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DentalForum USA 2017

DentalForum USA 2017

October 4-5, 2017

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Arizona

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Arizona | October 4-5, 2017

OpenRoom’s second Dental Forum for the North American market cemented its position as a must-attend in the industry calendar.  The universally held view is that it's an exciting platform for large Dental Groups and DSOs to forge direct connections with the best manufacturers and suppliers in the business.

"The one on one 'speed-dating' concept gave me a great opportunity to catch up with vendors I rarely get to see, and meet new vendors with products designed specifically for my needs.  There wasn’t a single wasted moment during the day, and a lot of fun in the evening" Dean Hanson, InterDent

“It was like a dental Christmas for us manufatures attending this event.   Many of the key decision makers in the dental market segment all in one room, totally engaged in creating strategic relationships with all of us.” Mike Hefferman, Halyard Health

"Extremely valuable - a great avenue to meet and speak with my industry peers and suppliers" Brandon Belford, Heartland

"This is one of the best investments we make" Michelle Bottino, A-Dec

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Keynote, Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Economist

Elliot Eisenberg is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. He will show you how all four parts of GDP will perform over the coming year, including household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and exports. He will then examine how labor markets and wages will perform and how the Federal Reserve is likely to respond, and its impact on interest rates. Dr. Eisenberg will discuss consumer and small business sentiment and discuss key national trends and their impacts on all 50 state economies.

David Thoni
SVP Global Sales, Straumann Group

Speaker, David Thoni, SVP Global Sales, Straumann Group

How the Straumann Group is addressing the trends in the DSO and its patients 

DSO’s are becoming a leading force in implant dentistry, growing three times faster than the market and are estimated to represent 20% of the dental implant market by 2020. In this lecture David Thoni, Senior Vice President of the Straumann Group, will address the benefits of DSO’s for patients and dental professionals and outline how the Straumann group supports the value creation model of winning DSOs around the world. 

Trevor C Maurer
President and CEO, Smile Source

Panellist, Trevor C Maurer, President and CEO, Smile Source

Maurer currently serves as President and CEO of Smile Source, where he has grown the company to over 550 independently operated franchise dental practices with an average practice size of $1.2 million in annual production. Based on current projections, Smile Source will be the largest dental group in the U.S. by 2020.

Jeanne Cook
VP Operations, Dental Care Alliance

Panellist, Jeanne Cook, VP Operations, Dental Care Alliance

With 31 years in the dental industry, Jeanne is responsible for insuring all DCA-supported practices are maximizing their potential by implementing DCA operating processes and procedures.  Formed in 1991, DCA supports more than 254 dental practices and 600+ affiliated dentists across 13 states.

Andrew Oreffice
Sr VP Compliance & Government Relations, Benevis

Panellist, Andrew Oreffice, Sr VP Compliance & Government Relations, Benevis

Andy Oreffice joined Benevis in 2006 and serves as the company’s Sr. Vice President, Compliance and Government Relations.  In this role, Andy is a member of the executive management team, is the Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for Federal and State Government Relations.   

Stan Andrakowicz
CEO, Familia Dental

Panellist, Stan Andrakowicz, CEO, Familia Dental

Stan Andrakowicz is the President & CEO of Familia Dental, located in Chicago, Illinois. He is a healthcare executive with 30 years of extensive experience in the dental industry with executive leadership roles in both the Payor and Dental Service Organization segments. Prior to Familia, he had executive leadership roles with Western Dental Services, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and Smile Brands, Inc.

Dr Alan Acierno
CEO, DecisionOne Dental

Ignite Session, Dr Alan Acierno, CEO, DecisionOne Dental

Patient-Centred Care as a Culture

Over the past five years, DecisionOne has grown to 20 dental practices. As the company continues to grow, DecisionOne remains dedicated to the mission of changing the way dentistry is done to improve lives.  This growth is a direct result of a focus on patient centered care as a culture.  When you have a culture of being an advocate for your patient, the possibilities are endless. 


Dr. Barry Deirmenjian
DDS, Smiles West

Workshop Leader, Dr. Barry Deirmenjian, DDS, Smiles West

DentalEZ Dental Operatory Equipment

DentalEZ offers Dental Service Organisations:

Tailored solutions for equipment, handpieces and utility products

Custom cabinet designs to meet your specific needs

A Strategic Account Management Team providing a direct point of contact and a higher level of service exclusively to DSO's.

Tom Daulton
CEO, National Dentex Labs

Workshop Leader, Tom Daulton, CEO, National Dentex Labs

Building a National Lab Network-Update

An overview of the State of the Dental Laboratory Industry.  Highlighting market changes and key initiatives that effect Dental Support Organizations and Dental practices. 

Event Partners

Straumann Group

The Straumann Group is a global leader in tooth replacement solutions. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in tooth replacement and esthetics, including Straumann, Instradent, Neodent, and Medentika, etkon and other fully/partly owned companies and partners.

National Dentex Corporation

National Dentex (NDX), the largest operator of dental labs in the United States, is unique because we provide a full spectrum of customized dental prosthetics and innovative technologies through a network of local labs offering personalized delivery and chairside services.


DentalEZ is committed to advancing the practice of dentistry through five distinct product categories: StarDental, DentalEZ, RAMVAC, NevinLabs, and Columbia Dentoform. DentalEZ Integrated Solutions strives to create a complete line of products to elevate the health, comfort, and efficiency of the dental facilities.

Shofu Dental Corporation

Shofu is a manufacturer of award-winning dental products including dental camera, restorative materials, adhesive systems and abrasives. We develop high quality, innovative products to help dental professionals increase their patients


A-dec is pleased to announce our dedicated Special Markets department. A-dec has a reputation for quality, long-lasting products throughout the dental industry. We are a family owned business, located in Oregon, specializing in dental chairs, delivery systems and dental furniture.

Carestream Dental

Easy is what we do at Carestream Dental. We have designed tools and solutions specifically for oral health professionals that make their lives easier, by helping their practices run more smoothly and efficiently.




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