Network and Learn to Grow Your Emerging and Mid-size Dental Group Practice at Group Evolution Conference

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The Dental Group Evolution returns to Austin, TX, January 12-13, 2018, for its yearly event. This exclusive, two-day conference will be held at the JW Marriott and is designed specifically for new and emerging mid-size dental groups who want to learn the latest, most effective strategies and solutions to run a thriving business.

Leading health practitioners, clinicians and experts from across the country, with decades of dental group practice experience (see list below), will present cutting-edge and practical strategies, best practice solutions, and success, all based upon proven evidence. With both general and breakout sessions, participants will be able to experience a multitude of topics and network with the country’s best.

If you are a stakeholder in group dentistry, you don’t want to miss this event! Your registration will provide you with 15 CE Credits, incredible networking, two days of breakfast, lunch and a fun rooftop social on Friday night!

This year’s agenda includes topics like:

  • Sustainable Growth Solutions
  • Why you should form a DSO
  • Demystifying Private Equity
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Managing KPIs
  • How to Engage Your Doctor Group
  • How to implement a strong Quality Assurance/Improvement Program
  • What you need to know before you sell

Agenda Details:

Friday, January 12th

General Session: Dental Groups Today: Solutions, Strategies & Success

General Session: Sustainable Growth


  • Building your Organization Structure & Group Identity
  • Operations: Systematize your Operational System
  • M&A: Internal Transitions
  • Hygiene: How to Make Hygiene your Cornerstone for Success
  • How to hire your Executive Team.

General Session: Current Trends and Pitfalls with DSOs

Sponsor Session: Patterson Dental: Evolving Together: Understanding and Supporting Today’s Dental Group Practices


  • Clinical: Adding Specialty, When, Where & How? Tiko Ali
  • Financial Life Cycle How to Increase Profits and Cash Flow
  • Clinical Leadership: Create Accountability, Commitment & Growth
  • When, why & how to form a DSO?
  • Quality Assurance: Setting your group up for success.

General Session: Demystifying Private Equity: How to think about and work with Private Equity Funds

Saturday, January 13th

General Session: Is it time to Sell? Have you considered…?

General Session: From Clinician, to CEO, CDO. Keys to Transition from the chair.


  • Legal: Partners to Associates, what you need to know about contracts.
  • Managing Your KPIs
  • M & A: Valuation – Current Trends & Pitfalls
  • Marketing: From new patient to retention.
  • Activating & Engaging Your Doctor Group

Panel Session: Patient Management System Panel: What’s new, and how do you choose the best platform for your group.

Sponsor Session: Henry Schein

General Session: Growth Panel: The good, the bad & the ugly with growth. What you need to know!

General Session: Open Question & Answer Sessions

List of Speakers:

Heidi Arndt, RDH, BSDH, Founder & CEO – Enhanced Hygiene
Deena Ali, RDH, BS, MBA, VP Practice Development – Enhanced Hygiene
Maria Melone, CPA, CVA, Managing Partner – MORR Dental Solutions
Eric Roman, DDS, Founder – CarolinasDentist
Ray Scott, DDS, President – Carus Dental
Brian Colao, Member & Director of Dental Services – Dykema Cox Smith
Tiku Ali, Regional Operations Manager for Chicagoland Smiles
Kathy Spengler, Principal – AccuCheck Insights
Dr. Robert Trettin, President – Forward Dental
Valerie Dangler-Ferro, Director of Practice Development – Enhanced Hygiene
Dr. Jeromy Dixson, CEO & Founder of The DSO Project
Jon Fidler, Partner – Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe & Co.
Preston Brice, Managing Director – MBF Healthcare Partners