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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Barry J. Currey, DDS


Dr. Barry J. Currey is a Past TAPD President who served in 2000/2001. Please join us in congratulating him for the 2022/2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Name: Barry J. Currey, DDS

Position: Chairman of the TDA Smiles Foundation

Number of years in practice: 42

Where you went to dental school and completed residency:

UT Dental Branch in Houston for DDS in 1976

UTHSC San Antonio for Pediatric Dentistry Certificate in 1982

Number of years as a TAPD member: 40

What made you decide to get involved as a TAPD member: I believe in the mission of organized dentistry and the benefits it affords its members and the profession.

What have you learned in your time as a TAPD member:

What surprised you the most about the legislative process: How much money it takes to gain access to legislators in order to present your political agenda and seek their support, and then how much time and effort it takes to follow up and get the desired result.

What are you most proud of about TAPD:

What do you see in the future for pediatric dentistry:

What advice would you give to a graduating pediatric resident: