Heartland Dental Educates, Collaborates, And Celebrates

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Effingham, Illinois based, Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country with more than 800 supported dental offices located in 34 states, held its annual Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida last month. This event brings Heartland Dental supported dentists from around the country together to celebrate the year’s achievements and learn from renowned clinical, leadership and business speakers. The annual event serves as an opportunity for continuing education, networking and celebration. Each year, attendees hear from a variety of leaders in business and dentistry, in addition to some of their own peers who have experienced success throughout the year.

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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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ADSO’s 2018 Annual Summit Program Now Released

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

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) has released the agenda for the 2018 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.

The ADSO’s Annual Summit is consistently the gold standard event for the DSO industry. This year’s summit will have sessions 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.

The ADSO looks forward to collaborative dialogue, educational sessions, and building new relationships during the 2018 conference. 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 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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DSO Positions Itself For 2018

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Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) added 16 offices in 2017, including an expansion into the San Antonio market.  The DSO currently manages almost 300 offices in total, and they are starting out 2018 with the addition of two new leadership team members—Adam Werder, chief marketing officer, and Norman Hartman, vice president of revenue cycle management. Both executives will play a vital role in GEDC achieving its 2018 objectives, which include ongoing business development in existing and new markets, and improving operations and efficiency. These new hires come on the heals of Greg Nodland’s promotion to president.

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Dallas Business Journal Recognizes Dr. Sulman Ahmed as a 2018 Minority Business Leader Honoree

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Dallas Business Journal recognizes Dr. Sulman Ahmed, Founder & CEO of DECA Dental Group, as one of the selected 2018 Minority Business Leader honorees. After having judges review more than 100 nominations, Tracy Merzi, publisher of DBJ, notes that the 2018 class of honorees “represent the best of the best in North Texas.”

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Heartland Dental Holds 2017 Winter Conference EventLargest dental support organization hosts hundreds of supported dentists for two days of celebration and education

Markets Insider –

Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country, held its annual Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida on December 8th and 9th. This event brings Heartland Dental supported dentists from around the country together to celebrate the year’s achievements and learn from renowned clinical, leadership and business speakers.

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ADSO Announces Lisa Steelman as Incoming Vice President of Government Affairs

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) today announced Lisa Steelman as ADSO’s new Vice President of Government Affairs.  Lisa will join ADSO’s Government Relations Leadership Team that advocates on behalf of the association at the federal, state and local levels.

“My career has always reflected my passion for ensuring patient access to medical care. I have worked in health policy and regulatory issues my entire career.  I’m grateful now for this opportunity to advocate for increased patient access to quality dental care as a critical component to overall healthcare,” said Steelman.

Prior to joining ADSO, Lisa served as a member of the executive leadership team for IlliniCare where she served as a key advisor to the CEO during a critical RFP period worth over $2Billion annually.  Lisa has worked in both the private and public sector while advocating on healthcare issues, beginning her career as a legislative staffer to the Illinois General Assembly and the Office of the Governor.   At Janssen Pharmaceuticals/Johnson & Johnson, she became a national President’s Trophy Winner, a designation reserved for the top 5-percent performers.  Lisa later moved to Novartis Pharmaceuticals where she served as Regional Director, Government Relations.  During her tenure, she was also elected by industry peers to serve as the Chairman for the Illinois PhRMA Task Force.

Additionally, she founded her own company, Lisa Steelman Enterprises, a consulting firm that specializes in healthcare and government relations issues.

“Lisa’s wide-ranging knowledge and background in healthcare policy will serve to advance our priorities in Washington and around the country,” said Chris Vranas, Executive Director of ADSO. “We look forward to working with new leadership, and are confident that Lisa’s expertise will help to ensure that we remain an effective and constructive voice for the DSO industry.”

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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Affordable Dentures & Implants Donates $3.5 Million in 2017

In January 2017, Affordable Dentures & Implants announced it would partner with Brighter Way Institute of Phoenix, Arizona, for a nationwide program to deliver free dental implant, oral surgery, and prosthetic treatment to hundreds of US military veterans and homeless citizens. The network of affiliated dental practices set a goal of contributing nearly $3.25 million in pro bono implant and prosthetic services in 2017.

Affordable Dentures & Implants has announced that it exceeded its goal and donated more than $3.5 million in dental services in 2017. Overall, 120 doctors from more than 20 states participated in the six Brighter Way events, where approximately 1,500 implants were placed and approximately 350 denture pieces were fabricated. Affordable Dentures & Implants is looking forward to continuing the program in 2018 and again has six Brighter Way events scheduled. The company hopes to meet and exceed the level of donated care given in 2017.

Local patients help non-profit reach milestone

Hillsdale Daily News –

Most people go in for their routine dental check-ups expecting a free toothbrush, not balloons and confetti. Sisters Ava, 7, and Lily Middleton, 5, received special treatment on Tuesday though.

The sisters were the 100,000 and 100,001 patients at the My Community Dental Center. The local center is one of 36 centers statewide who have been scheduling new patients since 2006 in an effort to reach 100,000 children served. MCDC also has centers in Coldwater, Three Rivers and Sturgis.

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