About Dr. T. Bob Davis, DMD
A native of Troy, Alabama with educational degrees from Samford University and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Dr. T. Bob Davis enjoys a national and international reputation from his many contributions to dentistry, piano performance and church outreach. Multi-talented, energetic and deeply committed to all he does, Dr. Davis has won the respect of peers in dentistry, music, and his community.
As President, Chairman, Delegate or board member, Dr. Davis has served with distinction locally, state-wide, and nationally in organizations of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Convention. He has volunteered years of service to his church as deacon, youth worker and pianist while devoting his dental expertise to children’s homes and schools (and to others in their community) in Texas, Mexico, Nicaragua, India and Guatemala.
Honored with Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, Pierre Fauchard Academy, his awards include Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Texas, Who’s Who in Dentistry, and 4-time recipient of the Dentist of the Year Award for Dallas, TX. He was honored as the 2014 Texas Dentist of the Year. As a spokesman for dental organizations, Dr. Davis has been quoted in many of the major newspapers and magazines of America. In 2018 the American Dental Association awarded him their top award, Humanitarian of the year. The International College of Dentists awarded him their 2021 Humanitarian Award. The international Christian Medical and Dental Associations awarded him the 2020 Servant of Christ Award.
Growing Family – T. Bob and his wife Janis have lived in Dallas, Texas since 1969. Janis and T. Bob are the very proud parents of Shawn who is married to Simri and they have three children — Avery, Asher and Sutton; Angie who is married to Brad Iles and they have four children — Olivia, Henry, Audrey and Allie; and Creth who is our office business manager. Our family is a joy to us!! First Baptist Dallas is our church home where Janis and T. Bob sing in the choir and T. Bob plays piano for special events.
A featured TV personality and radio guest, T. Bob’s piano renditions have been aired on many stations both at home and abroad. A frequent guest pianist, T. Bob can be found at the keyboard playing for huge conventions, small banquets and weddings, church concerts, or just enjoying an evening with friends around the piano.
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Native, Troy, Alabama; graduate, Samford University, Chemistry major; graduate, University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine; Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry.
Captain, U.S. Air Force, 2 years; practicing general dentistry 52 years in Dallas, Texas; married to Janis in 1969; 3 children, 7 grandchildren who live within 30 minutes of each other!
With leadership roles in the ADA, AGD, ADI; Fellow of the four dental honor societies, 2016-2017 President, Academy of Dentistry International; 1991 Chairman, Dallas Mid-Winter Dental Convention; 1997 Chairman, Lone Star Dental Conference; “Texas Dentist of the Year 2014”; AGD President’s Award, 2015; American Dental Association Humanitarian 2018; Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award 2019; Christian Medical & Dental Associations 2020 Servant of Christ Award.
His avocation of music is well known, having recorded over 13 albums of his piano stylings; the convocation pianist for over a decade for the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dentistry International, and now for the International College of Dentists.
Another passion is commitment to dental missions, having taken over 1,500 dental students, 500 dentists, 500 hygienists, assistants and staff on one of his 45 plus years of dental mission trips to Mexico and Central America, including India in 2018. Sharing knowledge, skills, and talent while mentoring is a major part of his lifestyle.
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T. Bob Davis is a native of Troy, Alabama, USA, a graduate of Samford University majoring in Chemistry, a graduate from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Having served as Captain in the U.S. Air Force for 2 years, he has practiced general dentistry for over 52 years in Dallas, Texas. Married to his wife Janis in 1969, they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren who live within 30 minutes of each other! The vocation of dentistry has allowed him to serve leadership roles in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Academy of Dentistry International. As a Fellow of the four major dental honor societies, he served as President for the Academy of Dentistry International 2016-2017, and served as the 1991 Chairman of the Dallas Mid-Winter Dental Convention plus the 1997 Chairman of the Lone Star Dental Conference. Having lectured internationally and having been quoted in publications, some of his favorite honors include being named by his Texas peers as “Texas Dentist of the Year 2014”, the American Dental Association’s “Humanitarian 2018” Award, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations Servant of Christ 2020 Award. His avocation of music is well known, having recorded over 13 albums of his piano stylings, being the convocation pianist for over a decade for the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Dentistry International, and now for the International College of Dentists. Another passion is a commitment to dental missions, having taken over 1,500 dental students, 500 dentists, 500 hygienists/assistants/staff on one of his 45 plus years of dental mission trips to Mexico and Central America plus India. Sharing knowledge, skills, and talent while mentoring is part of his lifestyle.
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T. Bob Davis, DMD, MAGD, FACD, FICD, FADI, FPFA
Address: 10670 North Central Expressway, Suite 160, Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: Office – 214-553-8499 Cell – 214-236-1652
A native of Troy, Alabama, USA, with an AA Degree from Mars Hill University and a BA Degree in Chemistry from Samford University, T. Bob Davis received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Alabama. Dr. T. Bob enjoys a national and international reputation from his many contributions to dentistry, piano performance and mission volunteerism. This multi-talented, energetic and deeply committed leader has won the respect of his peers in dentistry, music and his community.
With over 52 years of private practice experience in Dallas, Texas, plus two US Air Force years, T. Bob has vast experience in the general practice of dentistry with a definite focus on longevity of restorations. Accumulating data over the past three decades on conservative fixed reconstructions, his practice has been a workshop for this exciting bonded technology. He is acutely aware of the voids in our educational worldwide, national, local systems/schools/conventions/conferences/journals. Dr. Davis has presented at the Southwest Dental Conference in Dallas as well as the Academy of Dentistry International in Hawaii, Guatemala and Brazil, performed at numerous ADA, AGD and other dental conventions, served as President of Texas Academy of General Dentistry, delegate to American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry for years, served as Chairman of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for the Dallas County Dental Society, having also served as a Spokesperson for AGD. He is respected as a leader and voice for quality dental care!
As President, Chairman, Delegate or board member, Dr Davis has served and continues with distinction locally, state-wide and nationally in the organizations of the ADA, AGD, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Convention. He has been honored with fellowships in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy while earning Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He served as President of the Academy of Dentistry International.
His awards include Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Texas, Who’s Who in Dentistry, a four-time recipient of the Dentist of the Year award for Dallas and received the 2014 Texas Dentist of the Year. The American Dental Association awarded him one of the top two annual awards, the 2018 Humanitarian Award with a stipend of $10,000 used for seed money to create a 21 Chair Free Dental Clinic at his favorite Charity in the Hospital of San Raymundo, Guatemala (2020). He is a long-time member of the Christian Dental Society and the Christian Medical and Dental Association (since 1963), being awarded the Servant of Christ Award in 2020.
His lectures on dentistry have been published and shared with international groups. His lectures on dental volunteerism throughout the USA have stimulated many dental personnel to make their first mission trip and others to be motivated to seek best practices on the mission field. Dr. Davis’s dedication to missions positively impacted thousands of dental professionals over 52 years as a practicing dentist. He has led over 45 dental mission trips to three countries in North and Central America annually since 1977 plus one to India. Prior to that, his piano ministry took him literally over the world for 12 years with annual youth choir concerts. He has taken and mentored over 2500 dental students/dental professionals/dental staff as they have provided much needed dental services to the underserved, giving most of them their very first dental mission trip experience, from which they have often branched out on their own.
His mission trips have been featured in numerous dental journals/magazines as well as in the Airline TV Series on A & E Television Network (a reality series that was replayed often throughout the network for over 5 years). Interviewed by numerous journals, magazines, newspapers, ABC and CBS television as the spokesperson for national dental organizations, his reputation is widespread and highly regarded. T. Bob’s vision is to transform dentists who can transform the world as they live solid character in their homes, practices, communities and around the world with integrity.
Dr. T. Bob has volunteered years of service to his church as a deacon, a youth worker and a pianist, while devoting his dental expertise to children’s homes, schools and to others in their community. He has been a pianist for First Baptist Church Dallas (starting in 1967) and for Prestonwood Baptist Church Dallas (two of the largest and best known Baptist churches in the world) while performing in numerous churches, conventions, seminars and special programs both nationally and internationally. He has recorded 13 piano albums (9 piano CD’s currently available) and uses this special talent with his infectious personality to inspire others musically. T. Bob’s gift of music led him to years as Convocation pianist for AGD, ADI and ICD, having provided the music for 7 years of a worship service during ADA Annual Sessions around the turn of the century. Sharing knowledge, skills and talent while mentoring has been his lifestyle.
With his wife, Janis, they are the very proud parents of Shawn (wife, Simri) , Angie (husband, Brad) and Creth, and have seven grandchildren (Avery, Olivia, Asher, Henry, Audrey, Sutton and Allie). They are blessed with a joyful, growing family.
T. Bob’s contributions to dentistry, to missions and to his local, state, national and international community is unparalleled. His example of putting his knowledge and skills into practice by helping others through missions is an inspiration and is in keeping with the highest standards of the dental profession.
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Personal Data: Native – Troy, AL; Wife – Janis Murphy; Children – Shawn, Angie, Creth Grandchildren – Avery, Olivia, Asher, Henry, Audrey, Sutton, Allie
- University of Alabama, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, 1967
- Howard College/Samford University, Bachelor of Arts, 1963
- Mars Hill University, Associate of Arts, 1961
- Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry, 1981
- Master, Academy of General Dentistry, 2010
Honors – Professional
- Marquis Who’s Who in Dentistry: 1995;Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 1st Edition
- Captain – United States Air Force: 1967-1969
- Dentist of the Year – Dallas Academy of General Dentistry: 1987, 2001, 2014
- Dentist of the Year—Dallas County Dental Society: 2011
- Texas Dentist of the Year: 2014
- Texas Academy of General Dentistry, President: 1984-1985; Lone Star Dental Conference – Chairman: 1997;
- Dallas Component A.G.D. President: 1982-83; Outstanding Leadership Award
- Academy of General Dentistry Council Chairman: 1986-1990; Delegate/Alternate 1981-2003; Spokesperson 1987 +
- Dallas Mid-Winter Dental Convention, General Chairman: 1991
- American Dental Association, Alternate Delegate, A.D.A: 1993-1999; Delegate 1996-2004; Annual Session Committee Member: 1979; Chair Committee on Credentials, Rules & Order 2003
- Texas Dental Association Delegate: 1989-1995, 1997-2003; TDA Smiles Foundation Awards 2003; TDA Service Recognition Award 2007
- Dallas County Dental Society, Board of Directors: 1988-1991, 1982-1984; Parliamentarian: 1986-1997, 2009-14; Constitution & Bylaws Committee Chairman: 2008-2020; Outstanding Service Award 1970; Charter Member of DCDS – CE programs 1970
- Fellow – International College of Dentists, 1988
- Fellow – American College of Dentists, 1990
- Fellow-Academy of Dentistry International: 2001; Regent 2007-2012, VP 2012-2014, President 2016-2017
- Fellow – Pierre Fauchard Academy, 2014
- AGD President’s Award 2015 “…creating a sustainable legacy of hope and love”
- CDS Ron Lamb Award, Outstanding Mission Service Award 2015
- 2018 ADA Humanitarian Awardee; AGD 2018 Presidential Citation Heart and Soul Award
- 2020 Christian Medical & Dental Associations Servant of Christ Award
Honors and Service– Community
Mayor Citation – City of Matamoros, Mexico: 1987-1989, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Baylor College of Dentistry, Clinical Assistant Professor/Preceptor, General Dentistry, 1991
- Founder and Leader for over 45 years T. Bob’s Dental Student Mission trip to Central America with 34 years to Mexico, one year to Nicaragua, 9 years to Guatemala, India in 2018.
- Creator of ADI Student Servant Leadership Award, 2009
- Church Senior High School youth worker for 45 years
Piano Recording Artist with over 11 solo albums + latest releases of 2014 & 2015 two-piano CDs, and 2002 nomination of “Hymns of Worship, Piano Solos by T. Bob” for Grammy in first round of nominations within the Pops Instrumental Category
Pianist for Academy of General Dentistry and ADI Convocations 2005 – Present and the
International College of Dentists Convocations 2014 – Present
Church Pianist for First Baptist Church and Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas
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Personal Data: Native – Troy, AL, U.S.A; Wife – Janis Murphy; Children – Shawn, Angie, Creth Grandchildren – Avery, Olivia, Asher, Henry, Audrey, Sutton, Allie
- University of Alabama, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, 1967
- Howard College/Samford University, Bachelor of Arts, 1963
- Mars Hill University, Associate of Arts, 1961
- Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry, 1981
- Master, Academy of General Dentistry, 2010
Captain, United States Air Force, Dental Corps, July 13, 1967 – July 12, 1969
Honors – Professional
Who’s Who in Dentistry: 1995 and Marquis Who’s Who in Dentistry 2020
- Dentist of the Year – Dallas Academy of General Dentistry: 1987, 2001, 2014; Dallas County Dental Society 2011
- AGD President’s Award 2015 “…creating a sustainable legacy of hope and love”
- CDS Ron Lamb Award, Outstanding Mission Service Award 2015
- ADA Volunteer Certificate
Service Within Profession
Texas Academy of General Dentistry, President: 1984-1985; Secretary 1983; Director 1986-1990, Lone Star Dental Conference – Chairman: 1997; Dental Care Vice President: 1991-1992; Interprofessional Relations Committee, Chairman; Budget/Finance and Nominating Committees, Chairman
- Dallas Component A.G.D. President: 1982-83; Director: 1980-90; Editor 1987-89; Advisor: 1991-93
- Academy of General Dentistry Council Chairman: 1986-1990; Delegate/Alternate 1981-2003; 2011-2013; Spokesperson 1987 +; Texas Region XII Director, Secretary 1983-1984
- Dallas Mid-Winter Dental Convention, General Chairman: 1991; Attendance Chairman: 1983; Table Clinics Chairman: 1980; Registration Chairman: 1977; Secretary/Treasurer: 1984; Class Captain Chairman: 1981; Publicity Chairman: 1979; Speaker: 2008
- American Dental Association, Alternate Delegate, A.D.A: 1993-1999; Delegate 1996-2004; Annual Session Committee Member: 1979, 2005 Chairman Credentials, Rules & Order Committee
- Texas Dental Association Delegate: 1989-1995, 1997-2003
- Dallas County Dental Society, Board of Directors: 1988-1991, 1982-1984; Parliamentarian: 1986-1997, 2009-13; Secretary/Treasurer: 1983-1984; Finance Committee Member: 1984-85; Strategic Planning Committee Member: 1990-91; Community Health Committee Chairman; Chaplain: 1998-1999; Constitution & Bylaws Committee Chairman: 2008-2020
- Fellow – International College of Dentists, 1988; American College of Dentists: 1990
- Fellow and President– Academy of Dentistry International: 2001; Regent 2007-2012; USA Section Secretary 2008-2012; ADI VP of Education 2012-2014; President 2016-2017
Honors – Community
- Mayor Citation – City of Matamoros, Mexico: 1987-1989, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Featured Personality, CBS “Texas Country Reporter”
- Swan’s Place, ABC News
- Texas Department Human Services Dental Advisory Committee
- Christian Medical/Dental Society – Member 1964-present
- Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest: 1986 – 1987 Ed.
- Who’s Who in Texas: 1973-1974
- Trustee/Secretary of the Board, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986-1996
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes: 1983-1986 Volunteer Recognition
- Church Pianist & Deacon – Prestonwood Baptist Church & First Baptist Church, Dallas
- Baylor College of Dentistry – Alumni Association Honorary Member:
- Baylor College of Dentistry – Preceptor and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry, 1991
- Baylor Medical Center at Garland: 1970’s – Dental Staff
- Garland Community Hospital: 1970’s – Dental Staff
- Sponsor/Pianist for Chapel Choir, First Baptist Church, Dallas: 1968-1980 (including 10 international tours to Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Orient, Far East)
- Recorded Albums: Gratefully, T.Bob; T.Bob – Piano; T.Bob – Late Night; T.Bob & Bill – Sunday Sounds; & The Best of T.Bob played on radio stations throughout the world; 7 CD’s including Hymns of Worship (2002 Grammy Nomination), Classic Piano Praise, Old Gospel Worship, Happy Birthday, Jesus, and Christmas at Home with T. Bob, T.Bob & Bill- Sunday Sounds, The Best of T.Bob
- Church Pianist for Dallas First Baptist 1967-1985 & Prestonwood Church 1983-1994
- Dallas Symphony Showhouse Guest Musician: 1985-1993
- Concert Artist/Piano Soloist: Accompanist for numerous recording artists
- 1981 Finalist at the Christian Artists Music Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado
- Numerous Church Concerts, Weddings, Banquets & Special Programs including Clay Performing Arts Center, Charleston, WV: 2008
- Annual participant in KCBI Radio Sharathon
- Dallas Baptist Pastors Conference Pianist: 1992-1994
- Gaston Oaks Baptist Church Concerts: 1992 & 1993
- 20,000 participant Texas Baptist Evangelism & Summer Convention
- Guest Artist in Dino’s nine-piano & seven-piano Pianorama Concerts; coordinator & promoter; Guest artist with Dino at FBC Dallas, TX August 2020
- Guest Soloist – First Baptist Church Odessa, TX, 1992 & 1993; FBC Orlando, FL; 1991
- Guest Artist: President’s Banquet of ADA Convention, Washington, DC: 1988, 1998-2003, 2010 & AGD Convention, New York City: 1989
- Chairman’s Dinner, 1985 Dallas Mid-Winter Convention, Guest Pianist, 2000 to 2012
- Southern Baptist Convention Pianist, Atlanta: 1991, Indianapolis: 1992, Houston: 1993
- Southern Baptist Convention Afterglow Artist & Pastor’s Conference: 1992
- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Revival Seminar: 1993
- Music Leader, International Conference; Christian Medical Society, Boston: 1993, Orlando: 2007
- Pastor’s Conference Pianist & 45,000 Delegate Southern Baptist Convention: 1985
- Glorieta, NM, Sunday School Week Pianist: 1992
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Personal Data: Native – Troy, Alabama, U.S.A.
Wife – Janis Murphy
Children – Shawn, Angie, Creth
Grandchildren – Avery, Olivia, Asher, Henry, Audrey, Sutton, Allie
– University of Alabama, Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), 1967
– Howard College/Samford University, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 1963
– Mars Hill University, Associate of Arts (AA), 1961
– Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), 1981
– Master, Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), 2010
– Captain – United States Air Force, Dental Corps, July 13, 1967- July 12, 1969
Honors – Professional
– Marquis Who’s Who in Dentistry 1995
– Dentist of the Year – Dallas Academy of General Dentistry: 1987, 2001, 2014; Dallas County Dental Society 2011;
– Texas Dentist of the Year 2014
– AGD President’s Award 2015 for “…creating a sustainable legacy of hope and love”
– CDS Ron Lamb Award, Outstanding Mission Service Award 2015
– ADA Volunteer Certificate
– ADA Humanitarian Award 2018
– International College of Dentists Presidential Citation Award 2019
– Academy of General Dentistry Presidential Citation Heart and Soul Award 2018
– Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 1st edition
– Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
– Christian Medical & Dental Association’s Servant of Christ Award 2020
– International College of Dentists Distinguished Humanitarian 2021
– Academy of General Dentistry Public Information Council Member 1984-1990, Chairman 1986-1990; Delegate/Alternate 1981-2003; 2011-2013; Spokesperson 1987-+; Texas Region XII Director, Secretary 1983-1984
– Texas Academy of General Dentistry President 1984-1985; Secretary 1983; Director
1986-1990, Lone Star Dental Conference Chairman 1997; Dental Care Vice President 1991-1992; Interprofessional Relations Committee Chairman; Budget/Finance and Nominating Committees Chairman
– Dallas Component A.G.D. President 1982-83; Director 1980-1990; Editor 1987-1989; Advisor 1991-1993
– Dallas Mid-Winter Dental Convention, General Chairman 1991; Attendance Chairman1983; Table Clinics Chairman 1980; Registration Chairman 1977; Secretary/Treasurer 1984; Class Captain Chairman 1981; Publicity Chairman 1979; Speaker 2008
– American Dental Association, Alternate Delegate 1993-1996; Delegate 1996-
2004; Annual Session Committee Member 1979; 2005 Chairman Credentials, Rules & Order Committee
– Texas Dental Association Delegate 1989-1995, 1997-2003
– Dallas County Dental Society, Board of Directors 1988-1991, 1982-1984;
Parliamentarian 1986,1997, 2009-2013; Secretary/Treasurer 1983-1984; Finance Committee Member 1984-1985; Strategic Planning Committee Member 1990-1991; Community Health Committee Chairman; Chaplain 1998-1999; Constitution & Bylaws Committee Chairman 2008-2020.
– Fellow – International College of Dentists 1988
– Fellow — American College of Dentists 1990
– Fellow – Academy of Dentistry International 2001; Regent 2007-2012; USA Section
Secretary 2008-2012; ADI VP of Education 2012-2014; President Elect 2014-2016
– Academy of Dentistry International President 2016-2017, Past President 2017 +
-Fellow—Pierre Fauchard Academy 2014
Honors – Community Volunteerism
– Mayor Citation – City of Matamoros, Mexico: 1987-1989,
– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 for donated dental services by the T. Bob Dental Mission teams most of the 34 years of those trips in conjunction with the City of Matamoros, Mexico, DIF and the Mayor’s Wife who is in charge of the city’s public health.
– Featured Personality: CBS “Texas Country Reporter”
– Featured Personality: Swan’s Place, ABC News
– Texas Department Human Services Dental Advisory Committee, Vice Chair
– Christian Medical/Dental Association Member 1964-present
– Christian Dental Society Member
– Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest: 1986 – 1987 Ed.
-Trustee/Secretary of the Board, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1986-1996
– Fellowship of Christian Athletes: 1983-1986 Volunteer Recognition
– Deacon – Prestonwood Baptist Church & First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
– Baylor College of Dentistry – Alumni Association Honorary Member:
– Baylor College of Dentistry – Preceptor
– Baylor College of Dentistry – Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry, 1991
– Baylor Medical Center at Garland: 1970’s – Dental Staff
– Garland Community Hospital: 1970’s – Dental Staff
-Youth Worker for First Baptist Church and Prestonwood Baptist Church total of 40 years as a counselor/sponsor/mentor/Camp Dad/Sunday School teacher/leader, choir accompanist, Youth Camp bus/trip coordinator (over a decade for up to 500 kids and adults each year from Dallas to Florida beach camp).
Numerous newspapers and magazines as Spokesperson for and Chair of Public Information of the Academy of General Dentistry. Tapes and cd interviews for AGD as spokesperson.
“Dental Mission Manual for Portable, Short-term Dental Trips”, c 2015 Christian Dental Society, Contributor
“Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry” 4th edition c 2013, pp, 428/429 Quoted
Numerous Dental Journal Publications with articles on volunteerism including the ADA News, AGD Impact, State and Local publications, Honorary Dental Organizational Newsletters and Humanitarian Organizations
Numerous Radio and TV appearances as a spokesperson for dentistry including a TV appearance with Dr. Linda Niessen’s Dental Minute in the Dallas market. Peer Reviewed Article, AGD “General Dentistry” Case Report Nov. 6, 2018, pp, 47-50.
Southwest Dental Conference, Maryland Bridges, 1-18-2007, 9-16-2017 lecture/workshop
Texas AGD Mastership Class, Tyler, Texas, Maryland Bridges, 6-hr lecture/workshop, 3-4-2011
Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Dental Convention, Maryland Bridges, 6-hr lecture, 2-27-2016
Academy of Dentistry International, Honolulu, Hawaii, Maryland Bridges, 1-30-2009
Academy of Dentistry International, FDI, Salvador, Brazil, Maryland Bridges, 9-1-2010
Academy of Dentistry International, Convocation, Mexico City, Mexico, 11-16-2012
Texas Academy of General Dentistry Lone Star Conference Lunch & Learn 9-12-2014
University of Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 3-20-2013 & 3-13-2015
OKU Annual Banquet, UT Houston Dental School, Awards Evening Speaker, 4-22-2014
Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Volunteerism Seminars 2020. One of 6 International College of Dentists Volunteer Seminar Speakers after spearheading a joint working relationship with the Academy of Dentistry International with an ongoing series starting in 2015 and continuing with more than a dozen locations in the years since.
– Founder (in 1977) and Director of T. Bob Davis Productions’ Student Dental Mission Trips to Mexico, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, with over 45 annual continuous seasons. Web Site www.tbobdavis.com features photos and links to photos/videos of previous trips with personal testimonies of its meaning to participants recorded at the end of each recent trip(s).
– Creator of the Academy of Dentistry International, USA Section, Student Servant Leadership Award, Spring 2011, with first awards going to Houston, San Antonio and Baylor Dental Schools, honoring a senior dental student from each school who exhibits leadership and compassionate service to others with at least two mission trips internationally or volunteered in two charity/free clinics in USA while in school. Currently, 13 Dental Schools receive this prestigious award annually.
– Created an 8 chair permanent (plus 6 chair portable) clinic in Matamoros, Mexico for the Matamoros Baptist Children’s Home, personally acquired most all donated equipment and supplies, packed one 26 foot U-Haul trailer, another smaller trailer, and another large moving van full of those items in Dallas, TX, and delivered them by vans to the Home from Brownsville, TX, kept that clinic stocked annually for at least 25 teammates to provide care for children and staff of Home and up to a total of 90 others in external/remote dental sites, maintained portable equipment in that facility for annual Spring Break Dental Teams to spread out to churches, colonias, fishing villages, islands, and the City of Matamoros DIF dental clinics while staging the teams in Brownsville, TX at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville’s Mission Outreach Center (MOC) that housed 100 in one building and 60 in another.
– Developed outreach locations around Matamoros in over a dozen churches, 3 DIF facilities, 3 remote sites at fishing villages along the coast of Gulf of Mexico, 3 remote sites on islands that were devastated by a Hurricane, and a beach site on the Gulf.
– Consistently saw from 35 to 150 children each year as the Children’s Home grew over the years and Dr. Davis designed and donated most of the equipment and supplies over those years, including a new dental suite which kept a team of 25 busy taking care of those children during the mission trip yearly. With up to 25 dentists on the trip mentoring, over 61 dental students from two dental schools in Texas, Hygiene students from several Texas Hygiene Schools, pre-dents, assistants, front desk and translators all have made up the team.
– Recognized by Mayor of Matamoros for donation of dental chair for their new mobile dental van during Matamoros Fair Grounds Day Celebration with dignitaries from around the world.
– 34 years to Matamoros Baptist Children’s Home with several teams of over 100 dental participants; 1 year to Nicaragua; 9 + years to San Raymundo, Guatemala, Hospital and Dental Clinic (2012-2020) where 1086 patients were seen in 2016 Spring Break Dental Mission by 90 teammates which included 61 dental students from two USA Dental Schools; featured Mexico trip on CBS Texas Four Country Reporter and 2005 trip on A&E TV Network series “Airline”. The repeats from these documentaries were several of the Texas Four Country but numerous ones of the A&E Network that went over the world through their international network.
– Mentored more than 2,500 dental personnel over 45 years of continuous annual dental missions. One US Air Force Dentist Colonel (1987) resigned and became head of dental for Mercy Ships; one of our first students went on to be full time dental missionary to St. Vincent; one local dentist made his first dental mission trip with us and then founded ServingHIM 501c mission organization (1998); one dental student went with us every year of school plus over a decade as a practicing dentist and became the local CMDA director for that school as a professor there; many others do their own trips. Another trip attendee has replaced that local CMDA director in 2020. By hiring two Russian immigrants and training as dental assistants (one still employed going over 30 years), all 7 siblings are now US Citizens, and after mentoring a young man immigrant from Guatemala, both he and his parents became US Citizens.
– Speaker for ICD/ADI Pilot Partnership Volunteer Symposium to encourage dental volunteerism worldwide with a 3 hour course. Original committee member establishing the Pilot Partnership, demonstrating the power of honorary organizations working together throughout all the main dental conventions in USA promoting volunteerism. Lectures have been in major dental conventions in New Orleans, Boston, Boise, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Dallas, and other cities.
– Future Planning for July, 2018, dental mission trip to NE India initiated by having Texas Baptist Men in November, 2015, drill a well for fresh water as a first in that area in preparation for our dental mission trip with Oral Hygiene and basic dental care where no dental care has ever been available. In July, 2018 took 7 dental teammates on a 2 week dental care mission to Ukhrul, India, birthplace of one of the teammates (Pan Kaping who at that time was President of the Texas A&M College of Dentistry Senior Class), where 300 of his fellow India family and friends got their first exposure to dental care. The Executive Director of the Christian Dental Society and his wife joined us and we spent a lunch time one day with his presentation on portable dental care equipment and processes for the faculty and staff of the New Delhi large Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Director and Principal.
– Leading the Academy of Dentistry International as President into an enlarging presence in volunteerism, including the ADI as the first and only dental Non-Governmental Organization in the United Nations Department of Public Information, promoting dental health value to all nations of the world.
– In January,1973, single handedly arranged for borrowing Baylor Dental School on one Saturday to examine, take xrays, clean the teeth, and give OHI to approximately 400 children who were current residents of Buckner Baptist Benevolence’s Dallas Children’s Home, involving 10 dentists and 50 dental personnel creating a first dental home chart for all 400 children, with planned follow-up that resulted in a new dental suite and part-time dentist and hygienist being employed, much of the equipment donated by T. Bob. This program served the children of that Home for the decades until they no longer kept children on campus.
– When contacted in 1988 by Mr. Ed Shipman, founder of Happy Hills Children’s Home in Glen Rose, TX, (a favorite charity of The Dallas Cowboys), Dr. Davis travelled to their facility and planned for a dental suite that would take care of the children on site rather than shuttle them to Ft. Worth for dental care. That suite was largely filled with donations from Dr. T. Bob and his contacts, resulting in Dr. Davis identifying a Pediatric Dentist from Irving who for years did the actual work on campus.
– When contacted by the Dallas County Dental Society to represent them in helping dentists donate to volunteer dental causes, T. Bob has done so for over 50 years.
– As a committee member and Chair of Dallas County Dental Society’s Community Health Committee, Dr. Davis was asked to visit the charity locations supported by DCDS and determined that many children that were in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center had dental pain requiring them to be transported to dental offices in the community for care. The fact that there was concern for safety of both the child and caregivers under such circumstances, Dr. Davis asked the Superintendent if he could put a dental room into the Center and equip it so one patient at the time could be seen for emergencies etc. With that approval, Dr. Davis donated a chair and some equipment and supplies to start the dental operatory with recommendations of dentists to work it. They eventually hired a part-time young dentist to be available.
– Years later, in 1999, Dr. Davis received a letter in the mail advertising for hiring a dentist for the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center. He went to the brand new facilities on I-30 West past Hampton St. for a tour and info on what they were considering. Upon considering the need versus the existing one room facility they had placed in the new building, Dr. Davis designed and proposed a 5 chair facility to meet the need. With the help of Director Mike Griffiths, Assistant Director Randy Wadley and Business Manager Barbara Roberts, the ideas were presented to Doug Vance, Superintendent and Marta Balleste’, Deputy Director by Dr. Davis with a separate meeting one-on-one with Dr. Karine R. Lancaster, Medical Director, Dallas County
Health and Human Services, all of whom readily agreed with the plan. It was left up to them to pursue, with some funding ideas offered by Dr. T. Bob. The plans were altered to a 3 operatory facility and they built it and rehired the part-time dentist. Dr. Davis had suggested to them that they should get with Baylor Dental School and let their new facility become an off-site teaching facility just like the rotations the school had in other facilities in the medical district. That suggestion also became reality and today students go to the facility under supervision of a Dental School Professor.
– When twins from his church youth group were placed in the old Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center near Parkland Hospital, Dr. Davis realized they were only detained for a few days (for minor vandalism in their neighborhood) but were in with the hardest/toughest criminal children (including murderers) where harm could come to them both physically and emotionally unnecessarily. It was not reasonable for them to be placed there but all children at that time with minor offenses were so incarcerated. Dr. Davis contacted the director of the Shelter, a local Juvenile Judge, and the Buckner Children’s Home Superintendent for a meeting at Buckner to discuss Buckner turning one of their older unused children’s dorms (Pender Dorm) into a holding shelter for such children temporarily and on an ongoing basis. That was accomplished quickly.
– In 1999 Dr. Davis was approached by First Baptist Church, Dallas, for helping them start a dental service inside their 500 bed homeless shelter, Dallas Life, which is just across the I-30 freeway from the Dallas Convention Center. He designed a workable plan, donated lots of equipment and saw it to fruition. He has maintained a relationship of encouragement to the dental facility there through the years. It has had volunteer dental personnel for years sporadically doing the actual dental care.
– Created “The Academy of General Dentistry Singers” (AGD Singers) from top leadership within the AGD during the AGD Annual Session of 2003 in Nashville, TN and settled on the name three years later. That group grew from a foursome to more than 15 including piano and two horn instruments and performs annually for the Opening of the AGD Convention, Convocation, and House of Delegates.
– Created the first annual Dallas Academy of General Dentistry Picnic, Family Event and Installation of Officers at his home/estate, Saturday, October 4, 1986 from 1-5 PM that currently is in the form of a formal evening dinner with entertainment at a top Dallas Restaurant free for members.
– Initiated the concept of AGD Texas Express, with a group of Texas AGD Leaders driving or flying around the state of Texas developing AGD Components on designated weekends, hired the first TAGD full time employee, as Executive Director (Mrs. Bertha Harris), and created a staff position that 38 years later is the largest staff of all AGD Constituencies.
Initiated the remodeling of a 2nd floor on the San Raymundo, Guatemala, Hospital and Clinic to include a 21 chair portable dental clinic in 2019 that was completed just in time to be available for the planned 2020 Spring Break Guatemala Student Dental Mission Trip, the 9th, having started in 2012. Privately funded by a lead grant from the 2018 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award of $10,000, awarded to Dr. Davis in Honolulu, Hawaii during the 2018 ADA Annual Session and Convention, and complemented by a $125,000 donation by Dr. Davis’s Daughter and Son-in-law plus smaller donations from individuals and the Pathfinders Sunday School Class. The exciting plans for a large mission team effort and a dedication with donors from the USA and faculty from the Guatemala University of Francisco Marroquin School of Dentistry on Sunday, March 15, 2020, had to be suddenly cancelled on Thursday 12th when it was reported worldwide that President Trump was shutting the country down for incoming flights due to Covid 19 spread! Dr. Davis, son Creth and Dr. Stephen Sperry had flown down on Wednesday 11th to finalize plans. After spending a long day Thursday assuring the completion of the construction and installation, the threesome met with Dr. Estuardo Zachrisson of the UFM Dental School for breakfast Friday near the GUA airport to notify him of the cancellations, just in time to fly out and enter the USA at 7:00 pm before the massive influx of flights into DFW the following days! As of 2022 the plans for 2020 and 2021 had been cancelled but the plans for 2022 are being put into place.
– Sponsor and Pianist for the Chapel Choir, First Baptist Church, Dallas: 1968-1980 (including10 international mission tours to Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Orient, Near and Far East) bringing hope through music to thousands of young and old alike in the largest and most notable concert halls of each country. The first concert was in Royal Albert Hall in London, the most prestigious performing hall in Europe. From there Salle Gaveau Hall in Paris (where he saw Chopin’s piano in a museum), Berne, Switzerland for a world youth congress, Kongress Hall in Berlin, Germany, Salzburg, Austria, St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy, the Florence Hall of 500 and the R. A. I. Theatre in Rome, Italy. In addition to accompanying the choir for the entire 3 hour concerts, during scene and costume changes, he played piano accompaniment each concert that featured the soon to be world famous trumpeter, Phil Driscoll.
– Recorded Albums: Gratefully, T. Bob; T. Bob – Piano; T. Bob – Late Night; T. Bob & Bill–Sunday Sounds; & The Best of T. Bob played on radio stations throughout the world; 9 CD’s including Hymns of Worship (2002 Grammy Nomination), Classic Piano Praise, Old Gospel Worship, Happy Birthday, Jesus, and Christmas at Home with T. Bob, T. Bob & Bill- Sunday Sounds, The Best of T. Bob, T. Bob & O. Lay (2014), and newest T. Bob & Wade (2016).
Church Pianist:First Baptist Church Dallas 1967-1985 & Prestonwood Baptist Church 1983-1994
– Dallas Symphony Show Home Guest Musician: 1985-1993
– Concert Artist/Piano Soloist: Accompanist for numerous recording artists
– 1981 Finalist at the Christian Artists Music Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado
– Numerous Church Concerts, Weddings, Funerals, Banquets & Special Programs
– Guest pianist on DVD, “Live- The Erwins”, 2014
– Annual participant in KCBI Radio Sharathon
– Dallas Baptist Pastors Conference Pianist: 1992-1994
– Gaston Oaks Baptist Church Concerts: 1992 & 1993, 2013-present
– 20,000 participant Texas Baptist Evangelism & Summer Convention Staff Pianist 1981, Reunion Arena in its first month of operation in downtown Dallas.
– Guest Artist in Dino’s nine-piano & seven-piano Pianorama Concerts; coordinator &
Promoter in Dallas Fair Park Music Hall, Houston Music Hall, Kansas City Music Hall and Anatole Dallas Stemmons Auditorium
-Produced musical portion of the Zig Ziglar Sunday School Class at Prestonwood Baptist Church in late 1990’s and early 2000 by playing solos, leading group singing and accompanying vocal soloists for each Sunday after which Zig taught.
– Guest Soloist – First Baptist Church Odessa, TX, 1992 & 1993; FBC Orlando, Fl, 1991
Orlando, FL; 1991
– Southern Baptist Convention Pianist, Atlanta: 1991, Indianapolis: 1992, Houston: 1993
– Southern Baptist Convention Afterglow Artist & Pastor’s Conference: 1992
– Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Revival Seminar: 1993; Presidential Inauguration Pianist 2006, Christmas Programs Soloist 2014-2016
– Music Leader, International Conference; Christian Medical Society, Boston: 1993, Orlando:2007
– Pastor’s Conference & 45,000 Delegate Southern Baptist Convention: 1985, Dallas Convention Center
– Glorieta, NM, Sunday School Week Pianist: 1992
– Guest Artist: President’s Banquet of ADA Convention, Washington, DC: 1988;
Musical Presentation 1998-2004, 2010
– Guest Artist: President’s Banquet of AGD Convention, New York City Hilton : 1989
– Chairman’s Dinner, 1985 Dallas Mid-Winter Convention, Guest Pianist, 2000 to 2012
– Numerous Dental Receptions and Banquets & Special Programs including Clay Performing Arts Center, Charleston, WV : 2008, the AGD national meetings for the over a decade for Convocations and Opening of the House of Delegates with AGD Singers (created by T. Bob), the Texas Dental Association Annual Meetings, The Texas Academy of General Dentistry Dentist of the Year Awards Evening, The Academy of Dentistry International Annual Convocation and Banquet (over a decade), The American Dental Association on Sundays for a Protestant Worship Service for 7 years, The International College of Dentists annual Convocation Pianist 2014-present. In 2020 provided the ‘virtual’ music with Dr. David Tillman singing the national anthems for The Texas Dentist of the Year, the opening annual session of the AGD House of Delegates and the International College of Dentists Convocations.
– Secured internationally acclaimed Pianist Dino Kartsonakis for the 3 day Revival at First Baptist Church Dallas in August 2020 and played the second 9 foot grand along with Dino each evening. The internet audience totalled around 200,000 viewers.
– Provided a 15 minute portion of a Thursday evening Night of Worship in October with the Choir of First Baptist Dallas that was live in the Worship Center while viewed by 30,000 people online.
– Presented an evening Christmas music program for the Dallas Chapter of Military Order of World Wars December 1, 2020 at the Park City Club in North Dallas.
– Provided a 9 foot grand piano for the new March 30, 2013 Worship Center at First Baptist Dallas, provided a 7 foot grand piano for Prestonwood Baptist Church when a member there in 2007 and provided a 7 foot Bosendorfer Anniversary Edition for Carrollton First Baptist Church in 2016.
– Provided guest singers accompaniment for several Widow’s Luncheons, Deacon’s Banquets, Sunday School Classes, Special Occasions and one Sunday as the only instrumentalist for both Sunday morning worship services at First Baptist Dallas while the Pastor, Choir and Orchestra went to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for special performances with President Trump.
– Provided ‘T. Bob and Friends’, an assemblage of 35 friends with musical talent, for the 40 minute musical portion of the First Baptist Church Dallas Old Fashioned Revival on Sunday evening August 8, 2021.
– Provides piano solos and vocal accompaniment for Sunday School Classes/Banquets/Church related events.
– Provides an annual pot-luck supper and musical evening at his home for New Year’s Eve as well as an annual Christmas Block Party Sing-a-long for neighbors from the Loch Ness neighborhood.
– For many years has been a guest solo pianist for the annual First Baptist Church Christmas Multiple Pianos.
Dental Student Work
-In the early years as a dental student at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Medical Center, served as officer including President of the U of A Medical Center Chapter of CMS (the Christian Medical Society, precursor to CMDA-Christian Medical Dental Association). Both Medical and Dental Students were together in the group and several of the men were a part of the Medical Center Male Chorus, a group founded by T. Bob, accompanist, and Dr. Henry Hoffman, associate professor of anatomy who was director. That was a unique group function within any USA medical center and it met in the Baptist Student Union Center Chapel adjacent to the campus at 12:10 pm each Friday. At the same time T. Bob served as a substitute organist and pianist for several churches in the city as well as the largest Southern Baptist Associational Youth Rally which met monthly in Birmingham churches and Samford University facilities, filling to capacity most of them . As a part-time pianist for his church as well as youth worker, he traveled with their youth choir on a 1966 summer choir tour through Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama. He was a guest organist for a chapel service at Samford University during his freshman dental school year and had recorded his first vinyl 45 rpm piano/soloist record with Doug Olive in the Samford campus as well as a first 33 rpm vinyl piano/organ/soloist in a local recording studio with Owen Lay and Leon Westerhouse.
-In the early years of private practice and involvement in dental organizations/conventions/politics, T. Bob shared planning and execution of Prayer Breakfast programs during the annual American Dental Association Meetings with such well known CMDA leaders as Roger Matkin, Bill Peel and others while mentoring such outstanding CMDA leaders as Dale Willis, Stan Cobb and others. A long time personal friend and former Sunday School teacher is the former CMDA Executive Director Hal Habecker.
-The initial years of T. Bob’s student work with Baylor College of Dentistry students was through the local chapter of CMDA which provided students and leadership for many years on the annual Dental Student Mission Trips to Mexico and Nicaragua. T. Bob on a couple of occasions had a meeting at his house to consider forming a Dallas area Adult CMDA Chapter, but the appetite for physicians and dentists for another meeting night was never there. For many years the Baylor CMDA groups met at T. Bob’s home for various ministry opportunities. Over several years T. Bob provided the Baylor dental students a free lunch each year prior to the annual mission trip to inform students and faculty of the joys of missions.
-When T. Bob created the Academy of Dentistry’s Student Servant Leadership Award, Baylor was one of the first three dental schools to receive that award and is still a recipient each year. He reached out to Houston, San Antonio, LSU, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Detroit and other schools to place the award. 13 awards are presently offered.