Dykema’s Definitive Conference for DSOs — 2022 Agenda

 

After much anticipation, we are pleased to bring you our award-winning conference in person this year! Considered the best informational and networking event of the year, Dykema’s award-winning Annual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations brings hundreds of the greatest thought leaders in the industry, all in the same place, for three action-packed days. Our topics are meticulously selected to appeal to all facets of the DSO industry, including sellers, buyers, investors, dental entrepreneurs, and an assortment of group practices, DSOs and special markets of all sizes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022

7:00 AM

TUSK Partners Workshop Registration Open

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

TUSK Partners Workshop
(Breakfast and lunch provided. Registration required, no same-day walk-ins. To view full workshop agenda and details, click here.)

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM  TUSK Workshop Registration and Breakfast (Come early and reconnect with old friends)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Workshop Sessions (Lunch served from Noon to 1:00 PM)
4:00 PM – Workshop Concludes

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dykema DSO Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

 

Proudly Sponsored by Vivos Therapeudics

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Champagne Welcome

 

Proudly sponsored by Caber Hill

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Women in DSO Velocity Event

Join the Women in DSO for a special educational networking event created specifically by the professional women in the DSO industry to connect, exchange, and inspire everyone.

 

Proudly Sponsored by Henry Schein and Henry Schein One

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dykema DSO Conference Kick-Off Reception

 

Proudly Sponsored by Ally Lending

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Wednesday Dinner Under the Stars

 

Proudly Sponsored by Covered Care

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2022

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration and Information Desk Open

 

Proudly Sponsored by Vivos Therapeutics

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Morning Yoga

 

Proudly Sponsored by Elliott Davis

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Professional Photography Booth Open

 

Proudly Sponsored by Gen4 Dental Partners

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

 

Proudly Sponsored by Videa Health

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome to the New Frontier – Dykema DSO

      • Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group
      • Zachary Hoard, Member, Dykema
      • Virgil Ochoa, Member, Dykema
      • Eric White, Member, Dykema
      • Craig Woods, Member, Dykema

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Lessons Learned from Billion-Dollar DSOs

      • Pat Bauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Heartland Dental
      • John (J.) Hedrick, Chief Executive Officer, Smile Doctors Support Services
      • Jerry Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, Dental Care Alliance
      • Moderator: Amol Nirgudkar, Chief Executive Officer, Patient Prism

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Break & Networking

 

Proudly sponsored by CareStack

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The New Frontier in DSO Operations

      • Heidi Arndt, Evolve Dental Advisor
      • Dr. Scott Leune, Founder, Breakaway Dental
      • Rondi Michaux, Director of Corporate Development, 42 North Dental
      • Brooke Young, Chief Operating Officer, Espire Dental
      • Moderator:  Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The New Frontier in Private Equity Investments

      • Steve Cohen, Managing Director, InTandem Capital Partners
      • Mark Dorman, Managing Director, Endeavour Capital
      • Ellie Naderi, Operating Partner, Latticework Capital
      • Steele Windle, Principal, Five Points Capital
      • Moderator:  Craig Woods, Member, Dykema

12:00 PM– 12:30 PM

The New Frontier in Dental Specialties

      • Dan Davis, Managing Director, Thurston Group
      • Brett Deaver, Senior Vice President/General Manager Global Partner Network, SmileDirectClub
      • Kirk Huntsman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vivos Therapeutics
      • Tom Vonsydow, Chief Operations Officer, Cornerstone Dental Specialties
      • Moderator:  Zachary Hoard, Member, Dykema

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch

 

Proudly Sponsored by Dental Care Alliance

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions (2 Rotations, Each 40 Minutes)

 

Breakout A: DSO Accounting Panel

      • Mark Rudolph, Shareholder, Elliott Davis
      • Brian Tortolano, Partner, Marcum LLP
      • Mike White, Biz Ops Health Care, CLA
      • Moderator:  Vigil Ochoa, Member, Dykema

 

Breakout B:The Single Greatest Breakthrough in Sleep Medicine Since CPAP

How a new technology is changing the face of dentistry and what you need to know.
Brought to you by Vivos Therapeutics

 

Breakout C: Modernize your DSO

How a new technology is changing the face of dentistry and what you need to know.
Brought to you by Abella

      • Speaker: A.J. Peak, Chief Executive Officer, Peak Dental Services
      • Amber Collins, Chief Operating Officer, Peak Dental Services

 

 

Breakout D: DSO Lending Panel

      • Angela Baker, Vice President, Wintrust
      • Mike Montgomery, Senior Vice President – Healthcare Middle Market Lending and Sponsor Finance, LIve Oak Bank
      • Gareth Petsch, Director of Specialty Lending, Citi Bank
      • Moderator:  Eric White, Member, Dykema

 

Breakout E: Speed Networking 

Turn your dental real estate into a smarter, hands off, customized investment.
Brought to you by National Dental Healthcare REIT.

 

Breakout F: Information coming soon!

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Break & Networking

 

Proudly sponsored by Cornerstone Dental Specialties

4:00 PM – 4:05 PM

Fireside Chat Series with PrimaHealth Credit

      • Brendon Kensel, Founder and CEO, PrimaHealth Credit
      • Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

4:05 PM – 4:25 PM

Presentation of the Third Annual Dental Titan Award 

      • Recipient: Stanley Bergman, Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein
      • Presented by Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

4:25 PM – 4:55 PM

The Velocity of Women in Dentistry

      • Julie Booher, Chief Strategy Officer, PepperPointe Partnerships
      • Shawna Eury, Vice President of Florida Operations, Dental Care Alliance
      • Moderator: Dr. Aman Kaur, Founder and President, Women in DSO
      • More speakers to be announced soon!

4:55 PM – 5:25 PM

The New De Novo Frontier

      • Dr. Sulman Ahmed, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Deca Dental
      • Moderator: Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group
      • More speakers to be announced soon!

5:25 PM – 5:55 PM

The New Buy-Side Frontier

      • Houmam Ali, Chief Operating Officer, Guardian Dental Partners
      • David Pegg, Chief Development Officer, Dental Care Alliance
      • Laine Theriault, Chief Executive Officer, Independence Dental
      • Moderator:  Eric White, Member, Dykema
      • More speakers to be announced soon!

5:55 PM – 6:25 PM

The New Frontier in Dental School Collaboration

      • Dr. Barouir (Barry) Deirmenjian, Chief Executive Officer, Smiles West
      • Lisa Nguyen, Associate Director for Community-Based Clinical Education, UCLA School of Dentistry
      • Dr. Wilhelm (Bill) Piskorowski, Associate Dean, UCLA School of Dentistry
      • Moderator:  Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group
      • More speakers to be announced soon!

6:25 PM – 7:10 PM

Celebrity Keynote Speaker – TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Proudly sponsored by Sunbit

7:10 PM – 11:00 PM

Dykema DSO Reception and Party (Featuring the Spazmatics!)

Reception proudly co-sponsored by SmileDirectClub and membersy

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Registration and Information Desk Open

 

Proudly Sponsored by Vivos Therapeutics

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

 

Proudly Sponsored by Medix Dental IT

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Professional Photography Booth Open

 

Proudly Sponsored by Gen4 Dental Partners

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Lessons From Middle-Market CEOs

      • Emmet Scott, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Community Dental Partners
      • Goeffrey Ligibel, President and Chief Operating Officer, 42 North Dental
      • A.J. Peak, Chief Executive Officer, Peak Dental Services
      • Moderator: Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group
      • More speakers to be announced soon!

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The New Sell-Side Frontier

      • Kevin Cumbus, President, TUSK Partners
      • Kurt Harvey, Managing Director, Caber Hill Advisors
      • Moderator: Virgil Ochoa, Member, Dykema
      • More panelists to be announced soon!

10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Lessons from Minority Investors in DSOs

      • Robbie Isenberg, Managing Director, Cairvest
      • Rahil Manji, Senior Associate, Clairvest
      • Moderator:  Craig Woods, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group
      • More panelists to be announced soon!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Motivational Speaker – Michigan State University Basketball Coach Tom Izzo

 

Proudly sponsored by PrimaHealth Credit

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Break & Networking

 

Proudly Sponsored by Overjet

 

Grab-and-Go Lunch (to enjoy during our final panels!)

 

Proudly sponsored by Callbox and GoTo Connect

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Innovative Patient Financing Approaches to Drive Growth

      • Jenna Fitch, Head of Sales and Sales Operations, Ally Lending
      • Ken Rees, Chief Executive Officer, Covered Care
      • Erik Svensen, Global Consumer Financing, DentsplySirona
      • Moderator: Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The New Frontier in Regulatory Due Diligence

      • Melissa Marquez, Chief Operating Officer, Jarvis
      • Harold Gornbein, Founding Partner, Apex Reimbursement
      • Moderator:  Zachary Hoard, Member, Dykema
      • More panelists to be announced soon!

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Best Practices in Cyber Security

      • Ton Barbiero, Chief Information Officer, Thinc Forward
      • Patrick Jacobwith, Chief Executive Officer/Partner, Sunset Technologies
      • Gary Salman, Chief Executive Officer, Black Talon
      • Sean Buckley, Member, Dykema
      • Moderator: Virgil Ochoa, Member, Dykema

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Technological Innovation in the DSO Space

      • Dr. Ryan Hungate, Chief Executive Officer, Simplifeye
      • Rand Schulman, Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, DMscore
      • Ophir Tanz, Chief Executive Officer, Pearl
      • Moderator: Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

DEO Panel

      • Dr. Kent McBride, Vice President of Provider Growth, North American Dental Group
      • Dr. Eric Roman, Partner, Dentist Entrepreneur Organization
      • Moderator:  Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

A Live Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes

      • Dee Fischer, Chief Executive Officer, Fischer Professional Group
      • Margaret McGuckin, Co-Founder and Principal, i3 Ignite
      • Charles Mosher, VP Community Management, DEO
      • Moderator: Dr. Mark Costes, Founder, Dental Success Institute