Women’s Leadership Conference Scheduled for GNYDM

Dentistry Today


Henry Schein and its Women’s Leadership Network, together with the advisory committee of the Roadmap for Success Program, will present the 2019 Women Dentists Leadership Conference on Sunday, December 1 during the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. 

The conference is designed to empower and mentor current and future women dentists to use their talents and reach their full potential. It also will help attendees develop the skills that they did not learn in dental school, according to its organizers. Speakers will include: 

  • Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
  • Congresswoman Grace Meng
  • Rita Acquafredda
  • Lenore Champagne Beirne, MBA
  • Brittany Bergeron, DDS
  • Charlene S. Berkman, DMD
  • Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Teresa (Terri) A. Dolan, DDS, MPH
  • Maxine Feinberg, DDS
  • Daphne Ferguson-Young, DDS, MSPH
  • Juliana J. Kim, PhD, MBA
  • Theresa S. Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS
  • Maria C. Maranga, DDS
  • Andi-Jean Miro, DDS
  • Stacy Spizuoco, DDS

“Together with the Advisory Board for the Women Dentists Leadership Conference, Henry Schein’s Women’s Leadership Network, and our supplier partners, Henry Schein is excited to bring together prominent women leaders in politics, business, and dentistry to share their leadership expertise at this year’s Greater New York Dental Meeting,” said Rita Acquafredda, president, Global Lab Business, Zahn Dental, Division of Henry Schein. 

Topics will focus on building essential skills, including methods for reaching consensus, enhancing professional interaction, and addressing conflict resolution. A panel of leaders from the American Association of Women Dentists will discuss their experiences. The networking lunch also will feature a presentation on best practices for branding your practice.

“We hope this platform is a new and exciting way for leaders to connect and develop new skills that will help advance the dental industry while learning valuable methods for reaching consensus, enhancing professional interaction and addressing conflict resolution,” said Acquafredda.

The conference offers 6 continuing education credits. Registration costs $75. For more information, visit gnydm.com/education-courses/4c4c1d67a2405c0/.

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