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Date(s) - October 9, 2018
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Event Details

The State of Dentistry – The Good, The Bad, The Opportunity

1 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

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. Dentists today need to be aware of these changes – and these opportunities – to ensure that they are “at their best” to provide for their patients. What a patient looks for in a dentist and a dental office as their “home” is changing. 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.

Anders Bjork, California Dental Association:

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

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