Board of Dentistry

Accredited Professional Organization (APO)

Philippine Dental Association (PDA)
Ayala Extension corner Kamagong St.
Makati City
Tel No.:  890-4609 / 897-8091
Fax:  899-6332 / 899-8091
Re-accredited:  Es. No. 2008-468 dated August 1, 2008

The Philippine Dental Association (PDA) was formed in 1948 with the merging of two major dental organizations, the National Dental Association of the Philippines and the Sociedad Dental de Filipinas.

Immediately after its founding, the PDA swiftly earned nationwide recognition as manifested in the great increase in its membership. By 1953, the dental officers of the Armed Forces of the United States and the Philippines began joining the annual conventions of the PDA, pressing forward the revitalization of dental practice in the Philippines.

Along with the Professional Regulation Commission and the Board of Dentistry, the PDA also took major campaigns to amend the law on dental practice and to strengthen and improve the Regulatory Code of Ethics of dentists. The PDA spearheaded and co-sponsored the first Asian-Pacific Dental Congress, the first assembly of dental organizations of Asian countries which gave birth to the creation of the Asian-Pacific Dental Federation (APDF). PDA President Dr. Bienvenido Eraña was elected head of the APDF. Together with other members of the APDF, the PDA pioneered the affiliation of APDF to the Federation Dentaire Internationale. From then on, the PDA became an active participant in world affairs and conferences concerning dental health and practice.

The PDA is also involved in various community outreach programs and projects such as the “Adopt-a-Barangay Project” and the “Adopt-a-Primary/ Elementary School Program” which provide and improve dental health care in remote communities.

The PDA is affiliated with the Philippine Medical Association (PMA), Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET), Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), and other health organizations in the country.

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