Formed in 1999, the Smiles Foundation is the charitable arm of the Texas Dental Association. Our mission is to educate the public and profession about oral health while improving access to dental care for citizens of Texas through charitable dental programs.
Board of Directors
Chair, Mike Giesler (Atlanta)
Past Chair, Don Lutes (Benbrook)
Vice Chair, Larry Spradley (Southlake)
Treasurer, Richard Smith (Amarillo)
Secretary, Barry Currey (Lubbock)
At-Large, David Woodburn (Amarillo)
Trustees & Liaisons
Trustee, Douglas Bogan (Houston)
Trustee, Milburn Haynes (Texarkana)
Trustee, Paula Owens (Ft Worth)
Trustee, Ben Taylor (San Antonio)
Trustee, Carolyn Walker (San Antonio)
Trustee, Shea Woodard Hall (Abilene)
Trustee, Carol Woods (Georgetown)
Trustee, Herbert L Wade Jr (Bryan)
TDA Board Liaison, Rita Cammarata (Houston)
Alliance Liaison, Diane Bogan (Houston)
Since our conception, the TDA Smiles Foundation has treated over 35,000 patients and delivered over $25 million in charitable dental care. Here are statistics from each of our programs.
Texas Mission of Mercy
Healthy Smiles for Texans
Every day we touch people’s lives. Here are just a few of the many thank yous and kind words that we have received.