Dentist Entrepreneur Organization to host its 2nd Annual Associate Summit

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On November 2, 3 & 4, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Houston, Texas the DEO (Dentist Entrepreneur Organization) will host their second “Associate Summit” meeting.  This event will reveal the fundamental strategies top DSOs are using to recruit, motivate, and retain associates.   Leading experts in every field of dentistry will be there to “teach” dentist entrepreneurs to scale properly by understanding the associate landscape.

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Create Winning Associate Relationships – DEO Associate Summit Agenda

Thursday November 2nd 2017

All Day – Guests Arrive

6:00pm – 7:00pm Attendee Registration

6:30pm – 7:30pm Opening reception/Networking  

Friday November 3rd 2017

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:00am – 8:15am Opening- Dr. Marc Cooper, DEO

8:15am – 9:50am Motivating the New Generation of Dentists – Joan Garbo, Joan Garbo Consulting

9:50am – 10:30am Break/Networking

10:30am – 12:00pm Associate Ownership Models That Work – Diwakar Sinha, TUSK brokerage

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch/Networking

1:30pm – 3:00pm Associate Recruiting Strategies That Work – Carl Guthrie & Marcia Patterson, ETS Dental Recruiting   

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break/Networking

3:30pm – 5:00pm Creating Winning Associate Relationships – Justin Puckett, MB2,                Dr. Richard Evangelista Designing Smiles, Emmet Scott, Community Dental Partners

5:00pm Close

Saturday November 4th 2017

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:00am – 8:15am Opening- Jacob Puhl, DEO

8:15am – 9:50am Creating Successful Associate Relationships – Joe McManus, Henry Schein

9:50am – 10:30am Break/Networking

10:30am – 12:00pm Associate Legal Agreements the Right Way – Brian Colao, Dykema

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch/Networking

1:30pm – 3:00pm Recruiting Best Practices – Peter Kim & John Owens, Smile Brands Inc.  

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break/Networking

3:30pm – 5:00pm Managing Associates to Success – Dr. AJ Acierno, Decision One Dental Partners, Dr. James Vandeberg, Vandeberg Orthodontics, Dr. Gib Snow, Snow Orthodontics

5:00pm Close

Early Bird Registration Ends September 29th

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Questions regarding this event?  Contact Darin Acopan at