Members, Your Involvement is Needed for 2016-17! Join In on upcoming GHDS Committee Meetings! Click the link below to RSVP:
New Dentist Committee & Upcoming NDC Programs
The New Dentist Committee, comprised of dentists who graduated from dental school less than ten years previously, boasts the highest participation rate within the GHDS..(to read more about the committee & its upcoming programs, click here)
ADA ENGAGE: LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
During the week of 3/7/16, CMS announced that it will delay enforcement of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirements until February 1, 2017.
Thanks, at least in part, to your efforts supporting legislation that would exempt dentists from the Part D requirements and bringing your concerns to your
Members of Congress, questions were raised by Capitol Hill staff in communications with the agency that we believe contributed to the decision to delay
implementation. This is an example of what we can accomplish when we speak with One Voice United in Washington. Thank you for your advocacy and
please be sure you are signed up to receive our ADA Action Alerts and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
CHANNEL 13 News / Great Stories of Someone You Have Helped Needed:
By Media Relations Committee Chairman, Dr. Terri Alani:
Channel 13 News featured a wonderful story about a teen who experienced financial barriers to accessing dental care. Channel 13's Jeff Ehling contacted my office, and I was more than willing to help. The teen received dental care free-of-charge and she was ecstatic. It feels great to be in a profession that is able to "pay it forward." We are seeking great stories from our member dentists of someone you have helped. I would love to hear about it, and it may be featured on Channel 13. Please forward your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) is the local component of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Founded in 1904, the GHDS is the fourth largest component (local) society in the United States with a current membership of over 1,600. Our members are committed to providing the highest quality oral health care to the Greater Houston community and are dedicated to the principles of ethics, professional advancement, and advocacy.
"The Greater Houston Dental Society through education, services, and advocacy supports the area's dental profession in providing quality and ethical oral health care."
Our purpose is to serve the needs of Greater Houston by promoting public and professional oral-health education. We strive to provide the most up-to-date information available in our area, so you can stay connected with what’s happening in the field of dentistry today.
Star of the South – Rated as our #1 Member Benefit, our annual meeting provides access to continuing education, the latest dental products, and information on social programs and special events. We will be celebrating our 46th year in what has become one of the most talked about meetings in the Greater Houston area. We look forward to seeing you on March 2-4, 2017! Click here for the Star of the South website.
Give Kids a Smile Day – The GHDS also supports the local community through non-profit events, such as the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. In conjunction with the University of Texas School of Dentistry , the Greater Houston Dental Alliance (GHDA), and San Jose Clinic, together, these partners have provided free dental care and education to over 300 children and adolescents from underserved Greater Houston communities for Give Kids A Smile Day. In February 2014, Give Kids A Smile was held in conjunction with the Texas Mission of Mercy event.
Public Outreach on Oral Health via local Media - "The Alani Docs," is a radio show on 740 KTRH Sundays at Noon with GHDS Media Relations Chairman, Dr. Terri Alani and her brother/orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wayne Alani. Through this show, they educate the public on dental and medical topics as well as new technology in a lively and entertaining manner. The pair have become an informative source for healthcare.
Visit following link for podcasts of "The Alani Docs": www.ktrh.com/pages/alanidocs.html.