SCHEDULE

Event Schedule

1/31 - Wednesday Overview

12:00 PM – 4:45 PM | REGISTRATION

1:00 pM – 4:45 PM | PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | WELCOME RECEPTION

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | WAYNE NEWTON – UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

FULL WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

2/1 - Thursday Overview

7:00 – 8:00 AM | BREAKFAST

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS AND EXHIBIT HOURS

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | EXHIBIT HALL RECEPTION

FULL THURSDAY SCHEDULE

2/2 - Friday Overview

7:00 – 8:00 AM | BREAKFAST

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS AND EXHIBIT HOURS

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM |  AADGP 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH! JAY LENO IS THE HEADLINER! Let’s Party!

FULL FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Wednesday

JAN 31

12:00 pm – 4:45 pm PST

REGISTRATION 

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm PST

AADGP PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Workshop: How the Top 100+ Emerging DSOs Build and Scale Their Companies

Facilitated by Aligned Dental Partners

Session Overview

Full Session Details

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST

WELCOME RECEPTION – Sponsored by Mortenson Dental Partners

7:00 pm PST

WAYNE NEWTON: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Join us for an exclusive evening with Mr. Las Vegas himself–Wayne Newton. 

We bought out the show! Be our guest! 

No other name or person is so defining, representative or synonymous with Las Vegas and the entertainment capital of the world. We can’t think of a better way to start our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal / in which he sings his biggest hits, shares his favorite stories and invites the audience to ask him anything!
Where: Bugsy’s Cabaret, Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
When: 7:00 pm /January 31, 2024

VIP Reserved ticket includes a Meet & Greet with Wayne himself after the show including a souvenir photo and commemorative VIP laminate.

Thursday

FEB01

7:00 am – 5:00 pm PST

REGISTRATION

7:00 am – 8:00 am PST

BREAKFAST IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

8:00 am – 8:10 am PST

Welcome to the AADGP 50th Annual Meeting and Expo!

8:10 am – 9:30 am PST

OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION: Disrupt Yourself: The Key to Success in Uncertain Times

Whitney Johnson, a globally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker will focus the group on leveraging personal disruption. 

Learn More

9:30 am – 10:30 am PST

Top Trends in Dentistry

Presented By: Gordon J. Christensen, DDS. MSD, PhD, Founder & CEO of Practical Clinical Courses

 

10:30 am – 11:15 am PST

MID-MORNING EXHIBIT HALL BREAK 

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST

Navigating the DSO Landscape: Legal Pitfalls to Avoid to Grow and Thrive

Moderated by: Ali Oromchian JD, LL.M.

Panelists: Brian Colao, Amy Kulb, and Vincent Dunn

 

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm PST

This Can All Be Easier: Four Projects That Will Make Your Office A Fun, Easy and Productive Place To Work!

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm PST

LUNCHEON WITH EXHIBITORS

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PST

Keys to Financial Independence: Slashing Taxes and Increasing Savings

Presented By: Wes Lyon, President and CEO of McGill and Lyon Dental Advisors

Session Description: Join the 5% of dentists who can afford to retire at age 65. Using these winning financial strategies, you can develop a game plan to increase your net worth, reach financial freedom, and reduce stress. This hard-hitting program contains tried and true information – gleaned from over 40 years of working exclusively with the dental profession.

Full Session Details

 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm PST

MID-AFTERNOON EXHIBIT HALL BREAK

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Yes, Virginia, There is a Formulary Creation Strategy that Comprehends Your Clinician and Budget Needs

Presenters:

Session Description: Dental practices, whether individual, group or DSO, are constantly grappling with economic changes, supply chain disruptions, and at times, sharp top-line declines. While the quality of clinical care and patient experience are always at the forefront, managing overhead, adhering to budgets and identifying efficiencies are all critical to business sustainability and growth. Supply spend is not the largest budget-line item, but it is one area that can be outrageously out of control or effectively optimized.

Full Session Details

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm PST

How High-Performance Dental Organizations Choose and Track KPIs and Metrics

Presented by: Eric Giesecke, Anuj James, Virginia Jones

Session Description: Join this fireside chat between Dr. Anuj James (President of AADGP and partner/general dentist at Village Family Dental), Virginia Jones (Chief Executive Officer of Village Family Dental and board member of AADGP), and Eric Giesecke, CEO of Planet DDS to learn about what metrics and KPIs Village Family Dental tracks for their multi-specialty group from a clinical and non-clinical standpoint

Full Session Details

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST

EVENING RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL

Photo Booth Sponsor: Straumann Group

Friday

FEB02

7:00 am – 8:00 am PST

BREAKFAST IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST

CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS AND EXHIBIT HOURS

8:00 am – 9:00 am PST

PANEL SESSION: FOCUS / CEO PERSPECTIVES

Moderator: Alex Giannini, DDS, Chief Strategy Officer, Aligned Dental Partners

Panelists:

  • Tim Houlne, CEO, Humach 
  • Mark Summers, Chairman, Dosentrx LTD
  • Rachel McCord, Founder & CEO of LaunchPreneur and Host & Executive Producer of Bloomberg Television’s “Female Founder”

As you go on YOUR journey to success, you learn how to set goals and sufficiently measure the specific timelines attached to these goals. Overcoming fear is a big part of business. Entrepreneurs have to face risk and adversity every day and be able to push through it. Hear a lively conversation with Chief Executives on how they learned from failures, set their own trends, and found success by dreaming big.

9:00 am – 10:00 am PST

BUILD A MORE SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE / MANAGING PAIN AND THE FEAR ASSOCIATED WITH THE DENTAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE

Presented By: Stanley F. Malamed, DDS

Session Description: In this session, Dr. Malamed will discuss how these two important areas of patient management – sedation and local anesthesia – are used to help maintain or build a more successful practice. Nitrous oxide-oxygen inhalation sedation, oral sedation and intravenous sedation will be reviewed as well as the local anesthetic articaine (Septocaine), buffering of local anesthetics – the local anesthetic ‘ON switch’, and phentolamine – the local anesthetic ‘OFF switch.’

Full Session Details

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am PST

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: THE IMPACT of DIVERSITY on PERFORMANCE, COMPANY CULTURE, and EMPLOYEE RETENTION

Presented By: Monica F. Anderson, DDS, DBA, FICD (Dr. mOe)

Session Description: There are up to 5 generations in today’s workplace. They have key differences in culture, motivation, and goals. In this fun, practical session learn to create a more positive culture in your office while attracting and retaining top talent.

Full Session Details

11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

"TED" TALK MINI SESSIONS

Mini Sessions will deliver unique perspectives though storytelling.

How to go from DDS to Entrepreneur - How I Put Down the Handpiece at Age 38 and Grew Multiple Companies

Presented By: Robert Martino, DDS, OraCare

Session Description:Every dentist attending this meeting is more than a dentist. In fact, every dentist attending this
meeting is already a CEO to some degree or another. If you own a dental practice, you are already an entrepreneur. The problem is that most dentists don’t recognize the CEO and Entrepreneur within them, and never take full advantage of the opportunity to grow their business, and rarely come anywhere near reaching the potential opportunities that exist to grow their business interests beyond the four walls of their practice.

Full Session Details

How High-Performance Dental Organizations Choose and Track KPIs and Metrics

Presented By: Mike Huffaker, Chief Sales Officer, Planet DDS

Session Description: Exectutives from Village Family Dental will  join the conversation that will be a guided tour of what successful implementation of KPIs and metrics look like.

Full Session Details

Securing Smiles: Protecting Patient Data in the Digital Dental Age

Presented By: Gary Salman, CEO and Co-Founder, Black Talon Security, LLC

Session Description: You have set up a great team of professionals at your practice and have been trusted with important data. But sometimes you need a specialist to take care of a critical issue – cybersecurity is one of those issues. During this presentation, we will discuss various techniques for safe browsing, email security, strong passwords, social media security, artificial intelligence (AI), password managers, multi-factor authentication, and much more.

Full Session Details

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST

LUNCHEON WITH EXHIBITORS

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST

"TED" TALK MINI SESSIONS

Mini Sessions will deliver unique perspectives though storytelling.

ESOPs: Understanding Employee Ownership as a Succession Plan

Presented By: Shaylor Steele, Partner, Benesch Law

Session Description: In this session we will describe the pros and cons of ESOPs for owners, companies, and their employees.  We will also discuss the mechanics of an ESOP structure so that owners considering employee ownership have a clearer picture as to whether an ESOP is the right succession planning tool.

Full Session Details

Unlock your DSO’s Potential: The Key to RCM Success at Scale

Presented By: Paul Bernard, CEO, Inside Desk

Session Description: 

Full Session Details

Closing Full Arch Cases- You Can Do This!!

Presented By: Greg Essenmacher, CEO and Founder, GnA Consult

Session Description: Full arch dental treatment planning is a comprehensive process that involves evaluating and addressing the dental needs of a patient who requires restoration or rehabilitation of an entire dental arch. This process requires careful examination, analysis, and planning to ensure optimal outcomes for the patient. In order to have an optimal outcome of the process, it is not a clinical, nor a mechanical process, but dependent on an Exceptional Patient Experience.

Full Session Details

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST

PANEL SESSION: THE CFO AS CHANGE MANAGER / MASTERING THE 21st CENTURY FINANCE ROLE

Moderator: Britt Bostick, DDS, Chief Dental Officer, Mortenson Dental Practice

Panelists:

The new CFO is focused on more than money. They need to stay on the cutting edge of technology, from data analytics to social media. The must also be agile change management experts.

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm PST

CLOSING SESSION: PRO / CON DEBATE -- PRIVATE EQUITY vs. SELF FUNDING

Moderated by: Group Dentistry Now

Panelists:

Is it 2 Sides of the same coin? Pros & Cons of using private equity vs. self funding.

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm PST

AADGP 50th BIRTHDAY BASH!

Jay Leno is the headliner!

 

We are rolling out the red carpet for our 50th Birthday Bash!  We cannot wait to celebrate!

 

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