Association of Dental Support Organizations · Virtual Event · March 24 & 25, 2021 Vol. 1, No. 1 Make time to visit these booths Check out the list of companies exhibiting at the ADSO, then go see what they’re all about. Are you ready to vaccinate? ADSO applauds the new HHS decision that allows dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines. A new leader in town The ADSO Board of Directors announces Andrew Smith as the new executive director. »page 3 »page 3 »page 4 Where dentistry is going By Kristine Colker, today Staff n It’s always important to look to the future to see what is coming as well as to understand how you can be a part of ensuring that you’re helping to make it a good one, and with the ADSO’s “Boldly Evolving Dentistry: A Members-Only Virtual Event,” one opportunity to do just that is right here. This two-day meeting, taking place Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25, is open to all Association of Dental Support Organizations mem- bers in good standing, employees from all DSO member companies and indus- try partners. Registration is free. The event will feature keynotes from top dentistry leaders in the coun- try, tailored breakout programming and unique networking opportuni- ties to provide an inclusive learning experience. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday with welcome remarks 8see DENTISTRY, page 3 5 With a few clicks of your mouse, you can attend the ADSO’s ‘Boldy Evolving Dentistry’ virtual meeting from the comfort of your own computer. Find everything you need at https://hopin.com/events/boldly-evolving-dentistry. (Photo/Carl Dwyer, freeimages.com) Don’t miss the keynote address with Barbara Corcoran n If the name Barbara Corcoran sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Best known for being a “Shark” and executive producer on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” she has been on the show for 11 seasons and invested in more than 80 businesses to date. Corcoran’s credits include straight Ds in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. The Corcoran Group is now con- sidered one of the best-known brands in the brokerage business. Corcoran is also the author of the best seller “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business!” and a host of the business podcast “Business Unusual with Barbara Cor- coran.” At 1:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, she will present “Inclusive Leadership: A Fireside Chat with Bar- bara Corcoran,” discussing what it means to be a leader in times of crisis. Be sure to attend and walk away with examples and ideas you can imple- ment in your own life and practice.
4 adso news ADSO Virtual Event — March 24 & 25, 2021 Andrew Smith announced as executive director of the Association of Dental Support Organizations By ADSO Staff n The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is excited to announce that the ADSO Board of Directors has selected Andrew Smith as the new executive director of the organization. In his new role, Smith will repre- sent the DSO industry to policymak- ers and other key stakeholders to ensure that DSO-affiliated dentists can operate in a practice environment that allows them to receive the sup- port they need. “DSOs are doing important work to expand access to patient care and provide dentists more time to focus AD 5 Andrew Smith, executive director, ADSO. (Photo/Provided by the ADSO) on the clinical side of dentistry. I look forward to working alongside my fellow dental associations to shape the current and future discussions, and supporting the dental industry as it grows its vision strategically,” Smith said. “I am thrilled to have Andrew join the ADSO team,” said Emmet Scott, president of the ADSO. “Andrew’s expertise will support the ADSO in advancing key relationships and navigating critical policy decisions. His advocacy insights will help meet the needs of both emerging and estab- lished DSOs.” Smith served as executive vice president of government relations and external affairs for Parallel (for- merly Surterra Wellness), where he managed the state and federal gov- ernment relations teams, served as the company’s chief advocate and spokesperson to policymakers and regulators, and led the company’s advocacy and communications goals in the public affairs space. Prior to joining the private sector, Smith spent a decade working in government, campaigns and public policy. In particular, he worked as finance director and senior advisor for Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, for whom he oversaw the strategy, development and implementation of a record-breaking $44 million fund- raising operation. Smith is originally from Chicago and is a graduate of Georgetown Uni- versity with a degree in government and history. He lives in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Holden and Caroline.