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

For Immediate Release
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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