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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.
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.



Karen Cox (Mrs. David)
20th District / SW
3614 Hunters Cliff
San Antonio, 78230
P 817-613-7231




January 30 thru February 1
Southwest Dental Conference ~ Dallas, TX

February 3
Deadline for Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

March 3
Deadline to mail Silver Lining Contributions

March 14
Deadline to mail District Officers List

March 27-29
The Star of the South ~ Houston, TX

April 15
Deadline to mail Deceased Members List
Deadline for Budget Expenses for State Officers & Board Members
Deadline for Reports from District Presidents

May 1-4
ATDA General Meeting - The Grand Hyatt Hotel
Texas Dental Association Meeting ~ San Antonio, TX


Local Districts in Action

Need an idea for a program meeting? 
San Antonio Alliance found a way to have fun while conducting business at the painting venue "Painting with a Twist.


Dr. & Mrs. (Paula) Russell Owens are presented a t-shirt quilt in celebration of the many volunteer hours spent at the various Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) events through the years.


Convention Chair, 1st Vice President, Mary Coleman, preparing for 2014 Annual State Meeting