The Texas Dental Association’s House of Delegates, Reference Committees, and other organizations will convene during the TDA Meeting to consider matters of importance to the Texas dental community.

HOUSE OF DELEGATES

The House of Delegates is the legislative and supreme governing body of the TDA.

REFERENCE COMMITTEES

Reference Committee hearings offer an opportunity for any TDA member to participate in the TDA policy-making process.

CAUCUSES

Get involved by attending Divisional Caucus Meetings and selecting your TDA member representatives on the state and national levels.

HOUSE OF DELEGATES

The House of Delegates is the legislative and supreme governing body of the TDA. The House of Delegates is composed of 138 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 officer of the House of Delegates and serves as the secretary of the House. Finally, there are 3 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.

2021 House of Delegates Schedule (Lonestar Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio)
Thursday, May 6: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Friday, May 7: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 8: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM – Close of business

House Materials
Delegates and alternates will receive their House book in a searchable PDF format. Reference Committee reports will be e-mailed 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 by email or phone (512) 443-3675.

REFERENCE COMMITTEES

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 which will be facilitated through electronic virtual means on Thursday, May 6, 2021 (please see the meeting mobile app or TDA website for additional information on how to participate and for any changes to committee start times which will also be announced to the House of Delegates at the first meeting of the House of Delegates):

10:00 AM Reference Committees A & B (Combined)
Committee A: Administration, Budget, Building, House of Delegates, Membership Processing
Committee B: President’s Address, Miscellaneous Matters, Component Societies, Subsidiaries, Strategic Planning, Annual Session

1:00 PM Reference Committees C & D (Combined)
Committee C: Dental Education, Dental Economics, Health and Dental Care Programs
Committee D: Legislative, Legal and Governmental Affairs

3:30 PM Reference Committee E: Constitution, Bylaws, Ethics & Peer Review


FINANCIAL FORUM

The TDA Secretary-Treasurer will facilitate a one-hour questions and answer financial forum in the Lonestar Ballroom of the San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., open to all members who are present in San Antonio.

CANDIDATES FORUM

The ADA & TDA Candidates Forums will be held in the Lonestar Ballroom of the San Antonio Grand Hyatt hotel on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In the event there are no contested TDA statewide elections, the TDA Candidates Forum will not be held.

Registration is required to attend the Candidates Forum – please see the meeting mobile app or TDA Meeting website for additional information on how to participate and for any changes to the schedule, which will also be announced at the first meeting of the House of Delegates.

CAUCUSES

Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Get involved by attending Divisional Caucus Meetings and selecting your TDA member 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. Divisional Caucuses (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast) will be facilitated entirely through electronic virtual means at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Monday and Tuesday, April 26 & 27, 2021. Registration is required and open to all current members – please see the meeting mobile app for additional information. Registration is required (click on your associated caucus link below).

Monday, April 26, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
Northeast Caucus Meeting
Southwest Caucus Meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
Southeast Caucus Meeting
Northwest Caucus Meeting