Leadership

The Texas Dental Assistants Association (TDAA) is a constituent of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), a recognized provider by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) for Dental Assisting Continuing Education (CE). TDAA is a professional association since 1940, a state association of the 9th District of the ADAA providing the voice, guidance and education for Texas Dental Assistants.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021 – 2023

President

Alyssa Russell, RDA
Little Elm, TX

President Elect

Marthann Dafft
Farmers Branch, TX

Vice President

Lourdes Garduno, BIS, CDA, RDA
El Paso, TX

Secretary

Ronda Lane, BS, CDA, RDA, FADAA
Irving, TX

Past President

Edith Kendall, CDA Emeritus
Frisco, TX

Past President’s Council

Rosie Perez, CDA Emeritus, RDA, BS, Chair
Stafford, TX
(Sec. Edith Kendall, Frisco, TX)

Exec. Sec./Treasurer

Kay Jukes, RDA, CDA, BS
Cypress, TX

Editor

Barbara Meleski, BS
 Cypress, TX

Meeting Coordinator

Sharon Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA
RDA, CRFDA
El Paso, TX

Website Manager

Mohanned Neamah BDS, CDA, RDA
Pasadena, TX

Local Directors

Will Henard BS, MHA, CDA, RDA
El Paso, TX
San Antonio Dental Assistants Society
Austin Dental Assistants Society

Joy Pilant CDA,RDA, RDH
El Paso, TX
State Members
West Texas (when formed)

Lori Linger, CDA, RDA
Mesquite, TX
Dallas County Dental Assistants Society

Brenda Olivarez, RDA, BA
Rockport, TX
Greater Houston Dental Assistants Society
Coastal Bend Dental Assistants Society

Cliffa Thomasson, RDA, Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth District Dental Assistants Society