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MAY 2014 CONTENTS • Medicaid Update • Alliance of the TDA • TDA Smiles Foundation • President’s Post - Teresa Kim, TDA Perks • Member Spotlight - Jodi Danna, DDS, Plano • TDA Perks AVAILABLE ON TDA.ORG The Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association May 1-4, 2014 • San Antonio, TX Thousands Attend 2014 TEXAS Meeting A total of 10,434 dental professionals registered for the 2014 TEXAS Meeting, the TDA’s 144th annual session, May 2-4 in San Antonio. • Meet the Staff VOLUME 15, ISSUE 5 - TDA Perks Supplies Makes Perks History • TSBDE Rule Update May Texas Dental Journal Special Issue — Oral Cancer Around the State June 13 • TDA Component Executive Directors Meeting • TDA Component Presidents This year, the TDA annual session featured more than 250 booths representing over 300 companies. The new and improved exhibit hall layout provided attendees with an opportunity for fast and easy shopping. The hall also featured an exclusive aisle for TDA Perks Partners and an exclusive aisle for the 3 Texas dental schools. Attendees had access to more than 95 clinicians and 200 sessions that provided educational opportunities for the entire dental team. Continuing education verification documents are available at Non-member dentists from Texas had the opportunity to attend the TEXAS Meeting at a discounted registration fee, and 59 TDA non-members attended. The TDA Board of Directors and Council on Annual Session continue to support activities to increase TDA membership and to promote the value of the TEXAS Meeting each year. The support of the TDA leadership and President Dr David A. Duncan is invaluable to the work of the Council on Annual Session and the many volunteers. The 2014 host society, District 10, was a very important member of the planning and on-site facilitation team. Dr Matthew Steinberg and his team’s organizational skills and commitment were very much appreciated. Near year’s TEXAS Meeting is scheduled May 7-10, in San Antonio. Program information will be available in late summer and housing information will be available December 1 on THE TEXAS MEETING I HENRY B. GONZALEZ CONVENTION CENTER I SAN ANTONIO, TX TDA Election Results The House of Delegates convened at the 144th annual session of the Texas Dental Association in early May in San Antonio. Members of the House elected the 2014-145 TDA officers, including: TDA President Dr David H. McCarley of McKinney, TDA President-elect Dr Craig S. Armstrong of Houston, TDA Secretary-Treasurer Dr Ron Collins of Houston, TDA Speaker of the House Dr John W. Baucum of Corpus Christi, and TDA Editor Dr Daniel L. Jones of Dallas. Committee Meeting • TDA Council/Committee/Affiliate Training • TDA Leadership Conference • TDA New Board Members Orientation TDA President Dr David H. McCarley McKinney TDA President-elect Dr Craig S. Armstrong Houston TDA Secretary-Treasurer Dr Ron Collins Houston TDA Speaker of the House Dr John W. Baucum Corpus Christi TDA Editor Dr Daniel L. Jones Dallas For a complete list of the elected 2014-15 TDA Board of Directors, please see page 2. Austin happy healthy smiles... that’s our mission! Using your smart phone, scan this QR code to access the TDA Today on Mineral Wells Texas Mission of Mercy On June 14, Mineral Wells will host its third Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) event. Please consider signing up for this exciting 14-chair 1-day event! TMOM events depend on the generous involvement of Texas dentists. To sign up to volunteer for upcoming TMOM events, or to make a monetary contribution to support TDASF’s efforts, please visit Like us on Facebook Follow @theTDA on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn

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