Message from The President

Welcome & Greetings from the President

Welcome to Gulf States Dental Association Annual Convention!  We are enthused to have you join us here at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa nestled on the shores of Lake Conroe in Montgomery, TX for our 80th Annual Convention, June 7th – 11th. 

La Torretta is a resort known for its family relaxation retreat, whether it’s splashing in Aqua Park, playing a round on its championship golf course, or escaping and rejuvenating in their spa, it has options for everyone. 

We inspire each of you to register and engross yourselves in an exciting series of events that we have planned that include business meetings, workshops, exciting CE courses, the Arthur J. Riddle DDS Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, awards and the climaxing banquet.  You don’t want to miss anything.

A special THANK YOU goes out to all those who have toiled tirelessly to see this 80th Convention succeed.  Thanks go out to our colleagues at Charles A. George Dental Society and friends for their assistance as well.  Enjoy the Gulf States Dental Association Convention. Enjoy La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa.  Your presence is an indication that you are committed to making a positive difference, not only in your own district, but throughout your state and the country. I hope that each member leaves invigorated and strengthened with the necessities to continue and fortify the goals of Gulf State Dental Association. 

Warmest Greetings to All,


Joe Eckford, Jr., D.D.S.

57th President, Gulf States Dental Association.