DTA Announces U.S. Surgeon General to Headline Annual Meeting Session

Posted on October 8, 2020

The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is pleased to announce that US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH and Assistant Surgeon General and USPHS Chief Dental Officer RADM Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD will participate in the 2020 DTA Virtual Annual Meeting.

Admiral Adams will be interviewed by Terri Dolan, DDS, MPH, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Dentsply Sirona. This session will provide important insights from the pandemic and how the dental industry can best partner with the public health community.

Greg Chavez, CEO of the DTA, said: “We are thrilled to have Dr. Adams add his insights to this 2020 DTA Virtual Annual Meeting session. Having his clinical perspective during this global public health crisis helps take the 2020 DTA Annual Meeting to an exciting new level. Now more than ever DTA members need this type of critical information as they fine tune their 2021 business plans.”

The conversation will occur on Friday, November 13 from 1:00 to 2:00pm EST. Discussion will focus on both the pandemic at the macro level and how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responded to a massive public health crisis.

The close the session Dr. Dolan and Rear Admiral Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD, Assistant Surgeon General and the 19th Chief Dental Officer of the US Public Health Service will participate in a fire side chat followed by a live Q&A.

Learn more and register for the 2020 DTA Virtual Annual Meeting.


The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is a member supported trade association of distributors, manufacturers and service providers of the oral health profession and industry with the common goal of improving the state of oral care. The organization provides resources, knowledge-sharing opportunities and advocacy supporting businesses throughout North America, with ties to the rest of the globe. With a dedication to oral health that reaches back to the 1800’s, the modern day DTA is committed to the success of its members and the industry at large.


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