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 about the Alliance BYLAWS changes? Click the following links:

1. Current Alliance Bylaws (2005)
2. Proposed Alliance Bylaws (2015)

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

8/23, Saturday: 1PM Gwinnett Braves Game.
Tickets are $25 per person and include field box seats and an all-you-can-eat buffet from 1p-3p before the game. Kids are allowed to play catch on field before the game and run the bases after the game. Make sure to bring items for our Head to Toe project for homeless shelters. This project takes any items for heads, feet and everything in-between.

8/29, Saturday: 6PM Northern District Gala for Smiles.
This ticketed fundraiser event for Atlanta Metro Area volunteer dental clinics takes place at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Proceeds go the Greater Atlanta Dental Foundation, a charitable foundation of the GDA's Northern District. Early registration ends August 10. Click here for more information and to buy tickets:

9/9, Wednesday: Noon GDA Staff Appreciation Luncheon.
The Alliance will provide an appreciation luncheon for the GDA office staff at the GDA office in Atlanta.

10/16-18, Friday-Sunday: GDA Alliance Wellness Weekend
Georgia Mountains, more details to come.

TBD, Saturday:
Halloween Party and Hay Ride, sponsored by Central District, Milledgeville.

10/24, Saturday: 9:30AM, Dental Kit Assembly Day
Alliande and GDA volunteers will gather at the GDA office in Atlanta to assemble dental kits for Georgia legislators and their staff members that volunteers will distribute on the opening day of the legislative session.

10/27, Tuesday: 7PM Northern District Executive Council Meeting.
Alliance President Julie Vaughn will update the Northern District officers at this meeting that takes place at the GDA office.

11/6-7, Thursday-Friday: AADA Meeting
Join us for the 60th Annual Convention of the Alliance of the American Dental Association (AADA) in Washington, DC.  All interested GDA and Alliance members and AGDA Delegates are encouraged to attend. Register on the AADA website,

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. Pricing and order details will be available soon.

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