D and I Social

GHDS Diversity & Inclusion Committee Social
Celebrating Diversity in Houston

WOW… What a great social event! How exciting it was to witness the attendees networking and sharing ideas and topics related to Diversity and Inclusion.

The event l took place on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Kulture Restaurant. Over 40 attendees enjoyed the urban comfort kitchen, specializing in reimagined, southern comfort classic “Soul Food.”

Diverse dentists of Greater Houston were brought together through this event to network, share personal stories, discuss topics of diversity, and increase awareness of issues in diversity to the dental community. Participants from allied dental organizations were in attendance including members of the GHDS, Hispanic Dental Association, Charles George Dental Society, Asian-American Dental Society, Minority Dental Society, and the Muslim Dental Association.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Victor Rodriguez and Dr. Fabia Younus welcomed attendees and explained that we need more representatives from all ethnic dental organizations to become members and carry leadership positions within organized dentistry that are available to them on the national, state, and local levels.

Throughout the event, GHDS President Dr. Shelley Seidel and TDA President Dr. Duc “Duke” Ho shared important messages with participants that they were here for them to succeed and to contact them when they need any assistance and guidance. Dr. Eva Boldridge, GHDS Board Director and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member urged attendees to consider serving on this committee to help with our efforts to encourage more diverse members to be involved in the efforts of organized dentistry.

Dr. Rodriguez promoted the SmileCon. He explained it is a joint meeting of the ADA, TDA and GHDS that will take place on Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. He encouraged attendees to attend stating that the ADA is giving a discount to non-members, allowing them to register at membership rates.

We thank our event sponsors:  Custom Practices, LLC General Contractors, Garfield Refining, Ivoclar Vivadent, and Transwestern for supporting a very important event of this year.