The dental industry has always had an enormous number of live meetings and dental trade shows. In the dental group practice corner of the industry, dental support organizations and even emerging dental groups have many choices of niche meetings to attend, as well. The Group Dentistry Now team has attended many of these meetings and covered them throughout the year.
Here is our list of the top DSO and dental group meetings of 2016 (in no particular order):
Scaling Up Group Dental Symposium
Held November 9-11, the Scaling Up Group Dental Symposium once again brought together hundreds from the DSO space in an effort to positively impact the dental industry. Started in 2015, Scaling Up was designed to foster communication between dental professionals about the benefits of group dentistry, as well as offering an opportunity to learn from existing large groups.
The ADSO Summit
Now that the dust has settled from the recent ADSO Summit in Las Vegas, Group Dentistry Now thought it would be a good time to review the meeting. In this brief summary we will analyze the meeting and measure it against previous ADSO Summits.
According to the ADSO, this year’s Summit had 791 attendees, with several of those attendees signing up at the last minute. With this incredible growth (2015 attendance was 554), there were some issues with space and crowding. The networking event….READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE
Mastery Company’s SUMMIT & Associate SUMMIT
The Mastery Company holds two emerging group events each year. The newer Associate SUMMIT, held in late September at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, was a breakthrough event. There isn’t a dental enterprise in the U.S., large or small, that doesn’t have issues with recruiting, onboarding, retaining and increasing the commitment of associate dentists. The future of dentistry lies in the successful introduction of associates into the practice, the culture and the practice team.
Dykema’s 3rd Annual Definitive Conference for DSOs
Dykema conducted their 3rd Annual Definitive Conference for DSOs in Dallas, TX. According to Dykema they had over 170 people register for the event and over 75 DSOs and dental group practices were represented. Attendees also included several large DSOs, private equity firms and dental suppliers. Smaller DSOs and dental group practices were well represented, not only from Texas, but from all over the US. Dykema is a law firm that operates a special DSO division that caters to this growing business model in dentistry.
The event gathered so much interested that the venue was relocated to the Aloft Hotel in Dallas, TX to accommodate the additional attendees. The Aloft hotel in Dallas is an extremely unique hotel as this 1920’s era building originally served as the Santa Fe railroad freight terminal….READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE
Stratus Dental – A Non-DSO DSO Event
Stratus Dental was ready to learn, lead, and empower attendees to achieve transformational growth for practices, teams, and life. From goal-setting skills to the art of closing the deal, this year’s Team Summit was designed to deliver current, practical, and expert insight you could use right away for results you never before thought possible. Hosted by Stratus Dental Group at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the event took place September 22-24, 2016.
Industry thought leaders and peers spoke at the Guest Summit and gave an inside look at how Stratus Dental’s technology platforms, evidence-based processes, and professional-development coaching can help you understand where your practice….READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE
2016 AADGP Review
Hundreds of dentists and business staff attended the event. Small groups, solo owner dentists, and executives from DSOs attended. In addition, over 100 dental exhibitors filled Bally’s convention hall. According to Dr. Kenneth Sadler, President of the AADGP, this was the largest group of exhibitors the AADGP has ever had.
Stay tuned for an upcoming post in January 2017 with the top DSO and group practice events to attend in the new year. Subscribe HERE so you don’t miss the 2017 list of events and other vital DSO and dental group practice content.