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Association of Dental Support Organizations holds its summit in Austin, Texas

Association of Dental Support Organizations reports unprecedented demand for its 2022 summit, taking place in Austin, Texas. (Photo: @wallynme,

Tue. 29 March 2022


The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is holding its 2022 ADSO Summit today (March 29) until Friday, April 1, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

“Each year, we come together from all around the country to attend the ADSO Summit,” says Dr. Maryam Beyramian, CEO and co-founder of Westwind Integrated Health, which has 11 practices and more than 20 doctors throughout the metro area of Phoenix, Ariz. “We come seeking collaboration, growth, knowledge and inspiration. We have power in numbers, and the ADSO allows us to join forces to keep elevating and innovating.”

On Wednesday, March 30, thanks to DentalMonitoring, attendees will hear from Kevin Surace, futurist and CNBC’s Innovator of the Decade. He will be discussing how changes in technology are transforming the dental landscape and the applications of the Internet of Things (IOT), artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.

Later that day, Connor Lokar, an economist and forecaster, will discuss challenges and uncertainties in 2022 through the lens of consumer trends and growing revenue and profitability by working around ever-changing business cycles.

On March 31, bestselling author Suneel Gupta will deliver a keynote sponsored by membersy, where he will share his unique insights related to the dental industry and public health as a whole.

The 2022 ADSO Summit will also feature a sold-out exhibit hall with more than 100 companies offering top-of-the-line products and services to DSOs of all sizes.

“We’re so pleased with the response. Companies have shown they understand the importance of our attendees, the industry, this event. I'm also really looking forward to all the content, panels and discussions we've spent the last year preparing,” said ADSO Executive Director Andrew Smith. “It’s going to be an action-packed three days in Austin.”

The summit will include more than 25 breakout sessions with personalized tracks to ensure there’s something for everyone.

“We were looking for a way to integrate the summit’s programming into what matters to ADSO members as well as students and practitioners more broadly, and I think the mix of visionary and practical industry insights will resonate with attendees,” said Geoffrey Ligibel, president and CEO at 42 North Dental and head of the ADSO Curriculum Committee.

New this year, the summit will wrap up on Friday. April 1, with a special event hosted by Henry Schein. “Looking to the Horizon: Planning & Reimagining the Future of Recruiting” will focus on workforce development and community engagement, helping DSOs enhance access to dental care, develop programs and partnerships to attract future dental team members, and recruit new hires from within communities where practices operate.

“We are delighted to participate in the ADSO event, attended by so many of our customers who have mastered the ability to quickly consolidate and make a valuable impact on their community and the patient experience,” said AJ Caffentzis, president, U.S. Dental Distribution, Henry Schein. “At Henry Schein, we continue to deliver new educational opportunities that help advance team skillsets, boost employee morale and accelerate operational success.”

The Henry Schein event is open to all ADSO Summit registrants at no additional fee. Henry Schein customers attending this year’s summit may receive the ADSO member rate, a savings of more than 50 percent.

For more details and the full summit agenda, visit The 2022 ADSO Summit app, sponsored by DDS Lab, is now available to event registrants and includes the ability to create a profile, network with attendees, set up meetings, create a personalized schedule and more.

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