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 4 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
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 scheduled on Thursday, May 6, 2021. All 2020-2021 resolutions will be discussed before presentation to the TDA House of Delegates for policy-making decisions.

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 C: 1:00 pm, Dental Education, Dental Economics, Health and Dental Care Programs

Reference Committee D: 2:00 pm, Legislative, Legal and Governmental Affairs

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

Reference Committee times are subject to change. Final room locations to be announced in the onsite program.


CAUCUSES

Friday, May 7, 2021 at 5:30 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. All attendees must be registered for the TDA Meeting and present name badge upon entering caucus meetings.

Governance schedule and room assignments subject to change.