Align Technology to Host ADSO Summit Closing Reception in Austin, Texas

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin next Wednesday, April 18 and conclude Friday, April 20.

This year’s agenda is stacked with a number of educational sessions and networking opportunities, including the Closing Reception, hosted by Align Technology, which will take place on Thursday, April 20 at the renowned Stubb’s BBQ.

Align Technology is a global medical device company with industry-leading innovative products such as Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services. Align has always set the bar for leadership and change in the dental industry by constantly innovating to bring new and better solutions to doctors and their patients. In 1999, Align Technology pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of the Invisalign system and by 2001 had manufactured one million unique clear aligners. By combining digital treatment planning and mass-customization, with shape-engineering based on biomechanical principles, they have revolutionized the orthodontic industry.

Today, Align has helped treat over 5 million patients with the Invisalign system and they are driving the evolution in digital dentistry with the iTero Intraoral scanner − helping to modernize today’s practices by replacing physical impressions, taking treatment planning online, and creating the potential to enable and improve almost every type of dental treatment offered.

Throughout the Summit, an extensive lineup of outstanding speakers will cover a range of topics designed for every member of the team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development.

For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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 Annual Summit in Austin, TX to Feature “Off the Record” Medicaid Compliance Session with DentaQuest

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin on Wednesday, April 18 and conclude Friday, April 20.

On Thursday April 19, DentaQuest will host an “Off the Record” Medicaid Compliance Q&A session for conference participants. DentaQuest is the largest dental benefits administrator in the country, as well as the largest in the Medicaid space.

The innovative dental benefits solutions offered by DentaQuest for clients are delivering better outcomes at a lower cost to approximately 24 million members across the United States. DentaQuest is developing new ways to improve the effectiveness of care delivered through private dental offices, hospital-based clinics, and safety net dental programs through the research and clinical care practiced at the DentaQuest Institute. The DentaQuest Foundation is working with local, state, and national partners to raise oral health awareness and promote effective oral health solutions.

Patrick Connolly of Samson Dental Partners will moderate the panel and speakers include Todd Cruse, Executive Vice President and CEO Care Delivery, Dentaquest; Dr. James Thommes, Vice President of Clinical Management, DentaQuest; O’Shellie Myers, DSO/Large Group Recruitment Liason, Network Strategic Solutions, DentaQuest; JD Thomas, Partner, Waller.

This year’s summit agenda is stacked with outstanding speakers that will cover a range of topics designed for every member of the team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development.

For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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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Michelle Aquilina to Lead Session on DSOs Worldwide during ADSO Annual Summit in Austin, TX

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Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin on Wednesday, April 18 and conclude Friday, April 20.

Michelle Aquilina, Chief Executive Officer of Primary Dental at Primary Health Care Pty Ltd, will present during the Summit with a session on the unique challenges and opportunities of DSOs worldwide.

As Chief Executive Officer, Michelle is responsible for setting and aligning Primary Dental’s strategic initiatives to the company’s overall direction. Michelle is committed to growing the business through innovation and strategic direction to ensure the delivery of patient centered care, with 60 dental centers co-located within medical centers and a team of more than 400 independent dentists and staff. Primary Dental delivers dental services to over 300,000 Australians. Michelle holds a Master’s in Business and is currently studying Executive MBA at UOW. With over 25 years of dental experience gained across small, medium and large companies, Michelle is a skilled business leader and strategist traversing roles from frontline through to national and executive level management.

This year’s agenda is stacked with outstanding speakers that will cover a range of topics designed for every member of the team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development.

For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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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Dr. Leo E. Rouse to Lead Session on Dental Student Practice Pathways during the Annual Summit in Austin, Texas

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin on Wednesday, April 18 and conclude Friday, April 20.

On Thursday, April 19, Dr. Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., FACD, Senior Scholar in Residence at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), will lead a session on “The Role of Dental Schools and Dental Student Practice Pathways.”

 Dr. Rouse is widely esteemed as the first African American to serve as President of ADEA. Dr. Rouse also chaired the ADEA Council of Deans and served as one of the four ADEA commissioners on the Commission of Dental Accreditation. In 2009, he was awarded an ADEA Presidential Citation for distinguished service to the Association and dedication to the advancement of the dental education community.

Prior to his 2004 appointment as Dean, Dr. Rouse served as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chair of the Department of Clinical Dentistry. Before entering academia, he served in the U.S. Army for 24 years. He concluded his military career at the rank of Colonel as Commander and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Army Dental Command, commanding the Army Dental Corps worldwide.

This year’s summit agenda is stacked with outstanding speakers that will cover a range of topics designed for every member of a DSO team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development.

For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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 ADSO Announces Closing Keynote Speaker for the Annual Summit in Austin, Texas

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin on Wednesday, April 18 and conclude Friday, April 20.

The ADSO is pleased to announce that four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author and venture capitalist Josh Linkner will be joining the 2018 ADSO Annual Summit as the closing keynote speaker.

Josh is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups.

Josh has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times.

This year’s summit agenda is stacked with outstanding speakers that will cover a range of topics designed for every member of a DSO team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development.

For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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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ADSO Leadership to Speak during ASDA 2018 Annual Session

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will participate in this year’s American Student Dental Association’s Annual Session in Anaheim, California from February 21-24. The ASDA Annual Session brings together nearly 600 influential and driven dental students from every dental school who are committed to moving ASDA forward and getting more involved in organized dentistry.

On Friday, February 23 from 1:15- 2:15 p.m. PST, representatives of the ADSO will present information that will help graduates determine the best career path based on their needs, wants and interests. The session entitled: “If You Only Know One DSO, You Know Only One DSO,” will be an interactive presentation that will discuss key growth data on DSOs, understanding the core benefits of affiliating with a DSO and professional growth beyond dental school. There will also be the opportunity to hear from a recent graduate that chose a career in a DSO.

The panelists have a depth of knowledge in the DSO industry and include: Dr. Shorouq Sahawneh, Bright Now Dental; Dr. AJ Acierno, CEO, DecisionOne Dental Partners; Dr. Kyle Poulsen, Pacific Dental Services and Dr. Brenda Donato, Heartland Dental.

ADSO serves a dynamic and growing industry that includes an increasing number of young dental professionals who are looking to start a career with DSOs. For more information on becoming an ADSO member and member benefits click here.

About the ADSO
The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 14,000 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. For more information, please visit www.theadso.org and follow ADSO on Twitter and Facebook.

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The ADSO Announces Martin Lindstrom as Opening Keynote Speaker for the Annual Summit in Austin, Texas

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin the evening of April 18 and conclude Friday, April 20.

The ADSO is excited to announce that brand-building expert and best-selling author Martin Lindstrom will kick off the 2018 Summit as this year’s opening keynote speaker.  A recipient of TIME Magazine’s “Worlds 100 Most Influential People,” Lindstrom has carved out a niche as a global expert and pioneer in the fields of consumer psychology, marketing, brands, and neuroscientific research. He has developed an unorthodox way of doing what every company says it wants to do: understand its consumers’ deepest desires and turn them into breakthrough products, brands or retail experiences.

Lindstrom is the anchor and producer of “Main Street Makeover” on NBC’s TODAY Show. He’s also a columnist for Fast Company and TIME and continues to be featured by The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Economist, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, USA Today, and numerous other publications and television channels worldwide.

The opening keynote sponsor, Align Technology, is dedicated to transforming lives by improving the journey to a healthy, beautiful smile. Align’s goal is to become an indispensable partner to dental professionals worldwide while building a great company.

This year’s agenda is stacked with outstanding speakers that will cover a range of topics designed for every member of the team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development. DSOs and Group Practices of all sizes will benefit from the general sessions, breakout sessions, round table discussions, talk table visits with Industry Partners, and networking receptions.

For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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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CEOs to Lead Session on “Supporting and Developing Newly Acquired Practices” at ADSO Annual Summit in Austin, Texas

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Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) will host the 2018 Annual ADSO Summit at the JW Marriott Austin in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference will begin the morning of April 17 and conclude Friday evening, April 20.

This year’s agenda is stacked with outstanding speakers that will cover a range of topics designed for every member of the team with breakouts on topics such as leadership, marketing and public relations, human resources and recruitment, advocacy, and growth and development. DSOs and Group Practices of all sizes will benefit from the general sessions, breakout sessions, round table discussions, talk table visits with Industry Partners, and networking receptions.

CEOs Pat Bauer, of Heartland Dental, Steve Bilt, of Smile Brands, Inc., and Kenneth Cooper, of North American Dental Group will lead a general session on “Leading Change: Supporting and Developing Newly Acquired Practices,” which will include information on best business practices, collaboration and learning opportunities with these top DSO executives.

    

The ADSO Summit draws C-level executives and team members from DSOs as well as Industry Partner representatives from more than 150 companies. The full agenda for the annual meeting can be found here. For more information on the preeminent DSO event of the year, please visit www.theadso.org. If your organization is not currently a member, email us at [email protected] to join and receive complimentary registrations for this event. 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 14,000 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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ADSO Subscribes to the DSO DIRECTORY to Drive Membership Growth within Mid-Size and Emerging DSOs

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

The Association for Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) and DSO Market Watch, Inc., developer of the DSO Directory, today reached an agreement that enables the Association to leverage access to the web-based information platform as a means of driving membership growth within mid-size and emerging dental support organizations (DSOs). The DSO Directory data presently consists of more than 600 DSO / dental group practices and can be easily filtered by their classification, i.e., Elite, Mid-Market, and Small & Emerging groups.

“The DSO practice model plays an increasingly important role in dentistry today and the future of the profession,” said Scott Clements, Founder of DSO Market Watch, Inc. “We’re pleased to welcome ADSO as a subscriber to the DSO Directory and look forward to expanding their access to and engagement with new DSO market entrants.”

The DSO Directory captures data for each DSO inclusive of network size, leadership, contact information, and practice classification. With more than 3,400 key contacts defined within the database, DSO Directory provides valuable business intelligence for organizations targeting the growing DSO market segment.

“One of the principle objectives of the ADSO in 2018 is to expand membership within this important market segment, and we anticipate that the DSO Directory will greatly assist us in this regard,” said Chris Vranas, CAE, Executive Director of the ADSO. “Through this agreement, the ADSO also welcomes DSO Market Watch, Inc. to our growing list of Industry Partners.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 14,000 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 DSO Market Watch, Inc.

DSO Market Watch, Inc. is the leading provider of business intelligence on dental group practices. The Company provides solo practice and group practice data solutions that help marketers acquire new customers. DSO Market Watch also develops intuitive, information-based resources intended to elevate customers’ access and awareness of important developments within the DSO sector. For more information, visit www.DSOmarketWatch.com.

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ADSO Announces New Membership Opportunity for Emerging Dental Support Organizations

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is excited to announce a new membership category to specifically meet the needs of emerging dental support organization (DSO) companies.

ADSO supports member DSO’s through mentoring and advocacy, to ensure that members can effectively and efficiently operate in an expanding dental marketplace and provide practice management support for DSO dentists. Membership in the ADSO offers benefits unparalleled in the DSO industry, from representation at the state and federal levels provided by ADSO’s government relations team, to unique networking opportunities, and ongoing collaboration with other DSOs of all sizes. ADSO also offers education and research to ensure the growth and development of member companies.

“Smaller and emerging DSO’s are fast becoming a growth area for the industry,” said Chris Vranas, ADSO Executive Director. “The ADSO board of directors looks forward to helping emerging DSO’s grow strategically.”

Join the ADSO before April 1 and receive two complimentary registrations to the ADSO’s Annual Summit, taking place in Austin, Texas from April 18-20. Click here for the event program. More information about the ADSO and how to become a member can be found here.

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 14,000 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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