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.