HARTFORD – The Connecticut State Dental Association has appointed New Britain dentist Dr. Gary Linker as its new president.
Linker, a long-serving member, was installed on May 10 to a 1-year term leading the trade association and serving as the main spokesman for oral health in the state.
“I’m honored to be elected to this position,” said Linker. “I thank our immediate past president, Dr. Ungerleider, for his service, and look forward to leading the Connecticut State Dental Association in the coming year.”
Linker is a general dentist with an active practice in the city. He currently serves as chairman of the association’s Governance Review Committee. He previously served as the CSDA chairman and member of the Insurance Council, member of the Governance Review Committee, District V Caucus coordinator, American Dental Association delegate and a delegate to the association’s House of Delegates. Linker was recently president and peer review chairman for the New Britain Dental Society.
Linker is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry.
He is also a volunteer at the downtown Hole in the Wall Theater.
“Each year, the CSDA advocates to protect and improve the oral health of all Connecticut residents both at the state legislature and within the community,” said Linker. “I look forward to working with the entire CSDA team and its members to impact public policy on oral health in the year ahead.”
Among those elected to the dental association’s board of governors at the same meeting were Dr. Al Natelli of Southington, vice chairman; and Dr. Nancy Treiber of New Britain.
The dental association is made up of about 2,300 members.