David J. Acer

David J. Acer (November 11, 1949 – September 3, 1990) was an American dentist who was accused of infecting 6 of his patients with HIV. One of his alleged victims was Kimberly Bergalis
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Editor’s Corner February 2019

TDA Legislative Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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February 2019 General Meeting

Physical Therapy for the Temporomandibular Dysfunction Patient

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President’s Message February 2019

Citizenship in Dentistry

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2-19ADA Delegate Report

ADA 15th District Capital Area Dental Society Delegate Report American Dental Association Meeting


Committee A: Budget, Business, Membership and Administrative Matters:

Every year it seems the biggest issue is passing a budget for the ADA.  As with all organizations there are always hard expenses which change very little but must be addressed!  This year was one of those years where not raising dues for the previous four years caught up with our Association.  We have had excellent management by our board of directors and treasurer, and the House of Delegates has been diligent in evaluating what expenses to cover with reserve dollars.  This year it was necessary to return to best business practices and raise dues by $22 in order to not continually dip into reserves. This passed the house overwhelmingly!
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New Dentist Corner February 2019

One of the hardest things in our profession is finding a proportional work-life balance.  Especially being a new dentist, that may mean having to work 6 days a week or longer than “ideal” hours.  We want you to know, you’re not alone! The practice of dentistry is an ongoing journey and every patient experience is an opportunity to learn and grow.  Over time, you will learn to fine tune your skill set and hone in on what you truly love to do. The hard work will start to pay off and you will find yourself having more free time for hobbies and other interests, like reading!  A question that gets asked in many social channels are recommendations for books to read that emphasizes leadership, business and professional development. Here are our 2019 top picks for you: “Purple Cow: Transform your Business by Being Remarkable”, “Start with Why”, “The Energy Bus”, and “The Checklist Manifesto”.  Like Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid said “First learn to stand, then learn to fly. Nature rule Daniel son, not mine.”  Reading books gives you wings so you can begin to soar into our profession! 



Emily Conley DDS & Rebecca Scott DDS
CADS New Dentist Committee Chairs



Important Legislative Day Deadlines

Legislative Day is TDA’s largest legislative advocacy event, offering members the opportunity to meet, engage, and discuss dentistry issues with their legislators.

The event registration deadline is February 15, 2019. To register for the event, visit https://www.tda.org/Legislative-Day. Registration is $35 for TDA members and free for dental students.

The deadline for hotel reservations at the Stephen F Austin hotel is Friday, January 25, 2019.For best availability, make reservations online through the Legislative Day webpage. Reservations made after this deadline are subject to space and rate availability.   For more information on Legislative Day events, please contact Rebecca O’Connor


Guest Editorial January 2019

“The 2nd Wave”

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January 2019 General Meeting

Texas Dental Association President

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Dentists in History-Doc Holliday

Dentists in History

John HenryDocHolliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887)

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