2019 Summit

June 27-29, 2019

Phoenix, AZ

(360) 980-1437

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Open to the Public

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What is The DEO Summit: The Emerging Future of Group Dentistry?

The DEO Summit: The Emerging Future of Group Dentistry is the premier yearly event for up-and-coming group dental practices. It empowers budding dental entrepreneurs to discover what the future holds for dentistry, and how group practices can position them now for future success. 

The Summit is a place where all stakeholders in group dentistry come together each year to network, learn, and grow their dental enterprises. It brings together industry players engaged in managed group practice — from startups to the largest DSOs — to address the fundamental, critical issues that affect their growth and success.

Interested in learning more about the DEO? Click here.


We’ve invited leading influencers representing every field of dentistry to share their expertise with you. These dynamic experts will lead exciting presentations centered around changes in “The Emerging Future” designed to change the way you provide dentistry — and how you make money. The goal is to give you the knowledge you need to scale properly by understanding the changes that lay ahead. You’ll learn all you need to know to capitalize on these new opportunities.

Dr. John C. Kois

The Future of Evidence-Based Dentistry: 2019 and Beyond
Speaker: Dr. John C. Kois, The Kois Center

Dr. Kois will address questions such as: What will treatment planning look like in the future? What will you need to do to meet the requirements? How will future technology change the way you practice? How will it change the way you market? How will Evidence Based Dentistry impact your bottom line?

Dr. Richard Evangelista

The Future of Emerging Groups & DSOs
Speaker: Dr. Richard Evangelista, CEO and Founder of Dentalforce

Under the leadership of CEO and Founder Dr. Richard Evangelista, Dentalforce has grown in the last five years from 30 employees to now over 40 locations with more than 400 employees — unprecedented growth especially under single ownership and with traditional bank financing. Richard has over 15 years of proven success in dental practice management and has become a novelty in the DSO space.

Drawing from experience, Richard will address questions such as: What does the future have in store for emerging group practices? Where might multiples be going? What is the outlook for private equity in the emerging-group space? What growth strategies will win out in the near future? What can group practices do now to set up their businesses for future success? What’s changed in the DSO world in the last few years? What’s driving the growing number of DSO’s? What trends are we seeing among DSO’s? What you should be aware of in the coming years? And, how do you get your DSO to thrive — regardless of the market?

Dr. Peter Boulden

The Future of Blockchain in Group Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Peter Boulden, Bulletproof Dental Practice

Dr. Boulden will teach you about blockchain and answer questions like: How is blockchain already affecting dentistry? How does blockchain change aspects of the dental experience? What opportunities does blockchain open for group practices? What are the potential pitfalls this new technology will create? What can group practices do now to take advantage of this inevitable wave? 

Margaret McGuckin

The Future of Top Line Revenue Growth in Dental Groups
Speaker: Margaret McGuckin, Co-Founder and Principal, i3 Ignite 

In this dynamic session, Margaret McGuckin will discuss how she increased top-line revenue as COO of Clear Choice Dental Centers. You'll learn how she pioneered and rapidly scaled a new direct-to-consumer delivery and MSO model that became the national leader, with 31 locations across the country. Margaret will answer questions such as: What are the most innovative ways large groups can attract and convert new patients? What are sophisticated methods to converting new patients on the phone and in the chair? Where is the lowest-hanging fruit in most dental groups?

Richard Lee​​​​​

William Jackson

The Future of Teledentistry in Group Dentistry 
Speakers: Richard Lee, CEO and William Jackson, COO
Virtual Dental Care 

Jackson and Lee will discuss how teledentistry is being utilized today and where it is headed in the future. Are you taking full advantage of the benefits of teledentistry? Learn how teledentistry has evolved and increased patient convenience, enhanced peer-to-peer communications, and helped the entire dental industry reach a higher level of patient care. Jackson will answer questions such as: How are dental offices utilizing teledentistry now, and how will it be used in the future? How can the average dental group leverage teledentistry and position themselves for the future?

Dr. Maryam Beyramian

The Future of Integrating Medical and Dental Health in Group Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Maryam Beyramian, Founder & Lead Dentist,
Westwind Integrated Health

Dr. Beyramian and her team are on the cutting edge of integrated medical and dental health. Westwind Integrated Health is a multi location group in Arizona which is working to shift the dental industry from dentists to ‘oral physicians’, working directly with medical doctors to treat patients’ oral and overall health systemically.

These questions and more will be addressed: How is Westwind Dental forging the future of dentistry through an integrated medical and oral health model? What does an integrated model look like? What are the opportunities for practicing dentists and dental groups in systemic health integration? Where is the crossover exactly between medical and dental, and how can dentists today position themselves for the future?

Dr. Ryan Hungate

The Future of Dental Patients' Retail Experience in Group Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Ryan Hungate, Orthodontist/Founder and CSO, Simplifeye

Prior to becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Hungate worked for Apple Inc. directly under the Director of Retail Experience and designed the customer workflow experience which is still adopted by Apple's 500 retail stores globally. Using this experience, Ryan founded Simplifeye believing now is the time for cutting- edge technology to revolutionize dentistry, improving both the patient and dentist experience.

Ryan will address these topics and more: how technology can be used to to automate the patient experience; how software can increase new patient flow, decrease patient check-in times, decrease insurance verification times, decrease accounts receivable, and increase payment collections. Ryan will show you how the right technology not only enhances the patient experience but why it’s also want patients want, as they seek more Amazon Go-like customer service automation options.

Eva Sadej

Farhad Attaie

Presentation Details Coming Soon...!
Speakers: Eva Sadej, Founder and CEO and Farhad Attaie, CSO
Floss Bar

Emmet Scott

Featuring Special Guest Emcee: 
Emmet Scott, CEO, Community Dental Partners

...And Many More! Stay Tuned for Speaker and Panel Updates!

Day One: Special Panel

​Association of Dental Support Organizations:
​"Associate Ownership Models: Is the 'Employee-Dentist' Model Dead?"

There is a giant current brewing in group dentistry. Nearly every multi-location group is asking: How do we attract and retain the best associate talent? Is it essential, if not mandatory, to offer associate ownership?

You'll hear from three different DSOs and learn their approaches to researching and creating associate ownership plans, including successes and failures, best practices, and tips and advice for group-practice owners who are exploring their options or rolling out similar models.

Ken Cooper
CEO, North American Dental Group

Panelist #2

Coming Soon

Panelist #3

Coming Soon


This year will mark the 7th DEO Summit (Formerly Mastery Summit). Registrants include nearly 400 dentists, group executives and dental professionals, as well as 38 sponsors dedicated to the group space. Summit attendees consist of small and emerging group practices, mid-level DSOs (50 to 100 practices), suppliers, vendors, and capitalists.

You'll have the opportunity to network with:

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    Dentist-Entrepreneurs with Growing Practice Portfolios
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    Equity Partners Investing in Managed-Group Practices 
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    Upper Senior Executives Leading Groups in North America
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    Executives Growing Groups Outside of North America
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    Regional Managers for Group Practices and Brands
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    Office Managers for Group Practices and Brands
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    Senior Advisors Leading The Growth of Managed Groups
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    Capital Investors Looking to Expand  
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    Equipment Suppliers to Managed Groups 
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    Consultants Specializing in Growing Groups 
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    Constituents from the Entire Group Practice Supply Chain 
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    ... Anyone Else Who Touches Managed Group Practices

What is The Summit?

The DEO SUMMIT is an educational conference bringing the best minds in the country together with the greatest DSO entrepreneurs to grow, develop, and prepare for the dynamic future.

The Goal?

Simple: to provide group practices with a clear idea of how to position themselves to take advantage of the future.

The event is an unprecedented opportunity to have access to nearly every type of stakeholder in the DSO and Managed Group Practice space.

Network. Engage. Succeed.

Why Should you Attend?

If you are a group practice with three to 20 locations, you need to be here! You will discover the winning roadmap for building a group practice and build key relationships with colleagues.

Our goal is for you to understand what’s coming and how to prepare for it by discovering practical tools for a successful group practice business. To do this, you need to acquire knowledge of infrastructure and processes for managing a group practice — just a few of the skills you’ll master at the Summit.

You'll gain access to speakers and industry experts, and learn from some of the most successful DSO’s in the country.

Contribute to the emerging DSO community network with key stakeholders who are moving the industry forward. Stay ahead of the rapidly changing group practice landscape. Be able to anticipate the future to capitalize on opportunities.

What will you Learn?

You will discover emerging trends in the rapidly changing aspects of:

Education and materials

Small-group and DSO dynamics

Practice acquisition

Hospital dentistry


Artificial intelligence

And much more

You’ll learn the essential keys necessary to grow a group practice from two to five, from five to 10, from 10 to 30 practices — and beyond.


"I always come to the Summit. We've grown from one to 25 practices in three years. The information you learn really sets you on the right path."

— Ty Shoemaker, CDO, Smiles Dental


Day 1: June 27

5:00 p.m.

Arrive at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa

6:30 p.m.


7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Day 2: June 28

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Registration

8:00 a.m.


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9:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.


12:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m.


3:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Panel Day 2

5:00 p.m.

Close Day 2

Day 3: June 29

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Registration

8:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.


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11:00 a.m.


12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Panel Day 3

3:00 p.m.

Close Day 3


2019 Summer Summit Registration

$795 until 
Mar 31

Per Attendee

3 Days

Full Access to Speakers

Full Access to Networking and Events

The 2019 Future of Dentistry Event is open to all members of the
dental community, while DEO Members have a special registration price. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about the DEO and membership, click here
or Contact Darin Acopan
for more information:
[email protected] 


JW Marriott 
Phoenix, Arizona

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers everything you'll require for a remarkable experience. Showcasing an array of first-class resources, intuitive service and a picture-perfect location in the heart of Phoenix, our hotel provides an effortless blend of style, comfort and luxury. All of our gorgeously appointed hotel rooms and suites are overflowing with top-quality amenities, as well as awe-inspiring views of immaculate desert vistas and striking mountains. 

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