Dental Trade Alliance
Dental Trade Alliance
2300 Arlington Blvd.
Suite 1003 Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 703-379-7755
Fax: 703-931-9429

Year Founded:
200 companies

Chief Executive Officer : Gary W. Price

An Overview of the Dental Trade Alliance

The Dental Trade Alliance is an association of companies that provide dental equipment, supplies, materials and services to dentists and other oral care professionals. Our member companies are distributors, dental laboratories and manufacturers. Our members are located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. By providing the best equipment, materials and services to dentists and oral care professionals, we are partners in improving the oral health of everyone.

Our core purpose is to enhance member success and increase dental demand.

Our core values are:

Inclusiveness - respect and support the diversity of member views and opinions in determining policy and direction; open, inclusive membership representative of the dental industry.
Leadership Accountability - leadership that is responsive, accountable to members, and demonstrates integrity and professionalism.
Learning Environment - an environment that supports learning and encourages involvement at all levels.
Proactive - addressing important issues in a proactive, socially responsible and ethical manner.
The Dental Trade Alliance is a non-profit corporation that is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is ultimately responsible for the activities and finances of the DTA. The Board hires the Chief Executive Officer to run the day to day operations of the DTA. The Board oversees Committees that initiate and execute projects and services for DTA members.

The Directors and the Officers of the Association are elected by the membership of DTA at its annual meeting. The Officers serve terms of one year. The Directors serve terms of three years and may be reelected once. The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is responsible for determining the slate of Officers and Directors. Half of the Nominating Committee members are elected by the general membership and half are elected by the Board.

The Board of Directors meets face to face three or four times per year. It also meets once or twice via conference calls. Between Board meetings, the Executive Committee meets via conference calls.
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