KHOU 11 News Anchor and Host of Great Day Houston, Ms. Debra Duncan has been chosen by the GHDS Media Relations Committee as its 2013 Media Relations Award recipient for her commitment to increasing public awareness of the advancements of our dental profession.
House Bill 300 (HB 300), passed during the 82nd regular session of the Texas Legislature, amends the Texas Medical Privacy Act (TMPA) - Chapter 181 of the Health and Safety Code. The legislation addresses the privacy of protected health care information by establishing guidelines for the storage, transmission and security of protected health care information. Most notable, the legislation requires training by each covered entity for its employees regarding the TMPA and HIPAA. Read More
The American Dental Association released the first in a series of papers examining the challenges and solutions to bringing good oral health to the millions of Americans-including as many as 1/4 of the nation's children lack access to dental care.... Read More
PAL Mentorship Happy Hour
The GHDS R&R Committee hosted the Professional Association Liaison (P.A.L.) Mentorship Happy Hour on November 8th at Brian O'Neill's Restaurant & Pub. To read more, click here.
Smiles on Wheels - Liberty
GHDS, TDA Smiles Foundation, and organizations from Liberty and areas nearby held a Smiles on Wheels outreach event on August 18th for underserved residents in Liberty. To read more, click here
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.
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.
Star of the South – 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 43rd year in what has become one of the most talked about meetings in the Greater Houston area. This meeting is open to the public, and we look forward to seeing you on March 27-29, 2014!
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.
**Individuals are encouraged to email questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit following link for podcasts of "The Alani Docs": www.ktrh.com/pages/alanidocs.html.