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Texas Dental Association: Helping Every Member Succeed

TDA connects dentists with each other, with patients, and with resources for life and career. TDA is a professional membership organization for dentists, and the 3rd largest state dental association in the US. The TDA is part of a tripartite affiliation with the American Dental Association at the national level, and component societies at the local level. The Association has more than 9,200 members, and is composed of 26 local component dental societies, grouped into 4 divisions across Texas.

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TDA Support & Solutions: Dental Hygiene Staffing Challenges

Aug 2, 2023
Although it’s been more than three years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues to shape the practice of dentistry. As volunteer leaders, we live every day through the same difficulties that you face including reduced patient flows, decreasing insurance reimbursements, and supply chain disruptions. However, one of the most notable issues collectively affecting dental practices continues to be staffing shortages of qualified dental hygiene personnel.

Although there is no quick fix for these issues, we want to assure you that TDA remains committed to helping you navigate these challenges, especially staffing concerns. To help assist you in addressing staffing shortages, we are providing links to dental hygiene programs across Texas, which can serve as an invaluable resource for finding skilled professionals to join your team.

We are also excited to offer a newly endorsed staffing vendor through TDA Perks – Cloud DentistryCloud Dentistry provides immediate staffing solutions. Create a free account to view profiles and ratings of verified dental professionals in your area, and you can try as many as you like with zero placement or buyout fees. Learn more.

We hope these resources will help alleviate some of the staffing burdens you are facing, enabling you to focus on providing exceptional dental care to your patients. Remember, we are stronger together and TDA is here to support you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or suggestions you may have.


Cody C. Graves, DDS
President

Amarillo College
Austin Community College
Baylor College of Dentistry Component of Texas A&M Health Science Center
Blinn College
Coastal Bend College
Coleman College for Health Sciences – Houston Community College System
Collin County Community College
Concorde Career College – Dallas
Concorde Career College-San Antonio
Del Mar College
Dallas College
El Paso Community College
Howard College
Lamar Institute of Technology
College-Kingwood
Midwestern State University
PIMA Medical Institute
Tarrant County College
Temple College
Texas State Technical College
Texas Woman’s University
Tyler Junior College
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston – School of Dental Hygiene
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Health Professions
Wharton County Junior College

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