Volume: VII, Issue: 6
June 24, 2019

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019!

July 24-26, 2019
JJ Pickle Research Center, Commons Learning Center | Austin, TX

Applications for Sponsors and Exhibitors Welcomed!

Please visit to determine your sponsorship level and/or secure your exhibitor's table today.

Conference Details

Conference Schedule

Location and Directions 

Texas Oral Health Conference Room Block

Hyatt House Austin Arboretum 
10001 N. Capital of TX Highway Austin, TX 78759
Step 1: Enter dates for your hotel stay
Step 2: Confirm the room block code G-TOHC

Continuing education credit for multiple
disciplines will be provided for this event.

Attendees may earn up to 15.5 Dental CEUs 
and up to 13.5 CEUs for CME, CNE, SW, CHES and CPH.
Don't miss the opportunity to have your professional picture updated. 
Color Factory will be in the house on Thursday taking professional headshots.  
When registering for the conference don't miss the
Pre-Conference Workshop or Post-Conference Training Session. 
Registration Required.

Pre-Conference Texas Regional Oral Health
Coalition Building Workshop

Please join us Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM for this exciting workshop sponsored by Advancing the Oral Health Movement in Texas (ATOHMIT), a collaborative partnership between the Texas Oral Health Coalition (TxOHC) and the Texas Health Institute (THI), as we discuss opportunities to lead and support the groundbreaking Texas Oral Health Regional Coalitions and opportunities for funding regional initiatives.

Post Conference ​Speaking up for Better Oral Health Training Session

Presented by: Johnny Johnson, DMD, MS and Matt Jacob, BA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has praised community water fluoridation (CWF) as one of 10 “great public health achievements of the 20th century,” recognizing that this health practice reduces tooth decay by 25% over a person’s lifetime. Yet we cannot take CWF for granted. Although fluoridated water reaches most Texans, some communities have stopped adding fluoride in recent years. Research shows local residents will suffer because of these decisions to stop. Being an effective public advocate for CWF requires two proficiencies: 1) understanding the scientific evidence, and 2) using strategies that strengthen communication. This session will provide participants with both proficiencies. This session will conclude with a role-play exercise giving participants a chance to practice the skills they have learned. 

Course Objectives
 Upon completion of this event, participants should be able to:
  • Explain how topical fluoride (fluoridated toothpaste, mouth rinses, professionally applied varnish, and water fluoridation) and systemic fluoride (optimally fluoridated water, fluoride supplements) work in complementary ways to reduce dental caries.
  • Communicate what recent research has concluded about the effectiveness and safety of fluoride at the concentration in fluoridated drinking water.
  • Recognize the common claims that critics make against the practice of community water fluoridation and why these claims are not supported by evidence-based scientific research on optimally fluoridated water.
  • Educate the public about community water fluoridation using best practices for communicating to audiences with limited health literacy.

TxOHC Nominations Report for 2019-2020

The Texas Oral Health Coalition Board Governance Committee has selected the candidates listed below for nomination to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors.  The Board shall be composed of the elected Chairperson, Chairperson Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and six Directors who serve terms of two years.  The Immediate Past Chairperson shall serve as an unelected ex-officio member of the Board for one term of two years.   In accordance with TxOHC bylaws, a minimum of three Board members must be dentists or dental hygienists. 
Members will have the opportunity to nominate candidates from the floor at the annual meeting on July 25, 2019.  All candidates must be verified they are members in good standing.
The Board Governance Committee presents the following candidates:
Position #1:  Elodie Levy, DMD
Position #2:  Deborah J. Jones, PhD, MSN, RN
Position #3:  Sandy Tesch, RDH, MSHP 

TxOHC wishes to thank our 2019 Coalition Sponsors 

DentaQuest Foundation
Midwest Dental Equipment and Supply
Oral Health Industries
SDI (North America, Inc.)
SelenBio Dental
Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s
Geriatric Dental Group of South Texas

Welcome New Members 

Group Members
Oral Health Industries
St. David's Foundation

Individual Members 
Kathy Colston, RDH, BSDH             UT Health Periodontics and Dental Hygiene Program
Bill Devine, DMD   Retired Dentist
Petra Gloria   Oral Health Industries
Dale G. Hahn, RDH, BSDH   Wharton County Junior College
Laura Hernandez, BSDH   San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Rudy Izzard, DDS   Special Care Dentistry
Deborah J. Jones, PhD, MSN, RN   School of Nursing, UT Medical Branch
Chris Lam   Oral Health Industries
Joe Lee   Oral Health Industries
Anna Lindley   Oral Health Industries
Jana Mannen, RDH, BSDH   UT Health Periodontics and Dental Hygiene Program
Eduardo Ortiz   Oral Health Industries
Leticia Santos   City of San Antonio Metro Health-Oral Health
Elllen Spitsen   City of San Antonio Metro Health
Thanh Tran   Oral Health Industries
Liliana Valenzuela   Oral Health Industries
Josefine Ortiz Wolfe, PhD, RDH, CHES   Texas Health Institute
Ivy Wu, DDS, MS, PhD   UTHealth School of Dentistry
We also wish to add our sincere thanks to all TxOHC members who have renewed their membership for 2019.

We appreciate your participation and support!

Midwest Dental Equipment and Supply
Collaborative Stakeholder Initiative

Midwest Dental Equipment and Supply will be giving away one Premier AeroPro™ Cordless Prophy Handpiece to a participant in the Midwest Stakeholder Initiative.  The drawing will be held at the TxOHC annual meeting Thursday, July 25, 2019 during the Networking Reception of the 2019 Texas Oral Health Conference. 

To determine your eligibility please contact Midwest.
Midwest Stakeholder Initative Flyer

Member must be present to win, so register now for the Texas Oral Health Conference. 

The AeroPro™ Cordless Prophy Handpiece 
  • Total mobility with no cord drag or rheostat
  • Works with most disposable prophy angles
  • Long-lasting battery gets you through the day
  • Lightweight design

Make plans to give back to TxOHC with Goodshop and AmazonSmile by choosing us as your cause as you do your online shopping.

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Register with Goodshop then head on over to the pick a cause page and select Texas Oral Health Coalition (or visit the TxOHC page directly).  Once you've signed up for a nonprofit and chosen the stores you love to shop at, sit back and receive the latest coupons and offers at thousands of top retailers like Amazon, Macy’s, Target and Best Buy. You can also donate while you search using powered with the yahoo search engine.

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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on is also available on AmazonSmile ( at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

When shopping you can choose the Texas Oral Health Coalition to support with all of your purchases!
Many Thanks To Our Coalition Sponsors!



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