Looking to the Horizon: Planning & Reimagining the Future of Recruiting

New this year, the 2022 ADSO Summit will wrap up on April 1 with a special event hosted by Henry Schein. “Looking to the Horizon: Planning & Reimagining the Future of Recruiting,” will focus on workforce development and community engagement, helping DSOs enhance access to dental care, develop programs and partnerships to attract future dental team members, and recruit new hires from within communities where practices operate.

“We are delighted to participate in the ADSO event, attended by so many of our customers who have mastered the ability to quickly consolidate and make a valuable impact on their community and the patient experience,” said AJ Caffentzis, President, U.S. Dental Distribution, Henry Schein. “At Henry Schein, we continue to deliver new educational opportunities that help advance team skillsets, boost employee morale, and accelerate operational success.”

About the Day

Join leaders from Henry Schein in conversations with members of the academic community to uncover what it is that you should know about today’s dental students’ career goals and perspectives on DSOs. Stick around for the second session to learn how DSOs can uniquely help to advance access to dental care by developing programs and partnerships to attract future dental team members and, in so doing, unlock the untapped workforce potential within the communities they serve. In between the sessions, you can enjoy a snack plus participate in a great CSR activity to benefit the Veteran community (in partnership with Heart to Heart, Int’l).

What DSOs Need to Know About Today’s Dental Students
April 1, 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  


Kimberly Smith, National Sales Director, US Dental Schools for Henry Schein Dental

“Now more than ever, dental students have more career options to navigate than before,” said Kimberly Smith, National Sales Director, US Dental Schools. “In some cases, students may not be aware of all the options available to them or have the platform and visibility to share their insights and what motivates them. By hearing the perspectives of today’s dental students, DSO will be well-positioned to understand the unique goals and career objectives of our next generation of young dentists and can ensure their models remain highly attractive to recruit the best and brightest to their organizations.”


Dean Peter Loomer, Dean & Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry

Colton Riley Cannon, Student, University of Minnesota

Elissa Guerra, Student, University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston

Snack Break, With a Side of Social Responsibility
April 1, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Hygiene kit building activity to support the local veteran population of Austin, Texas. Heart to Heart International seeks to improve healthcare access in the U.S. and around the world by ensuring quality care is provided equitably in medically under-resourced communities and in disaster situations. Heart to Heart International has provided humanitarian service in more than 130 countries, has shipped over $2 billion in aid and has logged 1.1 million volunteer hours.

Hacking the Employment Pipeline: A DSO’s Guide to Attracting the Untapped Workforce Within Our Community
April 1,10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


David Kochman, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Henry Schein

“Expanding the traditional pipeline of individuals pursuing careers in dentistry is critical to expanding access to care,” said David Kochman, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Henry Schein. “DSOs are uniquely positioned to play a catalytic role in exposing future workforce members to the opportunities with the dental profession, and with concerted focus can rapidly accelerate the number of individuals pursuing careers as dental assistants, dental technicians, hygienists, and dentists. We are looking forward to discussing tangible steps that DSOs can take to expand the pipeline by investing in the communities they serve.”


Christina Meiners, HDA President-Elect, Service & Outreach Chair SADDS Immediate Past-President, Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Michael Battle, CEO of Citi Dental Group


The Henry Schein event is open to all ADSO Summit registrants at no additional fee.

Henry Schein customers attending this year’s Summit may receive the ADSO member rate, a savings of over 50%. To access the discounted registration, email events@theadso.org for a discount code.

Online Summit registration is open through March 22, then onsite with a $100 onsite registration surcharge. View the full Summit Agenda and reserve your hotel room in Austin.

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