TxOHC E-brief

The TxOHC e-brief is our way of keeping members and stakeholders up to date with oral health and policy updates from around the state and nationally.

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May 27, 2022

Volume: X  Issue: 9

Pausing to remember the soldiers who sacrificed it all.
Their bravery will never be forgotten.
Wishing you a safe and restful Memorial Day weekend.


Texas Oral Health Conference

Building Bridges to Better Health

Virtual Conference
July 14-15, 2021

100 Scholarships Available

The first fifty (50) Community Health Workers to register for the 2022 Texas Oral Health Conference are eligible to receive 50% off the total conference registration fee courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health Services Oral Health Improvement Program.

The first fifty (50) people to register for the 2022 Texas Oral Health Conference will be eligible to receive 50% off the total conference registration fee courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health Services Oral Health Improvement Program.

Please visit https://www.texasoralhealthconference.com/ to learn more about Conference topics and speakers.

Register at: 

June Webinar

CATCH WebinarTxOHC is pleased to host “CATCH Healthy Smiles for Oral Health Promotion in Schools for Elementary School-age Children” with Dr. Shreela Sharma, PHD, RDN, LD, Friday, June 10, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT for 1.0 hour of continuing dental education credit.

Dr. Sharma will present the development, implementation and evaluation of the CATCH Healthy Smiles oral health promotion program to reduce incidence of dental caries among elementary school age children in Texas. She will also discuss the role of schools in oral health promotion and implementation of this coordinated school health program in elementary schools serving low income families in Texas. The program is currently being evaluated as part of a NIDCR funded cluster randomized controlled trial design and Dr. Sharma will also present the evaluation design for the study.

Registration is complimentary but required at https://bit.ly/Reg-61022 to receive your webinar link and passcode. To learn more about our featured speaker, course description, and learning objectives, please visit https://txohc.org/education/catch-healthy-smiles-webinar/.

New NNOHA Teledentistry Video

NNOHA is pleased to share their newest resource, a video example of a synchronous teledentistry visit!
This video, featuring Dr. Yogita Thakur of Ravenswood Family Health Center, depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. This video was funded through NNOHA’s Training and Technical Assistance Partnership with HRSA.
*Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vRivl2cxB-4

Resources for Mass Shooting

therapyOur many thanks to Ashley Rodriguez with the Texas Association of Promotores & Community Health Workers (TAPCHW) for putting this information and these resources together to share widely. 
“We want to provide a few resources for anyone affected by the recent shootings in Uvalde, Texas. Events like this not only affect the local community but also the state and the nation as a whole. We mourn with everyone in this tragedy.”
Resources and information may be found at https://txohc.org/resource-mass-shooting/.

TxOHC Member Spotlight

We are pNetworking Texasleased to welcome the following new TxOHC members who joined after May 17, 2022.

Individual Members: 

  • Erica Salinas, RDH
    Dental Hygienist, Alice Dental Associates
    Alice, TX 

TxOHC Members-Only Listserv

A friendly reminder to all of our members that the Coalition has a private members-only listserv.  This is where you can share information, resources, and discuss current topics.

Please complete this short online form linked below and reply to the email confirmation to complete the process. https://txohc.org/get-involved/membership/m-o-mail-list/

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

Welcome Organizational Members

    CommUnity Care Health Center Logo                          Texs Tech Health Science Center El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine                                    SA 90 Kids Dental                        San Antonio Christian Dental Clinics                        TAMU Dental Public Health Residency Program                                                                Special Need Dental

Join here if your organization is interested in joining our efforts to improve the oral healthcare system in Texas.

TxOHC Annual Meeting

The Texas Oral Health Coalition is pleased to invite all members to our annual member meeting on Friday, July 15, 2022, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM near the conclusion of the Texas Oral Health Conference.  We are excited to share some important announcements about new opportunities for our members to connect, leverage resources and work collaboratively on oral health issues for our state.

As part of the Collaborative Stakeholder Initiative between TxOHC and Midwest Dental, TxOHC members and partners can be entered into a drawing for a Young™ Infinity™ Cordless Prophy Handpiece. For each merchandise or equipment order placed with Midwest Dental in excess of $500, your name will be added to the drawing.

The drawing will be held during the virtual TxOHC meeting on December 9, 2022. 

To determine your eligibility please contact Midwest.

Members must be present to win. 

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

TxOHC has posted a number of employment opportunities on our Career Center including:    

  • *NEW* Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Dental Public Health Residency Position
  • School-based Setting Needs Dentist in Houston, TX
  • Special Needs Facility Needs Dentist in Abilene, TX
  • Dental Openings at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice 

TSBDE Licensing Expo


The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) is pleased to announce that we are hosting a Licensing Expo June 6th & 7th for onsite application processing for dental and dental hygiene graduates! This event allows recent graduates the opportunity to have their application approved by TSBDE staff on the spot. Please see the attached fliers for additional information.

Many Thanks To Our Coalition Partners!

Midwest Dental Equipment and Supply
St. David's Foundation
Cook Children's
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Donate to TxOHC

Please make plans to contribute to your favorite nonprofit either through AmazonSmile, by choosing TxOHC as your cause as you do your online shopping, or by the donation button below.

Your contribution is essential to our continued efforts and will make a real difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors. Please share in our vision to make optimal health a reality for all Texans by donating today. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to you joining our efforts to continue this forward momentum.