Judicial Committee

Mission: The Judicial Committee of the Greater Houston Dental Society serves to maintain the highest legal, ethical and moral standards of its members.

Description: The Committee’s objective is to educate the membership on the ADA and TDA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and serve as an avenue for self-governance.

The committee functions include:
·    Mediating Dentist-to-Dentist complaints and those referred by the Peer Review Committee involving Patient-to-Dentist complaints.
·    Review applications for membership that are found to have negative or past disciplinary action attached to their license
·    Distribute the ADA and TDA Code of Ethics to each member.
      o    TDA Code of Ethics
      o    ADA Code of Ethics
·    To further expand Ethics Education programs for dental students.
·    To exhibit benefits offered by the Judicial Committee at the GHDS General Meetings.
·    Provide information to Dentists on the Texas State Board Rules and Regulations, which can be found at http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us/

Schedule:   Business will be conducted electronically to review membership applications with pass disciplinary action and committee cases.

· Student Committee Event
· Judicial and Peer Review Committees UTSD Student Event - Thursday, January 17, 2019

Chairman: Dr. Edward Sauer, 1 Year
Dr. William Davies, 2 Years
Dr. Gary Frey, 2 Years
Dr. Sharon Garner, 3 Years
Dr. Harold Heuszel, 1 Year
Dr. Stephen Laman, 1 Year
Dr. John Orfanos, 2 Years
Dr. Kimberly Ruona - 3 Years
Dr. Xavier Saab - 3 Years

Dr. Ron Hill - Board Liaison:
Dr. Rihl Buckley - President
Dr. Glenda Owen - President-elect