Leadership Summit Celebrates Women in Dentistry

Dentistry Today


Glidewell Dental will host the Guiding Leaders Summit, a conference designed to equip women in dentistry with the latest dental procedures and leadership training that elevates them to new levels, April 24 and 25 at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California.

“We’re excited to create this extraordinary opportunity to empower women in dentistry,” said Stephenie Goddard, executive vice president at Glidewell Dental. “We believe in being innovative, so we have designed an exceptional conference that is intended to provide a unique experience that’s unlike other dentistry events.”  

The Guiding Leaders Summit will include prominent speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions, a vendor expo, and an onsite booth to update professional headshots, Glidewell Dental says. Each morning, yoga sessions will be offered at the beach, and participants will have opportunities for networking, including hosted cocktail receptions. 

Continuing educational courses will cover clinical and digital dentistry, practice management, leadership development, and other areas. Attendees will be able to select up to eight sessions from topics such as Choosing the Right Cutting-Edge Technology to Grow Your Practice, 7 Simple Strategies to Build a Successful Brand on Social Media, and Reduce Stress by Unlocking the Power of Mindfulness. 

Dr. Rella Christensen, cofounder of the Clinicians Report Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. As an author, researcher, and lecturer, she will share the latest in clinical research as well as her experiences as a woman in dentistry.

“I’m excited about speaking at the inaugural Guiding Leaders Summit. It is going to be a phenomenal event for women in our profession,” said Christensen. “I look forward to sharing the information and experiences I have had with the new leaders.”

“It is essential to have a variety of tools to be successful within this field,” said Goddard. “Therefore, we want women to leave the summit equipped in more than one area. Our goal is for them to receive educational training while being rejuvenated so they return to the practice ready to make a bigger impact in dentistry.” 

The Guiding Leaders Summit is geared toward women dentists, hygienists, and office staff. Participants can earn up to nine hours of continuing education credits by attending both days. Early bird registration ends in January. To register, visit guidingleaders.com/summit.

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