Polskie Towarzystwo Stomatologiczne (Polish Dental Association)
PTS is the largest medical organization in Poland promoting the highest dental standards. The origins of the Polish Dental Association are inextricably linked to the history of the Medical and Dental Board and its continuation. Both these organizations are closely related. Also, the history of the Dental Journal, and previously the Dental News, is related to both organizations.
Membership to PTS from the beginning was voluntary. In spite of this, it brought together over half of dentists practicing in the country. After 1989, the Polish Dental Association continues to conduct post-graduate education on a large scale in the form of monthly scientific and training meetings in all branches and remains to this day the only universally recognized professional organization in Poland. Organizes or patronizes academic sessions and conferences. The press bodies of the Polish Dental Association are the Journal of Stomatology and Dental Prosthetics, which PTS issues. Other titles such as Dental and Medical Problems, Dental Forum and Dental Implantology Clinical Dentistry patronize. All journals covered by patronage or PTS have reached a very high scientific level, which has been recognized in the form of entering them into national and international indexed lists of medical publications. Once every five years, the Polish Dental Association organizes the Congress of Polish Dentists. 2014 was the twelfth event of its kind. Over the past 63 years, more than 350 sessions and congresses have been organized in the thematic sections, but more than 11,000 (eleven thousand) science and education meetings in all of them.