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Emerging Leaders


Connecting with industry peers is an excellent way to create new opportunities for your business. The DTA Emerging Leaders group brings together up-and-coming and current executives from all corners of the dental industry for member engagement and connectivity in a casual environment at several dental meetings throughout the year.

Emerging Leaders Event at GNY

Event Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
Heartland Brewery, 1430 Broadway, New York City

Come enjoy craft beers and tasty food, along with other industry professionals, while learning how to pair food with beer when entertaining clients!

Emerging Leaders Event at ADA

Event Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019
Hong Kong Lounge, 5322 Geary Blvd. San Francisco

Come meet the young dentists of the greater San Francisco Bay area, along with other industry professionals, while learning about the traditions of Chinese Dim Sum!

Emerging Leaders Event at CDA

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
La Casa Garcia 531 W Chapman Ave Anaheim, CA 92802

A group of new dentists will join the group to share insights on their challenges in building a practice. This unique opportunity, made possible with the support of the CDA and the Dugoni School of Dentistry, shouldn't be missed!

Emerging Leaders Event at CDS

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., Chicago, Illinois 60661

Join the Emerging Leaders as they connect during the CDS meeting at the highly rated Sepia restaurant.  Originally an 1890 print shop, Sepia features memorabilia from the Windy City’s bygone eras.  At the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, there will be several new members who will benefit from learning more about the group, plus an opportunity to meet with DTA Board members  Attend this not-to-miss event. See what all the buzz is about surrounding this unique venue! ​

Emerging Leaders Connect at the GNYDM

Event Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2018

DTA emerging leaders rolled strikes and made connections during a special event at Bowlmor Times Square at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.  The 90,000-square foot venue with multiple bowling lanes was the high-end setting for these eager bowlers and future leaders of the dental industry. The event featured great food including hamburger shooters and cronuts as well as an interactive arcade where members gathered for after hour fun and were introduced to many newer manufacturers and distributors, some attending their very first DTA event.



Emerging Leaders CDA Networking Event

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

A great mix of dental manufacturers, suppliers, and associate Dental Trade Alliance members (to include new members) met up at the ballfield to watch the Anaheim Angels from MVP Club seats behind home plate.  Of course, it wasn’t all about hot dogs and Cracker Jacks for these up-and-comers in the dental trade community.

Emerging Leaders Midwinter Networking Event

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018

DTA’s Emerging Leaders’ events provide a unique networking opportunity for the dental industry. Members and prospective members can connect in an informal environment even at one of the busiest dental meetings in the U.S.

“(Attending DTA Emerging Leaders events) has been a good chance to network with peers and share ideas,” said Handler Manufacturing Co. President and General Manager Rick LaDuca.

Enjoying deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s, one of Chicago’s institutions, was an added benefit for the Emerging Leader attendees and the new member guests.

Emerging Leaders Greater NY Dental Meeting Networking Event

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DTA’s Emerging Leaders took up the challenge of learning to make their own pizza while networking at an evening event during the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Aprons at the ready, a large group (with lots of new faces) turned up their sleeves and rolled out the dough at a Times Square Hotel specially prepared for many new certified pizza chefs. Emerging Leaders Co-Chair Daryl Klein helped lead the group through the prep, bake and team building exercises. Everyone had a great time and didn’t want the networking event to end.