*UPDATE (7/9/20): Governor Abbott issues amended Executive Order No.GA-27. Order states “Every hospital that is licensed under Chapter241 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and is also located in the counties in Order No. GA-27, shall postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary…” It is Texas AGD's interpretation that this does NOT impact dental procedures outside of a hospital environment.
12/2/2020 | COVID-19 Message from the Texas AGD President
Dear friends and colleagues,
It appears as if we can finally see an end to what has been the longest year of my life and surely many of you feel the same way. There is talk of the vaccine and speculation as to when it will be available. We all long for that day when someone says, “It's over”. Until then, we will continue to care for our patients and team members as safely as possible. We will still persist as we deal with daily interruptions when someone is exposed or tests positive. In sports, this is the 4th quarter. It is the time when you don’t let your guard down or relax too early. It is time to remain diligent and continue to work hard.
At Texas AGD, we feel the same way. With over 100 volunteers and staff, your Texas AGD volunteer team is still working hard to care for you and to help you succeed. We will continue to:
Monitor PPE supplies.
Monitor the TSBDE and other governmental agencies to advocate for you, the general dentist.
Prepare for that glorious day, when we can see each other again! The awesome team at Texas AGD is already planning to deliver the high-quality programs that you have come to expect from us. Register today for the BusinessTRACK® program and/or our MasterTrack® program. The Lone Star Dental Conference committee is also planning an extraordinary program on September 17-18, 2021!
Encourage you to support AGD2021 in Austin, Texas on June 9-12. Session 1 of MasterTrack® will be in conjunction with the program with access to the exhibit hall and other complimentary events.
Celebrate the general dentist at the annual Texas Academy Awards!
So, remain vigilant and keep working hard. Rest assured your team at Texas AGD will be doing the same for you.
Ben Bratcher, DDS, MAGD
Texas AGD President