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Dykema DSO Conference: How Technology is Changing Dentistry

The dental industry is rapidly changing and new technology plays an important role. At the 2019 Dykema DSO Conference in Dallas, dental industry leaders shared their insights. In this short, 3-minute video, hear what thought leaders including Jim Harding, Steve Bilt, Alex Nudel, Chris Malmquist, Dr. Ray Scott, Dr. Maryam Beyramian, Valerie Bostrom and Mark Costes have to say.

About the Industry Leaders:

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Dykema DSO Conference Industry Leaders

Video Interviews

Amol Nirgudkar, CEO of Patient Prism, and John Stamper, Founder of DentalCast Productions, interviewed 40 dental industry leaders at Dykema's 6th Annual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations in Dallas in July 2019.  The topics were chosen to appeal to all facets of the DSO industry, including sellers, buyers, investors, dental entrepreneurs, group practices of all sizes, and DSOs and special markets of all sizes. 

For a quick look at how technology is changing the dental industry, check out the three-minute video called "Transforming Technology." This was compiled by Patient Prism's videographer Ben Eytalis and features thought leaders including Jim Harding, Steve Bilt, Alex Nudel, Chris Malmquist, Dr. Ray Scott, Dr. Maryam Beyramian, Mark Costes and Valerie Bostrom. 

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Brian Colao

Director of Dykema's DSO Group

Brian is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the United States on the corporate practice of dentistry. He specializes in the representation of DSOs nationwide in the following areas:

  • Creating regulatory compliant business models and conducting ongoing compliance on a broad range of issues applicable to the industry
  • Defending DSOs in all manner of litigation and regulatory actions including State Dental Board Investigations and Complaints, State Attorney General Investigations and Complaints, Federal Investigations and Complaints, and private legal proceedings involving affiliated doctors
  • Assisting Private Equity Investors in buying, selling or investing in Dental Service Organizations

In recent years Brian has successfully resolved on behalf of his clients several significant civil and criminal Medicaid fraud investigations and state dental board actions alleging the corporate practice of dentistry, fee splitting and related violations, and he is the "go-to" person in the industry for all manner of regulatory issues. Brian has also handled, as lead regulatory counsel, some of the most significant transactions in the industry on behalf of buyers, sellers, lenders or potential investors. In recent years Brian has handled over 100 significant dental transactions representing in excess of $6 billion of total value. Brian also assists lenders in conducting due diligence prior to extending credit to Dental Service Organizations.

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