Following are a few of the amazing opportunities that Sponsoring Partners have at our annual meeting:
- Partners are involved in all functions with our members; breakfast, lunch, breaks, receptions and meeting sessions.
- Each Partner is personally introduced to our entire membership. Founding, Diamond and Gold Level Sponsors have special podium time in front of the membership
- Your tabletop display will be along the perimeter of the general session meeting room.
CareCredit – SVP & GM, Dentistry
Bete Johnson, a 20 year sales, marketing and practice management veteran is currently, Vice President of Sales for CareCredit. She has been a core part of the CareCredit team for over 14 years and was recognized as one of the Top Twenty Five Women in Dentistry. Through her engagement with dental professionals including consultants, associations, practices, and dental suppliers Bete provides the opportunity to network and create new relationships that benefit the dental profession.
CareCredit – Vice President, Alliances
Sameer Bhasin, VP of Alliance at CareCredit, is dedicated to working with dentistry’s key opinion leaders and leading educators. One of Sameer’s key initiatives is to gather the latest insights, ideas and practical tools presented at dental meetings and conventions. To help increase recommended patient care, Sameer shares these best practices with CareCredit’s community of more than 110,000 enrolled dental providers. Prior to his current role, Sameer acquired more than a decade of front-line business practice experience in his position as Practice Development Manager and subsequently as Regional Sales Manager. Sameer earned his MBA from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, where he currently resides with his wife of 22 years.
Patterson Dental – Software Marketing Manager
Daniel Easty has been with Patterson Dental for over 16 years working in software with a focus on sales, marketing, and training. He has trained hundreds of offices how to become paperless and teaches the best ways to implement technology into individual & group practices. He is currently a Software Marketing Manager. Daniel and his family reside in Rosemount, MN.
Patterson Dental – Technology Advisor Training Manager
Mary’s background includes over 47 years spent in the dental industry. She has a Clinical, Administrative and Consulting background, during which she has been actively involved with Insurance, Clinical and Dental Management Seminars. Over the last 21+ years she has worked with Patterson Dental in various positions and presently as the Technology Advisor Training Manager, educating and empowering Technology Advisors and Dental Practices on establishing technology efficiencies and promoting practice value. Mary resides in North Carolina and her lifetime joys are her 3 grandchildren; Brayden, Kendall and Kinley.
eAssist Dental Solutions – CEO
James V. Anderson, DMD, a practicing dentist in Syracuse, Utah, has built 9 dental practices in the last decade, is also the CEO/Founder of eAssist Dental Solutions, the largest, national dental billing company in the U.S. “I was an entrepreneur before I became a dentist and know that without good business skills and support systems, practices suffer. My mission is helping other dentists realize their full practice potential by combining dental clinical skills with excellent business skills to create the profitable and enjoyable dental practice career.
eAssist Dental Solutions – Co-Founder
Sandy Odle is the Co-Founder of eAssist Dental Solutions. Sandy is a social entrepreneur who believes that business is about connecting with people to create unique solutions to meet customer needs. She is relentless in her pursuit to deliver a meaningful and personalized experience with every client interaction. As co-founder and CXO of eAssist Dental Solutions, she has been instrumental in developing business and marketing strategies that drove record growth and recognition on the Inc.500 and Utah Top 100 companies. She attributes much of her success to the lessons learned in her early career as a ballet dancer. This discipline shaped her precision to detail and tireless work ethic.
eAssist Dental Solutions – Program Administrator for DentalZing and eAssist University
Jacquelyn spends most of her days developing relationships with key opinion leaders, influencers, and thought leaders in the dental field—and she loves it! After more than a decade of working with healthcare practices, she has become a strong advocate for dental professionals who want to stay up-to-date in their field of expertise. Jacquelyn enjoys finding top-notch presenters to educate healthcare professionals through live and on-demand virtual courses. When she is away from the office, she loves being a hairstylist (another relationship-building activity!) and spending time with her family. Nothing makes her happier than hearing the laughter of one of her adorable grandchildren and enjoying long chats with her children.
DentaMetrix – MBA, CPA/CFP
Raymond F. “Rick” Willeford, MBA, CPA, CFP was one of the first Dental CPAs 40 years ago. But he is also a Georgia Tech engineer and the developer of DentaMetrix—a professional strength data extraction and dashboard program. His passion is to encourage both consultants and their clients to develop successful, profitable practices. The combination of his knowledge of cutting edge technologies, his deep business experience and his understanding of the practice management side of dentistry give him a unique position to plug profit leaks in a practice.
Henry Schein Practice Solutions – Dentrix Profitability Coach
Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Education. Managed a multi-million-dollar Periodontal practice for 6 years. Managed a large, multi-location, General Practice for over 5 years. Certified Dentrix, Easy Dental and Enterprise Trainer since 1999. Certified eService Coach -2013. Profitability Coach since 2013. Based in Columbus, Ohio. Expert in consulting offices toward profitability and helping them turn their software fears into confidence and frustrations into “know how.” Loves spending time with her husband of over 35 years and our 3 children and their spouses, along with 8 grandchildren.
Weave – Business Development Executive
Mike Buckner has spent the last 10 years in Business Development in the technology and communication space for the Dental Industry. He loves educating offices and teams across the country, on how to improve their efficiencies and increase patient loyalty in their practice. His career in the Dental space led him from Solutionreach to Dental Intelligence, and now currently with Weave. He joined Weave on the Business Development team in 2017, primarily focused on increasing Brand Awareness and overall influence in the Dental Space. He is married to a Dental Assistant, has 2 daughters, and twin 2-year-old boys.
Dental Intelligence Inc. – Director Partners & Channels
With over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communication, and 15 years’ experience in practice management, dental coaching, and operations, Curtis Marshall, a co-founder of Dental Intel, utilizes his passion and skills to help dental professionals nationwide take their companies to the next level. Dr. Bret Tobler said, “Curtis is a fantastic motivator. He is energetic, charismatic and personal. He is the kind of guy who makes friends wherever he goes. He’s been a great resource for growing and promoting our business.”
Dental Intelligence Inc.
Jarom Dastrup is one passionate person when it comes too inspiring, influencing and impacting lives. Having been mentored by some of the world’s most renown leadership development coaches, he strives every day to make a difference in the world. He believes that every champion was once a contender and that through a clear vision, simple but precise goals and massive action, your dreams and potential can become a reality. His passion for people and numbers lead him to earn a BS degree in Business Management and Finance. Throughout his life he has always measured his progress in his profession, health, school and personal development. Every single person loves to feel the joy and accomplishment when they progress. Data and numbers are a great way you can feel those emotions on a daily basis. Having joined the Dental Intelligence team in early 2019 he looks forward to serving the dental professionals and making a real positive impact in their lives!
Dental Intelligence Inc. – LocalMed
Holding a Digital Media and Communications degree from Florida State, Emily Dunkin has been an integral part of LocalMed’s Marketing and Business Development teams for the last two years. When she’s not helping practices grow, you can usually find her binge-watching the newest Netflix series with her dog or planning her next travel adventure abroad.
RLM Healthcare Marketing & Consulting Inc. – President
Robin Morrison’s passion for dentistry and health care, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, lead her to become the founder of two successful companies. She is the president of RLM Healthcare Marketing & Consulting, Inc., founded in 1997, and Dental Consultant Connection, founded in 2011. Robin began her career in dentistry in 1981, working in a leading-edge dental practice as an office administrator and marketing director. In 1997, she began to live her dream and launched her first business, RLM Healthcare Marketing & Consulting.
In 2012, Robin teamed up with Linda Miles to form Oral Cancer Cause, Inc. (OCC), a Florida not for profit corporation. As founders of OCC and partners in additional dental projects, Robin and Linda have worked tirelessly to form an organization that financially assists oral cancer patients and their families during their treatment, while creating awareness about oral cancer. OCC was founded in memory of Robin’s brother, Mike Collins and Linda’s sister-in-law, Charlotte Estep, both who lost their battles with oral cancer. www.oralcancercause.org.
Robin is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants (ADMC), the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) and a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM).
Solutionreach – Sr. Manager, Marketing Programs
One of the most empowering moments in her career came from an “ah-ha” or “lightbulb” moment when she realized that creativity is simply problem-solving. This realization sparked an enthusiasm deep inside for problem solving and has been the impetus driving her career across product and marketing departments. Hilary currently heads up the Solutionreach Marketing Program. Hilary has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University. She values community involvement and recently completed nearly 5 years as a squad leader on the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and the Friends of SLC Search and Rescue 501(c)3.
Karla Socci Somers
Solutionreach – Content Writer/Marketing
Karla Socci Somers has been working as a marketing professional for the healthcare industry since 2014, and before that, she wrote content and designed logos for a variety of small businesses. Her educational and professional backgrounds include interpersonal communications, interest-based negotiation, conflict management, and graphic design. Karla has an affinity for rescuing German Shepherd Dogs who need extra help socializing with their humans.
BoomCloud-Founder and CEO
Jordon Comstock is the founder and CEO of BoomCloud. BoomCloud exists to help dental practices create, organize, track and automate a dental membership program as a strategy to reduce dependence on dental insurance, create recurring revenue, increase patient loyalty and case acceptance. Jordon started his career in the dental industry managing a dental lab over 15 years ago and soon realized the need for our industry to create membership programs. He studied UX/UI design, web development and marketing at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Jordon is crazy passionate about helping practices create recurring revenue and helping them eliminate the evil empire of dental insurance.