Peter Swenson


Peter Swenson
(952) 380-8590

AADGP Board Member Anyone who knows Pete will agree that his professional life is guided by 3 core principles; innovation, growth and integrity. Add to that tenacity. It is not always easy to uphold all of these, but Pete somehow manages to do it. In fact, he demands it of himself. Raised in a dental family, Pete has observed, both from the inside, and from the outside, the evolution of dentistry. He has spent nearly 30 years in the industry, most of them with the Minneapolis-based dental group practices, Park Dental & The Dental Specialists. As Chief Administrative Officer, Pete has led the company in unprecedented growth, from 98 doctors in 2008 to 190 doctors and 1,400 team members in 2021. While striving to drive growth, improve care, and streamline day-to-day operations at Park Dental, Pete has been equally focused on the company’s lifeblood: its employees. Under his leadership, Park Dental has earned a place on the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces list. Earlier in his career Pete played a key role in the growth of Park Dental and held a variety of roles with American Dental Partners (ADPI), a dental practice management company now owned by Heartland Dental. During his tenure with ADPI, Pete helped grow the business from start-up to over $300 million in revenues and through its 1998 IPO. Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children. Whenever possible, he escapes to Namakan Lake, Canada, where he loves fishing, boating, tinkering, and relaxing with his family. He has special interest in the preservation of Minnesota’s northern wilderness and was a director on the Voyageur National Park Association board for 10 years. Pete is also an avid biker and alpine racer. He still races, and much to his wife’s chagrin, he ventures out to British Columbia each year to Heli ski in Revelstoke. Pete earned his B.A. in Economics, with departmental distinction, from St. Olaf College. As an alumnus, he enjoys volunteering for the college and appreciates his strong network of fellow Oles.


  • Alex Giannini
    Alex Giannini
    Chief Strategy Office, Aligned Dental Partners

    Dr. Alex Giannini has founded and served as CEO of several dental groups and 4 national DSOs. With over 33 years of experience in the Dental Group and DSO business, Dr. Giannini was the founder of Comfortable Care Dental Group’s initial office in 1989 and part of the Heartland Dental team and growth at the turn of century. He later founded Dynamic Dental Partners Group (DDPG) in 2008. In 2014, DDPG was listed at #14 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest-growing private companies in America. Dr. Giannini practiced high-end fee for service dentistry in Florida for 9 years, after which time he co-owned and managed dental practices in Florida, Arizona, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Dr. Giannini has acquired over 700 offices and raised almost $1.0 Billion in capital to grow his and his clients businesses. In addition, Dr. Giannini has worked with Institutional, Private Equity and Family-Office Investors. He has turned around 100’s of practice including distressed Dental Groups and DSO’s. Dr. Giannini is immediate past President of the AAGDP (American Academy of Dental Group Practice and was part of the ADSO which is the top DSO in world.

    Alex Giannini has nothing to disclose.

  • Dee Fischer
    Dee Fischer
    CEO & Founder, Fischer Professional Group

    Consulted and managed many offices over my career building scalable systems and operation teams to achieve a healthy and great culture model. Coaching practice management that leads to a productive practice along with effective facility and well-trained staffs. Working with numerous pediatric, general and specialty dentistry offices/DSO’s to achieve the highest quality of patient care through schedule management techniques and training. Growing practices with a unique scheduling technique that encompasses proper staffing and treatment plan conversion while providing superior patient care. Taking locations from one to multiple locations through growth planning, goal setting and team development. Placement of systems that achieve growth and accountability.

    Dee has nothing to disclose.

  • Vince Cardillo
    Vince Cardillo
    CEO, Maeva Dental Advisors

    Vincent Cardillo is a proven industry leader with over 25+ years of experience in leadership/partner roles growing DSOs. He has a successful track record of structuring, growing and positioning dental groups for rapid growth. Vincent’s latest ranked #14 on the 2014 INC 500 list of fastest growing private companies with growth of 12,896%. Vincent is the founder of Maeva Dental Advisors, which provides outsourced C-Suite services to dental groups and single offices that have the intention of growing. Maeva positions its clients for long-term growth by strengthening their operational systems and infrastructure. Vincent also provides his expertise in operations, strategy, and financing to private equity firms and other financial institutions nationally and internationally looking to make an
    investment in a DSO.

    Vin Cardillo has nothing to disclose.



Feb 04 2022


Pacific Standard Time
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Best in Class Operations I

Session Description: These sessions will cover some of best practices for operating a group practice including HR, hiring, billing, collecting, accounting and legal structures.

Learner Objectives: Attendees will walk away with best practices that they can take with them and apply to their own practices.

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Schedule Subject to Change

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