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MISSION STATEMENT

To provide support for the spouses of Texas Dental Association members through education, fellowship, and service, and to foster the positive image of organized dentistry, working in partnership with the Texas Dental Association.

Alliance in Action

Alliance President
Beth Voorhees (Mrs. Fred)
bethvoorhees@austin.rr.com


2016-2017 Officers

Who Are We?

Our Background

The Alliance of the Texas Dental Association was formed in 1930. We are spouses of dentists who are members of the Texas Dental Association. Our object is to create common interests among the District Alliances, to foster and support dental health education, and to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information.

The Alliance supports many activities throughout the year, including National Dental Health Month, Silver Lining Fund, Memorial Fund and TDA Legislative Day. We conduct our Annual Meeting in conjunction with the TDA Annual meeting and hold a Fall Board meeting.

Our Committees

The Silver Lining Fund was organized to help relieve dental families in need and special times in their lives. The Silver Lining Committee handles the investigation for needs and funds are disbursed upon the approval of the Silver Lining and Administrative Committees.

Our Dental Health Committee works closely with the TDA and ADA.  They gather information and share it with each district at the Fall Board Meeting and Annual Session to encourage all districts to be more active in their local districts.

The Legislative Committee works closely with the TDA Council on Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. This is one of our most active committees during legislative years. The committee works to heighten awareness of Texas Legislators as to the aims and goals of the dental health community.

The Memorial Committee provides support for education by aiding and furthering the study of dentistry. They offer financial aid, grants, and scholarships to dental students or ancillary dental health groups aiding research in dental health.

Newsletter

Winter 2015

Winter 2014


Calendar

2016

September 15-16, 2016
EL PASO DENTAL CONFERENCE
www.elpasodentalconference.org

September 17, 2016
TEXAS MISSION OF MERCY
Childress, TX

September 29-30
ATDA FALL BOARD MEETING
Fredericksburg, TX

October 20-25, 2016
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Denver, CO
www.ada.org 

November 1, 2016
Deadline for submission of names for designated state officers

November 11-12
TEXAS MISSION OF MERCY
Dallas, TX (for Veterans)

December 15
Priority Housing Forms for TDA/ATDA state convention, May 4-5 2017

2017

February 2
Deadline for proposed amendments or changes to ATDA bylaws

February 21
Delivery of gift bags to legislators at Capitol (am)

February 21
ATDA Future Focus Meeting w/lunch (TDA Boardroom pm)

February 22
TDA LEGISLATIVE DAY
Intercontinental Hotel Austin

March 2-4
STAR OF THE SOUTH DENTAL CONFERENCE
Houston, TX

May 4-6
ATDA ANNUAL MEETING, TDA Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX


Alliance in Action


Mrs Janet Crow receives a President’s Award from Dr Craig Armstrong for her years of service and dedication to the Texas Dental Association’s legislative efforts.  Pictured are ATDA leadership: Janet Hooten, Janell Dunsworth, Beth Voorhees, Janet Crow, Dr. Craig Armstrong and Diane Bogan.



At Future Focus meetings, Alliance members plan for the scope and sequence of upcoming events across the state. Supporting the TDA, growing our membership, and even updating our website are just some of the tasks at hand. Plus, these meetings foster the collaboration of ideas and strengthen new and years-old friendships among members!

 



Supporting the TDA manifests in many ways. Here we are standing proudly around an operator’s chair at the 2015 Mesquite TMOM. This chair was contributed directly to the Smiles Foundation by our Alliance members. It represents just one of the many ways we directly and financially support the efforts of organized dentistry.