Events

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

TAPD Evening with Governor Abbott

Dr. Bob Morgan, host of the TAPD evening with Governor Abbott, collaborating to assure quality dental care for the children in Texas.

Governor Abbott with Dr. Bob Morgan with the TAPD

Dr. Bob Morgan (Left) and Governor Abbott (Right)

Honoring Dr. Suzi Seale

Former students, current residents, faculty and friends went to Dallas in June 2018 to honor the life of Dr. Suzi Seale.

Dr. Suzi Seale has made an enduring difference in the professional paths of pediatric dentistry graduate students for more than four decades at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. With 23 years of leadership as department head, plus 17 as graduate program director, it’s safe to say the ’70 ’72 alumna came into contact with each and every one of them.

Dr. Suzi Seale Celebration of Life in Dallas

Former and Current Students, Faculty and Friends Honor Dr. Suzi Seale

Dr. Zimmerman Meets with Congress

In June 2018, Dr. Jason Zimmerman, chair of the legislative committee went to Fort Worth to visit with congress. He met with US Congressman Michael Burgess to discuss more on expanding the mission of the TAPD.

Dr. Jason Zimmerman and Michael Burgess

US Congressman Michael Burgess (Left) with Dr. Jason Zimmerman (Right)

TAPD/TDA Meeting 2018

We had a great event during the TAPD meeting this year in San Antonio. Dr. Blume and Dr. Zimmerman met with US Representative and Dentist Dr. Brian Babin. We also spent time with our advocates such as Mr. Charlie Schnabel at the TAPD President’s Dinner.

Dr. Blume and Dr. Zimmerman at the TAPD/TDA 2018

From left to right: Dr. Carlen Blume, Dr. Brian Babin (US Representative and Dentist in Congress), Dr. Jason Zimmerman
San Antonio, TX TAPD/TDA Meeting, May 2018

Dr. Blume and Dr. Loverich with Mr. Schnabel

Dr. Carlen Blume, Mr. Charlie Schnabel and Dr. Angela Loverich at the TAPD President’s Dinner
San Antonio, TAPD/TDA, May 2018