Dr. Dave Preble is the senior vice president of the Practice Institute. In this role, Dave provides strategic vision and leadership for developing ADA policy regarding practice issues and impacting national oral health care quality, focusing on the needs of patients and members from all practice/professional modalities. While promoting the ADA as the pre-eminent, nationally and internationally trusted resource for dentists, healthcare agencies and other stakeholders regarding oral health, he leads an operating agency committed to grow 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. Dave is also responsible for the administration of all standards activities for five commission-like agencies: the Dental Quality Alliance, Standards Committee on Dental Products, Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, Code Maintenance Committee and SNODENT Maintenance Committee. At the ADA, Dave previously served as vice president, Practice Institute, director of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs and director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Preble has a nicely diverse background and experience base as he has practiced dentistry for over 20 years, holds a legal degree and has been conferred the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives, Certified Dental Consultant from the American Association of Dental Consultants and has earned a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Management from the Kellogg School of Management. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the American College of Legal Medicine.
Dave Preble talks about ways to improve the way medical professionals handle the prescription of opioids for pain, how to identify drug-seeking behavior, methods of solving the issue that aren’t incarceration, and avoiding the complete demonization of using opioids.
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