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To provide support for the spouses of Texas Dental Association members through education, fellowship, and service, and to foster the positive image of organized dentistry, working in partnership with the Texas Dental Association.

Lisa Burns
ATDA President


Application for Alliance Membership (PDF)

2019-2020 ATDA State Officers

President Lisa Burns (Mrs. Alfred) 24/SW
623 N. Erskine
Seguin, TX 78155
(C) 830-491-9417
(O) 831-372-3725

President-Elect Susan Shults (Mrs. Gary) 20/SW
(C) 210-414-6446

First Vice President Connie Durbin (Mrs. Stephen) 6/NE
(C) 214-460-3249

Second Vice President Julia Martin (Mrs. E. Dale) 12/NW
(C) 817-253-1069

Third Vice President Kelly Lemke (Mrs. Robert) 20/SW
Dental Health 
(C) 210-416-9370

Fourth Vice President Karen Donelson (Mrs. James) 8/SE
(C) 281-773-0094

Recording Secretary Kellie Kauitzsch 5/NE
(C) 214-415-7780

Corresponding Secretary Patty Taylor (Mrs. Ben) 20/SW
(C) 210-317-8348

Publicity Secretary Gloria Morales (Mrs. Felipe) 20/SW
(C) 210-260-5187

Treasurer Diane Bogan (Mrs. Doug) 8/SE
(C) 713-446-8362

Historian Angela Estes (Mrs. John) 17/NW
(C) 325-668-5283

Immediate Past President Kim Sauer (Mrs. Ed) 8/SE
(C) 281-414-7605

Our Background

The Alliance of the Texas Dental Association was formed in 1930. We are spouses of dentists who are members of the Texas Dental Association. Our object is to create common interests among the District Alliances, to foster and support dental health education, and to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information.

The Alliance supports many activities throughout the year, including National Dental Health Month, Silver Lining Fund, Memorial Fund and TDA Legislative Day. We conduct our Annual Meeting in conjunction with the TDA Annual meeting and hold a Fall Board meeting.

Our Committees

The Silver Lining Fund was organized to help relieve dental families in need and special times in their lives. The Silver Lining Committee handles the investigation for needs and funds are disbursed upon the approval of the Silver Lining and Administrative Committees.

Our Dental Health Committee works closely with the TDA and ADA.  They gather information and share it with each district at the Fall Board Meeting and Annual Session to encourage all districts to be more active in their local districts.

The Legislative Committee works closely with the TDA Council on Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. This is one of our most active committees during legislative years. The committee works to heighten awareness of Texas Legislators as to the aims and goals of the dental health community.

The Memorial Committee provides support for education by aiding and furthering the study of dentistry. They offer financial aid, grants, and scholarships to dental students or ancillary dental health groups aiding research in dental health.


Winter 2019

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Winter 2015

Winter 2014



February …………Dental Health Month

February 1, 2019
Deadline for Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee to receive proposed amendments or changes to the ATDA bylaws: 
      Bylaws Chairperson: 
      Linda Radwanski
 (Mrs. Wayne) 10/SE
      4502 Bunny Run
      Austin, TX 78746
      (H) 512-327-6126  (C) 512-633-2381
      (O) 512-441-8922

February 19-20, 2019 

Future Focus Meeting - Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - noon - TDA Office
Legislative Day - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Ave. Austin,TX

February 28, 2019
See items #2 and #3 above for information that you may not have provided at the Fall Board Meeting.

March 1, 2019
Deadline to mail district contributions to the Chairperson of the Silver Lining Committee:
      Silver Lining Chair: 
      Gina Villarreal 
( Mrs. David) 20/SW
      1727 Parkview
      Pleasanton, TX 78064
      (H) 830-281-4554 (C) 830-200-1679

March 15, 2019
Deadline for district presidents to mail their slate of district officers to:
      State President-Elect:     
      Lisa Burns
 (Mrs. Alfred) 24/SW
      623 N. Erskine
      Seguin, TX  78155
      (C) 830-491-9417 (O) 831-372-3725

April 15, 2019
      1.  Deadline for districts to submit names of deceased members to:
           Resolutions Chair: 
           Julie Reger
  (Mrs. Chris) 20/SW
           9015 Cinnabar Court
           San Antonio, TX  78266
           (C) 210-268-5043
      2.  Deadline for State Officers and Board Members with budgeted expenses to mail itemized statements to:
           State Treasurer: 
           Diane Bogan
 (Mrs. Doug) 8/SE   
           12310 Shelwick 
           Houston, TX  77031
           (H) 713-772-7984 (C) 713-446-8362    

       3.  Deadline for District Presidents to mail statistical reports to:
           State President: 
           Kim Sauer
 (Mrs. Ed)   8/SE
           14110 Vista Mar Circle
           Houston, TX  77095
           (H) 281-861-6317 (C) 281-414-7605



February 1st Deadline
Deadline to submit proposed amendments or changes to Bylaw Chairperson (Janet Hooten)

February Date TBD
TDA Office, Austin 4th Floor Boardroom
Noon with Lunch at 11

February 21-22
Texas Mission of Mercy: Killeen

March 15th Deadline
Deadline to submit district contributions to Silver Lining, send to State Treasurer (Diane Bogan)

April 15th Deadline
Deadline to submit names of deceased members to Resolutions Chair (Heide Heath)

April 15th Deadline
 Deadline to submit to submit state budgeted expenses for reimbursement to State Treasurer (Diane Bogan)

April 18-19    
Texas Mission of Mercy: San Angelo

May 1st Deadline
Deadline to submit Committee Agenda items for Annual State Convention (Lisa Burns)

May 7-9 
Hyatt, San Antonio

Everything is...

This year my focus is simple, spreading our sunshine to others. We have a wonderful purpose, wonderful causes, and especially wonderful people.  I want this year for the Alliance to spread sunshine to as many lives as it can.  We have multiple ways of spreading this sunshine from increasing our membership to dental health education, to legislative influence and DENPAC, to our work with the Smiles Foundation, and finally to supporting our spouses directly in their profession and the TDA.  No matter what circumstances or stage of life we are in, we all can use some more brightness in our lives and have some to share.

I hope this year we can all find ways, no matter how big or small to spread the sunshine of the Alliance because “Everything is Brighter with the Alliance.”

Lisa Burns, ATDA President

Alliance in Action

The Alliance Legislative Committee, led by Janet Crow swept the Texas Capital in February on the day prior to the TDA’s legislation day. Our members stopped by each of our representative and senators office’s to present staff members nice bags of dental goodies as a reminder that our dentists would be visiting the next day and that we wished to thank our Texas employees for their service to our great State.

Mrs Janet Crow receives a President’s Award from Dr Craig Armstrong for her years of service and dedication to the Texas Dental Association’s legislative efforts.  Pictured are ATDA leadership: Janet Hooten, Janell Dunsworth, Beth Voorhees, Janet Crow, Dr. Craig Armstrong and Diane Bogan.

At Future Focus meetings, Alliance members plan for the scope and sequence of upcoming events across the state. Supporting the TDA, growing our membership, and even updating our website are just some of the tasks at hand. Plus, these meetings foster the collaboration of ideas and strengthen new and years-old friendships among members!

Supporting the TDA manifests in many ways. Here we are standing proudly around an operator’s chair at the 2015 Mesquite TMOM. This chair was contributed directly to the Smiles Foundation by our Alliance members. It represents just one of the many ways we directly and financially support the efforts of organized dentistry.