Alliance of the GDA
The Alliance is an organization of hundreds of dental spouses, male and female, that serves as a valuable GDA partner in the arenas of legislative advocacy, dental health education, and well-being of the dental family. Alliance members coordinate the GDA legislative dental kit program, attend GDA LAW Day, take part in Give Kids a Smile Day and Children’s Dental Health Month activities, and conduct numerous other initiatives.

Thanks to 2015-16 officers President Julie Vaughn, President Elect Julia Davis, Vice President Korey Anderson, Secretary Erin Park, Treasurer Pam Patterson, Editor Lesley Benson for their efforts in leading the Alliance team.

Are you here to read the most recent Alliance NEWSLETTER? Click the following link:

1. Read the June 2015 GDA Alliance newsletter.

Upcoming Alliance Events

11/21, Saturday: Alliance Holiday Party
This wonderful event will take place at the historic Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta starting at 6:30PM with cocktails, with a cocktail buffet starting at 7:30PM. All Alliance members and spouses are invited to purchase tickets.

1/8-1/10, Friday-Sunday: Wellness Weekend
Watch for more information to come on this fantastic weekend!

1/11, Monday: 8AM, Dental Health Day
It is the Georgia Legislature Opening Day! Meet at the State Capitol to greet legislators, distribute dental kits to legislators and staff, and take a photo with the Governor. All interested GDA members and spouses are invited to attend.

1/9, Saturday: Noon, Alliance Board Meeting
Mid-Year Alliance Board Meeting and Lunch at Julie Vaughn’s house. The governing board, Committee Chairs, and any other interested Alliance members are invited to attend.

2/5, Friday: All day, Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day.
Alliance Dental Health Education activities to be planned in all GDA districts.

MARCH 2016
3/26–29, Thurs–Sun: Hinman Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
TBD Date: Healthy Smiles from the Start DHE project

APRIL 2016
4/6, Monday, 2pm: Senior Care Project
Alliance members will provide oral health care products and entertainment for seniors at Mountain View Personal Care Home in Stone Mountain.

MAY 2016
TBD Date: Smokeless tobacco DHE project
Spring Alliance Board Meeting – Date TBD
Date TBD:  GDA President-Elects Conference


JUNE 2016
6/11 Membership Drive and Appreciation Social Dinner at Laser Show at Stone Mountain Park.

Alliance Brings Meth Mouth Mary Education Module to Georgia
The Alliance owns a Meth Mouth Mary education module available for use by Alliance spouses in schools. The module includes "the heads," or a series of mannequin heads that show the physical transformation of a woman nicknamed Mary from a healthy individual to someone addicted to methamphetamine. The "fully addicted" mannequin head shows the devastating effect that the drug can have on the skin and teeth of an addict. If you have seen these mannequins, you know the impact they can have! The module also includes educational materials and a guide that can help an individual relate the dangers of drug use to students. If you are interested in using this module in a school, please contact Molly Bickford at or Alliance GDA staff support Delaine Hall at

Dipper Dan Spit Tobacco Education Project
The Alliance owns two Dipper Dan models showing the long term effects of smokeless tobacco to use in schools around the state. Along with Alliance puppet shows promoting dental health, these modules can be presented and used in every district. Several Alliance members can travel to different districts to help anyone that wants to get any of these programs started, either during Dental Health Month in February or at any time during the year. Contact Alliance GDA staff support Delaine Hall at