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Central Office Report for the
​August 13, 2019 Board Meeting

Freshman Day at UTSD-Houston

TDA and the GHDS leadership joined to host the 2019 UTSD’s Freshman Dental Students Luncheon during their orientation week on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Dr. Kathy O’Keefe, GHDS President-Elect, was the moderator for the event. The freshman class has 105 students and 100 of them were able to attend. Organized Dentistry’s leaders and UTSD faculty members welcomed the students to the dental profession where the students listened to presentations on the value on maintaining active membership in organized dentistry, actively participating on committees and in programs, networking with members, as well as, various aspects of the dental profession. The TDA sponsored the lunch and GHDS provided gift bags. Staff members, Charlotte Bolls, Jayne Fuller and Jennifer Smith welcomed the students, distributed the gift bags and a list of important dental websites. Mr. Billy Callis, TDA staff, provided trivia questions and gift cards to entertain and engage the students. Live video was post to TDA’s and GHDS’s social media outlets during the event.

Drs. Kathy O’Keefe, Ingrid Duebbert, Gary Frey, Thomas Harrison, Katie To, Michelle Thompson and Jay Welch presented on the importance benefits of being a member of Organized Dentistry.
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Scheduled Programs through October
:

Diversity & Inclusion Committee -  Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 p.m
Spokespersons Meeting - Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.
Dental Health Committee - Monday, September 16th, 6:30 p.m.
GHDS Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m
Membership Committee - Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
OSHA Compliance - Friday, September 20, 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Tale & Ale Meeting - Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 p.m.
Legislative Action Committee -  Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.
Dental Health Committee - Monday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting - Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
October General Meeting - Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m.
New Dentist Social - Thursday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
Star of the South Council - Monday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
& Sponsorship Meeting



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