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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

1:00-5:00 pm - Pre-Conference Workshop Presented by Aligned Dental Partners: Building the Infrastructure of the Modern-Day DSO

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Investors have caught on.  The jig is up.  Financial engineering is over.  In order to successfully build an investment-grade dental group or DSO today, infrastructure must exist and value must be created by the management company.  This workshop will tap into Aligned Dental Partners’ 35+ years of industry experience building DSOs from scratch into high-profit machines.  If you are an entrepreneur with one dental practice or one hundred practices, you will learn:


  • How to design the structure and infrastructure of a dental group or DSO
  • How and when to centralize management services
  • How to hire and build your management team
  • How to afford these value-add support services
  • What does it take to make your organization investment-grade
  • How to grow revenue, EBITDA, and value

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5:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome Reception

Join us for an evening of networking as we kick-off the 2023 AADGP Expo!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

Join us for breakfast prior to the conference opening session.  

8:00 - 8:10 am - Conference Introduction

Join us in the Platinum Ballroom for a Welcome Message from AADGP President, Dr. Brent Barta

8:10 - 9:30 am - Opening Keynote Speaker

Stanley Bergman, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Henry Schein

9:30 - 10:30 am - Exhibit Break

Head to the Exhibit Hall to visit our Expo Exhibitors

10:30 - 11:30 am - Breakout 1: Recruiting and Retention Strategies


Paul Edwards, CEDR Solutions

Session Panelists:

Alia Oromchain, HR for Health
Janet Hagerman, Practice Management Consultant
Heidi Arndt, Evolve Dental Advisors

10:30 - 11:30 am - Accounting Strategies and Best Practices

This panel will discuss the best practices in accounting for expanding group practices including the benefits of cash versus accrual accounting, the definition of EBIDTA and how to maximize the book value of a group practice.



Session Panelists:

Mike White, CLA, Associate
Mark Rudolph, Elliot Davis
John Petzold, Aligned Dental Partners

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Breakout 1: Mentorship, Culture, and Doctor Development


Dr. Anuj James, Village Family Dental

Session Panelists:

Dr. AJ Acierno, Decision One Dental
Britt Bostick, Mortenson Dental Partners
Chris Steele, Park Dental

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Breakout 2: Maximizing the Value of a Group Practice

Solo Presenter: 

Kevin Cumbus, TUSK Partners 

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Breakout 1: Location, Location, Location

This presentation will cover the use of innovative technology to determine the best location for a de novo office.

Solo Presenter:

Jordan Bean, Decision Science, Starbucks

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Breakout 2: When and How to Attract C Level Talent

This panel will cover the current labor market and the challenges presented in attracting and retaining talent.


Dr. Mark Sivers, Aligned Dental Partners

Session Panelists:

Priyanki Amroliwala, 42 North Dental
Jon Fidler, Fidler & Associates

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Breakout 1: Doing it Right the 1st Time - Legal and Business Structure

This presentation will cover the many regulations that apply to Group Practices and common regulatory mistakes made by group practices.

Solo Presenter:

Brian Colao, Dykema Law

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Breakout 2: Determining Best Overall Value for a Group. It's not all about price.


Bill Neumann, Group Dentistry Now

Session Panelists: 

Mark Flock, Polaris Healthcare Partners
Kurt Harvey, Caber Hill Advsors
Craig Woods, Dykema Law

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Evening Reception

Join us for an evening of connecting with colleagues

Friday, February 3, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

Join us for breakfast prior to the Friday conference sessions

8:00 - 9:00 am - Featured Keynote Presentation - Dr. Scott Parazynski

For a company to be truly disruptive and grow, it must create an environment wherein every employee is not only allowed to contribute to the advancement of the mission, they feel a deep-seated Obligation to Innovate. That’s the kind of environment and work ethic Scott has spent a lifetime advancing: from developing tools and techniques to recover from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident to developing innovative medical devices and enhancing safety on the slopes of the world’s highest mountains, he draws on his background working in extreme environments as a catalyst for innovation in daily life. He can transfer this mindset to your workforce with powerful examples from aerospace, medicine, mountaineering and everyday life with engaging, relatable stories and good humor!

9:00 - 10:00 am - Exhibit Break

Join us in the Exhibit Hall

10:00 - 11:00 am - Breakout 1: Technology You Need TODAY!


Bruce Lieberthal, Henry Schein

Session Panelists:

Eric Giesecke, Planet DDS
Wardah Inam, Overjet
Amol Nirgudkar, Patient Prism
Gary Salman, Black Talon Security

10:00 - 11:00 am - Breakout 2: Budgeting in a Multi-practice Environment


Britt Bostick, Mortenson Dental Partners

Session Panelists:

Jeff Reibel, Mortenson Dental Partners
Hollie Williams, Rodeo Dental
John Geary, Independence Dental Services

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Lunch

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for lunch

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Breakout 1: Managing by Metrics


McKenzie Fagan, Henry Schein ONE

Session Panelists:

Jill Nesbit, Dentrix Ascend
Rand Schulman, DM Score
Rick Willeford, DentalMetrix

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Breakout 2: Credit Facilities. An Overview of Financing Options For Your Group


Dr. Alex Giannini, Aligned Dental Partners

Session Panelists: 

Slava Girzhel, Ernst & Young
Mike Montgomery, Live Oak Bank
Gareth Petsch, Specialty Group, Citi

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Exhibit Break

Join us in the Exhibit Hall

2:00 - 3:00 pm - General Session: Women in DSO


Virginia  Jones, Village Family Dental 


Heidi Ardnt
Dr. Aman Kaur
Christine Ouellette

3:00 - 3:15 pm - AADGP Business Meeting
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Closing Keynote Speaker: Pat Bauer, CEO Heartland Dental

Solo Presenter: 

Pat Bauer, Heartland Dental

5:15 - 7:30 pm - Closing Party with Penn & Teller!

Join us for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment from one of Vegas most well-known acts, Penn & Teller!