ADA Appoints Dr. David Preble to Lead the New ADA Practice Institute

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently promoted David Preble, D.D.S., J.D., vice president of the newly created ADA Practice Institute. He had previously served as the director of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs since 2007.

The Practice Institute will provide input on programs, products and services to help ADA-members better operate their dental practices. It will also promote the interests of the dental profession on health care finance, health outcomes and quality, and informatics and standards.

Dr. Preble, 59, graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, D.C. 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 staff in 2006 as the director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Preble has gained distinction as a Certified Association Executive 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.

A native of New York, Dr. Preble lives in Chicago with his wife, Hong Sun.

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