Dental Trade Alliance appoints new CEO

Gregory Chavez, new CEO of the Dental Trade Alliance
Gregory Chavez
Gary Price, former CEO of the Dental Trade Alliance
Gary Price

Arlington, Va. — The Dental Trade Alliance announced March 10 that it appointed Gregory Chavez as CEO. Mr. Chavez is the former executive vice president of operations and membership at The Vision Council. He will succeed Gary Price, who retired Jan. 31 after 19 years in the role.

The Dental Trade Alliance is an association of companies that provide dental equipment, supplies and services to dentists and other oral health care professionals.

"I’m thrilled to be joining the Dental Trade Alliance in my new role," said Mr. Chavez in a press release. "I believe my experience in market research, government affairs and industry growth initiatives in the health care association industry will translate well and help to take DTA programs to the next level."

"We are fortunate to have appointed someone with a proven track record of execution and leadership with a unique background that helps intersect healthcare and manufacturing industries within the association management space," said Robert Savage, vice president and CFO of Drake Precision Laboratories and immediate past DTA Chair.

"We believe Greg brings a unique set of experiences and skills to the DTA," said Dave Steck, current DTA Chair and General Manager at Henry Schein. "He is well versed in many of the issues facing our industry and association. Greg will be a great cultural fit and a strong strategic partner for our membership."