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Ortho Marketing Maestros Present: A Medley of Mktg. Mastery for Your Practice

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selling to a DSO

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selling to a DSO

Credits: None available.

Shannon Patterson and Doug Copple are back one more time to cover "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selling to a DSO" (1.25 CE).  This February 21st session will focus on the fast-growing Dental/Orthodontic Service Organization (DSO/OSO) market.  Most orthodontists have been contacted by a DSO/OSO or know a colleague who has affiliated with such a group.  We expect the consolidation of orthodontic practices will continue in the future.  Arm yourself with the knowledge to understand this trend and its impact on the industry and your practice.

Topics discussed and objectives that you'll build off of include:

  • Current trends in the growing DSO market
  • Why consider a DSO/OSO
  • Comparing a traditional doctor-to-doctor sale with a DSO/OSO transaction
  • Common structures and terms in DSO sales
  • How to prepare your practice for a potential sale to a DSO/OSO

HR: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - Attack the Problem, Not the People Involved

HR: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - Attack the Problem, Not the People Involved

Credits: None available.

Join Paul Edwards for Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - Attack the Problem, Not the People Involved (1.25 CE). Conflict in any workplace is inevitable, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. But with a fast-paced orthodontic office, conflict will occur at some time or another.  This CEDR-designed course will help you analyze the risk involved and take steps to address it with confidence.  This program is for Practicing Orthodontists and Office Managers. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Tips on dealing with multi-generational staff? Or, the differences when working with or dealing w/conflicts with different age groups.
  • How to look for warning signs, during the interviewing stage with potential new staff that could cause internal strife, etc.
  • If there’s continual conflict with a staff member and your other staff, what HR options does the orthodontist have?

From Idea to Reality: Opening a Start Up Ortho Practice

From Idea to Reality: Opening a Start Up Ortho Practice

Credits: None available.

Curious about what it takes to open a practice from scratch? Join Dr. Emily Funk as she walks you through the process of launching a start up practice from idea to reality. She’ll detail the steps she took to build her practice as a new graduate and help you prepare to do the same.

3 Learning Objectives:

  • How to decide whether a start up practice is the right choice for you
  • Understand the process of opening an office from the ground up
  • Steps to take now if you want to prepare for future ownership

This program is worth 1.25 CE.


To Be or Not to Be (a Part of a DSO), That is the Question

To Be or Not to Be (a Part of a DSO), That is the Question

Credits: None available.

The information contained in this program represents the views and opinions of the panelists on practice models.

Join this AAO panel of distinguished members for a discussion on To Be or Not to Be (a Part of a DSO) This is the Question. Dr. Jahnavi Rao will moderate and discuss DSO/OSOs with the panel consisting of Dr. Anil Idiculla, Dr. Osama Eissa, Dr. Neil Kravitz, and Dr. Lauren Wiese.

Attendees will hear each panelists' own experiences with DSO/OSOs, Dr. Rao will discuss with the panel ways that doctors can pursue growth within a DSO/OSO framework, when it might or might not be the right time to sell to or be part of a DSO/OSO, and a range of other questions with the panel. After that, she'll open the program up for members to ask questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how an OSO/DSO might be a successful framework for your practice modality
  • How to pursue growth as an associate in a DSO setting or when it might not work for your lifestyle
  • Positives and negatives to selling your practice to a DSO/OSO good for your and your patients, and more.

CE is NOT available for this session. 


Corporate Employment Models with DSO/OSO for Orthodontists

Corporate Employment Models with DSO/OSO for Orthodontists

Credits: None available.

Doug Copple and Shannon Patterson discuss Corporate Employment Models with DSO/OSO for Orthodontists (1.25 CE). This lecture will focus on the fast-growing Dental/Orthodontic Service Organization (DSO/OSO) market. Many residents and younger members are not sure if a DSO/OSO practice model is right for them.  Arm yourself with knowledge to understand this trend and its impact on the industry and your practice. Topics discussed include:

Three Learning Objectives:

  • Considerations for joining a DSO/OSO.
  • Understand differences in price/value and terms in DSO/OSO transactions compared to traditional doctor-to-doctor transactions.
  • How to prepare and what to ask about joining a DSO/OSO.

Considerations for Orthodontic Partnerships in Private Practice

Considerations for Orthodontic Partnerships in Private Practice

Credits: None available.

Doug Copple and Shannon Patterson, Bentson Copple & Associates present Considerations for Orthodontic Partnerships in Private Practice (1.25 CE).  This lecture will discuss orthodontic partnerships in private practice. As future provider demographics continue to shift we anticipate partnerships to be one of the fastest growing sectors in our industry. Shannon and Doug will discuss the following topics:

  • Practice Modality Changes
  • Future Provider Demographics
  • Preparing for Partnerships
  • Timeline and Finding the Right Partner
  • Partnership Structures

Optimal Existence for Orthodontists...body, mind, spirit, family & business

Eating Disorders: What do Orthodontists and Their Teams Need to Know?

Eating Disorders: What do Orthodontists and Their Teams Need to Know?

Credits: None available.


2023 AAO Annual Session - It’s Not All About Personality: Creating Engaging Videos for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, FB and More

2023 AAO Annual Session - It’s Not All About Personality: Creating Engaging Videos for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, FB and More

Credits: None available.

Are you a shy guy/gal? Do you struggle with creating videos which connect with your patients? During this seminar, you'll learn the best ways to create engaging video content that takes your patient communications to the next level. You really don't have to have be the life of the party to create content that WOWs your community and brings new patients to your office.