The 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 2016-2017 officers President Julia Davis, President Elect Korey Anderson, Vice President Lesley Benson, Secretary Cheryl O'Donnell, Treasurer Pam Patterson, and Editor Lesley Benson for their efforts in leading the Alliance team.
Mark your calendars! The Alliance is planning its 2016 Holiday Party for Saturday, December 3. This is the evening after the Board of Trustees meeting, and the night prior to the House of Delegates meeting. This is a nice event for members traveling to Atlanta to attend, and bring their spouse! Our venue is at the Flint Hill historical home in Norcross. We are planning a tour of the Good Samaritan Clinic in Norcross prior to the event. This will be a catered cocktail buffet party. Ticket pricing is still being determined. Watch for registration information closer to the date!
Alliance Brings Meth Mouth Mary Education Module to Georgia
Educational models to help demonstrate the impact of addition on a person's skin and teeth.
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 email@example.com or Alliance GDA staff support Delaine Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.