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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.

Alliance President 
Kim Sauer  


Application for Alliance Membership (PDF)

2018-2019 ATDA Officers

President Kim Sauer (Mrs. Ed) 8/SE
14110 Vista Mar Circle
Houston, TX 77095
(H) 281-861-6317
(C) 281-414-7605

President-Elect Lisa Burns (Mrs. Alfred) 24/SW
623 N. Erskine
Seguin, TX 78155
(C) 830-491-9417
(O) 831-372-3725

First Vice President Paula Owens (Mrs. Russell) 12/NW
(Convention) P.O. Box 997
Crowley, TX 76036
(H) 817-295-2128
(C) 817-480-4850

Second Vice President Julia Martin (Mrs. E. Dale) 12/NW
(Membership) Co-Chair 1201 Glenbury Court
Arlington, TX 76006
(H) 817-461-0330
(C) 817-253-1069

(Membership) Co-Chair Beth Voorhees (Mrs. Fred) 10/SE
5927 Overlook Dr.
Austin, TX 78731
(H) 512-453-4325
(C) 512-663-4804

Third Vice President Nancy Cartwright (Mrs. Chris) 5/NE
(Dental Health) 1329 Cartwright Dr.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(H) 972-291-6530
(C) 972-679-0279

Fourth Vice President Conni Durbin (Mrs. Stephen) 6/NE
(Newsletter/Yearbooks) 2104 Lakeridge Circle
Ennis, TX 75119
(C) 214-460-3249

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.


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What IS at the heart of dentistry? You are!  

The Alliance works in unison, much the same as a human heart, to send an unending supply of support to the Texas Dental Association through our various programs of education, fellowship, and service.  

From the bottom of my heart, I thank each of you for your dedication to this noble organization and for your willingness to serve it year after year. I look forward to working with you all as we embrace the 2018-19 term.  

In order to continue to provide support, the Alliance could benefit from new blood, a transfusion of sorts. It’s my hope that our membership will grow as we find ways to attract new members. The sweet hearts that comprise the Membership Committee are working tirelessly to accomplish this goal. This year, please help them by identifying someone new and introducing them to the ATDA.  

Tell them about the loving hearts of this organization that provide scholarships to dental students through our Memorial Committee and the grants that are provided to dental families in need of short term assistance by the Silver Lining Committee.  

Don’t forget to share the giving hearts we have as we serve the TDA Smiles Foundation both monetarily & voluntarily to help Veterans, indigent adults and children receive quality dental care. Invite them to attend just one TMOM event. I know it will melt their hearts to see the results.  

We share a healthy heart with our communities of Senior citizens, teens and children through the various programs organized by the Dental Health Committee.  

The Legislative Committee keeps our heart functioning well from the inside by working with the TDA to foster heartfelt relationships with our state legislators. Additionally, this Committee works with the TDA Council on Legislative and Regulatory Affairs to keep the heart of dentistry beating strong and true.  

It is my heartfelt desire that the Alliance of the Texas Dental Association will grow and thrive. I look forward to being a pacemaker as president this next year. Together we can keep the beats going by continuing to serve at the heart of dentistry.  

Kim Sauer, ATDA President



July 27, 2018
Future Focus Meeting, 10:00am – 2:00pm, TDA Office in Austin

September 13-14, 2018
Fall Board Meeting, Fredericksburg, TX
Host District: Districts 12/NW - Paula Owens, Julia Martin, Debbie Moore, and Jill Kralicke

The President or a representative of each district should bring the following items to the meeting or mail in advance to the officers listed:

1.   Six copies of your district’s yearbook or membership roster for distribution by the Fourth Vice President (to officers indicated in Standing Rule #8). 
      Fourth Vice President: 
      Conni Durbin
(Mrs. Stephen)    6/NE
      2104 Lakeridge Circle 
      Ennis, TX  75119
      (C) 214-460-3249
2.   Four copies of your district’s roster (to be distributed to the Treasurer, President, Second Vice President, and TDA Alliance employee) and any state dues you have collected locally to the State Treasurer (or mail to arrive by February 28, 2019).      
      State Treasurer:
      Diane Bogan
(Mrs. Doug)  8/SE                      
      12310 Shelwick 
      Houston, TX  77031
      (H) 713-772-7984 (C) 713-446-8362                                                                                      

3.  Your district’s voluntary $1.00 per capita contribution to the Memorial Fund (or mail to arrive by February 28, 2019).  These contributions may be directed to the State Treasurer.
      State Treasurer:
      Diane Bogan
(Mrs. Doug)  8/SE
      (See #2 above for contact information)
November 1, 2018
Deadline for submission of names for designated state officers to the Nominating Committee.  Please obtain permission from your nominees and ascertain their qualifications and willingness to serve before submitting their names.
      ATDA Nominating Chair:
      Patty Taylor
(Mrs. Ben)   20/SW
      16122 Chase Hill 
      San Antonio, TX  78255
      (H) 210-695-3032 (C) 210-317-8348
December 15, 2018
The priority housing request forms will be mailed to every member of the Executive Board at the beginning of December for the TDA/ATDA State Convention in San Antonio, May 2-3, 2019.  It is best to respond promptly to be assured accommodations.  A reservation form can also be found in the TDA Journal or from the website: 


February …………………………………Dental Health Month

February 1, 2019
Deadline for Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee to receive proposed amendments or changes to the ATDA bylaws: 
      Bylaws Chairperson: 
      Linda Radwanski
 (Mrs. Wayne) 10/SE
      4502 Bunny Run
      Austin, TX 78746
      (H) 512-327-6126  (C) 512-633-2381
      (O) 512-441-8922

February 19-20, 2019 

Future Focus Meeting - Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - noon - TDA Office
Legislative Day - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Ave. Austin,TX

February 28, 2019
See items #2 and #3 above for information that you may not have provided at the Fall Board Meeting.

March 1, 2019
Deadline to mail district contributions to the Chairperson of the Silver Lining Committee:
      Silver Lining Chair: 
      Gina Villarreal 
( Mrs. David) 20/SW
      1727 Parkview
      Pleasanton, TX 78064
      (H) 830-281-4554 (C) 830-200-1679

March 15, 2019
Deadline for district presidents to mail their slate of district officers to:
      State President-Elect:     
      Lisa Burns
 (Mrs. Alfred) 24/SW
      623 N. Erskine
      Seguin, TX  78155
      (C) 830-491-9417 (O) 831-372-3725

April 15, 2019
      1.  Deadline for districts to submit names of deceased members to:
           Resolutions Chair: 
           Julie Reger
  (Mrs. Chris) 20/SW
           9015 Cinnabar Court
           San Antonio, TX  78266
           (C) 210-268-5043
      2.  Deadline for State Officers and Board Members with budgeted expenses to mail itemized statements to:
           State Treasurer: 
           Diane Bogan
 (Mrs. Doug) 8/SE   
           12310 Shelwick 
           Houston, TX  77031
           (H) 713-772-7984 (C) 713-446-8362    

       3.  Deadline for District Presidents to mail statistical reports to:
           State President: 
           Kim Sauer
 (Mrs. Ed)   8/SE
           14110 Vista Mar Circle
           Houston, TX  77095
           (H) 281-861-6317 (C) 281-414-7605

Alliance in Action

The Alliance Legislative Committee, led by Janet Crow swept the Texas Capital in February on the day prior to the TDA’s legislation day. Our members stopped by each of our representative and senators office’s to present staff members nice bags of dental goodies as a reminder that our dentists would be visiting the next day and that we wished to thank our Texas employees for their service to our great State.


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.