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Annual Meeting Agenda

2020 DTA Virtual Annual Meeting Agenda

A World of Opportunity: Springboard into 2021

We are excited to present a powerful and informative lineup of speakers for our members at the 2020 Annual Meeting.


Keep an eye out as we update this year's agenda with speakers and topics you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, November 11

Meet the New CEO and the State of the DTA: Annual Meeting of Members
1:00-1:30 PM EST

DTA will kick-off our Annual Meeting with a session designed for you to get to know Greg Chavez, DTA’s new CEO! Greg will be providing an update on happenings at DTA prior to the Members Business Meeting and report from our Foundation.

DENTAL Influencers Panel Session
1:30-2:30 PM EST

Hear from leading Dental Social Media Influencers and how they are engaging with millions of consumers sharing positive and fun messages on the importance of oral health. Learn how these innovative dentists are leveraging various social media platforms. Find out how your organization can benefit from this cost effective and highly targeted marketing approach through social media.

2:30-3:00 PM EST

Data Driven Insights
3:00-4:00 PM EST

2020 was a year like none other - set your 2021 business plan from the data-based knowledge of dental market experts providing a critical look at the 2021 Dental Product Forecast. This will include an in-depth review of Sales and Procedures Data in the Dental Industry hosted by Ty Hamilton and Mike Urbach – DentalMarketIQ/P&R Dental Strategies.

State of the Dental Profession
4:00-5:00 PM EST

Hear from Marko Vujicic, PhD – Chief Economist & Vice President of ADA Health Policy Institute – as he provides critical insights from 2020 and how the resilient dentist partners responded to the pandemic. Use crucial data points from Dr. Vujicic as you prepare your 2021 business gameplan.

FUNdraising EVENt
5:00 pm EST

Join the DTA Foundation for a special FUNdraising Event! Have some fun and unwind with your peers after a successful first day of beneficial DTA Annual Meeting programming. Join different colleagues in the virtual break out rooms before a virtual wine tasting with Napa Valley’s Modus Operandi. This is a great chance to learn how popular wines are made in an interactive and fun virtual setting.

Thursday, November 12

COVID-19 Pandemic Through the Eyes of Clinicians
1:00-2:00 PM EST

Hear directly from a diverse panel of Clinicians as they share their COVID-19 stories. How did they respond to the pandemic? What are their collective lessons learned from the pandemic? Moving forward, what are the new ways they are engaging with important strategic vendor partners?

2:00-2:30 PM EST

Springboard into 2021:
Moving the Dental Industry Forward
2:30-5:00 PM EST

Business and health policy from Washington, DC is impacting the dental industry now more than ever. Hear from panel of involved DC experts, as well as current and past federal agency officials, as they share the latest policy information. Learn what to expect in the coming year and how DTA is actively working to craft policy to ensure a healthy dental industry marketplace.

  • 2:30-3:15pm - DTA Washington Update: Patrick Cooney
  • 3:15-3:30pm - Small Business Administration Rep.
  • 3:30-3:45pm - Gerry Zapiain, Sr. International Trade Specialist, Health Industries, at U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 3:45-4:00pm - Jay Crowley, Former Senior Advisor for Patient Safety, Food & Drug Administration 
  • 4:00-4:15pm - Mike Graham, American Dental Association, Senior Vice President
    Division of Government and Public Affairs
  • 4:15-5:00pm - Live Panel Q&A (moderated by Patrick Cooney) 

Friday, November 13

Welcome Back - Foundation Thank You Video
1:00-1:10 PM EST

Preview of the 2020 SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT
1:10-2:00 PM EST

Overnight the COVID-19 pandemic changed the US Public Health Service priorities. Hear directly from the US Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams and Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Dental Officer Dr. Timothy Ricks as they share in real-time how their agency responded to the biggest health crisis of our time. This special session will be moderated by one of America’s leading public health dentists, Dr. Terri Dolan of Dentsply – Sirona. The last twenty minutes of the session will be reserved for a live Q&A.

2:00-2:15 PM EST

2:15-3:15 PM EST

Start the 2021 business cycle on a high note with John Foley! This session is a must attend for EVERYONE in your organization - Mr. Foley’s message of leadership, teamwork and trust will serve to motivate and inspire all DTA Annual Meeting Attendees. His presentations are marked by three overriding traits.

  • A contagious attitude of thankfulness that he calls Glad To Be Here®.
  • An energizing delivery that inspires High Performance with a purpose larger than self.
  • A practical model for living out his message that works in other organizations as well as within the Blue Angels.

Closing Remarks
3:15 PM EST