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Henry Schein DSO Education Forum 2019

May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019


Henry Schein has officially released their plans for the highly anticipated DSO Education Forum, taking place May 17-18, 2019 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Last year’s event drew over 600 attendees, from over 140 group practices & DSOs between the US and Canada, making it one of the nation’s largest DSO events of the year. Henry Schein is hoping to exceed those attendance numbers in 2019 and has assembled an extraordinary lineup of two dozen speakers who will speak within 3 unique tracks:

  • National & Emerging DSO
  • DSO Hygiene
  • Leadership Development (New for 2019)

The 2019 keynote speaker will be Julie Rice. Julie Rice is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Rice served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before becoming the Chief Brand Officer at WeWork in November 2017.

In addition to the three education tracks, a few panels are also scheduled. The first panel titled “Dental Industry Titans” will be moderated by Brian Colao (Director, Dykema DSO Group) and will feature Stanley Bergman, Chairman & CEO of Henry Schein, Marc Berendes, CEO of Kulzer GmbH, and Donald Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona. The panel will primarily revolve around the importance of a positive team culture within your organization, and having team culture be on the minds of leadership on a consistent basis.

A DSO Executive Panel will be moderated by Jake Meadows, Vice President of Sales at Henry Schein, and will include three executives from DSOs of varying sizes.

A Women’s Leadership Panel will be moderated by Julie Rice and panelists will include Kim Diamond, Senior Director at Henry Schein, Melissa Marquez, COO DentalOne Partners, Jen Naylor, Executive Vice President at Hu-Friedy, and Lori Noga, CEO of Tranquility Dental. Topics of discussion will include Women’s Leadership within the DSO Community, Recruiting women into your C-Suite, among other topics.

Steve Thorne, CEO of Pacific Dental Services, will close out the DSO Education Forum on Saturday afternoon.

The National and Emerging DSO Track is perfect for executives within DSOs of all sizes. The DSO Hygiene Track is geared towards Hygienists, Chief Hygiene Officers, or team members responsible for Hygiene across all locations. The track will primarily focus on scaling and increasing workflow and profits across locations. The new Leadership Development Track is perfect for anyone responsible for managing or leading a team. This could be an office manager at one location, a Regional Manager responsible for several locations, etc. or even a CEO / COO looking to broaden their leadership skills.

For a listing of speakers in each track, topics and synopsis of each topic, and the full itinerary / schedule, visit www.dsoeducationforum.com

Registration is $599 per person and includes breakfast & lunch both days, access to the track of your choice and all mainstage events, as well as admission to the Friday evening networking event at Jewel Nightclub which will be open bar. To register for the DSO Education Forum, visit www.dsoeducationforum.com and use code EARLY19 for $40 off registration, through February 20th, 2019. Contact at Henry Schein: Koren Diamond (koren.diamond@henryschein.com).

Check out the video to hear what attendees have to say about DSO Education Forum

Full Agenda 

May 17, 2019

6.30am – 7.15am – Morning Group Fitness Workout with celebrity fitness model and trainer Ryan Harden
7.30am – 8.30am – Breakfast
8.30am – 8.45am – Opening Address
8.45am – 9.45am – Panel Discussion: “Dental Industry Titans: Creating Workplace Cultures that Work!” Hosted by: Brian Colao – Dykema. Featuring Panelists: Marc Berendes – CEO Kulzer Dental, Stanley Bergman – Chairman & CEO Henry Schein, Inc., Donald Casey, Jr. – CEO Dentsply Sirona
10am – 11am – DSO Panel Discussion: Hosted by: Jake Meadows – Vice President Henry Schein Special Markets. Featuring CEOs from three dental support organizations
11:15am – 12.30pm Three Track Sessions
National & Emerging DSO – Jacob Puhl – “Essential Steps to Exponential Growth”
Hygiene – Heidi Arndt – “Hygiene: Your DSO’s Growth Accelerator”
Leadership Development – Cara Brookins – “Teamwork: Build High Performance Teams”
12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch
1.30pm – 2.45pm – Three Track Sessions
National & Emerging DSO – Mark Hillebrandt & Abe Kasbo – “Digital Marketing for the DSO”
Hygiene – Tami Wanless – “Doctor and Hygiene Harmony”
Leadership Development – Jake Meadows – “Creating a Culture of High Performance”
3pm – 4.30pm – Three Track Sessions
National & Emerging DSO – Patrick Costello – “Beyond an Exit”
Hygiene – Olivia Wann – “Top 10 OSHA Violations”
Leadership Development – “Work Smarter by Association”
5.30pm – 7.30pm Networking & Cocktail Party @ Jewel Nightclub

May 18, 2019

6.30am – 7.15am – Morning Group Fitness Workout with celebrity fitness model and trainer Ryan Harden
7.30am – 8.30am – Breakfast
8.30am – 9.45am – Three Track Sessions
National & Emerging DSO – Jamie Stover – “Digital Impression Scanners”
Hygiene – Tami Wanless – “Global Dental Health Trends”
Leadership Development – Steve Gutzler – “Five Shifts to Become a Leader”
10am – 11.15am – Three Track Sessions
National & Emerging DSO – Scott Kalniz & Cindy Roark
Hygiene – Heidi Arndt – “Implementing Hygiene Programs in a DSO”
Leadership Development – Amber Collins – “Scaling Leadership Development”
11.30am – 12.30pm – Keynote Speaker – Julie Rice – Founder, SoulCycle & CBO, WeWork
12.30pm – 1.30pm – Panel Discussion: “Women’s Leadership Panel” Hosted by: Julie Rice – WeWork. Featuring Panelists: Jen Naylor – Hu-Friedy, Melissa Marquez – Dentalone Partners, Kim Diamond – Henry Schein, Lori Noga – Tranquility Dental
2.45pm – 3.45pm – Steve Thorne – CEO, Pacific Dental Services


May 17, 2019
May 18, 2019
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Aria Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, 89158 United States
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