Our Mission

DRNA is a leader in the dental recycling industry and poised to disrupt the industry and revolutionize the cost matrix for dental offices across the United States. DRNA’s focus is on providing quality compliance solutions at the best possible cost, direct to dentists, and dental organizations.

Background & History

Founded more than 25 years ago, DRNA aims to be the leading direct-to-dentist and dental facility provider of amalgam and other wastes recycling resulting from dental practices.

By providing directly to dental professionals, DRNA established itself as the disruptor in this niche market. Partnering with dental associations and insurance providers has established DRNA’s robust and impressive customer base of private sector and prestigious public sector dental clinics across the United States, including the United States Military, leading hospitals, and top dental schools.

Launching generic cartridges compatible with the Solmetex® Hg5® Legacy1 and NXT1 represented DRNA’s biggest effort to reduce the dental profession’s cost of amalgam recycling. Solmetex® claims to feature in 70,000 dental practices. DRNA seeks to service a large portion of these by offering a proven compatible solution with significant cost reductions.

As the dental profession continues to face mounting costs, DRNA is determined to put money back in the pockets of dentists, directly.

The leadership team at DRNA hopes that distributors will also embrace reducing amalgam recycling by presenting DRNA as the cost-effective solution, keeping their valued customers compliant while saving them significant money.

DRNA Leadership

Marc M. Sussman

Founder, President and CEO

As the founder, President, and CEO of DRNA for over 20 years, Marc has shepherded the company from its inception as a direct supplier of waste management services to the dental profession, both the private and public sectors. His vision of DRNA as a “disruptor” to the normal channels of supply to the dental profession in the area of waste management has cemented DRNA’s reputation as a supplier of premier waste management services with highly competitive costs.

In addition to being responsible for forging the key partnerships that the company has developed with a range of prestigious dental insurance companies and dental associations, Marc leads the company’s compliance efforts to ensure its customers have the best available information on a range of compliance issues impacting their offices and institutions. A graduate of George Washington University and New York University prior to founding DRNA, Marc was a partner in a boutique international consulting firm assisting mid-size companies to expand globally.

Gabe Farrell

Chief Operating Officer and CFO

Darwin Moreira

Vice President of Operations

Darwin Moreira

Vice President of Operations

Experience/Background:
I have been working at DRNA since 2005 and have my Bachelor’s Degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Why do I love what I do?
I enjoy working for a company that allows me to be involved in all aspects of the business. To be part of our growth has been rewarding. The fact that DRNA provides services to our customer base to help protect the environment is an added bonus.

When I am not working, I am most likely…
Keeping active and trying out new places to eat in NYC.

Favorite Quote:
“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

How do you take your coffee?
Light and Sweet

Adrian Ali

Director of Finance

David Picone

Vice President of Sales

David Picone

Vice President of Sales

Experience/Background:
Started my 11th year at DRNA in June 2021. Currently living in New York City

Why do I love what I do?
At DRNA we love to help offices learn about compliance, and help make the Earth a cleaner place, and chatting with our amazing office staff always brings a smile to my face.

When I am not working, I am most likely…
On the Peloton, watching sports, at the beach, or traveling to new places.

Fun Fact About Me:
My favorite vacation spot is Cape Cod, MA.

Favorite Quote:
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

How do you take your coffee?
With milk.

Dr. Al Frost

Vice President of Clinical Affairs

Dr. Al Frost

Vice President of Clinical Affairs

Dr. Alfred Frost received a BA (Biology and Chemistry) from Canisius College, an MS (Epidemiology and Public Health) from the Roswell Park Cancer Center where he also served as a research scientist for 6 years, and a DDS (with Thesis Honors) from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dentistry. He then completed residency and fellowship training programs at the Eastman Dental Center and the Genesee Hospital (both divisions of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry). He has also received an E-MBA.

Dr. Frost was engaged in the active clinical practice of dentistry and was the managing partner of a large group practice in Buffalo, NY for over 15 years. For the past 16 years, he has served as the Vice President for Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Dental Recycling North America, Inc. He also serves as DRNA’s Director of Continuing Dental Education.

Dr. Frost has authored numerous articles and books on regulatory topics affecting the dental profession including: EPA issues, waste management, OSHA, infection control, HIPAA, etc. He is a frequent national speaker and regularly consults with dental professionals on matters involving regulatory compliance.

Rhiannon McHugh

Director of Marketing Consultant

Rhiannon McHugh

Director of Marketing Consultant

Experience/Background:
After graduating Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communications, my husband and I started our company in 2008.  Since then I have worked with hundreds of businesses to develop and implement their marketing strategies.

Why do I love what I do?
I love the opportunity to help great companies like DRNA, tell their story, spread the word, and achieve their goals through marketing, content creation, and business development and strategy.  Working with someone as passionate as Marc M. Sussman and his dedicated team has been a true pleasure and I look forward to helping this company reach new heights.

When I am not working, I am most likely…
Spending time with my young family, playing music, or writing.

Fun Fact About Me:
My husband and I wrote a children’s book during the pandemic, called “Above the Clouds”

Favorite Quote:
“Today is the tomorrow you dreamed about yesterday.”

How do you take your coffee?
I gave up coffee a few years ago, but do enjoy the occasional mocha latte.

Venetta Brooks

Senior Customer Service Representative

Venetta Brooks

Senior Customer Service Representative

Venetta has been with DRNA since its inception over 20 years ago. As the Senior Customer Rep she is responsible for assisting our customers with their questions.

She is dedicated to meeting the ongoing daily needs of all our customers whom may have a question about their offices waste management requirements.