The ADA promoted Dave Preble, DDS, JD, to a key leadership position in the association’s Practice Institute.

The American Dental Association announced that Dave Preble, DDS, JD, has been promoted to chief strategy officer and senior vice president of its Practice Institute.

In this new role, he will work with volunteer leadership, national organizations, and ADA agencies to develop and implement a unified strategy for the future of oral health in America.

Additionally, Preble will oversee and collaborate with the leads of five ADA agencies, including Education, Government Affairs, Health Policy Institute, Practice Institute, and Science.

He will also continue to provide strategic direction, executive leadership, management oversight, and accountability of the ADA’s Practice Institute, including the Center for Dental Benefits, Quality & Coding, the Center for Dental Practice Policy, and the Center for Informatics and Standards.

“I am excited to announce Dr Preble’s promotion to chief strategy officer and senior vice president,” said Raymond Cohlmia, DDS, executive director of ADA. “Dave is an experienced leader, and under his guidance, the ADA will make great strides in executing an oral health vision that improves public health and, at the same time, strengthens the profession.”

During his 16-year tenure with the ADA, Preble has served as vice president of Practice Institute, director of the council on Dental Benefit Programs, and director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Originally from New York, Preble received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and graduated from Georgetown University Dental School and St. Thomas University School of Law.