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2021 DEO Highlights: What a Year!

By December 20, 2021December 22nd, 2021DEO
Jacob Puhl - CEO

Jacob Puhl CEO/Partner of The DEO

As you get laser-focused on the New Year’s opportunities and hopes, take time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished this year!

As I do, I am so grateful for the business the DEO has become!

Following are just some of the exciting things we accomplished and that happened this year.

2021 DEO Highlights

→  Our membership nearly doubled in size

We have had an incredible year of membership growth – 139 members joined DEO in 2022 – dentist entrepreneurs and dental leaders of some of the country’s most successful dental organizations! To date, we have nearly 300 members with over 1,500+ represented locations and $2.5B+ in combined revenue.

Wow, right? We want to help you too. Just talk to Darin Acopan, DEO Partner and EVP of Business Development.

Darin will show you how to get on the right track for successful growth in 2022!

Schedule your free 2022 Growth Accelerator Call here. Plus, just for scheduling  — we’ll send you valuable bonus resources!

→  Acquisition of the DSO Secrets™ brand

The DEO’s acquired the DSO Secrets™ brand, including the #1 in group dentistry podcast – “DSO Secrets”, hosted by Emmet Scott and regular guest host Ken Kaufman; and the DSO Secrets Facebook group with nearly 5k members. We also welcomed Emmet and Ken on as DEO Partners. Emmet is CEO and co-founder and Ken is CFO, both of Community Dental Partners.

→  Powerful 2021 DEO Summits 

The success of the 2021 DEO Virtual Summer Summit

The virtual Summer Summit in June received rave reviews. Keynote speaker Gary Vaynerchuk spoke to dentist-entrepreneurs for the first time. An NYT bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, Gary challenged attendees, sharing wisdom like this “hire fast, fire faster, promote fastest!.. give, give, give, and karma will kick in… humility is the key to scale” and more.

The 2021 DEO Fall Summit exceeded expectations

Our first live Summit in 2 years was even better than we planned. 700+ live attendees and 100+ online attendees gathered to learn from top dental leaders! Here’s just some of the incredible feedback: “I liked hearing real solutions to problems we are currently facing and hearing about how others overcame challenges and found success”; “​​Terrific event. Eye-opening and inspiring”.

→  Did you hear the news? We are having 1 Summit in 2022 and it’s going to be incredible! 

We are working hard to make it our best Summit yet with 2 session tracks – a training track and a mastermind track;  planning for 1,000+ attendees; great networking opportunities and more all June 9-11 at the gorgeous Phoenician Luxury Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

We are already on track to sell out. So register early! Get your ticket to the DEO Growth Summit 2022 here.

→  DEO adds massive value

The DEO acquired Traction for Dental, the only Certified EOS® Implementation business focused on dental groups, and its sister company, joyFULL People, which offers an online curriculum for finding, managing, and growing millennial dental teams. We welcomed the cofounders of these businesses, Josey Sewell and Dr. Eric Roman as DEO Partners.

Our first book is an #1 Amazon Bestseller

“DSO Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dental Empire” by Emmet Scott was released last month and has become a #1 Amazon bestseller in the Dentistry, Dental Office Practice, and Dental Assisting categories and landed in the top 10 of the Entrepreneurship and Management categories.

Get your “DSO Secrets” book here.

What a great year!

We wouldn’t be here without each other – we are better together! Thanks to our members; DEO staff and leadership team; our Partners; our sponsors; and YOU – the DEO community.

The best part is we’re just getting started so stay tuned.

Wishing you success in 2022!