Events

TAPD General Meeting

Friday, May 3, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
Alamo Salon D, E, F, Ballroom Floor
San Antonio, TX

TAPD Cocktail Hour & Graduate Poster Presentations

Friday, May 3, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
Foyer D,E,F, Ballroom Floor
San Antonio, TX

TAPD Spring Board Meeting

Thursday May 2, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
Travis Room, Ballroom Floor
San Antonio, TX

TAPD Spring CE Course

Dr. Ronald Kosinski, Associate Professor and Clinical Director of Pediatric Sedation and Anesthesia at NYU College of Dentistry

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:30PM-4:30PM
  • Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:30AM-11:30AM

TDA Registration Codes: T36 (Thursday) and F56 (Friday)

Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
Alamo Salon D,E,F, Ballroom Floor
San Antonio, TX

About Dr. Ronald Kosinski

I am a pediatric dentist and dental anesthesiologist. I am currently the Director of the Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities and the Director of Sedation and Anesthesia for the NYU College of Dentistry.  I am the former president of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and trustee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. I HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO THE SAFE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIA IN DENTISTRY.

Course Info

Practicing Safe and Effective Sedation for the Pediatric Patient
A very thorough look at the practice of sedation for the pediatric patient encompassing a number of parameters.

We will look at:

  • Patient Selection Criteria
  • Drugs and Drug Regimens
  • Alternatives for Sedation
  • Morbidity and Mortality 
  • Sedation Emergencies 
  • The Art Of Simulation 

At the end of this presentation the student will learn how to properly select a patient and sedate them is a safe manner, which will ensure safe discharge. At the learning experience we will also teach what can be done in the event a patient cannot be sedated. The student will have a thorough knowledge base in the art of simulation.  

TDA Annual Meeting 2019

May 2 – May 3, 2019

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Registration is open now through the TDA.

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The Schedule

Thursday, May 2

  • 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Board meeting (Travis Room)
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm CE course, Part 1 (Alamo, DEF)
    Dr. Ronald Kosinski, “Practicing Safe and Effective Sedation for the Pediatric Patient”  Course code: (T36) 

Friday, May 3

  • 8:30 am – 11:30 am CE course, Part 2 (Alamo, DEF)
    Dr. Ronald Kosinski, “Practicing Safe and Effective Sedation for the Pediatric Patient”  Course code: (F56) 
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Assembly Business Meeting (Alamo, DEF)
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Grad Student Presentations plus Cocktails (Foyer DEF)

TAPD Lobby Day

Monday, February 11, 2019

Austin, TX  11:30 AM


TAPD members with Representative Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio) during Lobby Day 2019.

From left to right
Immediate Past TAPD President – Dr. Christian Cabello, Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson (R-Waco), TAPD President – Dr. Kelly Gonzales

TAPD Winter Board Meeting

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Austin, TX  9:00 AM

Cheers to Charlie


Longtime TAPD lobbyist Charles “Charlie” Schnabel smiles while holding his new pair of boots at the retirement party held in his honor following TAPD Lobby Day.

Our long-time advocate, voice, lobbyist and friend, Mr. Charles “Charlie” Schnabel, has announced his retirement with TAPD. Charlie has been at the forefront of pediatric dental issues for most of our careers and has helped create legislation that has impacted how we practice.

His guidance helped make our organization relevant at the Capitol and created a better future for the oral healthcare of the children of Texas. The TAPD will honor him this February 2019 with a retirement reception following our Lobby Day.

Retirement Party Details:

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Austin, TX – 4:30PM

Cheers to Charlie

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus

Ms. Amber Hausenfluck, Dr. Zeeshan Moorani and Dr. Lauren Greene attend the San Antonio event to meet with Representative Ina Minjarez.

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus

Sweet Child of Wine 2018

Dr. David Rothman presented an engaging lecture and simulated hands on clinic at our fall continuing education course in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Dr. Rothman’s lecture titled “Sedation Emergency Action Plan and Preparedness in the Pediatric Dental Office per new TSBDE Rules” was well delivered and relevant.

Sweet Child of Wine in Fredericksburg, TX