The 2015 ADSO Summit
A Recap from Founder and CEO of Heartland Dental and President of the ADSO, Dr. Rick Workman
Held this past March, the 2015 ADSO (Association of Dental Support Organizations) Summit brought together ADSO executives and ADSO supported doctors from around the nation. The Summit featured educational sessions from keynote speakers, Dr. Gordon Christensen, Eric Wahl and Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin, as well as provided an opportunity for ADSO members to network and connect.
Most importantly, this event signified the return of the ADSO’s original and inherent environment for collaboration and learning, on which the ADSO was founded:
- To share best practices that will cause individual supported offices to thrive.
- To allow member groups to learn, grow, manage and finance their businesses.
- To protect their companies, their supported dentists and offices and our industry.
- To show people they don’t have to make the same mistakes the pioneers made.
The Summit gave us the opportunity to discuss the core concepts and goals of the ADSO. Supporting over 8,000 dentists domestically and internationally, it is the ADSO’s mission to enthusiastically represent to the dental community the powerful advantages that dental support organizations offer dental professionals in improving the quality of dental care for patients and the quality of life for those dental professionals.
We know that the vast majority of dentists would prefer to focus on patient care and spend their free time with their families. The ADSO is their voice to ensure that option continues to be a reality. Even though dentistry has been one of the last business models to transform the way it evolves in the marketplace relative to medicine, pharmacy and vision care, we are confident that in the future, DSOs will be widely valued for the positive impact they are making.
We’ve kicked off 2015 the right way, I can’t wait to see what the ADSO can accomplish moving forward!