Sec. 1 The Standing Committees shall be:
a. Committee on Membership
b. Committee on Finance
c. Committee on Continuing Professional Education
d. Committee on Constitution, By-Laws and Legislation
e. Committee on Public Health
The Special Committees under each Standing Committees shall be:
a) Committee on Membership
a1) PDA ID
a2) Welfare and Trust Fund
A2i) Living Dentists Benefit
A2ii) Calamity Fund
a7) Information (Publication & Website)
a8) Dental Laboratories
b) Committee on Finance
b1) International Trade Relations
b2) Ways and Means
b3) Grants and Donations
b4) Building Trust Fund
c) Committee on Continuing Professional Education
c2) Speakers Bureau
c3) Committee on Dental Education (dental colleges)
c4) Dental Tourism
d) Committee on Constitution, By-Laws and Legislation
d1) Legal Affairs
d2) Illegal Practice
d3) Ethics, Complaints and Grievance
e) Committee on Public Health
e1) Community Outreach (Cleft Lip, Elsie Gaches, Adopt-a-School/Brgy.
e2) Indigency Clinic
e3) Oral Health Promotion and Research
Sec. 2 Duties of the Standing Committees
I) Committee on Membership
1) To impose upon new dentists to be members of the local chapters and the PDA immediately after they are sworn into the profession.
2) To impose upon non dentists as described in Article XII, Section 1. to be members of their respective professional organization and to affiliate themselves with the PDA.
3) To devise ways and means of maintaining the interest of the members and prospective members through fellowship projects and goodwill promotions or any manner that will serve to benefit its members.
II) Committee on Finance
1) Preparation of Budget
2) Appropriation of accounts
3) Audit of PDA Books of Accounts
III) Committee on Continuing Professional Education
1) To design and prepare programs for national, area, regional, chapter/affiliate society scientific meetings and symposia.
2) To organize the composition of the Speakers’ Bureau and establish guidelines and criteria in the selection of its pool of Speakers.
3) To collaborate with the PRC in implementing the continuing professional education among practicing dentists, dental hygienists and dental technologists in consonance with the guidelines of the Continuing Professions Program (CPE) Council of the Professional Regulation Commission (As amended on April 30, 2008)
IV) Committee on Constitution and By-Laws and Legislation
1) To recommend necessary amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws to the House of Delegates to keep it attuned to the needs of the time.
2) To act as Reference Committee for proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws in the House of Delegates or the Board of Trustees in its ad interim capacity
3) To initiate, recommend and to lead advocacy for legislations beneficial to the dental, dental hygiene and dental technology professions more importantly for the nation’s oral health and welfare.
4) To keep the members of the dental, dental hygiene and dental technology professions informed of such bills as may be proposed or which are currently under consideration by Congress which affected the oral health of the public, the dentists, and the practice of dentistry.
5) To compile and collect all laws, ordinances, court decisions and legal opinions affecting or related to dentists and practice of dentistry, dental hygiene and dental technology and to publish the same for the information of dentists.
6) To lobby and make representations in activities of Congress such as hearings and consultations for legislations oral health and dental, dental hygiene and dental technology professions interest.
V) Committee on Dental Public Health
1) Preparation of materials for Publication on Public Health Education and dental care such as pamphlets, films, film slides, postcards and exhibits, for the use of teachers and health education workers and for exhibition and distribution to the general public especially during the National Dental Health Week Celebration, Outreach Project, Barangay Health Seminars.
2) To develop outreach projects regarding dental health which may be used by constituent chapters.
Sec. 3 Duties of the Special Committees under each Standing Committees:
Welfare and Trust Fund (Living Dentists Benefit, Calamity Fund, Mortuary)
1) To prepare guidelines and plan to study ways and means to assist members of the PDA who may be victims of accidents, of death caused by natural calamities.
2) To keep a continuing study of improving the capacity of the Association to extend aid or benefits to its members.
Committee on Dental Insurance
1) To acquire a Comprehensive Medical Healthcare Insurance or HMO Provider for PDA members who wishes to have a Medical Healthcare Insurance that has a complete package of health benefits with a high quality of service that could provide the hospital and medical needs affordable and available to every members of PDA, their clinic staff and their dependents.
2) To evaluate qualifications of the Healthcare Providers and to conduct and document a fair, acceptable and transparent bidding process.
3) To handle the affairs, transactions, facilitate details and coordination with the Healthcare Provider and the enrolled members whose enrollment are entirely independent from the membership fees paid to the Association.
4) To coordinate with the Chapter and Affiliate Presidents of the PDA to serve as the collection and remitting agent in facilitating enrollment of their members.
Committee on Sports
1) To promote and maintain good physical and mental health of the members of the PDA.
2) To foster camaraderie and friendship as well as the spirit of sportsmanship with the different members of the chapters and affiliates
3) To establish unity and bonding of each member by encouraging them to participate in all sports activities.
4) To create a national tournament that will involve every PDA member throughout the country.
Committee on Socials
1) To prepare a general plan of social events, set guidelines and make tentative schedule of particular social affairs not otherwise provided for in the By-Laws.
2) To coordinate with all concerned, determine and recommend the time, date, place of the affair, guest list and other matters regarding its activities.
Committee on Awards
1) To identify and establish criteria of different end-of-the-year awards of the Association in:
Regional Level – Most Outstanding Chapter/Chapter President
2) To establish rules and regulations in the evaluation and verification of awardees.
3) To institutionalize specifications of the awards. (As amended on April 30, 2008)
Committee on Information (Publication and Website)
1) To draw guidelines and standards to encourage and assist the constituent chapters in publishing Newsletter for their members.
2) To publish information materials designed to orient new and prospective members other campaign aids for the Committee on Membership.
3) To publish materials to be used as guidelines for organization, administration and operation of the constituent chapters.
4) To publish the necessary reference materials, studies and reports in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and other committees of the Association as the occasion may arises.
5) To cause the printing of the Association’s forms, publication, certificates and other printing needs
6) To publish educational and informative materials to promote oral health in coordination with the Committee on Dental Public Health
7) To develop the Association’s capability to generate printed materials, like posters, video films, etc. for the continuing education program, health education and Public Health Committee activities.
8) To publish rules and laws and guide the members on the new developments.
Committee on Dental Laboratories
1) To establish a strong and harmonious relationship among the dentists, dental technologists and dental laboratory proprietors.
2) To enhance further dissemination of information to dental laboratories as well as dental technologists about the new Dental Law better known as RA 9484 wherein they would be integrated with the Philippine Dental Association.
3) To conduct meetings, symposia and seminars to further enlighten the dental technologists with rules and regulation as stipulated under the newly passed Dental Law.
4) To organize series of scientific seminars or conventions, if possible to enhance their technical knowledge to develop their art and craftsmanship. Also, to arrange solution to their business and technical problems and to set high standard of integrity, honor and courtesy among their relation with each other and with the dental profession.
5) To encourage all dental laboratories in a national scale in complying with the newly amended Presidential Decree No. 1542 which is the law providing for the registration and licensing of all dental laboratories operating in the Philippines.
6) To coordinate with the PDA chapter presidents nationwide to conduct seminars with dental laboratory owners and their dental technologists and to require chapter presidents to acquire list of dental laboratories operating in their area whether they have license to operate or none.
7) To convene regularly with recognized association of dental laboratories and dental technologists, the Philippine Prosthodontic Society and officers of the PDA to discuss current issues that would help to improve the practice of Prosthodontics in Philippine Dentistry.
Ways and Means, Grants and Donations
1) To generate other fund sources
Building and Trust Funds
1) To formulate strategies and guidelines to generate funds for the permanent buildings of the Association.
2) To recommend and secure measures for the productive safekeeping and sound investments of funds generated.
3) To prepare a program, standards of care, repair for the maintenance and upkeep of the permanent PDA building and its facilities to implement the same.
4) To generate funds for the purchase or construction for the permanent headquarters.
5) To cause the purchase or construction of a permanent headquarters of the Association.
Committee on International Trade Relations
1) To encourage and develop satisfactory relations with the various local and international business organizations representing the dental trade, the dental prosthetic laboratories, and dental equipment manufacturing.
2) To formulate plans to establishing and maintaining the highest attainable level of technical standards as they relate to the dental, dental hygiene and dental technology profession and to submit such plans to the Board of Trustees for action in cooperation with the DOH, DOST, Dental Trade Organization and others.
3) To maintain close liaison with the ADA, Federation Dentaire Internationale, Asia-Pacific Dental Federation, WHO, and other health (corresponding) agencies here and abroad, to include those that deal wih dental hygienists and dental technologists.
4) To encourage participation to international conferences, workshops and seminars organized and initiated by the above mentioned organizations.
5) To arrange an exchange program of print materials, video films and other materials which can contribute to the technical professional growth of the members of the Association.
III) Committee on Continuing Professional Education
1) To serve as the official vehicle of PDA for lecturers
2) To assist constituent chapters in obtaining and selecting speakers for their respective symposia
3) To share the contribution and support of our colleagues who excels in their field of expertise and specialization
4) To update the communication techniques through speaker development seminars.
5) To consolidate and program the assignment of speakers
6) To make available to every chapters and affiliate organization of the PDA a list of speakers for their selection
Committee on Dental Education
1) To coordinate with the PRC, CHED, TESDA and the association of dental colleges in order to maintain high standard of dental education.
2) To coordinate efforts of the dental colleges, the Board of Dentistry, Council on Dental Education, and that of the PDA in maintaining high standard of dental education.
3) To recommend to the dental colleges, CHED and TESDA changes in the dental curricula as well as to promote the adoption system, methods, materials and equipment in the practice of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Dental Technology, respectively.
Dental Tourism Committee
1.) Main function is to prepare Filipino dentists for global practice of dentistry by information desimination of global guidelines, policies, standard and responsibilities.
2.) See to it that international standard is maintained in dental care, facilities and skill.
Ex. Infection Control
3.) Promotion of Philippine dentistry in the global market. See to it that Filipino dentists will be a part of international network and conduct their practice under the Code of Ethics.
National Dental Health Month
1.) To arouse dental health consciousness among the people.
2.) To propagate the value of oral health to the people during the traditional month-long celebration.
IV) Committee on Constitution & By Laws and Legislation
1) The Committee shall gather and evaluate evidence on referred cases involving illegal practice of Dentistry in the Philippines and with the aid of Counsel, file cases in court.
2) To conduct continuing study of cases handled for the purpose of improving its mission for the good of the Association.
Committee on Code of Ethics/ Complaints and Grievance
1) To consider proposals for amending the Code of Ethics and to make necessary recommendations.
2) To provide advisory opinions regarding the interpretation of the Code of Ethics.
3) To consider appeals and complaints from members of the Association or the constituent chapters.
4) To implement and enforce equitably the Code of Ethics for dentists upon all active members of the Association and recommend to the House of Delegates or to the Board of Trustees if the House is not in session, suitable sanctions for violating members after due process.
5) To accept, evaluate and verify complaints and grievances from members, individuals and other agencies directed to the association or its constituent
6) To recommend to the Council of Presidents measures to resolve these complaints and grievances
1) Manage the protocol requirements of the PDA functions as per the Book of Protocol.
2) See to it that all rules, regulations and guidelines on protocol adopted and approved by the PDA are followed and implemented.
3) Make sure that all materials needed such as flags, banners, rostrum, gavel and gong, printed materials, logo of the organization and others are brought in by an assigned member. He/she must see to it that they are in proper arrangement.
V) Committee on Public Health
Oral Health Promotion and Research
1) To gather informative materials for disemmination to the public regarding the importance of oral health.
2) To develop outreach programs promoting oral health awareness
3) To conduct capacity building seminars for health education workers.
4) To promote and conduct research on oral health, relevant dental products and clinical procedures.
5) To compile scientific data for study and evaluation.
6) To organize an autonomous Research Ethics Review Board.
7) To maintain operations of the Oral Health Research Center.
8) To perform such other duties which the Board of Trustees may assign from time to time.
Community Outreach /Cleft Lip/Palate; Elsie Gaches, Adopt a School/Barangay
1) To implement projects which will deal on curative, procedures like restoration, oral prophylaxis and other treatments.
2) To work hand in hand with the Committee on Public Health and Committee on Dental Health Education towards the promotion of good oral health.
PDA Indigency Clinic
1) To provide basic dental health services to the unserved and underserved members of the community.
Council on Dental Products
1) Document evaluation and verification
2) Clinical testing and evaluation.