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.


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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)
Please note that this registration time is for the TUSK Workshop only. Registration for the Dykema Conference begins at 3:00 PM.
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 Therapeutics

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Champagne Welcome


Be sure to grab your glass of bubbly when checking in! 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

4:00 PM – 4:40 PM    Networking
4:40 PM – 4:45 PM    Welcome Message – Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM    Women in DSO Updates – Dr. Aman Kaur, Founder, WinDSO; CEO, Aim Dental Alliance
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM    Dr. Rania Saleh, Founder, Oryx Dental
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM    Kim Diamond, VP of MultiSite and Customer Delivery, Henry Schein
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM    Networking and Reception

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


7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration and Information Desk Open


Proudly Sponsored by Vivos Therapeutics

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Morning Yoga on the Lawn


Proudly Sponsored by Elliott Davis

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Professional Headshot Studio Open


Proudly Sponsored by Gen4 Dental Partners

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Relax and Recharge Lounge Open


Proudly Sponsored by Patterson Dental

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM



Proudly Sponsored by Videa Health

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

DSO Difference Makers – Presented by the Dykema DSO Group

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Jeff Civillico – Introduction to Dykema and Message to Sponsors


Proudly Sponsored by Tab32

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Lessons Learned from Billion-Dollar DSOs

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Break & Networking


Proudly sponsored by CareStack

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The New Frontier in DSO Operations

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The New Frontier in Private Equity Investments

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The New De Novo Frontier

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM



Proudly Sponsored by Dental Care Alliance

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions (2 Rotations, Each 40 Minutes)


Breakout A: DSO Accounting Panel


Breakout B: Forward Focused Practice: Tools for Your Future Growth

You’ll learn pivotal points of focus for the continued growth and success of your practices – from refining systems and services to focusing on top marketing efforts for optimal impact. Carrie will dive into tangible applications that you can take back to your practices ASAP to implement for results. INDIVIDUALLY – build up your team for an elevated and engaged approach to work and execution within the dental practices. Learn WHY team engagement and development matters for your future. INTERNALLY – identify & implement key systems and services to bring into your practices for your continued growth. EXTERNALLY – discover applicable winning approaches to your external marketing efforts that will not only help grow your new patient numbers, but help you attract the right new patients for your practice vision. Brought to you by SmileDirectClub.

  • Carrie Webber, Owner & Chief Communications Officer, The Jameson Group


Breakout C: Modernize your DSO

Implement the latest patient A/R technology to collect more revenue faster, automate collections, and improve the patient experience. Brought to you by Abella.


Breakout D: DSO Lending Panel

      • Angela Baker, VP/Business Development, Wintrust Financial Corporation
      • Jamie Mantle, VP- Relationship Manager, Citi
      • Mike Montgomery, Senior VP- Healthcare Middle Market Lending and Sponsor Finance, Live Oak Bank
      • Moderator:  Eric White, Member, Dykema


Breakout E: Bridgework – DSO M&A Mixer
Presented by E78 Partners, Bridgework is an opportunity for representatives from the nation’s leading private equity funds to network and make direct, personal connections with independent dental practices owners in an intimate and relaxed setting.


Breakout F: Understanding and Leveraging Real Estate Investment Trusts in your Business Plan
Brought to you by National Dental Healthcare REIT


Breakout G: 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.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Break & Networking


Proudly Sponsored by Cornerstone Dental Specialties

4:00 PM – 4:05 PM

Fireside Chat with PrimaHealth Credit

4:05 PM – 4:35 PM

The New Frontier in Dental Specialties

4:35 PM – 5:05 PM

The New Buy-Side Frontier

5:05 PM – 5:45 PM

The New Frontier in Dental School Collaboration

5:45 PM – 6:25 PM

The Impact of Women in Leadership – Presented by Women in DSO

      • Julie Booher, Chief Strategy Officer, PepperPointe Partnerships
      • Shawna Eury, Divisional VP, Florida, Dental Care Alliance
      • Nancy Lanni, VP of Healthcare Services, Henry Schein
      • Amber Nish, CMO, Community Dental Partners
      • Sarah Sharfstein, VP of Category Development & Strategy, Aspen Dental Management
      • Moderator: Dr. Aman Kaur, Founder and President, Women in DSO and CEO, AiM Dental Alliance

6:25 PM – 7:10 PM

Celebrity Keynote Speaker – Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn

      • Co-Interviewer: McKenzie Fagan, Sales Manager, Strategic Accounts, Henry Schein ONE
      • Co-Interviewer: Samantha Glucksman, Director of Sales, Strategic Accounts, Henry Schein

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

Drone Show Tonight! (2 Viewings)

Colorado’s largest drone show in history is proudly co-sponsored by
Henry Schein, Henry Schein ONE, and Thurston Group

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



Proudly Sponsored by Medix Dental IT

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Professional Headshot Studio Open


Proudly Sponsored by Gen4 Dental Partners

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Relax and Recharge Lounge Open


Proudly Sponsored by Patterson Dental

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Lessons From Middle-Market CEOs

      • Emmet Scott, Co-Founder and CEO, Community Dental Partners and President, ADSO
      • Geoffrey Ligibel, President and CEO, 42 North Dental
      • A.J. Peak, CEO, Peak Dental Services
      • Moderator: Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The New Sell-Side Frontier

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Lessons from Non-Control and other Minority Investments in DSOs

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 PM

Innovative Patient Financing Approaches to Drive Growth

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

A Live Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Technological Innovation in the DSO Space

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The New Frontier in Growing Your Organization

      • Dr. Kent McBride, Partner, NADG and Founding Partner, Meridian Dental Specialists
      • Dr. Eric Roman, Partner, DEO, and Co-Founder, SmartDiligence.ai
      • Moderator:  Brian Colao, Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The New Frontier in Regulatory Due Diligence

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Best Practices in Cyber Security