January 2023

From the Office of the Executive Director

As we begin the new year, I am excited to share highlights of what your ADSO team is working on to amplify member achievements, promote the DSO model, drive value and increase revenue for your organizations.

One of our top priorities is addressing and finding solutions for the workforce issues our members are facing.  We are developing a comprehensive plan to promote DSOs as the preferred career choice for new dentists, remove barriers to entry and enhance the ability of dental hygienists to operate at the top of their license, and increase uniformity in education and scope of practice for dental assistants.  As we execute against our plan, we will keep you apprised of our progress.

We continue planning for the ADSO Summit in March and are pleased to announce one of the Summit’s keynote speakers.  Check out this issue’s events update to learn more.  And, check out our members only section to learn how your team can be involved in various ADSO study clubs and ADSO Exchange webinars that share information and best practices for functional areas within any DSO.

On the government relations side, legislatures across the country will begin their sessions later this month, and ADSO is poised to pursue proactive legislation in a number of states.

Insurance issues are a critical pain point for our members, so many of our legislative efforts are focused on insurance reform. Two of our highest priorities are passing legislation to enact Medical Loss Ratio and Assignment of Benefits. Read below to see how these initiatives affect you and your organizations.


Andrew Smith, ADSO Executive Director