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Welcome to TDA Publications

TDA Editor Dr Steve Matteson passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014, in San Antonio. He is survived by this wife Dr Mary Ann Matteson, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren, all of San Antonio. The January 2014 TDA Today newsletter features a lengthy obit about Dr Matteson, who was beloved and respected by his colleagues and peers. TDA members and staff will greatly miss Dr Matteson, a respected professor, radiologist, and editor. 

The Texas Dental Association produces 3 publications for its members and the public. The Texas Dental Journal is the official publication of the Association. Established in 1883, it is the longest, continuously published dental journal in the Americas and second in the world to the British Dental Journal. The peer-reviewed, monthly Journal features clinical and scientific articles, case reports, and evidence-based research and methodology from dentists around the state and the country. You will also find advertisements from dental product and service companies to help dentists in practice management and clinical care. The TDA Today newsletter is published monthly except for December and reports news on local and state events, regulatory changes and rules, and legislative updates from the Association. Smart Mouth is a patient publication issued twice a year. It includes articles and oral health information for waiting room patients.


The TEXAS DENTAL JOURNAL contains peer-reviewed, evidence-based scientific clinical articles for members of the Texas Dental Association. Click here to access archives (for members only).


The TDA TODAY presents timely news covering the gamut of legislative, regulatory, and charitable issues. Click here to access archives (for members only).

SMART MOUTH™ is mailed biannually as a supplement to the Texas Dental Journal and includes articles and oral health information for your waiting room patients.  Click here to access archives.