The first ever association was formed in the early 50's due to the sincere efforts of (late) Dr. Hasan Raza Shah, the Principal of de'Montmorency College of Dentistry.
The hibernation period. Unfortunately this period was a prolonged one and PDA slept for 20 years.
A few concerned dentists reactivated the Association in the historic city of Lahore. Elections were held and the PDA was once again revived by Dr. Zia, Dr. Aslam Chaudhry and Dr. Rafiq Chatta in the front line.
Seminars and lectures were held in Karachi and Lahore and renowned teachers like Prof. Duckworth, Dr. Straughn and Dr.Zulqarnain were invited from abroad and dentists in Pakistan benefited from their knowledge.
The first dental conference was held in Pakistan. Dr. M.Z.K Niazi was the convener of the conference.