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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)

Office Staff

Care Statistics

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

SMART Smiles

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Testimonials

Every day we touch people’s lives. Here are just a few of the many thank yous and kind words that we have received.

Healthy Smiles for Texans

Patient's Mother

“Without the help of [TDASF] my daughter would not be able to smile like she does now. Thanks so much for the wonderful miracle we received. We will always be grateful.”

Texas Mission of Mercy

Patient - Mesquite

“They did about $4,000 worth of [dental] work on me and were amazing people, and asked for nothing. I tried my best to tell each and every one thank you for your services…I know that will never be enough…But all I can say is you have made an old woman cry. Thank you.”

Texas Mission of Mercy

Volunteer Dentist - Texarkana

“I had originally planned to only volunteer for the afternoon shift on Friday, but after I saw how much it meant to the patients, to be able to finally get a toothache taken care of, or to smile again, I decided to stay for Saturday as well.”