John A. Valenza, DDS, FAGD

Every year the Texas Academy of General Dentistry selects one dentist to honor as the Texas Dentist of the Year™, the highest honor a Texas dentist can receive. Nominees are chosen throughout the state from local societies and components of the Texas Dental Association and Texas AGD.

Texas Dentist of the Year™ nominees are recognized, and the winner is announced, at the Texas Academy Awards during the Lone Star Dental Conference in Austin, TX. In addition, all nominees and their nominating organizations are recognized in the TexasGP, the Texas Academy Awards program and promotions, and in press releases.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Nominees for the Texas Dentist of the Year™ award can be chosen from any specialty and do not have to be a member of the AGD.

2. Each component or society may nominate one dentist.

3. Previous winners are not eligible.