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DentalForum USA 2019

DentalForum USA 2019

September 11-12, 2019

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville | September 11-12, 2019

The 2019 DentalForum will be the 4th for the US market and takes place on September 11th-12th.  

With time-efficiency at the forefront of the agenda, you can expect a personalised schedule of one-to-one speed meetings to connect you with future partners in a personalised agenda built around your priorities.

The OpenRoom team are busy constructing a tightly-packed schedule of business content – so stay tuned for further updates. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for updates as they happen.

Sam Waley-Cohen
CEO & Founder, Portman Dental

In Conversation With..., Sam Waley-Cohen, CEO & Founder, Portman Dental

In just 10 years, Sam Waley-Cohen has built up Portman to become the third largest dental group in the UK. He was crowned Spear's Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 and is the only amateur jockey ever to win the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup and run in the Grand National.

Sam founded Portman Healthcare in 2008, with the vision to develop a truly patient-centric, privately focused dental group, which allows clinicians the autonomy to provide the best possible patient care.  He is responsible for our overall strategy and focus.

Take a look at Sam's story:

Trevor Maurer
CEO, Smile Source

In Conversation With..., Trevor Maurer, CEO, Smile Source

Trevor will be quizing Sam on his winning ways and drawing out the differences and similarities between the UK and US.

Maurer currently serves as President and CEO of Smile Source, where he has grown the company to over 650 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 2021.

David Thoni
President, East Division, ClearChoice Management Services

Speaker, David Thoni, President, East Division, ClearChoice Management Services

ClearChoice’s Vision to Rid the World of Dentures and How to Drive a Winning Culture Across a Large DSO

This presentation will discuss the unique challenges of marketing to the edentulous population and how ClearChoice is managing rapid expansion across the United States. Also discussed will be ClearChoice’s process for selecting a dental Implant manufacturer and the high success rates established with the All-On-4 procedure. 

Brian Traudt
Director of Business Development, NDX

Workshop Leader, Brian Traudt, Director of Business Development, NDX

A deep dive into the ways digital intra-oral scanning technology is changing the face of an industry for patients, dentists and labs.   

Brian has been the Director of Business Development for NDX for over 4 years. During that time he has helped develop their DSO platform from its infancy and leads growth initiatives for some of the largest DSO’s in the country on behalf of NDX. He previously held various co-founder and executive positions at several software technology startups in Austin, TX where he lives with his wife and children. 

Bill Neumann
CEO, Group Dentistry Now/ Join DSO

Ignite Sessions, Bill Neumann, CEO, Group Dentistry Now/ Join DSO

The State of Dental Procurement in 2019

Paul Ebert
Managing Director, Tabeo

Ignite Sessions, Paul Ebert, Managing Director, Tabeo

Patients are disrupting dentistry

Clear aligners promise growth and profit but it’s not clear whether practice owners will benefit from this trend. In the UK, many PE backed dental groups struggle with asset performance. When buying aligners, consumers can choose between different experiences and price points. We’ve analysed over 500 practices in the UK to understand why EBITDA margins of practices vary by 3-4x.

45 Second Supplier Snapshots

Elevator Pitches, 45 Second Supplier Snapshots

Giving delegates the opportunity to pitch their business to a captive audience and make themselves memorable. 

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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.

Dental Intelligence

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.

LED Dental


The venue

OpenRoom will bring DentalForum USA to the toe-tapping magic of Music City – Nashville. Taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.  The resort features nine and a half acres of lush, indoor gardens and waterways that celebrate the culture of the South.

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