DSO Leadership Summit 2023 is the can’t miss DSO conference of the year!

The #1 event for growing group dental practices

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HR for Health’s DSO Leadership Summit is known for its energy, excitement, and knowledge sharing. It’s where the best in dentistry gather to share, learn to scale efficiently and develop a growth plan.

In addition to general programming the DSO Leadership Summit offers a variety of different events to help practices network, learn from each other and grow. The intimate size of the event allows practice owners to open up and be vulnerable in a way they aren’t at larger conferences.

Check out the special events at the 2023 DSO Leadership Summit

  • The Ultimate M&A Mastermind Workshop
  • Tech Connect: Speed Networking for Success
  • Practice Perfect: Speed Networking for Success
  • The Emerging Groups to Watch Awards Ceremony
  • DSO Diganosis
  • Build, Optimize, Monetize

    An Interactive Workshop

    Build, Optimize & Monetize Your Practice is an optional event created exclusively for the DSO Leadership Summit in partnership with Aligned Dental PartnersLogan Growth Advisors .

    Thursday, Oct. 12th, 2023
    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Add on this Workshop during the registration.

    Join Chris & John McClure, Dr. Alex Gianinni and Blair Headley from Aligned Dental Partners, plus Bob Winder from Logan Growth Advisors on Thursday, Oct. 12th from 2-5pm as they walk you through exactly how to prepare to go to market. 


    • Learn how to create mergers that add EBITDA and drive enterprise value
    • Asses and rate the systems and infrastructure of your group or DSO
    • Discover how to affordably centralize management services


    • Learn what buyers & investors want
    • Prepare to go to market and ensure the back end is in order
    • Discover techniques to deploy, pre-transaction, to grow revenue, EBITDA & Enterprise Value


    • Understand valuations, value enhancers, and detractors
    • Take a look behind the curtain of private equity’s investment thesis
    • Learn what levers to pull to as part of deal negotiations, to maximize the value of your dental company
    • Understand that economic terms on the term sheet are important, but only a piece of the puzzle. Choosing the right partner is crucial to the success of the deal.
    • Understand proper due diligence, uncover landmines & “gotcha” issues, and eliminate poisonous deal terms

    This workshop is designed for executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners who are considering or actively pursuing M&A opportunities.

    You’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, ask questions, share experiences, and gain practical knowledge that you can apply immediately.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from experts and take your business to the next level.

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    Workshop Cost: $199

    Please note this is an additional cost to the conference registration.

    Who Should Attend?
    • You are an owner or decision maker of multiple practices
    • You are growing your practice(s) but don’t have a clear strategy or next step
    • You are curious about or preparing for a sale, merger, or capital raise in the future
    • You currently do not have private equity investment in your business

    The workshop is strictly limited to 100 participants who work for a group dental practice or DSO. Attendees must register for HR for Health’s DSO Leadership Summit in order to participate in this optional workshop. Workshop fee is in addition to conference registration fee.

  • Practice Perfect:

    Speed Networking for Success

    Speed Networking is back with a new and improved format for 2023. This year you will be paired with experts who can help you achieve your growth goals. During registration you will be able to choose different areas you would like to focus on and will then be matched with an expert in that area.

    Choose from two exciting sessions ➡️

    Tech Connect

    Friday, Oct. 13th, 2023
    3:45pm - 5:15pm

    Practice Perfect: Building Blocks of Growth

    Friday, Oct. 13th, 2023
    3:45pm - 5:15pm

    (Pro Tip: divide and conquer by sending one person to each session).

    REGISTER NOWfor DSOs only

    Our carefully curated group of experts will be available to meet with you in a private, confidential setting where you can discuss your business objectives and receive guidance on how to achieve them. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, these professionals can help you develop a clear and effective plan for growth.

    You’ll get to meet with companies in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, traditional banking, legal, marketing, RCM, real estate and more.

    To allow all attendees to meet with every company we are limiting the number of attendees.

    Registration is first come, first serve and you must be pre-registered to attend.

    Tech Connect

    This speed dating session will introduce you to all the best, emerging technologies that you probably don’t know exist, but will catapult your group to the next level.

    You’ll get to meet with companies in classic AI, but also revenue cycle management, patient payment, insurance verification, orthodontic tech and even AI for office administration.

    If you’re ready to think outside the box, this is the session for you.

    Building Blocks of Growth

    This session will give you one-on-one time with a team of experts that will help you determine your plan for growth, or perfect the plan you already have.

    You’ll get to meet with companies in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, traditional banking, legal and real estate.

    We recommend you bring your business plan. If you don’t have one, all the more reason to sign up.

    REGISTER NOWfor DSOs only

    If you are interested in learning about how to participate as a sponsor, email sponsor@dsosummit.com.

  • Unlocking Smiles & Success:

    Mastering Scalable, Supported Orthodontics in DSOs

    An Interactive Workshop

    Join orthodontic and DSO industry leaders in an exclusive seminar designed for visionary business leaders driving orthodontic excellence within Dental Service Organizations.

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    Thursday, Oct. 12th, 2023
    8:00am - 1:00pm

    Due to limited space, this event is for DSOs and dental practices only.

    REGISTER NOWfor DSOs only

    This is not just another workshop. Embark on a transformative journey with your peers through the latest orthodontic market trends. Dr. Clifton Cameron (Chief Dental Office, Lightwave), Dr. Jason Gladwell (CEO, Gladwell Orthodontics), and Shannon Patterson (Partner, Benston Copple & Assoc.) will discuss the key performance indicators (KPIs) that fuel growth and ROI, including integrating Invisalign, scaling RCM, and transforming the patient experience.

    You’ll gain insights that empower you to meet the current orthodontic market head-on. Connect with fellow industry trailblazers, absorb their wisdom, share your own, and collectively carve a path toward success.

    Presented by Align & Orthofi.

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    REGISTER NOWfor DSOs only

Don’t miss DSO Diagnosis®

Real practices. Real solutions. Real time.

Due to overwhelming demand, we are thrilled to bring back the highly acclaimed DSO Diagnosis® event. This one-of-a-kind experience offers an interactive and insightful analysis of four DSOs by an all-star lineup of legal, financial, and human resources experts. The analysis takes place in real-time, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to witness firsthand how the experts assess and diagnose the key areas of each DSOs practice.

Beyond just observing, attendees will also have the opportunity to apply the insights and lessons learned to their own practices. This event is designed to provide attendees with practical and actionable steps to take back to their own organizations, helping them to drive growth and success.

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Once you register, watch your inbox to learn how you might become one of the four lucky DSOs to receive this invaluable advice. 

I’ve met more people in the industry, it’s been a total game changer and the information I’ve gathered in the last 24 hours — I have not gotten this much information in the last 10 years.”

— Speed Fry, CFO, Synergy