Executive Council

WVDA is dentistry’s advocate in the West Virginia Legislature, lobbying legislators to pass laws of interest to dentists and dental care.  WVDA also advocates for the profession before various state government agencies.

Dr. David M. Eller, President

drrobertwankerDr. David M. Eller of Huntington was installed the 111th President of the West Virginia Dental Association by the outgoing President, Dr. Robert Wanker, during the 2017 Semiannual Session installation services, January 21, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel.   He previously served as President Elect and Vice President, after several years of service on the Executive Council representing the Huntington Dental Society.

“I am honored to serve as the 111th President of WVDA.  Being a member of organized dentistry has been a rewarding experience for me.  I have made many new friends and developed professional relationships with dentists throughout our country while serving in various offices.  I am very appreciative of the support and confidence you have given me to serve you during the coming year.   I will request your advice on issues we face during my service, and ask that you contact me if you have concerns about our profession.”

“I am looking forward to our Annual Session at The Greenbrier in July.  I have engaged outstanding clinicians to present educational programs that you will find beneficial to your practice.   Dr. Daniel E. Becker, Associate Director of Education and General Dental Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, will speak on July 21.   Dr. Mitchell Gardiner of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, who lectures nationally on issues of dental malpractice and standards of care, will speak on July 22.”

“We will also have speakers for women in dentistry, young dentists and WVU School of Dentistry students.   We can also look forward to special events for our spouses and guests, and the traditional Past Presidents reception and celebration dinner.  I encourage dentists and their staff to plan to attend our meeting at The Greenbrier. 

“I want our association to grow with new members and continue to improve on services we offer.   We need to continue our political activities at our capitol in Charleston as well as in Washington, D.C.   Finally, we must be mindful of the need to improve our professional skills so we can provide the best of services and care to our patients.  “

David M. Eller, DDS