Pennsylvania Dental Journal March April 2018 - Page 32

PDA creates the Pennsylvania Dental Association Insurance Services, Inc. (PDAIS) to address the insurance needs of members. 1868 -2018 1996 1998 1998 1999 PDA adopts the Pennsylvania Dental Patient Bill of Rights. 1999 PDA holds an Open House and Reception, to celebrate the completion of the building expansion and construction project and unveils the new Central Office. The city of Allentown approves water fluoridation. 1997 1997 TIMELINE 1999 1999 HISTORICAL PDA House of Delegates adopts Statewide Dental Marketing Plan including print advertisements in People, Time, Ladies Home Journal and Readers Digest. Dr. Peter Korch PDA Speaker of the House 2010-2014 As Speaker of the House of Delegates, the first time I called the House to order will be something I will never forget. On the flip side of that, I will also never forget that I was the one who adjourned it for the last time. It is often said that real business happens outside of meeting rooms, and for PDA, that was my experience. Some of the Board of Trustees dinners were unforgettable, both in content and camaraderie. 32 MA R CH/A P R I L 2018 | P EN N S YLVA N IA D EN TA L J O UR N A L