Navigation Links
Finding a Dentist Can Be Easier Than You Think
Date:7/31/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you looking for a new dentist? Perhaps you moved to a new area or your dentist is retiring? The search for a new dentist can be both time consuming and stressful, but, it doesn't have to be. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) can help.

Visit PDA's Web site at www.padental.org/findadentist and use the search tool to find a PDA member dentist in your area. You can search by city, county, zip code and dental specialty. PDA recommends asking family, friends, neighbors, coworkers or your current dentist, physician or local pharmacist for recommendations.

As you continue your search for a new dentist, PDA suggests asking the following questions:

  • Does the dentist accept your insurance plan?
  • Is the appointment schedule convenient for you? Do they offer evening/weekend appointments?
  • Is the office in close proximity to your home or job?
  • Upon visiting the office, does the office appear clean and organized?

Above all, it is important that you are comfortable with your dentist.

"Your dentist is your oral health partner," said Dr. Bruce Terry, a PDA member and endodontist from Wayne. "Patients should feel that their dentist is not only skilled but also friendly. Before ever leaving a dentist, one should try to speak with the provider and explain their concerns. Many dentists are only too happy to accommodate your needs."

By selecting a PDA member dentist, you'll know that your dentist is committed to the Patient Bill of Rights. To view the complete Patient Bill of Rights, go to www.padental.org, click on the "Patients" tab and then click on "PDA Dental Patient Bill of Rights." This document also is available in Spanish.

If you are a senior in need of free or low-cost dental care, you may be eligible for PDA's Senior Dental Care Program (SDCP). More than 1,000 dentists have participated in this voluntary program, which enables many seniors to obtain affordable dental care and helps them enjoy good oral health and well-being. For more information on PDA's SDCP, including an online referral request form, go to www.padental.org/sdcp.

If you are in need of free or reduced-cost oral health care, but do not meet the SDCP eligibility requirements, visit PDA's Web site at www.padental.org/clinicdirectory. This online directory is searchable by county and contains detailed information on free or reduced-fee dental clinics, such as location and contact information, hours of operation, services provided, patient eligibility criteria, fees and area(s) served.

For more information on oral health topics of interest to patients, visit www.padental.org/patientinformation.

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 Web site at www.padental.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Court Slaps Former Officials of SEIU-UHW with Preliminary Injunction After Finding They Filched and Sabotaged Union Property in Effort to Create a New Union
2. RESPONSE to the FDA and Public Health Experts Findings on Electronic Cigarettes
3. US Farms, Inc. Updates on Recent Aloe Vera Findings Relating to Cleaner and Healthier Teeth
4. 96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy
5. Doctor Mortgage Alliance, The National Real Estate Referral Firm That Specializes In Finding Real Estate Loans, Has Just Expanded Their Services
6. Inflammation may trigger Alzheimers disease, Saint Louis University findings suggest
7. American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking
8. Finding solutions to the chronic nursing shortage
9. Perrier Clarifies the NITRITE Level in Consumer Council Findings
10. CenterWatch to Introduce Key Findings from Surveys on Physician Referrals to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Volunteer Experiences at DIA Meeting
11. ORNL finding could help electronics industry enter new phase
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on ... Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health ... technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing ... form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the ... Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... --  Divoti USA will engrave and process all ... the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical device ... of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can rest ... terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser engraving ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... PARK, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX ... national scientific team that developed an innovative way to ... quantity of the delivery of new drugs. ... 2017 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers ... General Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite of ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, ... has amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer ... hereditary cancer risks. ... Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 million ... inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: