About Permanente Dental Associates

Permanente Dental Associates, P.C., is a professional benefit corporation owned, governed and managed by more than 160 general dentists and specialists. Since 1974, PDA has partnered with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest to operate and jointly manage Kaiser Permanente Dental, serving more than 290,000 dental members in Oregon and SW Washington.

Our continued growth provides opportunities for more dentists to join our group. Our dentists have excellent training and experience, are committed to improving the oral health of their patients and enjoy a collegial professional practice environment.

PDA is managed by an Executive Dental Director and six board members who are practicing dentists within PDA. Of PDA’s dentists, over a hundred are shareholders in the business.  

PDA has a nearly 50-year history of financial success, and we continue to pursue a clinical-based agenda, participate in studies that support medical-dental integration, and provide high-quality, value-based care to our patients here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  

See Kaiser Permanente’s annual reports