The need to stand together to help our fellow dentists became evident
this past September when Hurricane Harvey blew on to our Texas coast. The ADA estimates that 3,840 dentists in Texas were affected by Hurricane Harvey. So far, 57 grant applications have been received for the TDA Disaster
Relief Grant. This grant is given to local dentists who have suffered damage to
their offices from a natural disaster. It is great to know that the TDA will support its dentists in the event of a major disaster.
The TDA Relief Fund was established so that dentists and concerned people could also help. As dentists from around the state of Texas contributed to help their fellow
colleagues affected by this disaster, it became evident that Texas is a state full of compassion and caring. If you would like to contribute you can contribute online at the TDA Relief Fund.
Looking at these efforts we can proudly say that the unity of purpose and solidarity in the toughest of times has strengthened the loyalty we have to our fellow Texas
dentists. Our own CADS New Dentist Committee Chairs Dr. Emily Conley and Dr. Rebecca Montalvo organized a few social events in which a portion of the proceeds went to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Although our local society was not devastated by this natural disaster, we at CADS want to offer our support to
our local members. This past month we had some fabulous Continuing Education Events. Dr. Dale Gallagher brought back our Table Clinic Meeting which was a huge success. Thank you to all of our Table Clinic speakers: Drs. Sree Bodapati, Frank Bonasso, Paul Gates, Grant Glauser, Richard Hlista, Jerry Katz, Bill Kaylakie, Mark Peppard, Jennifer Roe, Larry Schrader, and David Yu.
In September CADS had the kickoff event for the CADS Study Club with Dr. Bill Robbins. Thank you to Drs. Stephen Katz, Jerry Katz, and Barry Rouch for doing a great job of organizing the first meeting. Members had the opportunity
to learn, network, and share ideas among fellow dentists. There are three more CADS Study Club dates set for 2018 if you would still like to join.
We are also looking forward to the return of the CADS Conference on Friday, April 27th, 2018. Dr. Jeff Brucia from the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.) will be presenting.
By Ensy A. Atarod, DDS
CADS President, 2017-2018