At the Pediatric Dental Assistants Association, we pride ourselves in our training, events, and educational content afforded to all members. With regularly updated content, videos, real world advice, and events, membership in the PDTA is something pediatric dentists around the country are finding incredibly valuable for their team and practice.

Instead of hearing about the value of membership in the PDTA from us, take a few moments to read what real-life members have to say about the organization, events, and what it means to them and their dental practice!

After reviewing the testimonials, if you have any questions about membership or how to join the PDTA, feel free to contact us, here. And if you’d like to increase the profitability of your pediatric dental practice, download our free guide, here.


I have truly benefited from using the PDTA program in my pediatric practice for the past 2 years.

My team has enjoyed the training modules that we use as part of their continuing education program.  It has been a great resource for our new dental assistants and a good review for our ‘seasoned’ staff.

The PDTA program has also provided a wonderful networking opportunity to locate quality assistants from different parts of the country.  It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Haugseth and this unique curriculum that she has developed.


Dr. Stout of the PDTAAngela “Angel” M. Stout, DMD, MPH
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Erdenheim, PA




All of the assistants in my practice are members of PDTA and they really love being a part of their professional organization. It gives them insight to the big picture of pediatric dentistry, outside the walls of our day to day practice. 

After attending the PDTA Annual meeting, they returned with a greater sense of professionalism and drive, saying they were inspired and motivated!  Additionally, our group of assistants really bonded which has been a huge bonus!

They now have a fun sense of teamwork which benefits everyone in the practice!


Dr. Anthea of the PDTAAnthea Drew Mazzawi
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Canton, GA



I had a chance to sign my team up for the PDTA while I was at the AAPD meeting in Seattle last May.

We have already used the training videos with two new hires (one of whom has no dental experience) and they were very helpful.  I sent my clinical team managers to the meeting in October and they both came back energized, motivated, and brimming with new ideas for the practice.

The PDTA is a distinct and unique opportunity to have young team members see themselves as professionals and also motivates more established members to recharge and re motivate.  It is a great tool in your management/HR tool belt!


Dr. White of the PDTAHalley White, DDS, MPH
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Wilmington, NC



(The) PDTA is a great resource for the pediatric dental assistants in our practice.

The video tutorials are well done and are very helpful!  They have provided basic and more advanced education for dental assistants, whether they are new to taking care of children or need to brush up on their skills.

PDTA member Dr. Jessica MeeskeJessica Meeske, DDS, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Hastings, NE




“I have been very impressed with the training modules offered by the Pediatric Dental Assistants Association.

Not only do we use them to help train new staff members, but we use them for our staff meetings to keep our communication skills sharp. My dental assistants were so pleased when we provided membership in the PDTA for them!

Dr Faith Bates of Smyrna GABeing members in a professional organization just for them has elevated their sense of pride in their careers. The professionalism of our team has really increased.

Thank you for providing this opportunity for personal and professional growth for pediatric dental assistants!”

Dr. Faith Bates, DMD
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Smyrna, GA