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Central Office Report for the
July 9, 2019 Board Meeting

2019 TMOM

The Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM)-Houston was held on May 17 & 18, 2019 at Emancipation Park. This was the 75th TMOM event held over the past 18 years for the TDA Smiles Foundation. Over 744 patients were treated. Free dental services valued over $527,000 were provided which included exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals and flippers.

GHDS Appreciation Social at the Rustic

The first annual GHDS Appreciation Social took place on Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Rustic - Houston.   We had a total of 34 in attendance along with 2 sponsors.

Dr. Buckley welcomed attendees and thanked them for the work they do for the Society.

 Justin Chee with Bank of America - Merrill Lynch sponsored  the event.

Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet
The Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet was held on May 30, 2019 at the Rice University Cohen House.  Dr. Laji James served as Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Joseph Piazza served as Installing Officer.

The following awards were presented:

GHDS Scholarship Recipient – Ms. Stephanie Williams
Media Award – Mr. Ted Oberg
Jack Harris Award – Dr. Gary Williams
Presidents Award – Dr. Kathy O’Keefe
Presidents Award – Welch Dental Group
Presidents Award – Dr. Gary Williams

TDA Leadership (BEST) Conference
Ms. Charlotte Bolls attended the TDABEST Conference in Austin on Friday, June 21st.  Dr Steve Swafford, co-founder of Leadership Outfitters, LLC was the speaker.   Mr. Swafford used practical, strengths-based leadership principles to help assess the leadership within TDA environments.

Calendar through August 30:
Freshman Day at UTSD                                               Thursday, August 8th
UTSD White Coat Ceremony                                        Friday, August 9th, 3:00 p.m.
Star Council                                                                Monday, August 12th
Dental Health                                                              Monday, August 19th, 6:30 p.m.
Nominating Committee                                                 Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 p.m.
OSHA Update                                                             Friday, August 23rd, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
15th District of ADA Caucus Meeting – Grapevine, TX    Sunday, August 25th, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.