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Aug 31, 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...

Jul 27, 2015, 17:29 ET

PDA: Dental ER Visits Continue to Increase; How to Avoid Them

Thinking your toothache isn't that big of a deal? Over the past several years, there has been a steady increase of people finding themselves in the...

May 05, 2015, 17:23 ET

Pennsylvania Dental Association Announces Winners of Annual Statewide Third-Grade Student Poster Contest

Third-grader Davida Brannigan of Solomon Plains Elementary in Luzerne County will receive a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania...

Feb 04, 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...

Jan 20, 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...

Dec 19, 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...

Oct 22, 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...

Sep 29, 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...

Aug 28, 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...

Jul 10, 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...

May 14, 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...

Apr 28, 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....

Apr 04, 2014, 14:53 ET

Pennsylvania Dental Association Announces Winners of Annual Statewide Third-Grade Student Poster Contest

 Third-grader Hannah Hulton of Octorara Elementary in Chester County will be presented a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania...

Mar 21, 2014, 08:57 ET

Importance of an Age One Dental Visit

 In the first year of their life, a child experiences many fundamental milestones. A first tooth appears around six months—the surfacing...

Feb 20, 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...

Feb 04, 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...

Jan 22, 2014, 14:28 ET

Pennsylvania Dental Association Sponsors Poster Contest for Third-Grade Students

 Third-grade students in Pennsylvania will be asked to put their artistic skills to use this February during the Pennsylvania Dental...

Dec 27, 2013, 16:34 ET

PDA's Kids' Corner a Valuable Resource for Children's Oral Health

Learning about oral health can be informative and fun at the same time. The Pennsylvania Dental Association's (PDA) website features a section...

Nov 27, 2013, 11:59 ET

Teeth Grinding: Causes and Solutions

The holiday season can be stressful. For many, experiencing long periods of stress can initiate grinding of teeth, a condition medically known as...

Oct 21, 2013, 09:30 ET

Dentists Love Halloween Too

 As Halloween approaches, trick-or-treaters excitedly anticipate all the candy they will gather. While brushing twice a day and visiting the...