Heartland Dental Founder, Dr. Rick Workman Helps Seven Dental School Deans Advance Their Leadership Skills

Helping supported doctors advance their leadership skills has been a foundation of Heartland Dental since the beginning. The company continually offers a variety of courses aimed at that objective, and has made leadership education a priority through supporting the Doctor Mastery Program. Another key element of this focus has been the Bell Leadership Institute. Each year, Heartland Dental supported dentists have the opportunity to attend Bell Leadership courses to become better communicators and leaders through the teachings of Dr. Gerald Bell.

Recently, Dr. Rick Workman, founder and executive chairman of Heartland Dental, extended that educational outreach even further. Through a generous donation of over $100,000 to the ADEAGies Foundation, he is also helping seven dental school deans participate in Bell Leadership Institute’s 2017 Leader’s Roundtable. These individuals include Mert N. Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., M.H.S.A. – Dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, T. Gerard Bradley, B.D.S., M.S., Dr.Med.Dent. – Dean of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, David A. Felton, D.D.S., M.S.  – Dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Carol A. Lefebvre, D.D.S., M.S. – Dean of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Dwight E. McLeod, D.D.S., M.S. – Dean of the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Michael S. Reddy, D.M.D., D.MSc. – Dean of the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry, and Dexter A. Woods, D.D.S. – Dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry.

“I’m extremely excited for these deans to have this opportunity to advance their leadership skills. I’m a firm believer in the Bell Leadership Institute. I’ve completed many of their courses and so much of the leadership skills I have found success with in my own career are a direct result of Dr. Bell’s teachings,” explained Dr. Workman. “So many Heartland Dental supported doctors and team members have benefited and I know these seven deans will take away invaluable knowledge that will help them lead their schools. And as dental school leaders, that’s so important. Today’s students are tomorrow’s dentists. If we can help give dental school leaders the means to impart the right leadership skills to dental students from the start, that will have a huge impact on what they can accomplish for themselves, their patients and this profession.”

The Leader’s Roundtable, held by Bell Leadership Institute, is an advanced leadership development program designed to assist CEOs, presidents and senior executives in becoming world-class leaders. The year-long Roundtable is personally led by Dr. Gerald Bell, a master teacher with over 40 years of successful, in-depth experience building leaders. During the course of The Leader’s Roundtable, Dr. Bell teaches participants how to build their personal leadership effectiveness and their company’s bottom line.

The William J. Gies Foundation was established as a private foundation in 1950 and was the first American foundation to support dental education and scholarship. In 2002, it joined with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to form the ADEAGies Foundation. Dedicated to dental education, the works to enhance public oral health by funding programs that support innovations in dental education, research, leadership and recognition. Seeing a great opportunity to further the leadership skills of today’s dental school leaders, the foundation along with the assistance of Dr. Workman has made sending these seven deans to The Leader’s Roundtable a reality.

“For myself, I’m humbled and honored to work with the ADEAGies Foundation to make this opportunity happen. The Foundation does amazing work with every educational initiative and innovation they fund – this Leader’s Roundtable opportunity is just one example among many. They’re making this profession better, and I’m happy to help as much as I can,” added Dr. Workman.

ADSO Hosts 2017 Annual Summit Opening Reception

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) welcomes more than 850 attendees to the highly anticipated 2017 Annual Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference features a number of esteemed speakers and panels, as well as exceptional networking opportunities.

ADSO looks forward to meeting with Summit attendees at this evening’s Opening Reception, to be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Disney Garden Pavilion. For members unable to attend, please remember to join the conversation on Twitter using #ADSOSummit.

The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on the preeminent DSO event or how to become an ADSO member, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

Epcot Station Sponsor, Carestream

Carestream Dental provides a complete set of integrated solutions specifically designed for oral professionals.  From practice management and imaging software to innovative digital imaging and CAD/CAM solutions, we offer the tools dental support organizations need to enhance diagnostic capabilities and help their offices thrive. To learn more about our complete line of products, please visit www.carestreamdental.com for information.

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ADSO Welcomes Attendees to 2017 Annual Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is excited to welcome more than 800 members and guests to the highly anticipated 2017 Annual Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The conference features a number of esteemed speakers and panels, as well as exceptional networking opportunities.

Members are encouraged to participate in the conversation on Twitter using #ADSOSummit. A Twitter contest will take place throughout the week, and those with the highest number of social media posts tagging #ADSOSummit will have the chance to win four passes to Walt Disney World. The winner will be announced on Friday morning of the Summit.

Attendees are also reminded to download the ADSO Summit mobile app, which will allow users to log in to a personalized agenda and account, communicate and network with other attendees, and directly interact with the CEO panel during the general session.

The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit. 

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

ADSO Announces Twitter Contest for Annual Summit 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Join the Conversation With #ADSOSummit

Next week, ADSO Summit attendees will have the opportunity to win a 4-pack of passes to Walt Disney World.  A Twitter contest will take place throughout the week, and the person with the highest number of social media posts using #ADSOSummit will win. With so many important discussions going on, attendees are encouraged to follow along and join the conversation both in person and online! The winner will be announced on Friday morning of the Summit.The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

Gold Sponsor, Waller

Waller is one of the country’s leading law firms in the area of dental practice management and dental groups. For more than 20 years, Waller has counseled on a daily basis dental support services companies (DSOs) and dental groups operating throughout the United States – from startups to private-equity sponsored to public companies. With a broad understanding of the unique legal issues faced by companies devoted to dental services, the firm’s attorneys are able to navigate dental clients through a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, compliance and regulatory issues and government investigations

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ADSO Statement on ALEC Study: Overregulation Threatens Market-Driven Solutions in Dentistry

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released their study “Overregulation Threatens Market-Driven Solutions in Dentistry,” highlighting the concerns around the anti-competitive, anti-consumer nature of over-regulation in the healthcare industry. The Association of Dental Support Organizations issued the following statement:

“The latest study conducted by ALEC demonstrates the importance of a regulatory climate where healthcare providers are encouraged to adopt market-based solutions that meet ever-growing and changing consumer demand. The Dental Support Organization (DSO) model is one example of innovation that is making a difference.  DSO’s help dentists bring down costs for consumers, while enabling them to increase access and focus on patient care. It is imperative that we recognize the importance of innovation and support legislation that encourages market-based solutions that help meet the needs of providers and their patients.”

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

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3M Oral Care Sponsors ADSO Summit 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

In a new video released today, John Tobin, U.S. Business Director of 3M Oral Care, highlights the many benefits the upcoming ADSO Summit will offer. From networking to sharing best practices, Mr. Tobin notes that the Summit provides opportunities to ensure clinical, professional and personal success.

A sponsor of this year’s annual meeting, 3M Oral Care promotes lifelong oral health by developing innovative dental and orthodontic solutions that help simplify procedures and allows dentists higher confidence in their work. With a history of leadership in the dental and orthodontic industries and a scientific approach to product development, 3M creates the high quality, advanced products dentists need to keep patients smiling

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

About Epcot Station Sponsor, 3M Oral Care

3M Oral Care promotes lifelong oral wellness through inspired science-based solutions that help dental professionals achieve greater clinical, professional and personal success. Named most innovative company in the dental industry worldwide for 10 consecutive years, 3M products support dental professionals by delivering quality innovative solutions to realize optimal outcomes for doctors and their patients.

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CEO’s Share Insight on 2017 ADSO Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

The ADSO leadership and member CEO’s are looking forward to this year’s Annual Summit and share what they believe to be the biggest benefits and takeaways from the preeminent DSO event:

  “I’m excited to both share my insights and experiences in DSO industry as well as hear from others about theirs. The Summit is a great networking and learning environment that will have a lasting and positive impact on both our industry and each member organization.”

Rick Workman, DMD, Founder & Executive Chairman, Heartland Dental

  “The leaders our industry attend the annual Summit for one simple reason: It is THE DSO industry event of the year and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and catch up with old friends and make new ones.”

Stephen E. Thorne, IV, President and CEO, Pacific Dental Services Founder

  “Getting all the DSOs and Industry Partners together makes our industry stronger.  The ADSO Summit is a unique opporunity for us to learn from one another, not just in terms of growing our business but doing so in the most ethical manner possible.”

Richard E. Beckman, Chief Executive Officer, Great Expressions Dental Centers

  “The ADSO Summit is the premier DSO event of the year. The agenda is content rich with networking opportunities second to none.  My team looks forward to attending every year and always comes back enlightened and recharged. This is the only DSO industry event that attracts all the major players, as well as those more recently formed.”

Mitch Olan, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Dental Care Alliance

  “Two reasons to go: it’s a tremendous event with access to high-profile speakers both in and around the DSO industry, and it’s a great way to interface and connect with colleagues. The Summit is one of the best value-adds ADSO has to offer.”

Douglas W. Brown, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Affordable Care Inc.

  “The ADSO is a growing organization, with a lot of new members and opportunities to engage. The Summit in Orlando is a chance to cultivate relationships within our industry as well as with our many industry and association partners.”

Steve Spellman, Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Dental

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

About Our Epcot Fireworks Reception Sponsor, Houlihan Lokey

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitionscapital marketsfinancial restructuringvaluation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of their commitment to client success across their advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 15 years, according to Thomson Reuters.

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National Director of Nobel Biocare Looks Forward to Hearing from Industry Experts at This Year’s ADSO Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. Last year’s Summit sold out and this year’s hotel is nearing capacity so be sure to register and reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel soon!

In a new video released today, Darren Dirks, National Director of Specialty Markets at Nobel Biocare reflects on his past experiences participating in the ADSO Summit and looks ahead to this year’s Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Dirks notes that the Summit is a unique opportunity to “network with DSO professionals, strengthen existing relationships, and meet new potential business partners.”

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications. Nobel Biocare’s goal is to empower dental professionals to give quality of life back to their patients. This philosophy is built on over 60 years of continuous innovation, all stemming from Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s ground-breaking discovery of osseointegration in 1952. Since then, they have helped their customers treat millions of patients.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

About Opening Reception Sponsor, Patterson Dental

Patterson Dental celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2017, growing from a single Milwaukee storefront to a leading distributor of dental solutions throughout North America. Patterson partners with private and group practices of all sizes, providing a comprehensive range of dental supplies, equipment and technology, and service and support.

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Dentsply Sirona Sponsors the ADSO Summit 2017

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care.  The Dentsply Sirona products and solutions include leading positions and platforms across consumables, equipment, technology, and specialty products. Dentsply Sirona is one global team that brings out the best in its people, lives and breathes high performance and personal accountability, acts with uncompromising integrity, improves the practice of dentistry with an unrelenting commitment to customers and demonstrates a passion for innovation that shapes the dental industry.The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8. The deadline to reserve a room at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is February 12, be sure to book before the ADSO block sells out!

In a new video, Michael Augins, Senior Vice President and RCO USA of Dentsply Sirona, 2017 Title Sponsor of the ADSO Summit encourages attendees to experience some of the many benefits the renowned DSO conference has to offer. Mr. Augins considers the ADSO Summit to be a great opportunity to meet industry giants, and network with vendor professionals who support dental organizations.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #ADSOSummit.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.

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Great Expressions Dental Centers Receives Infection Control Compliance Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHFIELD, MI – February 9, 2017 – As a result of its commitment to providing exceptional and safe care to patients at more than 270 offices in 10 states, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) recently received the Summit Compliance Award – an infection control compliance award presented by Mesa Labs, a high-quality process validation and monitoring instruments and consumables manufacturer.

Established by Mesa, the award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an overall commitment to infection control. GEDC achieved the highest levels of weekly, biological sterilization monitoring compliance over the last five years. GEDC’s high compliance rate reflects its culture that respects infection control measures and patient safety.

“Great Expressions Dental Centers takes great pride in its comprehensive safety and infection control program” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “Our patients, staff and visitors can rest easy knowing that GEDC makes it a priority to protect them from the spread of infection and provide a safe, clean and compliant healthcare facility.”

Mesa Labs’ Summit Compliance Award evolved from the acknowledgment that compliance should be celebrated and commended. The measures GEDC has taken to ensure weekly testing of all sterilizer units with biological spore strips and daily integrator strips has led to an improved compliance level not only at individual offices, but also at regional and national levels resulting in GEDC being one of the few dental practices with an award winning infection control program.

“Mesa Labs and their spore testing program has been integral in our patient safety program to ensure not only are we providing a safe environment but we remain in compliance with all health and safety laws,” said Beckman. “The risk of infection should never be a concern when visiting one of our facilities.”

To schedule an appointment, call 888-SMILE-80 or visit www.greatexpressions.com

About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventive dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Texas. One of the largest privately owned dental support organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more.  For more information, go to www.greatexpressions.com.

Great Expressions Dental Centers® branded practices are independently owned and operated in specific states by licensed dentists and their professional entities who employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. Office practices may vary and patients should contact the dental office for treatment and service issues.

About Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
We pursue a strategy of focusing primarily on quality control products and services, which are sold into niche markets that are driven by regulatory requirements. We prefer markets that have limited competition where we can establish a commanding presence and achieve high gross margins. We are organized into four divisions across eight physical locations. Our Instruments Division designs, manufactures and markets quality control instruments and disposable products utilized in connection with the healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical device, industrial hygiene, environmental air sampling and semiconductor industries. Our Biological Indicators Division provides testing services, along with the manufacturing and marketing of biological indicators and distribution of chemical indicators used to assess the effectiveness of sterilization processes, including steam, hydrogen peroxide, ethylene oxide and radiation, in the hospital, dental, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Our Cold Chain Monitoring Division designs, develops and markets systems which are used to monitor various environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and differential pressure to ensure that critical storage and processing conditions are maintained in hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, blood banks, pharmacies and a number of other laboratory and industrial environments. Our Cold Chain Monitoring Division also provides parameter (primarily temperature) monitoring of products during transport in a cold chain and consulting services such as compliance monitoring and validation or mapping of transport and storage containers. Our Cold Chain Packaging Division provides packaging development consulting services and thermal packaging products such as coolers, boxes, insulation materials and phase-change products to control temperature during transport.

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