Exploring DSOs as a Career Path

February 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM

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As you explore the career opportunities of a new dentist, have you thought about DSOs? Join Andrew Smith, executive director of the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), as he demystifies the ins and outs of DSOs. This webinar will explore the DSO model, detail how DSOs support dentists, outline the benefits DSOs offer new dentists, and present reasons to consider a DSO as a career choice.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the operational and administrative services DSOs provide a dental practice.
  2. Understand the benefits a DSO offers new dentists.
  3. Differentiate types of DSOs.

smith-andrewAndrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the executive director of the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), a non-profit organization committed to providing support to its members, allowing affiliated dentists to focus on patients, expand access to quality dental care and improve the oral health of their communities. Prior to joining ADSO, Andrew served as executive vice president of government relations and external affairs for Parallel (formerly Surterra Wellness) where he managed the state and federal government relations teams, served as the company’s chief advocate and spokesperson to policymakers and regulators, and led the company’s advocacy and communications goals in the public affairs space.

Prior to joining the private sector, Andrew spent a decade working in government, campaigns, and public policy. Andrew is originally from Chicago and is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in government and history. He currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Laura and their two children, Holden and Caroline.


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