Scroll down for details on speakers and sessions.

Sun
4/19
8 AM to 1 PM: Pre-conference Course
5 PM to 6 PM: New Member Mixer
6 PM to 7 PM: Sponsor Champagne Reception
7 PM to 8:30 PM: Opening Networing Reception
Mon
4/20
8 AM to 12 PM: Educational Sessions
12 PM to 1:30 PM: Exhibit Hall & Lunch with Bylaws Approval Vote
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM: Break-out Sessions
4:30 PM to 10 PM: A True Western Experience Dinner & Entertainment
Tue
4/21
8 AM to 12 PM: Educational Sessions
12 PM to 1:30 PM: Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
1:30 PM to 4 PM: Break-out Sessions
after 4 PM: Escape, Explore, Network in Scottsdale On Your Own
Wed
4/22
8 AM to 11 AM: Educational Sessions
11 AM to 12 PM: Sponsor Prize Drawing + Conference Closing

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8 AM
Arizona Room
Pre-Conference Course with Terri BradleyTerri Bradley
Title
Coding & Billing Pre-Conference Course

Pre-Conference Pricing

Member fee: $75Non-member fee: $125

5 PM
Grand Coronado
Sponsor Champagne Reception
6 PM
Bennie’s Courtyard
Opening Reception with Loop Rawlins
Greet old friends and meet new ones at the conference opening reception featuring Loop Rawlins, a one man wild west show! Casual attire welcome.
7:30 PM
Garden Court
New Member Mixer
All new members invited to this special event to meet each other and SOMSA leadership… plus receive a free gift!

 

 

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

8 AM
Arizona Room
Pete BlankPete Blank
Title
Keynote Session: Pick Up the Roach! Why Great Practice Administrators do the Dirty Work.
10:30 AM
Grand Coronado
Exhibit Hall + Break
11 AM
Arizona Room
James AlmondJamie Almond
Title
Legal Prescribing and Preventing Diversion
12 PM
Grand Coronado
Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM
Grand Coronado
Lunch + Bylaws Discussion
1:30 PM
Arizona Room
Monday Breakout Session A
Pete BlankPete Blank
Title
Put a Little Disney Customer Service in your Practice
1:30 PM
Pima Room
Monday Breakout Session B
Sam MunaklSam Munakl
Title
1:30 PM
Pueblo I Room
Monday Breakout Session C
Christopher Litchfield & Daniel Boyce
Title
Marketing Your Practice in The Digital Age
1:30 PM
Pueblo II Room
Monday Breakout Session D
Terri Bradley Terri Bradley
Title
4:30 PM
to
10 PM
Canyon Creek Ranch
A True Western Experience
4:30 PM: Board buses at hotel
5:30 PM: Arrive at Canyon Creek Ranch and enjoy horseback riding, a jeep tour, or skeet shooting
7 PM:Dinner & beverages. Choice of Mesquite Grilled Sirloin Steak or Chicken Breast, served with baked potato, cowboy chili, corn on the cob, dinner roll, and apple pie, plus iced tea, soda, bottled water with open bar. Enjoy dinner while being serenaded by a strolling guitarist.
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7 to 9 PM: Cowboy Games: pistol shooting, tomahawk throwing, roping, bow and arrow, quick-draw
8:30 PM: Branding ceremony—Get the SOMSA logo branded on your choice of a keychain or leather luggage tag.
9 PM: Board buses to return to hotel
10 PM:Arrive at hotel

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

8 AM
Arizona Room
Julie Goldberg, DDSJulie Goldberg, DDS
Title
Reducing Risk through Analysis of Medical Liability Trends
9:30 AM
Exhibit Hall + Break
Grand Coronado
10 AM
Arizona Room
Rich Sanders
Title
Just the Facts, Difficult Conversations about HR Management
11 AM
Arizona Room
Julie Goldberg, DDS, and Rich Sanders Julie Goldberg, DDS
Title
12 PM
Grand Coronado
Lunch
1 PM
Grand Coronado
Annual Business Meeting
1:30 PM
Arizona Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 1A
Julie Goldberg, DDSJulie Goldberg, DDS
Title
1:30 PM
Pima Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 1B
Sam MunaklSam Munakl
Title
1:30 PM
Pueblo I Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 1C
Robert G. Haney
Title
SOMSA OMS Benchmarking
1:30 PM
Pueblo II Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 1D
Member-Led Breakout Session
Title
2:30 PM
Grand Coronado
Exhibit Hall + Break
3:00 PM
Arizona Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 2A
Christopher Litchfield & Daniel Boyce
Title
Marketing Your Practice in The Digital Age
3:00 PM
Pima Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 2B
Robert G. Haney
Title
SOMSA OMS Benchmarking
3:00 PM
Pueblo I Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 2C
Member-Led Breakout Session
Title
3:00 PM
Pueblo II Room
Tuesday Breakout Session 2D
Member-Led Breakout Session
Title
Tue. Night
Scottsdale
Phoenix
Tempe
Escape, Explore, Network
Explore Scottsdale on Tuesday night Explore Scottsdale on Tuesday night Escape for an evening poolside with lawn games including giant Jenga, Connect 4, and Cornhole. Explore Scottsdale’s renowned art scene. Network with SOMSA friends and exhibitors in some of the area’s many bars and restaurants. Or do a little of all three throughout the night. Tuesday night is free for your own whims this year, so start planning now!


 

 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

8 AM
Arizona Room
Donald JenkinsDonald Jenkins
Title
100% of Zero Equals. . .
10 AM
Arizona Room
Coyte CooperCoyte Cooper
Title
Flip the Script

JAWS Society/SOMSA is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021. Provider ID #373526.