Dr. Dave Preble Promoted to American Dental Association Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President of Practice Institute


A photographic portrait of Dr. Dave Preble.
Dr. Dave Preble.

CHICAGO, June 2, 2022 — The American Dental Association (ADA) announced effective immediately that Dave Preble, D.D.S., J.D., has been promoted to the position of Chief Strategy Officer & 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, Dr. Preble will oversee and collaborate with the leads of five ADA agencies, comprised of 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,” stated Raymond Cohlmia, D.D.S, 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."

Dr. Preble served in the following positions at the ADA during his 16-year tenure: Vice President of Practice Institute; Director of Council on Dental Benefit Programs; and Director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Originally from New York State, Dr. Preble received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, D.C., and St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Fla. He’s been a resident of Chicago, Il., for the past 16 years.

About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 159,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), published monthly, is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org.