So You’re Thinking About Scaling Up Your Practice

Dentistry Today


The fifth annual Scaling Up Group Dental Symposium will be held August 21 to August 23 at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference will explore how dental practices can scale their operation if they seek to grow independently or if they are considering joining a dental service organization (DSO). 

To kick off the symposium, conference host Mortenson Dental Partners will host a behind the scenes tour of its support center, including patient services, accounting and payroll, billing and collections, marketing, human resources and benefits, and other departments.

Jason Barger, consultant and creator of the Step Back from Baggage Claim movement, will provide the keynote. Other speakers will cover strategic development, effective leadership, business intelligence, talent recruitment, real estate, and other topics chosen to help attendees scale their practices, including: 

  • Bill Becknell, CEO, Mortenson Dental Partners
  • Steve DeLong, CEO, Bluetree Dental
  • Dr. Rob Safrit, CEO, Family Health Dental
  • Cecile Schauer, vice president, marketing and operations, Patterson Dental
  • Nicholas Partridge, president and founder, Five Lakes Professional Services
  • Cassie Yarbrough, lead public policy analyst, ADA Health Policy Institute
  • Colin Carr, CEO, CARR Healthcare Realty
  • Brian Colao, director, Dental Service Organizations Industry Group
  • Dan Wicker, managing partner, Cain Watters & Associates 

There also will be a formal networking reception at the Muhammed Ali Center, with a tour of the museum as well. To register, visit

Related Articles

Five Trends That Will Impact Dentistry

Benevis Names Beckman CEO

Mentoring the Next Generations