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Memberships and Associations

The Academy of Osseointegration:

Following the introduction of osseointegration to North America in 1982, a group of dental clinicians from the Greater New York area participated in a course entitled “Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry.”

Subsequently, the group formed a study club to share research and information. This local study club eventually concluded that a national organization was essential to foster education and advancement in this field. As a result, the Academy of Osseointegration was formed.






Texas Dental Association:

The Texas Dental Association (TDA), chartered in 1871, is the third largest state dental association in the United States. Currently, the Association has more than 9,000 members and is comprised of 26 component dental societies grouped into 4 divisions across the state of Texas. The TDA is part of a tri-partite affiliation with the American Dental Association as its national representative and its component societies at the local level.





American Dental Association:

here are more 157,000 ADA members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The ADA is a member-run organization managed by an elected Board of Trustees and a 473-member House of Delegates.

The ADA works to advance the dental profession on the national, state and local level. Membership in the national organization includes membership in one of our 53 state and 545 local dental societies.




Greater Houston Dental Society:

The Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) is the local component of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Founded in 1904, the GHDS is the fourth largest component (local) society in the United States with a current membership of over 1,600. Our members are committed to providing the highest quality oral health care to the Greater Houston community and are dedicated to the principles of ethics, professional advancement, and advocacy.






American Academy of Periodontology:

The American Academy of Periodontology is the non-profit membership association for periodontists—dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Founded in 1914 by two women, Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spalding, the AAP currently has 8,400 members including periodontists and general dentists from all 50 states and around the world. The AAP also publishes the Journal of Periodontology, a monthly scholarly journal.