Mike McGlynn will replace Barry Appleby, who is the outgoing president.
Of his appointment, Mike said: ‘I’m delighted and honoured to be taking over as DTA president, especially so as this year marks our 25th anniversary, and I look forward to working with colleagues on the executive team to support our members.’
Mike qualified at Matthew Boulton College, Birmingham, where he gained a City and Guilds Final Certificate in 1973 and City and Guilds Advanced in ceramics, crown and bridge in 1975.
He worked at the Central Dental Clinic, Wolverhampton and Birmingham Dental Hospital before taking up a post as lab manager at a commercial dental laboratory in Hong Kong.
On returning to the UK Mike helped set up a successful dental lab, which ultimately was taken over by a larger group.
Mike was appointed head of dental production laboratories at Bristol Dental Hospital, in 2007.
Mike is also a member of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists.