ADSO’s Partnering for Growth Conference to feature Marketing Executive Panel

Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the first ever Partnering for Growth 2017 conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C. The conference, taking place from September 21-22, will provide educational content that is geared specifically to connect with small & emerging groups, and share best practices to grow in the DSO industry.

Holli Schmitt, Director of Marketing of Smile Doctors Management Services, and Marta Sweezo, Vice President of Marketing for Midwest Dental, will lead a Marketing Executive Panel during the upcoming conference. The Friday, September 22 panel is an incredible opportunity to learn from the country’s best marketing executives, who are leading their DSO’s growth efforts by creating robust and effective marketing strategies. In an ever increasing competitive environment for patients, these industry leading executives will share their strategies and successes that propel their companies’ patient flow and growth.

With her extensive knowledge in marketing strategy and brand management, Ms. Schmitt oversees the creation and direction of the Smile Doctors brand, the deliberate and sustainable growth plans of all marketing endeavors, and the regionalized field marketing team that supports 51+ orthodontic practices across seven states. Ms. Sweezo brings 20 years of strategic marketing experience, with the majority of her experience in health related organizations.

The full agenda for the September conference can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the conference, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation onTwitter and Facebook with #PartneringForGrowth.

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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Michael White to Present on Financial Aspects of DSOs at Partnering for Growth Conference

Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the first annual Partnering for Growth 2017 conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C. The conference, taking place from September 21-22, will provide educational content that is geared specifically to connect with small & emerging groups, and share best practices to grow in the DSO industry.

The two-day conference will feature unique networking opportunities, educational panels, and more. On Thursday, September 21st, Michael White of MWA CPAs + Business Advisors will present on accounting issues related to setting up and managing your DSO. During this presentation Mike will focus on the difference between a management company structure and DSO, fundamentals of financials, and common mistakes related to setting up the structure.

Mr. White’s expertise in the Dental Service Organization field spans a full range of business functions, including DSO setup and management focused on the development and implementation of legal, accounting and financial infrastructures tailored specifically to DSO’s. His approach prioritizes the achievement of the DSO’s vision and goals and also considers how pursuit of those goals will impact each client from a tax, accounting and advisory perspective.

The full agenda for the September conference can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the conference, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #PartneringForGrowth.

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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Emerging DSO Conference to Feature Industry CEO Panel

Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the first ever Partnering for Growth 2017 conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C. The conference, taking place from September 21-22, will provide educational content that is geared specifically to connect with small & emerging groups, and share best practices to grow in the DSO industry.

On Thursday, September 21st, there will be a CEO Leadership Panel session, which will feature leadership from the top DSO’s in the country and will share best practices and provide invaluable insights in growing and developing DSOs. Speaking from a wealth of experience and expertise, the industry’s top leaders will both present their DSO’s key differentiators as well as instruct how emerging DSOs can replicate their success. This session will also allow for interactive discussion, permitting audience participation and questions.

“Getting all the DSOs together does make the industry stronger, because there’s a variety of issues that may not be well known across the board. Its important to come together, focus on those issues, and learn from one another so we can ensure everyone does business as ethically as possible.” Richard E. Beckman, CEO, Great Expressions

“Two reasons to go: it’s a tremendous event with access to high-profile speakers both in and out of dentistry. Secondly, it’s a great way to interface and contact with colleagues in the industry. The ADSO Partnering for Growth meeting is one of the best value-adds that dentistry has to offer.” Douglas Brown, CEO and Director, Affordable Care, Inc.

“The ADSO is a growing organization, with a lot of new members and committees. [This] is a chance to cultivate relationships within the ADSO, as well as within the DSO and dental community.” Steve Spellman, CEO, Midwest Dental Centers

“I would encourage others to come, especially if you’re a young DSO, to learn from the folks who have been doing this for such a long time.” Scotte Hudsmith, CEO, Smile Doctors, LLC

The full agenda for the September conference can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the conference, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #PartneringForGrowth.

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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The Association of Dental Support Organizations Announces Incoming Executive Director Chris Vranas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) announces and welcomes Chris Vranas, CAE as the ADSO’s newly appointed Executive Director. ADSO looks forward to working with the new leadership, and continuing their efforts to expand access for high quality dental care.

A 17 year veteran of the American Association of Orthodontics, an international dental specialty association, Mr. Vranas has an extensive career managing associations as a data-driven organization that keeps the leadership in a strategic position to maintain relevance in a constantly changing environment.

“I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to lead this great association into the future,” said Chris Vranas. “I am committed to continuing ADSO’s momentum and look forward to working alongside our members to capture the enormous opportunities in front of us.”

“This is an incredible time of growth for the DSO industry. ADSO is fortunate to gain the guidance and experience that Chris brings,” said Michael Bileca, President of ADSO. “We are confident that with the new leadership and support, ADSO will continue to build a future where dentists have the ability to choose the non-clinical support services which best allow them to focus on patients, and ultimately improve the oral health of communities everywhere.”

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit organization that represents Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) before the public, policymakers and the media. Our members enable supported dentists to focus on their patients and expand access for dental care while maintaining the highest standards of business and professional ethics.  For additional information about the company, please visit www.theadso.org.

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Finding Success In Your First Year As A Newly Supported Dentist

Group Dentistry Now –

From July 26th – 28th, Heartland Dental welcomed 166 newly supported dentists representing 44 dental schools from around the country, to the company’s home office in Effingham, Illinois, for the 2017 Dr. LEADS course. This event was a great opportunity for these supported dentists to meet and network with one another, as well as visit the Heartland Dental home office and meet the individuals who will support them and their teams going forward. In addition, the event featured a doctor panel with supported dentists from last year’s Dr. LEADS, who gave this year’s group beneficial advice on finding success in their first year as a newly supported dentist.

See full article here.

ADSO President Michael Bileca to Present on Principles of Leadership at Partnering for Growth 2017 Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]
8.11.17

DSOs are invited to attend the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) first ever Partnering for Growth 2017 conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, taking place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from September 21-22, will provide educational content that is geared specifically to connect with small & emerging groups, and share best practices to grow in the DSO industry.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from a number of speakers during this year’s conference including member company CEOs, dentists, and industry experts. ADSO President Michael Bileca will kick off the morning sessions on the 21st with a workshop on the fundamental principles of personal and team leadership, principles that apply to DSOs of all sizes.

“The Partnering for Growth conference is the premier DSO event of the year for smaller and emerging DSOs to come together and meet with the DSO industry veterans,” said Mr. Bileca. “It’s a chance to cultivate relationships, learn from one another and share new ideas. I’m excited to share my own experiences during the Leadership workshop and throughout the conference.”

A recognized leader in the industry and in the community, Mr. Bileca is an executive at Dental Care Alliance and former President and Founder of Towncare Dental Partnership, Inc. which was merged with Dental Care Alliance in 2013. He was also managing partner of a consulting company that specialized in organizational alignment and performance based heavily on Dr. Stephen Covey’s work. Mr. Bileca was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2010 and currently serves in Florida House of Representatives.

The full agenda for the September conference can be found here. For more information on how to become an ADSO member and to register for the conference, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #PartneringForGrowth.

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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2017 Dr. LEADS Helps Dentists from Around the Country Advance Their Skills and Knowledge

Globe Newswire –

From July 26th – 28th, Heartland Dentalwelcomed 166 newly supported dentists representing 44 dental schools from around the country, to the company’s Home Office in Effingham, Illinois, for the 2017 Dr. LEADS course.

Each year, Dr. LEADS offers supported dentists three days of valuable learning experiences in a wide variety of clinical and leadership topics. This year’s lineup of speakers included Dr. Mark Hodge, a nationally recognized speaker on topics including Invisalign, patient communication and team engagement. Attendees also learned from international speaker and author on micro-endodontics and endodontic technology, Dr. George Bruder. Featured speakers also included Dr. Rick Workman, founder and executive chairman, Patrick Bauer, president and CEO, and other Heartland Dental leaders. Align Technology CEO, Joe Hogan, also attended and presented.

See full article here.

20 Years in the Making

Smiling Magazine –

This year is special for Heartland Dental. Twenty years ago, our company was founded. It all started with Dr. Rick Workman, who opened his first dental office in 1980 in Effingham, Illinois. By 1997, his first practice had grown into a group practice with over 25 locations in Illinois. After selling 21 of those locations on July 1st, 1997, the remaining four offices became the beginning of today’s largest Dental Support Organization, Heartland Dental (you can learn more about these early beginnings in this issue). We have certainly come a long way since then with over 775 supported dental offices in 34 states.

See full article here.

Gentle Dental Partners Honored with Top Dentist Distinction by Boston Magazine

PR Newswire-

Gentle Dental Partners, a leading multi-specialty group dental practice in New England, is excited to announce that 18 affiliated dentists have been awarded the honor of Top Dentist by Boston Magazine.

“This distinction from Boston Magazine speaks to Gentle Dental’s intense focus on providing outstanding care to all patients. We’re proud of our affiliated doctors, the care they provide, and their stellar reputations in the community,” says Gentle Dental Partners CEO Geoff Ligibel.

See full article here.