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PDI in the News: 

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams investigates the dental crisis in California and what PDI is doing it to make a difference made National News! Read the article here: NBC Nightly News 




PDI Board of Directors announced Jen Stasch, JD, MPH as NEW Executive Director.

August 7, 2020 The Press Democrat -

Pediatric Dental Initiative (PDI) becomes key source of dental care for low-income families

Jan 24, 2020 The Press Democrat -


"Exploring an innovative model for specialty dental care delivery How the Pediatric Dental Initiative of the North Coast is changing the way the industry addresses pediatric dental care in underserved populations."

Sep 18, 2019 Dental Products Report,1

The Future of Healthcare: “We have to address the marketing and availability of unhealthy foods”

Jun 23, 2019 Thrive Global

Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Viveka Rydell-Anderson, Chief Executive Officer at PDI Surgery Center

Feb 14, 2019 Becker's Hospital Review

“Why you should not try to be a Superwoman”

Feb 4, 2019 Authority Magazine

November 15, 2019Closing The Divide: Integrating Medical and Dental Health Care Conference, at Drakes University, Iowa

PDI Surgery Center will be presenting “Lessons learned from an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) treating Special Needs Patients”


PDI Surgery Center to testify in Sacramento: Little Hoover Commission Hearing on DentiCal March 22, 2018

Press Release

March 21, 2018 at Drakes University, Iowa, PDI Surgery Center will be presenting PDI's approach to treatment and prevention on childhood tooth decay, the #1 childhood health epidemic.

Harkin Agenda


PDI Surgery Center Awarded the 2017 Jefferson Award.

December, North Bay Buisness Journal, interviewed PDI Surgery Center on their article regarding the effects of the fires on nonprofits.


In November 2016, the North Bay Leadership Council recognized PDI Case Manager and Outreach Coordinator Wendy Lopez for "Empowering the Latino Community" for her work in bringing health education and healthy eating practices to Latino families in Sonoma County. CLICK HERE for a video of her story.

PHC Efforts Boost Access to Dental Care for Special-Needs Patients, August 2016


PDI Participates in Sonoma County's Human Race Fundraiser, May 2014, A Time to Soar

Napa Valley TV, January 9, 2014, Interview with Case Manager Wendy Lopez

Calistoga Tribune, January 10, 2014, Giving Back to Community Part of Lopez Family Heritage



Press Democrat, August 16, 2013, Martin Espinoza, PDI Surgery Center Wins Exemption from Medi-Cal Cut 

KCRB, Radio, Bruce Robinson, Dental Care Emergency

Pacific Foundation for Medical Care, Spring 2013, Sara Randall, Treating Tooth Decay Today Benefits Everybody Tomorrow

North Bay Business Journal, Mar 20 2013, PDI's Rydell Wins Chamber Award

Press Democrat: Mar 12, 2013, Chris Smith, Sonoma County's own Swede Tooth 

Press Democrat: Feb 13, 2013, Letter to the Editor, Connie Codding Fluoridation

Press Democrat: Feb 2, 2013, Martin Espinoza, Sonoma County Kids Helped at Free Dental Clinic 






North Bay Business Journal: Dec 3, 2012, After Hours: PDI Surgery Center’s 7th Annual Make Kids Smile Award and Dinner

Video: Jul 9, 2012 Watch Viveka on Comcast Hometown Channel

North Bay Business Journal: Jun 25, 2012, Women in Business, Viveka Rydell, Executive Director

North Bay Business Journal: May 22, 2012, Forty Under 40, Sara Randall, Director of Communications




Press Democrat: Dec 29, 2011, Pam Chanter & Dr. Kirk Pappas,  GUEST OPINION: Let's improve county's poor oral health

Press Democrat: Sept 25, 2011, Mary Callahan, Winder Dental Clinic Volunteers Help make Smiles Brighter for Children

North Bay Business Journal: August 22, 2011, St. Joseph Health System grants $300,000 to nonprofits   

Press Democrat: June 16, 2011, Martin Espinoza, Dental Care called Health Care Crisis




Press Releases 2013:

The Human Race Makes our Team Smile

Medi-Cal Cuts May Affect Surgery Center

Celebrate Smiles: 5th Year Anniversary and Open House