The House of Delegates convenes meetings during the Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association.

Thursday, May 4
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Friday, May 5
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday, May 6
8:00 am – 10:00 am
1:30 – close of business


The House of Delegates is the legislative and supreme governing body of the TDA. The 2023 House of Delegates is composed of 132 voting members, which includes duly elected and installed delegates from each of the 26 components of the Texas Dental Association and the 15 voting members of the Board of Directors. The Speaker of the House of Delegates is the presiding officer and is without vote. The TDA secretary-treasurer is also a non-voting office of the House of Delegates and serves as the Secretary of the House. Finally, there are four student delegates, each elected and installed by their respective dental school; student delegates have full privilege and access to the floor of the House of Delegates but are without the right to vote and may not introduce resolutions.

House Materials
Delegates and alternates will receive their House book in a searchable PDF format. Reference committee reports will be emailed in PDF format to all participants and these reports can be downloaded from any location with internet access.

For more information, contact TDA Governance Manager Mr. Terry Cornwell at 512-443-3675, or

ADA/TDA Leadership Candidates Forum
Friday, May 5th 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

In the event there are no contested TDA statewide elections and no participation by candidates for ADA elected offices, the candidate’s forum will not be held.


Friday, May 5th 5:30 pm

Get involved by attending divisional caucus meetings and selecting your representatives on the state and national levels. ADA delegates and alternates from your division and the divisional directors of the TDA Board of Directors are nominated in this forum.


Reference committee hearings offer an opportunity for any member to participate in the TDA policy-making process. All members are encouraged to attend the hearings scheduled on Thursday, May 4. All 2022-2023 resolutions will be discussed before presentation to the 2023 TDA House of Delegates for policy-making decisions. Starting times are:

  • Reference Committee A: 10:00 am
    Administration, Budget, Building, House of Delegates, Membership Processing
  • Reference Committee B: 11:30 am
    President’s Address, Miscellaneous Matters, Component Societies, Subsidiaries, Strategic Planning, Annual Session
  • Reference Committee D: 2:00 pm
    Legislative, Legal and Governmental Affairs
  • Reference Committee D: 2:00 pm
    Legislative, Legal and Governmental Affairs
  • Reference Committee E: 3:30 pm
    Constitution, Bylaws, Ethics & Peer Review

*Times subject to change, please visit