Speakers published here are set, but the timing is subject to change.

SUNDAY :: April 24, 2022


8 AM to 1 PM: Coding & Billing Pre-Conference Course by Terri Bradley

Location: TBD

Special Pricing for Members

Pre-Conference Pricing

Member fee: $75 | Non-member fee: $125
To register only for the pre-conference course, click here.

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Pre-Conference Course Only

If you have any questions about pricing or the registration process, please don’t hesitate to contact Linden at the SOMSA office at (417) 319-1130 or linden@somsa.org.


5 to 6 PM: New Member Mixer

Garden Court

New SOMSA members, please join us at the New Member Mixer to meet other new members and SOMSA leadership so that you will see familiar faces throughout the conference. Plus, we’ve got a special gift for you!


6 to 6:30 PM: Sponsor Champagne Reception

Coronado Main

Join us in the exhibit hall to kick off the conference by recognizing our supportive sponsors. We’ll raise a glass and draw some prizes.


6:30 to 8 PM: Opening Networking Reception

Bennie’s Courtyard

Greet old friends and meet new ones at the conference opening reception featuring Loop Rawlins, a one man wild west show! Casual attire welcome. Southwestern attire encouraged.

MONDAY :: April 25, 2022

7 AM to 3:30 PM: Conference HQ open

Visit Conference HQ if you have any questions or have any needs related to the conference. You’ll also be able to sign up to receive PACE CE certificates for courses you’ve attended.


7 AM to 4 PM: Exhibit Hall open

Coronado Main

Visit sponsors, get your sponsor bingo card signed, and enjoy refreshments during scheduled break times.


7 to 8 AM: Breakfast sponsored by Southern Anesthesia & Surgical

Coronado Main


8 AM: Conference Opening

Arizona Main

President Audra Lansdown will officially open the conference.


8 to 9:45 AM: 7 Things You Must Give Up as a Leader by Tracy Spears

Arizona Main


9:45 to 10:30 AM: Exhibit Hall + Break

Coronado Main

Visit sponsors, get your sponsor bingo card signed, and enjoy refreshments.


10:30 AM to 12 PM: Temperaments & Teamwork (The Colors Workshop) by Tracy Spears

Arizona Main


12 to 2 PM: Lunch sponsored by Wallace Specialty Insurance Group + Practical Software Vendor Breakout

Locations TBD

Please sit by practice management software. During this session, a trainer from your software company will present technology forecasting (no vaporware!), “How To” tips on underutilized features, and common support calls they receive so you don’t have to make them.


2 to 3:15 PM: Marketing Your OMS Practice/Generating New Patients via SEO & Paid Ads by Kelley Knott

Arizona Main


3:15 to 4 PM: Exhibit Hall

Coronado Main

Visit sponsors, get your sponsor bingo card signed, and enjoy refreshments.


Monday Evening Old West Experience presented by Cytek

4:30 to 10 PM

Canyon Creek Ranch

We’re loading the wagons and heading away from camp for a old west experience, so dust off your cowboy hat and enjoy a casual, fun evening with fellow attendees.

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: Cowboy Cookout Dinner. 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.
7 to 9 PM: Cowboy Games. Test your skills in pistol shooting, tomahawk throwing, roping, bow & arrow, and 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 26, 2022

7 AM to 3:30 PM: Conference HQ open

Visit Conference HQ if you have any questions or have any needs related to the conference. You’ll also be able to sign up to receive PACE CE certificates for courses you’ve attended.


7 AM to 2:30 PM: Exhibit Hall open

Coronado Main

Visit sponsors, get your sponsor bingo card signed, and enjoy refreshments during scheduled break times.


7 to 8 AM: Breakfast sponsored by CEDR HR Solutions

Coronado Main


8 to 9:30 AM: Hiring, Staffing, and Retention by Kate Reid

Arizona Main


9:30 to 10:15 AM: Exhibit Hall + Break

Coronado Main

Visit sponsors, get your sponsor bingo card signed, and enjoy refreshments.


10:15 to 11 AM: Termination: Firing Without Fear by CEDR HR Solutions

Arizona Main


11 AM to 12 PM: Ransomware: Prevention, Protection and Education by Sam Munakl

Arizona Main


12 to 1 PM: Lunch sponsored by OMSNIC

Arizona Main

Please sit by number of doctors


1 to 1:30 PM: SOMSA Annual Business Meeting and Review of FY20 Benchmarking Survey

Arizona Main

This session is open only to SOMSA members.


1:30 to 2:45 PM: Dr. Julie Goldberg (OMSNIC)

Arizona Main


2:45 to 3:15 PM: Exhibit Hall + Break

Coronado Main

Visit sponsors, get your sponsor bingo card signed, and enjoy refreshments.


3:15 to 3:45 PM: Exhibitor Drawing

Coronado Main

Enter any exhibitor drawings, complete and submit your sponsor bingo, and enter your Ming’lo card for multiple chances to enter for great prizes! Must be present to win.


3:45 to 4:45 PM: Dr. Julie Goldberg Q&A Session

Arizona Main


5 PM: Stacycation: lawn games, pool time, and movie on the lawn

various locations around the resort

Escape for an evening poolside with lawn games including giant Jenga, Connect 4, and cornhole.


5 to 10:30 PM: Shuttles to/from Scottsdale Downtown

On the hour: Leave the hotel for Scottsdale downtown
On the half-hour: Leave Scottsdale downtown drop-off point for hotel

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 27, 2022

7 AM to 12 PM: Conference HQ open

Visit Conference HQ if you have any questions or have any needs related to the conference. You’ll also be able to sign up to receive PACE CE certificates for courses you’ve attended.


7 to 8 AM: Breakfast sponsored by DentalCare Solutions

Coronado Main


8 to 9:30 AM: Rich Sanders

Arizona Main


9:30 to 10 AM: Wellness Break sponsored by Cytek


10 to 11:15 AM: Clinical Compliance Issues in an Oral Surgery Practice by Kelly Parker

Arizona Main


11:15 AM to 12:15 PM: Terri Bradley Roundtables

Arizona Main


12:15: Conference Wrap-Up

Arizona Main


12:30 PM: Grab & Go Lunch sponsored by DSN Software

Arizona Loggia


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