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Leadership Programming

Leadership General Session (L1)

Thursday, July 17
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Brian Schwab will interview special guests in this informative welcome session. Kick off the conference with conversation from ADA leadership, Dr. Charles Norman, III, and Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin.

Brian Schwab, D.M.D., chair, ADA New Dentist Committee   Charles Norman, III, D.D.S., president, American Dental Association   Kathleen O'Loughlin, D.M.D., executive director, American Dental Association
Brian Schwab, D.M.D., chair, ADA New Dentist Committee   Charles Norman, III, D.D.S., president, American Dental Association   Kathleen O'Loughlin, D.M.D., executive director, American Dental Association

Presentation: Dentistry at a Crossroads

Marko Vujicic, Ph.D

CE Hours: 1.0

Marko Vujicic, Ph.D

This engaging and profound presentation will provide an overview of the changing dental landscape and will identify key entry points for strategic action going forward.

Networking Break

Thursday, July 17
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Sessions — Select 1 of 2

Being All That We Can Be: Changing Perspective to Change Reality (L2)

American Dental Association

CE Hours: 1.0

Kirk Behrendt
Thursday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - Noon

We use words like excellence, commitment and service, but do we really give all that we can give to the people we serve? See how some of the best dental practices are tapping unused resources to deepen their connections with patients, increase their personal passion, optimize their performance, increase their production and boost their profitability in the current economy.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Utilize a step-by-step diagnostic tool to identify (and correct) specific areas of the practice that suppress production and limit new patient growth
  • Learn how to inspire your team to stay fully engaged with patients.
  • Understand the secrets of coaching your team to an inspired and winning season every year

Pathways to Leadership (L3)

American Dental Association

CE Hours: 1.0

Maria Maranga, D.D.S.
Thursday, July 17
10:45 a.m. – Noon

How do you get involved so you leverage your time for maximum results? Learn how to position your existing skills and develop new ones for leadership opportunities throughout dentistry. From raising funds to raising awareness, find out how to put yourself on the leadership pathway.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Formulate and distinguish the many types of leadership.
  • Understand what top leaders today have in common.
  • Learn the skills necessary to tap into the art of fundraising and volunteering.

Networking Lunch (NL1)

Thursday, July 17
Noon – 1 p.m.
Seating by ADA Trustee District

Complimentary for registered attendees.

Afternoon Sessions – Select 1 of 2

Enhancing Member Value for New Dentists (L4)

American Dental Association

CE credit is not offered for this program.

Jeanine Pekkarinen, ADA Membership Outreach
Thursday, July 17
1 - 2:15 p.m.

Hear about recent loyalty research that can help you determine what new dentist’s value. Learn about the newly created Membership Success Factors and how to assess what your society is doing to ensure success with new dentists.

Lead Yourself (And Your Team) To the Promised Land (L5)

American Dental Association

CE Hours: 1.0

Guy Deyton, D.D.S.
Thursday, July 17
1 - 2:15 p.m.

Explore the five practices of highly effective leaders based on research of over one million leaders and learn the secrets of great leadership. Dr. Deyton shares the number one reason most leaders fail and ways to avoid it. Join this course to evaluate your leadership skills and develop a plan for improving them.

The attendee will be able to:

  • Evaluate personal leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand why DWYDNWYS is the most important acronym for parenting, leading a small business, or a large organization.
  • Develop a personal plan to become a better leader: in your family, in your business, and in your profession.

Networking Break

Thursday, July 17
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Hot Topics in the Round (L6)

Thursday, July 17
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Brian Schwab, D.M.D., chair, ADA New Dentist Committee
Charles Norman, III, D.D.S., president, American Dental Association
Members of the ADA New Dentist Committee and ADA Board of Trustees

CE credit is not offered for this program.

Join the ADA New Dentist Committee and ADA Board of Trustees in roundtable discussions of some of the hottest topics in dentistry today. In this format, facilitators will rotate tables and have small group discussions on three topics. You’ll have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter most and get the answers from the experts.

Networking Break

3:45 - 4 p.m.

Idea Exchange

Thursday, July 17
4 – 5 p.m.

Join new dentist leaders from state and local dental societies across the country and share your personal leadership development success stories and the new dentist programs that had a positive impact on your dental society. Also, hear from some of the 2014 New Dentist Award winners.