duc m ho ddsCongratulations to Duc "Duke" M. Ho, DDS FAGD, our Past President and member of Greater Houston Dental Society, on his installation as President of the Texas Dental Association at the 2022 TDA House of Delegates.  Join us in congratulating Dr. Ho as we anticipate  his exciting, new year ahead and appreciate his commitment, passion and dedication as well as continued contributions to organized dentistry!   Please view his message below.

"It is a great honor and privilege to serve the Association as the youngest and first Asian President of the Texas Dental Association. First and foremost, I would like to offer my congratulations to the recently installed Board of the Greater Houston Dental Society as well as to the newest crop of young dentists to graduate!

As an alumnus of the University of Texas School of Dentistry – the Dental Branch as it was named in 1996 - I have been blessed to have great mentors and meaningful relationships throughout my career in organized dentistry. Although now a partner in a large group practice with more employees than I can count on certain days, I am forever thankful for Houston and the Greater Houston Dental Society, which were the foundations for my involvement.

The significance of my presidency is not lost on me. However, this organization exists to serve you, not me. “Member value” is not just a phrase, it is a belief and a conviction that I live every day. My hope this year is to be a bridge between our important, amazing past founded by great leaders to a promising, bright future guided and protected by young trailblazers. We must never forget that we have so much more in common than our differences, so together (rural and urban, fee for service and insurance driven, single owner and group practice, seasoned or young dentist, etc.), we will bring member value to every dentist in this state.

As always, please feel free to share any thoughts or ideas on how we can better serve you."

Warmest regards,

Duc "Duke" M. Ho, DDS FAGD

Dr. Duc "Duke" M. Ho is a partner of a family dentistry practice in Katy, Texas. He holds leadership in organized dentistry as a Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow, International College of Dentists,  Past President, Greater Houston Dental Society,  Past Chair of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Dental Practice, Delegate, American Dental Association, DENPAC Chairman, Eighth District of Texas and President, Texas Dental Association. Dr. Ho is a strong advocate for community service providing help to those who are underserved and limited access to care as a host office for Veterans Smile Day and volunteer provider for Give Kids A Smile events. Additionally, he supports the Katy Independent School District Assistance Program.