bringing business to business
OpenRoom’s second Dental Forum for the North American market cemented its position as a must-attend in the industry calendar. The universally held view is that it's an exciting platform for large Dental Groups and DSOs to forge direct connections with the best manufacturers and suppliers in the business.
"The one on one 'speed-dating' concept gave me a great opportunity to catch up with vendors I rarely get to see, and meet new vendors with products designed specifically for my needs. There wasn’t a single wasted moment during the day, and a lot of fun in the evening" Dean Hanson, InterDent
“It was like a dental Christmas for us manufatures attending this event. Many of the key decision makers in the dental market segment all in one room, totally engaged in creating strategic relationships with all of us.” Mike Hefferman, Halyard Health
"Extremely valuable - a great avenue to meet and speak with my industry peers and suppliers" Brandon Belford, Heartland
"This is one of the best investments we make" Michelle Bottino, A-Dec
Dr. Elliot Eisenberg
Keynote, Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Economist
Elliot Eisenberg is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. He will show you how all four parts of GDP will perform over the coming year, including household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and exports. He will then examine how labor markets and wages will perform and how the Federal Reserve is likely to respond, and its impact on interest rates. Dr. Eisenberg will discuss consumer and small business sentiment and discuss key national trends and their impacts on all 50 state economies.
SVP Global Sales, Straumann Group
Speaker, David Thoni, SVP Global Sales, Straumann Group
How the Straumann Group is addressing the trends in the DSO and its patients
DSO’s are becoming a leading force in implant dentistry, growing three times faster than the market and are estimated to represent 20% of the dental implant market by 2020. In this lecture David Thoni, Senior Vice President of the Straumann Group, will address the benefits of DSO’s for patients and dental professionals and outline how the Straumann group supports the value creation model of winning DSOs around the world.
Trevor C Maurer
President and CEO, Smile Source
Panellist, Trevor C Maurer, President and CEO, Smile Source
Maurer currently serves as President and CEO of Smile Source, where he has grown the company to over 550 independently operated franchise dental practices with an average practice size of $1.2 million in annual production. Based on current projections, Smile Source will be the largest dental group in the U.S. by 2020.
VP Operations, Dental Care Alliance
Panellist, Jeanne Cook, VP Operations, Dental Care Alliance
With 31 years in the dental industry, Jeanne is responsible for insuring all DCA-supported practices are maximizing their potential by implementing DCA operating processes and procedures. Formed in 1991, DCA supports more than 254 dental practices and 600+ affiliated dentists across 13 states.
Sr VP Compliance & Government Relations, Benevis
Panellist, Andrew Oreffice, Sr VP Compliance & Government Relations, Benevis
Andy Oreffice joined Benevis in 2006 and serves as the company’s Sr. Vice President, Compliance and Government Relations. In this role, Andy is a member of the executive management team, is the Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for Federal and State Government Relations.
CEO, Familia Dental
Panellist, Stan Andrakowicz, CEO, Familia Dental
Stan Andrakowicz is the President & CEO of Familia Dental, located in Chicago, Illinois. He is a healthcare executive with 30 years of extensive experience in the dental industry with executive leadership roles in both the Payor and Dental Service Organization segments. Prior to Familia, he had executive leadership roles with Western Dental Services, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and Smile Brands, Inc.
Dr Alan Acierno
CEO, DecisionOne Dental
Ignite Sessions, Dr Alan Acierno, CEO, DecisionOne Dental
Patient-Centred Care as a Culture
Over the past five years, DecisionOne has grown to 20 dental practices. As the company continues to grow, DecisionOne remains dedicated to the mission of changing the way dentistry is done to improve lives. This growth is a direct result of a focus on patient centered care as a culture. When you have a culture of being an advocate for your patient, the possibilities are endless.
Dr. Barry Deirmenjian
DDS, Smiles West
Workshop Leader, Dr. Barry Deirmenjian, DDS, Smiles West
DentalEZ Dental Operatory Equipment
DentalEZ offers Dental Service Organisations:
Tailored solutions for equipment, handpieces and utility products
Custom cabinet designs to meet your specific needs
A Strategic Account Management Team providing a direct point of contact and a higher level of service exclusively to DSO's.
CEO, National Dentex Labs
Workshop Leader, Tom Daulton, CEO, National Dentex Labs
Building a National Lab Network-Update
An overview of the State of the Dental Laboratory Industry. Highlighting market changes and key initiatives that effect Dental Support Organizations and Dental practices.
The Straumann Group is a global leader in tooth replacement solutions. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in tooth replacement and esthetics, including Straumann, Instradent, Neodent, and Medentika, etkon and other fully/partly owned companies and partners.
National Dentex Corporation
National Dentex (NDX), the largest operator of dental labs in the United States, is unique because we provide a full spectrum of customized dental prosthetics and innovative technologies through a network of local labs offering personalized delivery and chairside services.
DentalEZ is committed to advancing the practice of dentistry through five distinct product categories: StarDental, DentalEZ, RAMVAC, NevinLabs, and Columbia Dentoform. DentalEZ Integrated Solutions strives to create a complete line of products to elevate the health, comfort, and efficiency of the dental facilities.
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