Texas Dental Hygienists' Association


President - Cindy Crisler, RDH

Cindy CrislerCindy Crisler graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi in 1978. She has worked for Dr. Phillip Hinson, the Best Boss in the World, since graduation! She has been an active member of the Texas Dental Hygienists' Association and Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists' Society since becoming a dental hygienist. She has held a variety of state and local Offices such as TDHA Corporate Relations Chair, TDHA Student Affairs Council Chair, Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists' Society Trustee, Treasurer, and Professional Education Chair. She is currently serving as the Greater Fort Worth President. Cindy has also been a member of the Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee in 1979 -1982 and 1984 - 1986.

Cindy along with her husband John of 7 years are also active with volunteering for Adam Smith's Texas Harley Davidson. She serves as Director of Ladies of Harley and John is an instructor in Riders Edge.

President Elect - Cindie Pierce, RDH

Cindie PierceCindie has been practicing dental hygiene for over twenty years. She has had the opportunity to work in private practice for 12 years in four offices: in McAllen, Dripping Springs, a great group practice in Austin, and Fort Worth.

Cindie has had the opportunity to serve on the state and local levels in several areas. With positions on many councils, as well as the president position, just to list a few: membership, student affairs council, annual sessions council, governmental affairs council.

An active member in her church, she enjoys reading scriptures on Sunday's, teaching children in grades 2-5, and assisting in vacation bible school. In her free time, Cindie enjoys reading, sewing, cross stitching, and spending time with my family and friends.

Cindie has been married for over 25 years to Tim, a great husband who understands what it means to be involved in your profession. He supports Cindie's decisions to be active in her association. Together they have one daughter, Kaitlyn, who is in her first year at Oklahoma State University, studying Animal Science. They have opened their doors and hosted 3 wonderful exchange students and feel they have added three more daughters to their family. They have become a permanent part of the family. They both love attending both high school and college football games.

1st Vice President - Marian Tajchman, RDH, MS

Marian TajchmanMarian Tajchman, RDH, MS has 40 years experience as a dental hygienist. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi where she taught as an adjunct instructor in the Dental Hygiene program for 10 years, a full-time Assistant Instructor for two years and presently tenured track instructor for eight years. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1976 from Del Mar College, a Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Education in 1979 from Corpus Christi State University, and a Masters of Science degree in 2008 from Texas A&M University/Corpus Christi. She has been very active in the Corpus Christi District Dental Hygiene Society serving as president, secretary, and currently, treasurer, membership chair and continuing education chair. She has served as her component’s delegate or trustee for the last 13 years. She has served on the TDHA membership committee, education committee and as the State Education Network liaison for ADHA.

She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 40 years and has three grown children, one son and two daughters, along with a son-in-law and two grandsons. She enjoys historical romance novels, gardening and being actively involved in her church and community.

2nd Vice President - Joanna Allaire, RDH, MDH

Joanna AllaireJoanna Allaire has 40 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She has been the Dental Hygiene Program Director at Lone Star College Kingwood since Sept. 2016 after teaching for almost 9 years at The University of Texas School of Dentistry. Joanna has received numerous teaching awards including the ADHA/Crest Oral B national Dental Hygiene Educator of the Year Award in 2015. She is very active in her local component serving in numerous positions, including president. Her current favorite role is that of “Nana” to three adorable granddaughters!

Secretary/Treasurer - Chrizselda Luna, RDH   

Chriszelda LunaChriszelda is born and raised is Houston Texas, yeehaw!! She is married to Rick that has blessed her with two awesome children. She also has two beautiful granddaughters and pretty much has a zoo at home. Is graduated from UTHSC in 2009 and has been an unstoppable force since! Served as VP for BADHS for 2 years then President for the past 4 years. She has sacrificed the next two years of her life to serve as TDHA Secretary/Treasurer, and is looking forward to it!

Immediate Past President - Lynda Bean, RDH, BSDH

Lynda BeanLynda Bean has served on the Texas Dental Hygienists' Association Board as the Central Texas Trustee and Governmental Affairs Co-Chair prior to being elected as President Elect. At the local component level, Lynda currently serves as the president of the Central Texas Dental Hygienists' Society. She received an Associate's in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Amarillo College in 1988 and graduated summa cum laude from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2012. She is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies. She was honored to be included in the ADHA Unleashing Your Potential class of 2013. Lynda is an adjunct instructor in the Dental Hygiene department at Temple College where she teaches Dental Radiography, Dental Hygiene Practice, and is a clinical instructor in the first year clinics. In addition to her dental hygiene career, Lynda also serves as CFO/partner for Wilbea Medical Equipment. Lynda and her husband, Richard, have three grown sons and a beautiful daughter in law.

Speaker of the House - Denise Frank, RDH, BSDH

Denise FrankDenise will be Speaker of the House at the 2018 TDHA Annual Session. She served as Speaker of the House in 2016, TDHA First Vice-President from 2011-2014 and has held numerous other positions at the state and local level. Denise graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry – Caruth School of Dental Hygiene with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2002 and has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area her entire life. She has been an ADHA member since 2000.