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14 March 2023

Association of Dental Support Organizations welcomes Dr. Sulman Ahmed as incoming president

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) announced March 9 the election of Dr. Sulman Ahmed as the association's new president. Ahmed has served on the ADSO Executive Committee for five years. As ADSO president, he will advance the association's commitment to improving oral health in the U.S. by making high-quality dental care more accessible.

In a news release, Ahmed said that stepping into the new role is an honor. 

"Alongside the rest of our executive leadership team, we will build upon the work of previous leaders to continue bridging the gap to bring all dentists – from individual practices to large groups – together as we expand access to quality dental care and improve the oral health of communities across the country," he said. Ahmed is also the founder, chairman and CEO of DECA Dental Group. 

As president, he plans to prioritize furthering the association's mission of supporting dental practices through research, education and advocacy.

Andrew Smith, executive director of the ADSO, said that while the organization faces economic and workforce challenges, there are also opportunities to grow, thrive and mold the industry for the future.

"Dr. Ahmed, a clinician representing the next generation of dentist leaders, is well suited to lead ADSO as we work to elevate dentistry, position DSOs as the preferred practice model and drive value for our members," he said in the news release. 

Ahmed will be a keynote speaker at ADSO's annual summit, which takes place March 28 to 31 in Orlando.

About DECA Dental Group

DECA Dental Group is a Dallas-based clinician founded and clinician led dental service organization started by Founder, Chairman & CEO Dr. Sulman Ahmed. The company has been delivering high-quality dental care to patients since 2008. DECA is actively expanding its footprint coast-to-coast under the Ideal Dental brand. DECA's culture is founded on a patient-centric model. The company is guided by its vision to be the premier provider of all dental services under one roof while being the first choice for dentists and staff seeking a partner for growth, innovation, and learning. To learn more, please visit decadental.com and myidealdental.com.

About Association of Dental Support Organizations

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 40 member companies and more than 100 industry partners. ADSO represents Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) before the public, policymakers, and the media. ADSO members enable supported dentists to focus on their patients and expand across dental care while maintaining the highest standards of business and professional ethics. The organization's members operate in 44 states and provide the highest level of non-clinical support to more than 13,000 dentists across the country as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

For more information, visit www.theadso.org.

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