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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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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Founder & CEO of Banyan to Present on Marketing Practices at the ADSO Summit 2017

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Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Founder & CEO of Banyan to Present on Marketing Practices at the ADSO Summit 2017

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit from 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!

Tom Clark, founder and CEO of healthcare marketing platform Banyan, will present on Thursday afternoon on “Managing Patient Reviews.” In this session, Mr. Clark will discuss how to use patient reviews to best promote your practice.

Mr. Clark created the industry’s only HIPAA-compliant patient photo and review sharing app to help doctors grow their practices by building trusted relationships with patients. Previously, he was president and CEO of WhiteCap Dental Solutions, where he disrupted the dental implant industry’s dependence on field sales by selling directly to dentists. Under Mr. Clark’s leadership, WhiteCap achieved a three-year growth rate of 625%, hitting #734 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies.

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.

Henry Schein, Platinum Sponsor

Henry Schein Special Markets is proud to serve ELITE Dental Support Organizations with customized products, services, and solutions.  With over 20 years of experience and more than 100 dedicated team members, Henry Schein Special Markets has built a unique approach to partnering with some of the nation’s largest DSOs. We were the first in the industry to recognize the unique needs of this segment, and by continually following the market’s evolving needs, Henry Schein remains the leader.

Heartland’s Dr. Mark Hodge to Present at ADSO Summit 2017

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is excited to 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.

On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Mark Hodge, Clinical Director for Heartland Dental, will lead the presentation on “Multi-Doctor Dynamics: Fostering an Entrepreneurial, Partnership Mentality between Doctors.” As a nationally recognized speaker on topics of patient communications and team engagement, Dr. Hodge has been featured in multiple videos and educational resources designed to help practices improve their case acceptance. Dr. Hodge now turns his focus to helping doctors and teams navigate healthy relationships and futures in a multi-doctor environment.

Dr. Hodge received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1985 from the Michael Cardone, Sr. School of Dentistry at Oral Roberts University. Throughout his 30+ year dental career, he has worked exclusively in a multi-doctor environment, including 26 harmonious years with the same dental partner. Six of those multi-doctor practice years included working in a DSO environment, supported by Heartland Dental.  Since affiliating with Heartland Dental in 2011, Dr. Hodge has served in various leadership and educations positions.

The full agenda for the Annual Summit can be found here. 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 acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, 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 our commitment to client success across our 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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My Community Dental Centers CEO to Present at 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 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8.

A number of speakers are lined up to present during this year’s conference, including member company CEOs, dentists and industry experts. Dr. Gregory Heintschel, CEO of My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) will speak on Thursday afternoon on “Balancing Patient Experience, Profitability & Clinical Quality”.  This course is intended for the innovative healthcare team interested in developing a balanced business model that puts patient care, and patient experience on par with performance.

MCDC is a nonprofit dental services organization focused on providing exceptional care to the underserved.  Dr. Heintschel spent 20 years in private practice before joining MCDC. He sits on the Michigan State Dental Board, and is active in a variety of leading roles in national dental organizations.  His cultural passion to put patients first, utilizing a framework of continuous quality improvement, have established him as a subject matter expert.  On these subjects, he has been featured in numerous dental journals and as a national speaker.

The full agenda for the annual Summit can be found here. To register for the preeminent DSO event, please visit www.theadso.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #ADSOSummit and on LinkedIn for industry updates.

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 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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Curt Steinhorst to Present at ADSO Summit 2017

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is looking forward to hosting the 2017 Annual ADSO Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. We are pleased to announce Curt Steinhorst will be speaking at the event.  The Summit is March 7 through March 10 with presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities beginning March 8.

Curt Steinhorst is a Certified Speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics. The Center helps leaders around the world solve their toughest generational challenges through speaking, research, and consulting. Curt and the Center’s team have repositioned global brands to attract every generation, advised companies on multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, and taken clients from last to first in employee retention.  Curt’s presentation the Summit is entitled “Becoming a Focus-Wise Leader in the Age of Distraction.”

Curt’s experiences include leading millennials and serving as a speaking coach for top performers, from business executives and TV personalities to helping the Heisman Trophy Winners prepare their speeches.  Curt is a powerful and entertaining speaker on how to solve generational challenges with employees and customers.

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 #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 Platinum Sponsor

Henry Schein Special Markets is proud to serve ELITE Dental Support Organizations with customized products, services, and solutions.  With over 20 years of experience and more than 100 dedicated team members, Henry Schein Special Markets has built a unique approach to partnering with some of the nation’s largest DSOs. We were the first in the industry to recognize the unique needs of this segment, and by continually following the market’s evolving needs, Henry Schein remains the leader.

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