Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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San Leandro Marina Community Center 
15301 Wicks Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579

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Melinda Miller Sciandri 
Southern Alameda County Dental Society 

"Becoming a dentist today isn't as hard as it used to be...in fact, it might be harder"

Please join us on September 24, 2019 with Anders Bjork

The profession of dentistry is in a period of transition. Economic pressure and generational change are fostering an environment of practice innovation, and new models of care delivery (particularly dental service organizations, or DSOs) are gaining acceptance in the marketplace, both influencing and being influenced by generational differences in new dentists.  This session will examine the social and economic factors influencing change in dentistry with an update on DSO growth (in the US but especially in California); a look at how dentistry and medicine are integrating; and a case example on how disruptive innovation is realigning the orthodontic market.

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand differences between the Millennial generation and other generations and how differences are influencing practice choices
  • Learn about recent dental school graduate trends and practice intentions
  • Recognize the trends in private equity-fueled DSO growth
  • Identify how dentistry and medicine are integrating and potential professional implications
  • Learn how innovation in the clear aligner product category could impact other areas of dentistry

Dinner will be included - 2 Ce units

Anders Bjork,   is Vice President, Market Insights and  Member  Engagement for CDA.  He has extensive experience in market intelligence, market research, competitive intelligence,  unstructured data analysis, market strategy, and innovation development.  His past employment experience includes providing  insights from data to guide his employer's strategies in  the integrated healthcare, health insurance, and ancillary benefits industries.  He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MBA in healthcare management from the University of California at Davis' Graduate School of Management.


Members - $45.00

Non-members - $90.00

Guests/staff - $50.00

Date: Tuesday, September 24th 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Location: San Leandro Marina Community Center

15301 Wicks Blvd San Leandro, CA 94579

*All registrations MUST be made in advance by no later than August 1st & are not confirmed until payment is received in full.

*Attendees who No-Show or who fail to give 72 hours' notice for cancellation to the Central Office will not receive a refund.  No Walk-Ins will be guaranteed space.

 *No Children Allowed at CE Events