Pacific Basin Dental Association
The Pacific Basin Dental Association (PBDA) is a non-profit organization that was formed and chartered on December 15, 2001, in the Republic of Palau. PBDA currently represents the six (6) U.S. territories and associated Pacific Islands Jurisdictions. The association formed during the Western Regional Dental Directors/Chiefs Meeting in Palau, which was sponsored by the World Health Organization. PBDA recently became an affiliate member to PIHOA and gained representation on the Pacific Association for Clinical Training (PACT) and the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association (PIPCA)
The Pacific Basin Dental Association (PBDA) objectives include promoting good oral health and linking oral health with the Healthy Islands vision, facilitating improvements in oral health services, carrying out continuing education, improving networking among dental professionals, and strengthening surveillance.