About DTA

Dental Technology Academy

The Dental Technology Academy was originally founded in 2002 by David Kochberg, RDT, and Ettore Palmeri, MBA, AGDM, BEd, BA as the Academy of Dental Technology (ADT), the new Dental Technology Academy continues its tradition of excellence in education by working in conjunction with the leading dental companies to offer our members a variety of top quality speakers, seminars and workshops throughout the year.


The Dental Technology Academy is a premier academy for dental technical professionals who are interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, advanced level of education. Imparting up-to-date knowledge to dental technologists is at the forefront of the DTA educational concept.


Because the DTA membership is comprised of experienced dental technologists, DTA can offer the unique added advantage of sharing information in a learning environment.


2016 promises to be another exciting year at DTA as we have prepared another outstanding series of presentations that cover the following: Digital Day, Ceramics, Removable Prosthetics, Fixed Implants, & Business as it relates to digital dentistry. In 2016, DTA will work with the ADTO to co‐sponsor the first two meetings of the year Digital Day and The Business of Digital. The admission fee to these two “Must Attend” events, for non members will be $199 + HST per meeting. So it makes business sense to join DTA. In addition, in 2016 DTA will be offering hands‐on courses and DTA members will qualify for discounts.


Once again we will offer DTA members the opportunity to bundle their DTA membership and join the Toronto Implant Academy (TIA) a clinical academy, which gives you the opportunity to feel the pulse of the clinical side of your industry.


The cost for TIA is $950.00 + HST but you can join for only $291.00 + HST (with the DTA Membership Plus)


​I would like to remind you that as DTA members you can obtain discounts on additional CE courses offered by companies such as Nobel, Straumann, BioHorizons, Vident, Dentsply and Ivoclar​ Vivadent​.

Additional benefits for members of DTA:

  • 20% discount on website development
  • Discounts on advertising in PPI’s clinical magazines
  • Discounted admission to Spectrum Day Chicago

Ettore Palmeri, MBA, AGDM, BEd, BA

Mr. Palmeri is the President of Palmeri Publishing, Inc., which publishes Spectrum Canada and Spectrum USA. Ettore is a dynamic, energetic speaker who has spoken to thousands of people in education, business, and industry. Under Ettore’s leadership, Spectrum has established itself as a communication tool for dentists and technicians across North America.