CEO’s Share Insight on 2017 ADSO Summit

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
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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 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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