Chair Welcome

Welcome  to the 148th Annual Meeting of the Texas Dental Association! On behalf of the Board of Directors, the officers of the Association, the Council on Annual Session and the TDA staff, I would like to extend an invitation to all dental professionals to attend this premier conference. Please take time to read through this preliminary program to find information about education, exhibits, social events, travel, and much more.

We are honored to have an amazing line-up of speakers who bring information on a wide variety of topics. A few very popular speakers are returning in response to big demand, but special emphasis has been placed on bringing new names and new faces to enlighten you and your staff on pertinent topics in dentistry.

The popularity of last year’s new layout for the exhibit hall will be repeated this year. There you will find hundreds of exhibitors with the latest and greatest in materials and equipment to take your practice to the next level. Be sure and save up your supply orders to take advantage of the generous meeting specials that they will offer.

TDA will once again offer “The HUB,” Helping Understand Benefits, so TDA members can learn about what their membership provides. Centrally located near the TDA booth in the exhibit hall, representatives from the TDA Council on Membership, TDA Smiles Foundation, TDA Perks Partners and DENPAC will be available to explain the critical role TDA plays in promoting dentistry in our state.

Join us Thursday for the TDA Soiree, to be held again in the famous Grotto on the river level of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Enjoy delicious food and drink and be entertained by lively music and fun events. Also on the social events calendar, new dentists should plan to attend the New Dentist Reception on Friday afternoon.

So, as you can see, we are going to have a great meeting with great programs, great events and great fun!

Hotel reservations opened mid-December and meeting registration will open during the month of January. We look forward to seeing everyone at your TDA Meeting May 3-5!

Randy Mellard, DDS, MS
2018 Scientific Chair