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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
Janell Dunsworth (Mrs. Arlet)
janelld@sbcglobal.net

2015-2016 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.

Calendar

2015

September, 24-25, 2015
ATDA FALL BOARD MEETING
Inn on Barons Creek, Fredericksburg
Host District:  20/SW 
Co-Chairs:  Karen Cox & Julie Reger

October 9, 2015
TDA SMILES FOUNDATION EVENT 
Top Golf, Austin, TX 

October 30-31, 2015 
TEXAS MISSION OF MERCY
Abilene, TX

November 6-7, 2015
AADA ANNUAL SESSION
Washington, D.C.
www.allianceada.org 

November 5-10, 2015
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Washington, D.C.
www.ada.org

2016

January 21-23, 2016
THE STAR OF THE SOUTH
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
www.starofthesouth.org

February, 2016 (Date TBA)
FUTURE FOCUS MEETINGS
TDA Headquarters – Austin, Texas

February 2016
Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2016
Deadline for Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

March 5, 2016 
TEXAS MISSION OF MERCY
Marlin, TX

May 5-7, 2016
TEXAS DENTAL ASSOCIATION MEETING (San Antonio)
(Priority Housing Forms September 2015)

May 5-6, 2016
ATDA GENERAL MEETING (San Antonio)
Chairperson: Conni Durbin

July 9, 2016
TEXAS MISSION OF MERCY
Brady, TX

August 11-13, 2016
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DENTAL CONFERNCE
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
September 14-16, 2017
www.dcds.org

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

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

Newsletter

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.