A.J. AciernoCo-Founder and CEO, DecisionOne Dental Partners
Dr. Alan J. Acierno is a practicing dentist and the CEO of DecisionOne Dental Partners, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University, he practiced dentistry in both corporate and private environments, where he discovered the benefits and challenges of each type of practice. Compelled with a vision to make a difference in the way dentistry is practiced, Dr. AJ Acierno, together with his brother and fellow dentist, Dr. Michael Acierno, founded DecisionOne Dental Partners in 2011.
Over the past seven years, DecisionOne has grown to 25 dental practices. As the company continues to grow, it remains dedicated to patient centered care and its mission to improve lives.
AJ Acierno has nothing to disclose.
Christopher SteelePresident, Park Dental
Dr. Chris Steele joined Park Dental in 1991 as a general dentist at Park Dental Ridgepark, where he continues to maintain his clinical practice. Since then, he has served many roles in the organization, including Doctor Mentor, Board Member, and Board Chair. Dr. Steele also serves on the Board of the Park Dental Foundation and The Dental Specialists Board of Governors. As of July 1, 2019, Dr. Steele assumed the role of President of Park Dental.
Dr. Steele resides in Excelsior, MN, with his wife Gail, a physician with Park Nicollet. He has two sons, one in medical school at Harvard, and the second a senior at Minnetonka High School. Dr. Steele is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his family at their cabin in northern Minnesota.
Chris Steele has nothing to disclose.
Janet HagermanFounder Janet Hagerman Communications
“Janet Hagerman is founder and director of Janet Hagerman Communications, dedicated to helping emerging dental groups establish an empowering culture and foundation for scalability. Janet’s communication systems help DSOs to double their case acceptance and elevate productivity, revenue, and their patient experience. Janet has spent over 30 years in clinical practice, dental practice coaching, and leadership as corporate DSO Dental Hygiene Director for a 150 practice DSO. An international consultant, author, and speaker, she is the author of “DSOs Done Right” ℠ and “Selling Dentistry~Ethically.Elegantly. Effectively” ℠, as well as numerous articles, podcasts and webinars.
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Janet Hagerman is the Owner of Janet Hagerman Consulting.
Saam ZarrabiDentist, Rodeo Dental and Orthodontics
“Dr. Saam Zarrabi (Dr. Z) co-founded Rodeo Dental (a multidisciplinary large group practice) and has been a leader of team culture since its inception. Dr. Z has guided the pediatric-friendly brand through significant expansion. With Rodeo, he has engineered the successful launch of more than 30 large group dental practice locations.
He is involved with multiple professional organizations, including the CAMBRA Coalition, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the Crown Council which recently named Dr. Zarrabi to their Inaugural class in the Dental Hall of Fame. As the youngest nominee, the Hall of Fame recognizes members for their advancements in the various areas of education, clinical care, patient service, practice management, materials development, as well as other areas that improve the delivery of care and the ultimate health and wellness of patients. His board seat assignments on the Pacific Dugoni Foundation Executive Committee and the Board of the National CAMBRA Coalition reflect his high-level strategic approach.
Dr. Z was named an Entrepreneur of Excellence WINNER in 2019 by Fort Worth INC magazine & for the past 5 consecutive years, Rodeo Dental has been named “”Top Dentists”” by Fort Worth Magazine, as well as “”Best Dentists”” by D Magazine. Rodeo was also a “”Best Companies to Work For”” finalist in 2016 and 2017 (Fort Worth INC.). In addition to all the awards, Rodeo Dental has more than 50,000 five-star reviews on Google and Facebook! In 2021, Rodeo Dental has been named as a Certified B-Corp for it’s mission driven purpose and positive company culture. Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified social and environment performance, transparency, and accountability.
With a personal commitment to improving oral health and the lives of young leaders, Dr. Zarrabi’s charitable concerns are evidenced through his work with The LEAP Foundation and Dentists Who Care. His philanthropic involvement has led to multiple recognitions from the Texas State House of Representatives as well as the Texas State Senate and in 2018 he was Knighted by the Royal Order of Constantine! This commitment to giving back is encouraged throughout his professional and personal relationships.”
Saam has nothing to disclose.
- Feb 03 2022
TimePacific Standard Time
- 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Creating Winning Mentorship & Culture Environment in a Dental Group Practice
Session Description: This panel will discuss how to build and maintain a winning culture in a group practice setting.
Learner Objectives: Attendees will learn specific strategies for developing a strong culture that patients will want to return to again and again and that attracts and retains talented employees. Attendees will also learn best practice for mentorship of employees.
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0