That is why each February marks National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), an oral health...