We are excited to be a part of topsFest2018 in New Orleans. Our team will be speaking three times at this event:
Generational Diversity in Today's Orthodontic Practice
The workplace is not what it used to be! One of the most common management challenges in the orthodontic practice today involves how to effectively manage team-members and what makes it even more challenging is the generational diversity in today’s workforce. When generational differences are not addressed, the result can impact productivity and profitability. Expert recruiter and placement consultant, Shannon Patterson, CPR, CMSR, will share the differences in all four generations that make up today's workforce. She will discuss the differences of each group by addressing their preferred communication skills/styles, how they adapt to change and their expectations of workplace culture. If you want to stop complaining about generational differences at work and learn and laugh about not only your own generation but also those around you join her for this lecture.
Market Trends Shaping the Future of Orthodontics
This presentation will explain the current business state, trends and existing benchmarks of the orthodontic marketplace. Orthodontic solo and small group practices were very strong in 2016, and doctor-owners are looking to build on these strengths in 2017. With many changes taking place in the market, Doug Copple and Shannon Patterson will discuss the facts and trends of the current market offering doctor-owners the knowledge to make strategic decisions for the future of their practice. In addition to presenting up-to-date orthodontic market data, this lecture will identify the major pressures the specialty is facing. Among these changes is new technologies and consolidation in dentistry, which is occurring at an accelerated pace. They will review current trends in partnering with other orthodontists or pediatric dentists, as well as, how economic and generational trends are affecting practice owners. This presentation will provide data needed to stay competitive and make strategic decisions about the future of their practice.
Paging Dr. Millennial
Of the many changes at work in the modern day orthodontic practice, the mindset of young orthodontists entering the workforce is changing and is often overlooked. Expert recruiter and placement consultant, Shannon Patterson, CPR, CMSR, will share the new and younger doctor mind-set and explain how to attract, recruit and retain the best talent for your practice.
On behalf of the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists, I want to tell you how much we enjoyed your presentation on Business Succession Planning. Our members who attended spoke favorably about the information you presented and were glad they attended. Your lecture brought new insights and valuable information to our profession; I would imagine they will all put some of your ideas into practice.
-Lorraine Mollohan, Executive Director