A Forum for Dialogue

Welcome to NDABlog.  Through this forum, NDA members, leaders, partners and guests can now share important information, insights and reflections.  Issues may range from matters of dental practice, financial management, health and wellness, NDA activities and mission, health equity, public health and more. I encourage your participation in this important new forum for members and allies of the National Dental Association.  Please contact Erica Jackson on to submit a blog for publication. We grow stronger when we learn from one another.

You can find the inaugural blog below, authored by me. It’s about my journey to the NDA and how my role with NDA aligns with my purpose. I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to reading yours!

NDA Forward,


Keith Andrew Perry, JD
Executive Director
National Dental Association

The Who and the Why

The Who and the Why

As I represent the NDA at the many conferences, meetings and dinners hosted by our allies in the promotion of oral health, I’m often asked how a lawyer ended up as Executive Director of the National Dental Association.  It’s understandable. A person with a background...

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Marquette University – Dean, School of Dentistry

Marquette University – Dean, School of Dentistry

Search for the Dean Marquette University, School of Dentistry Milwaukee, Wisconsin “Marquette University aspires to be, and to be recognized, among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic and Jesuit universities in the world, promoting the greater glory of God...

The University of Iowa – College of Dentistry

The University of Iowa – College of Dentistry

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a 60% – 100% clinical-track faculty member in Clinic Administration. Major responsibilities include: didactic and clinical instruction of pre-doctoral students in the College of Dentistry’s...

Flossline - Fall 2022

Recent News

NDA Responds to Racism Allegations at UIC College of Dentistry

On December 7, 2022, NDA Executive Director Keith Andrew Perry sent a letter to the Interim Dean of the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry, in response to allegations of racist statements and behavior by Dental School professors. Click here to read...