Only Ten Seats Remaining for Group Practice Associate Event!

A universal problem occurring in group practice is the recruitment and retention of associates. Hiring and integrating associates into practice operations and culture is a constant issue, both for emerging and established group practices. Generational differences exist. Variances in expectations occur. World views differ. Communication difficulties arise. In any group practice that depends on high performance, responsibility and commitment to the values, vision and mission, a gap often exists between tenured doctor-owners and associates.

The larger group practices have an advantage given their resources and their relationships with dental schools, often with their own recruiting departments. Nevertheless, your practice growth and expansion critically depend on associates. Expanded ownership is contingent on associates. Creating and maintaining your future rests on associates.

How does an emerging or smaller established group practice successfully compete for and retain associates? Mastery Associate SUMMIT, held on Sept 29-October 1st, 2016 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Scottsdale AZ, is a unique conference where world class experts will provide valuable insight on this often difficult topic. Industry experts will focus on Legal, HR, Leadership, Management, and the multi-generational aspects of assimilating dental associates. Register HERE today as spots are limited.

Just Ten Seats Remain — Register HERE Today!



  • Generational Differences: How to Successfully Integrate Millennials
  • Recruiting Associates
  • On-Boarding Associates
  • Negotiating and Contracting Associates
  • Ownership vs Non-Ownership Models for Associates
  • Associate Compensation and Incentives
  • Models for Reducing Student Debt



JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa,
Scottsdale AZ

Sept 29-October 1st, 2016:

  • Sept 29th – 6:30-7:30 PM: Opening Reception
  • Sept 30th – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Oct 1st – 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM



CARL GUTHRIE & MARCIA PATTERSON Senior Dentist Recruiters ETS Dental
DAVID CARTER Director of Business Development Common Bond
DEVON SCHEEF & DIANE THIELFOLDT Co-Founders & Senior Consultants The Learning Café
PAT BAUER CEO Heartland Dental
TIM TWIGG President Brent Erickson
ZACHARY HOARD Litigation Attorney Dykema

Just Ten Seats Remain — Register HERE Today!


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