New Dentist Committee / New Dentist 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, click here)
Texas Dental Association offers The Navigator, an online Practice Resource Guidebook
The Texas Dental Association (TDA) now offers its online guidebook, The Navigator, a cohesive collection of essential practice management information in an easy to use electronically linked format.. (To read more and access the publication, click here)
Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) / Give Kids A Smile, Houston - February 7 & 8, 2014
VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS NEEDED!
The TDA Smiles Foundation Access to Care Committee has approved a Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) event for the Houston area scheduled for Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February, 8, 2014..(To read more and to register as a volunteer or support with a donation, click here).
2014 Star of the South Dental Meeting
P.A.L. (Professional Association Liaison) Mentorship - Happy Hour, November 14, 2013
GHDS Membership Committee held its 2013-2014 P.A.L. Mentorship and has scheduled a happy hour event on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Brian O'Neill's Pub's in the Village, sponsored by Dental Space Advisors.(To read more , please click here.
Legislative General Meeting - October 15, 2013
Our Legislative general meeting on October 15th at the Petroleum Club was great success! (To read more, click here.)
Tale & Ale I General Meeting at UTSD
The Greater Houston Dental Society kicked off the 2013-2014 year with a successful Tale & Ale I General Meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013. For details, click here.
GHDS Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet
The Greater Houston Dental Society held its Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 17th at the Cohen House, Rice University Faculty Club….(to read more, click here).
KHOU Channel 11 Host of “Great Day Houston,” Ms. Debra Duncan has been chosen by the Greater Houston Dental Society Media Relations Committee as its 2013 Media Relations Award recipient for her commitment to increasing public awareness of the advancements of the dental profession. Media Relations Chair, Dr. Terri Alani presented the award to Ms. Duncan on a Great Day Houston segment entitled, “Facts about Toothpaste.” Click here to view a video clip of the award presentation. (scroll to 8:12 on video).
Media Relations Committee Chair, Dr. Terri Alani talks with KRIV Fox 26 News’ Emily Akin.“Take It To Akin-At the Dentist” features organized Dentistry’s Peer Review process available to the public. Click here to view a video clip.
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.
In February 2014, Give Kids A Smile will be held in conjunction with the Texas Mission of Mercy event. Click here for more information or to register as a volunteer for Give Kids A Smile 2014.
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 email@example.com. Visit following link for podcasts of "The Alani Docs": www.ktrh.com/pages/alanidocs.html.