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The Pediatric Dental Assistants Association exists to give voice and acknowledge the specialized skills and expertise of our members. The PDAA engages this mission by furthering the education of members, providing more engagement within their practices, and enriching the lives of all who(m) we touch through personal and professional growth opportunities.


Our vision is simply to realize the full potential of every member – in partnership with other professionals in our field – to care for all the children we serve.

We embrace this vision by anticipating the needs of our members and providing the tools that allow them to continue to grow in their careers, communities, and lives. As we move towards these goals, we recognize the professional status of our members in a very specialized career helping our most valuable gift – children.

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The PDAA is keeping members at the forefront of education in the dental field. These videos focus on learning and reviewing clinical procedures, as well as highlighting the work the PDAA is doing. Watch these video training modules listed below and stay tuned for more!

No matter where you are in your career as a Dental Assistant, improving your "soft skills" can help you become a better worker, better team member, and a better person. Embracing a work lifestyle that involves communication and feedback, as well as collaboration, and working together to improve things can only lead to positive results. Our monthly online training in these skills are invaluable.

Our quarterly newsletter is filled with helpful information ranging from the latest technology and advances to personal testimonies and stories from other PDAs. The newsletter is an excellent resource to keep your PDAs connected and excited to be part of bigger community of high-performing PDAs.

With round-the-clock access, the PDAA allows learning during downtime at the office, at the house, or even from a tablet.

Our unique learning modules can even be utilized to help train in staff meetings, workshops, retreats or one-on-one.

Dr. Rhea Haugseth, a pediatric dental assistant expert, provides the PDAA with unique insight and education from her years of experience in the industry.

Why Should I Join?

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As a pediatric dentist, you want to get the most out of your team. As a pediatric dental assistant, you want to provide only the best possible care for patients. At the Pediatric Dental … MORE...

What is the PDAA?

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What are the benefits?

Your membership in the PDAA makes a powerful statement about you and your dental practice. It shows employers, colleagues and patients your commitment to your career. Membership with the PDAA … MORE...

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Interested in joining the PDAA? Want to take your practice and staff to the next level of success? Then be sure to check out these free sample videos! And if you’re interested in learning more about the PDAA, click here!

PDAA members enjoy instant online access to a complete list of all our training videos, as well as numerous other member benefits. Click here to download your PDAA practice enrollment form, today. And click here if you're an individual dental assistant ready to join the PDAA.

Have you heard about or attended PDAA's annual conference, yet? If not, experience previous conferences, and all the fun that occurs, here!

Member Testimonials

Take a moment to learn what our members have to say about the Pediatric Dental Assistants Association, straight from them!

Dr. Halley White had the following to say:

"We have already used the PDAA training videos with new hires (one of whom has no dental experience), and they were very helpful.

I also sent my clinical managers to the PDAA meeting in October and they came back energized, motivated, and brimming with new ideas for the practice!

The PDAA is a distinct and unique opportunity to have young team members see themselves as professionals and also help more established members to recharge and re-motivate.

It is a great tool in our Management/HR tool belt!"