Top ADA executives leave organization

The two top executives at the American Dental Association (ADA), executive director James Bramson, D.D.S., and chief operating officer Mary Logan, have left the Chicago society.

The ADA announced on April 18 that Dr. Bramson and Logan had left the organization. Both had served in their positions since 2001, with Logan the second-ranking executive at the society after Dr. Bramson.

The ADA declined to elaborate on the reasons for their departures, leaving some members puzzled, according to an announcement by the organization's president, Mark J. Feldman, D.M.D.

"I have received many calls, e-mails, and questions regarding the departure of the executive director and chief operating officer," Dr. Feldman stated in an e-mail to dental societies. "I know that the first question on everyone's mind is, 'What happened?' And, I am sure you understand that we cannot discuss the details."

Dr. Feldman is serving as interim executive director while the ADA forms a committee for a national search for a new executive director. "I have been meeting with ADA senior management in a supervisory role," Dr. Feldman wrote. "A transition plan is being developed to ensure that the ongoing work of the ADA staff, councils, commissions, and various taskforces continues."

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