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DentalForum USA 2018

DentalForum USA 2018

October 3-4, 2018

Gaylord Texan, Dallas

Gaylord Texan, Dallas | October 3-4, 2018

Now in its third year, DentalForum focuses on the rapidly developing group practice side of American dentistry. Leading DSOs, manufacturers and service providers from across the States are brought together for two days of one-to-one meetings, conference sessions and informal networking. By invitation-only, delegates are carefully chosen to ensure that solutions match needs in an environment that focuses on collaboration rather than sales.

Charles Jennings
CEO, NeuralEye

Keynote, Charles Jennings, CEO, NeuralEye

How will AI impact on the Dentistry Business?

CEO of NeuralEye, a longtime thought leader in Internet technology.  Jennings' focus will be AI evangelism; warning and educating delegates about the big AI technology disruption that is underway. He believes AI will change business – including the dental market; more profoundly than PC, Internet, mobile and social network technologies combined.

Bill Neumann
CEO, Group Dentistry Now/ Join DSO

Ignite Session, Bill Neumann, CEO, Group Dentistry Now/ Join DSO

Telling Your DSO's Story: Reaching Key Stakeholders

Why dental students, young dentists, practice owners, investors, suppliers and beyond need to understand who your organization is and why you are different. Discover best practices and strategies to finding the right partners in a consolidating industry.

Brian Colao
Director DSO Industry Group, Dykema

Ignite Session, Brian Colao, Director DSO Industry Group, Dykema

Review and Analysis of the Current DSO Marketplace

Brian is the Director of Dykema's Dental Service Organizations Industry Group. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the US on the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting and the related regulations. 

Alex Giannini
CEO, Aligned Dental Partners

Ignite Session, Alex Giannini, CEO, Aligned Dental Partners

30 years in the Dental Group Business – the good, the bad and the ugly

With over 29 years of experience in the clinical, administration and management of dental practices, Dr. Giannini has doubled and quadrupled dental practice revenue and profitability within a year while creating a platform and national prominence. Dr. Giannini was the founder of Comfortable Care Dental Group’s initial office in 1989, part of the Heartland Dental team, founded Dynamic Dental Partners Group (DDPG) in 2008, founder Blackford Dental in 2017 and now heads up PI-DDS Management and Aligned Dental Partners.

AJ Acierno
CEO, DecisionOne Dental

Ignite Session, AJ Acierno, CEO, DecisionOne Dental

Partnering with a DSO not just selling to a DSO

Dr. Alan J. Acierno is the CEO of DecisionOne Dental Partners, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL. After receiving his DDS from Creighton University, he practiced dentistry in both corporate and private environments, where he discovered the benefits and challenges of each practice. Compelled with a vision to make a difference in the way dentistry is practiced, Dr. AJ and his brother and fellow dentist, Dr. Michael Acierno, founded DecisionOne Dental Partners in 2011. 

Tom Daulton
CEO, National Dentex Labs

Workshop Leader, Tom Daulton, CEO, National Dentex Labs

Changing the Landscape of the Dental Lab Industry

Mr. Daulton draws on more than two decades of expertise in the healthcare industry. Throughout his career, his leadership and business acumen have led to a succession of senior-level management positions in product management, marketing, manufacturing, distribution and business development, in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Daulton served as General Manager of Cardinal Health's Interventional Specialties and Med Systems divisions, both fast growing interventional medical product businesses, where he successfully tripled revenue through a combination of organic growth, licensing and acquisitions. 

Chris Malmquist
VP DSO North America and Asia Pacific, Straumann Group

Workshop Leader, Chris Malmquist, VP DSO North America and Asia Pacific, Straumann Group

How Will Digital Workflow Help Drive the Success of Dental Groups in the Future

In this lecture, Chris Malmquist, VP of Dental Service Organizations North America and Asia Pacific, will address the benefits of DSOs for patients and dental professionals and outline how the Straumann Group supports the value creation model of winning DSOs around the world.

Event Partners

Straumann Group

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.

Shofu Dental Corporation

Shofu is a manufacturer of award-winning dental products including dental camera, restorative materials, adhesive systems and abrasives. We develop high quality, innovative products to help dental professionals increase their patients


A-dec is pleased to announce our dedicated Special Markets department. A-dec has a reputation for quality, long-lasting products throughout the dental industry. We are a family owned business, located in Oregon, specializing in dental chairs, delivery systems and dental furniture.

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