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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!
 

Dipper Dan Spit Tobacco Education Project

Educational puppet shows showing the long term effects of smokeless tobacco are available for use in schools.
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 delaine@gadental.org.

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