Chair Welcome

Welcome to the 2019 Annual Session of the Texas Dental Association – Celebrating Life & Practice

Come celebrate the 149th annual meeting of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) in San Antonio, May 2-4, 2019 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Council on the Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Programs and our professional team have reinvented this year’s meeting to create an extraordinary experience for you, the attendee!

This experience begins with a new focal point of the beautiful Atrium in the newly constructed section of the convention center. Our shuttle buses will drop you off here. Registration is here. Our exhibition hall is here. The vast majority of our classes will be located here too, in this new section of the convention center, making it much more convenient for you.

On Thursday afternoon, in the Atrium, we will host for the first time ever, the TDA Soirée Music Festival, generously sponsored by TDA Perks. There will be live music groups as the entertainment, appetizers and cash bar. It kicks off just as happy hour ends in the exhibition hall. Everyone is invited and welcome! It will be quite a celebration, consistent with our 2019 theme: Celebrating Life & Practice!

In addition to these innovations, we have a number of new program additions to enhance your experience. There will be an Educational Theater with innovative demonstrations and 2 classrooms for express CE in the new exhibit hall. On Thursday, we will host the 3rd annual Women in Texas Dentistry Leadership Event, focused on entrepreneurship, followed by the Rising Stars of the Lonestar State – New Dentist Program, focusing on young dentists who have experienced great success early in their career.

This year’s program is bringing you the best of the best that dental education has to offer. Our clinical educators are teaching the latest leading edge concepts in all areas. In addition, this year we will have more opportunities for all team members than ever before. All of our programs are designed to help you create a more successful and rewarding 2019.

We hope to see you in San Antonio this May for a great Celebration of Life & Practice!

Edwin “Mac” McDonald, DDS
2019 Scientific Chair