Mastery Company’s 1st Annual Associate SUMMIT Recap

facebook-background-2The 2016 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.

DSOs and emerging dental groups benefited immensely from this two-day associate focused summit. Speakers such as Pat Bauer (Heartland), Dr. Bruce Baird (Productive Dentist Academy), and Brian Colao (Dykema) set the stage for an energetic and well-received conference. The response was so great, that a second Associate SUMMIT is in the works for the Fall of 2017.

The Associate SUMMIT addressed the ‘associate dilemma’ directly:img_1123

  • Recruiting
  • Retraining
  • Contracting
  • Human Resources
  • Multi-generational workplaces
  • Accounting

The conference also encouraged networking of like-minded peers and provided easy access to industry experts for questions and answers.

The entire Associate SUMMIT was recorded and the audio will be available for purchase by the end of the year.  You can get on the waiting list for the complete audio set of the 2016 Associate SUMMIT by emailing This is must-have content for any emerging dental group practice considering bringing on associates now or later.

Mastery Company has more than 30 years of consulting and coaching in the dental industry. Their mission is to enable dentist-entrepreneurs to generate substantial, successful managed group practices. With a client experience that is broad, rich and deep, Mastery Company is clearly distinct from other dental consulting enterprises. It includes over 2,000 dentists in solo or small partnered practices, as well as companies throughout the supply chain: insurance companies, clearing houses, suppliers, vendors, community dental clinics, and professional organizations, and large hospital systems, Silicon Valley startups, think tanks, IT companies and several Fortune 500 companies.

For more information, contact Chris Creamer, Chief Conference Officer at (425) 806-8830 or