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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Henry Schein Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

PR Newswire –

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today reported record fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results. All per-share figures in this news release reflect the 2-for-1 common stock split Henry Schein completed during the third quarter of 2017.

Read more here.

Bringing Smiles to Guatemala

With a population of 14.7 million, more than half of all the residents in Guatemala live in poverty. But from the smoldering volcano to the bright colors to the souped-up chicken busses, the country is alive and filled with personality, and the inner beauty of the Guatemalan people make it a very special place.

Kyle Guerin – Sr. Manager, We Serve – Pacific Dental Services
Barbie Vartanian – Manager, Pacific Dental Services Foundation

From January 23-28, 14 members of the Smile Generation® family served at the Pacific Dental Services® Foundation’s clinic outside of Antigua, Guatemala. The team had the privilege to serve 119 patients and provide nearly $70,000 in donated dentistry. “This is the first time I have traveled on one of these international trips with the PDS® Foundation, and I was blown away by the joy of the patients I had the privilege to serve,” said owner doctor, Ashley Hopkins, from Austin, TX. “I absolutely fell in love with the people of Guatemala. I also had a great time getting to know other dentists and team members from different regions. We’ll be friends forever!”

Realizing the tremendous need for oral healthcare in Guatemala, the PDS Foundation established a clinic in Xenacoj, Guatemala in January of 2015. Dental diseases continue to be a serious problem for Guatemalans with poverty, poor education and malnutritio n being the major factors. The clinic sits in a rural yet accessible region located just off the Pan American Highway. Through a partnership with Hope Haven International, the PDS Foundation Clinic provides comprehensive care to many individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. In addition, the clinic supports Special Olympics athletes and their families.

To ensure the Clinic’s long term sustainability, the Foundation established a residency program with the University of San Carlos to ensure oral health services are provided year round. The program has already graduated five students and three more students are currently in their ten-month rotation.

In addition to Guatemala, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation provides oral healthcare to underserved populations in Ethiopia and Fiji. Since the Foundation’s first service trip in 2010, over 100 clinicians have volunteered, providing care for over 13,000 patients.

Thank you to all the PDS team members who give their time and talent to serve others.

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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Citizen-Soldier-Dentist: Raymond continues mission in Tupelo

Daily Journal –

Dentist Dr. Abby Raymond brings a world of experience to his Tupelo practice.

The Indiana-born Raymond, who took over Affordable Dentures and Implants a year ago, lived in Somalia as a child and served in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army dentst.

“My goal is just to give back,” said Raymond, who served 5 ½ years on active duty and remains a member of the Army National Guard.

Service is a family tradition. Raymond’s father served as an Army combat medic in Vietnam and his grandfather served in the Army Air Corps. Raymond trained as a dentist through the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program.

“I always wanted to serve in some capacity,” Raymond said. “I’ve always been attracted to the army” with its emphasis on ethics and personal integrity. “It’s something I value.”

During his service with the 4th Combat Brigade Team of the 101st Airborne Division and 7th Special Forces Group, Raymond and his team were responsible for the oral health of U.S. soldiers and coalition forces. The care ran the gamut from filling cavities and performing root canals to dealing with trauma injuries. While he was deployed in Afghanistan, he performed procedures for more than 800 U.S. and coalition soldiers. He also trained other medical professionals in triaging in dental emergencies.

It was rewarding work because he could focus exclusively on what was best for his patients, even in austere conditions.

“In the Army, I didn’t have to worry about (patients) affording the procedure,” Raymond said. “I could always give them the best.”

Read more here.

New Aspen Dental Office Opening in Norfolk Makes Access to Care Easier in Nebraska

PR Newswire –

Appointments are now available at the new Aspen Dental-branded practice at 1130 South 13th St. scheduled to open on Thursday, Feb. 1. Office hours will be Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome.

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CEOs to Lead Session on “Supporting and Developing Newly Acquired Practices” at ADSO 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 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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