Professional Directors


Each dental office has a Professional Director (PD) which serves in a supervisory capacity as the lead dentist for Permanente Dental Associates (PDA).  This clinical leader collaborates with health plan (HP) dental office leaders to manage key elements of operations including the attainment of quality, service and other program goals in support of PDA’s vision. Each PD reports into an Area PD that ensure goals are met on a regional/geographical level. Area PDs report to PDA’s Director of Operations.

Reporting Structure

See Org chart (updated 1/2019)


The Professional Directors meet on the third Tuesday of January, March, May, September, and November.