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APRIL 2014 VOLUME 15, ISSUE 4 Texas’ Graduating Dental Students Join Organized Dentistry CONTENTS One hundred percent of the graduating seniors of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School (108) and the University of Texas School of Dentistry (UTSD) (84) signed up to join the tripartite system of the American Dental Association during ADA National Signing Days on May 13 and April 4, 2014, respectively. • Star of the South Dental Meeting • Dentists Who Care 18th Annual Charity Dental Conference • Sales and Use Tax • TDA Smiles Foundation • President’s Statement • Meet the Staff - Donna Musselman, CMP • Member Spotlight - Carmen P. Smith, DDS — Dallas • TDA Perks - Free TEXAS Meeting App Delivers Convenience • TSBDE Rule Update • HIPAA Update: Microsoft Discontinues Support for Windows XP April Texas Dental Journal Unusual Radiographic Finding TDA members speak to graduating dental students at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) during ADA National Signing Day in early April. They told the students of their positive experiences as members of organized dentistry, and all 84 students signed up for the ADA’s tripartite membership. Pictured are (L-R) 8th District President Dr Randal Glenn of Missouri City, TDA Past President Dr Tommy Harrison of Katy, TDA Council on Membership member Dr Hugh Patton of Pearland, and UTSD Associate Professor Dr Gary Frey of Houston. Candidates Forum for TDA Editor — Daniel L. Jones, DDS Upcoming Events May 1-4 The TEXAS Meeting. TDA Annual Session, San Antonio Using your smart phone, scan this QR code to access the TDA Today on TDA and the local component societies helped facilitate the events. The students also attended evening happy hours hosted by TDA Perks and DENPAC, the political action committee of TDA. On April 16, Baylor College of Dentistry held ADA National Signing Day, which will be featured in the May 2014 TDA Today. Robert Truitt Maberry Sr, DDS, 89, of Abilene, and formerly of Fort Worth, died April 2, 2014. His funeral and interment were April 7, 2014. Dr Maberry was born November 25, 1924, in Pritchett. He graduated from Gilmer High School and East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M at Commerce) where he earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He was accepted to Maberry both medical and dental schools but graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1947 with a dental degree. Then 22, he set up his first dental practice in Teague. He married Joan Davis in 1948, and the couple had 4 sons. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at San Diego. Following his discharge in 1952, he moved his family to Fort Worth, practicing there until he retired in 2006. He served as president of the Fort Worth District Dental Society and the TDA, as well as the editor of the TDA. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International Society of Dentists and was a member of the Southwest Prosthetics Association. In his personal life, he was a respected musician, playing his way through dental school. He enjoyed photography and was a Mason and a Shriner. Dr Maberry was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Abilene. Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Joan Maberry; sons, Robert Maberry Jr, DDS, PhD, and wife, Anita, Phillip Davis Maberry, and Mark Maberry, MD, all of Abilene, and James Michael Maberry of Cleburne; brother, James Douglas Maberry, MD, of Fort Worth; 2 grandchildren; and 4 greatgrandchildren. The family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, TDA Smiles Foundation, or First Central Presbyterian Church of Abilene. Read more about Dr Maberry in the obituary published on the time is right Maintenance: A Case Report Dentistry: A Case Report Dental school graduates across the country are encouraged to join organized dentistry during ADA National Signing Day. Several local members of TDA spoke to the graduating classes to explain the importance of becoming a member of ADA, TDA, and the component societies. TDA Remembers Past President and Former Editor Dr Robert Maberry Sr During Routine Periodontal Digital Dentistry and Implant AVAILABLE ON TDA.ORG The Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association May 1-4, 2014 • San Antonio, TX Steven W. Spivack, DDS, Chair, Council on Annual Session If you have not registered for the 2014 TEXAS Meeting, May 1-4, in beautiful San Antonio, you can do so online at San Antonio has been the home to the largest dental meeting in Texas for 30 years. The members of the Council on Annual Session are excited to present the 3-day education schedule offering 90 of the most respected educators in dentistry and showcasing more than 200 outstanding continuing education sessions. You can register on line at until April 27. BEST EXHIBIT HALL EVER The TEXAS Meeting would not be complete without a visit to the exhibit floor. Come explore more than 300 exhibitor booths where you will find all of your supply and equipment needs. Exhibit hall opens Thursday, May 1, at 10:00 am. Visit the Texas Meeting Café, and enjoy breakfast and lunch with your $10 meal voucher. After the seminars, join us for happy hour on Thursday and Friday, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm. What a great place to meet friends and colleagues. ONSITE – Registration Hours – Convention Center Wednesday, April 30 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday, May 1 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, May 2 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, May 3 7:30 am – 1:30 pm COMPLIMENTARY ONSITE PARKING (Thursday and Friday) Attendees can park at the Alamodome (Lot B), 100 Montana St. A complimentary shuttle provides transportation to/from the convention center. NOTE: Due to construction a new “drop off” point is in front of the convention center instead of the Bowie entrance as in the past. Make sure to allow extra travel time to get to your classes as this construction can cause delays. So, why not treat yourself and stay at one of the convention hotels and enjoy a little more sleep and a brief morning walk to your courses and social events at the convention center. Contact the hotels directly to make reservations. I would like to personally greet you at the “TDA Perks Presents: The Texas Party” on Thursday, May 1, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, in Bridge Hall. Please stop by. Enjoy food, beverages, music, interactive activities and dancing. Masquerade DJ will entertain. The council looks forward to seeing you at the 2014 TEXAS MEETING. THE TEXAS MEETING I MAY 1-4, 2014 I HENRY B. GONzALEz CONVENTION CENTER I SAN ANTONIO, TX Like us on Facebook Follow @theTDA on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn

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