Largest Dental Support Organization Event of 2017: 900 Attendees Visit The ADSO Summit

“Best ADSO Summit ever!” was a phrase heard repeatedly during and after ADSO’s annual Summit in Orlando, March 7-10. The Summit attracted nearly 900 registrants, surpassing last year’s event by more than 100 people and doubling the attendance from the 2015 meeting. More than 120 DSOs or group practices were represented at the event, along with a dozen DSOs from other countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The breadth of participation is a testament to the growth of the DSO industry as well as the increasing recognition that the ADSO provides the best forum for DSOs to come together and share their experiences.


The event was host to over 35 breakout sessions, presented by ADSO members as subject matter experts, successfully working in the DSO space. Two evening networking receptions were also opportunities where the leaders of the industry and industry partners could meet and mingle in a casual environment with live music, libations, food and even a special viewing of the Epcot Illuminations show. Keynote speakers Chip Madera and George Blankenship received rave reviews from the attendees for the energy, excitement, and passion they brought to the stage during general sessions.

ADSO is very appreciative of the continuing support of its Summit sponsors, and especially the Title Sponsor, Dentsply Sirona.

Just a few years ago, ADSO had just over 30 DSO members and under 100 Industry Partners. Fast forward to 2017 the Association of Dental Support Organizations now has 56 DSO Members, nearly 150 Industry Partners, and 4 Association Members. Keep an eye out for information on a meeting this fall that will focus on mid-size DSOs who can benefit from the business experience of our larger members as well as ADSO’s ethics and compliance tools.

You can read the recap of the first day at the ADSO Summit HERE

You can see some of the highlights on Twitter – #ADSOSummit

Read all Group Dentistry Now ADSO stories HERE

Mark your calendars for the 2018 ADSO Summit which will be held in Austin, Texas  –  April 17-20, 2018 at the JW Marriott.