DavePrebleThe American Dental Association (ADA) announced today the promotion of David Preble, DDS, JD, to the position of senior vice president of the ADA Practice Institute. In this role, Preble will provide strategic vision and leadership to help develop ADA policy around practice issues that impact dental professional members, their patients, and the public at large.

Preble has served as vice president of the ADA Practice Institute since 2013. His previous positions at the ADA included director of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs and director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Preble will continue to lead an operating agency committed to growing ADA membership through the delivery of dental programs, products and services related to professional life and well-being, business applications, third-party payer advocacy, and regulatory legislative affairs.

Preble graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, DC, in 1980, and from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Fla, in 1994. He practiced general dentistry for more than 20 years before joining the ADA. Preble has gained distinction as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives and has earned a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.