The Association for Dental Support Organizations has announced several of its speakers who will be presenting at their 2017 Summit, the largest gathering of DSOs in the country. Their annual event runs from Tuesday, March 7th – Friday, March 10th at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. Their title sponsor is DENTSPLY Sirona, who is also a sponsor of Group Dentistry Now.
Dr. Marc Cooper of The Mastery Company will host a half day session on March 8th from 9am – 1pm, specifically geared towards new or smaller group practices. The program is designed for dentist-entrepreneurs with several locations and a limited number of associates who are committed to generating substantial managed group practices. Marc will cover two fundamental questions for emerging or small group practices: the “what” and the “who.” Knowing “what” to do and “who” you need to be for success are entirely different matters, but both are essential to succeed.
Certified speaking professional Chip Madera kicks of the general session on Wednesday, March 8th from 3 – 5pm. Chip specializes in developing courageous leaders who can accelerate business results and increase employee engagement and performance. “There are 17 inches between a pat on the back and a kick in the seat. It’s the job of leadership to show up swinging!” Considered by some as one of America’s premiere business speakers and experts on courageous leadership, thriving in change and creating environments of world-class excellence, Chip’s expertise in the healthcare industry has afforded him the opportunity to speak to over 300 hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout his career.
Keynote speaker George Blankenship, former executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer, and Gap Inc, will close out the event on Friday, March 10th from 9am – 10.30am. He is well-known for his business innovation strategies, and most recently he disrupted the auto industry, redefined customer engagement, and revolutionized the car-buying experience in his executive role at Tesla Motors. As vice president of real estate at Apple, he formulated and executed one of the most triumphant retail growth strategies in history and is widely recognized as the architect of Apple’s brand-building retail method. An industry leader and market expert, he brings high energy and unmatched insight on how companies can build and create brand loyalty, remain competitively positioned in a modern market, and thoroughly equip themselves to deliver first-class customer care.