You Have Questions, We Have the Answers

Consult our FAQs below.

ATTENDANCE

Should my doctor attend?

Doctors are of course welcome to attend AADOM19. Many doctors attend with their teams especially since the courses benefit all leaders of the practice. If your doctor decides to come, he or she won’t be alone! We have seen an increase in new dentists who want to learn management basics before they open their practices. We encourage attendance of any team member involved in the management of the practice, including the doctor. The more team members who attend, the easier it is to implement new strategies upon returning to the practice.

Should I bring my team?

ABSOLUTELY. We recommend you bring all front office team members to this conference. Enjoy the benefits of team building, easier systems implementation, covering more educational courses at one time, etc. Plus, practices bringing three or more team members receive a registration discount!

My husband/wife is the doctor – are there courses for them?

The Dental Spouse Business Network (DSBN) was created for you! This year we are happy to host our first DSBN full day retreat on Wednesday, July 17th. This event is exclusively for dentists and their spouses/partners who manage the practice, covering topics specifically for the couple who manages/owns the practice. We will also feature our very popular DSBN Roundtable session, led by Teresa Duncan, MS, FAADOM. She’ll facilitate discussion that will provide guidance for, support of, and most of all – solutions to common dentist/spouse issues. The other conference sessions are appropriate and recommended to anyone in a dental leadership position. Orlando is also a great place for a family vacation! We hear from many spouses that this is a good strategic getaway for a doctor and spouse. If your doctor or spouse chooses to not attend the conference, then we understand. But we think they’ll be missing out!

How can I find a roommate?

You can always post an inquiry on our member forum in the conference category, and for years this has been a resource for members looking to reduce conference costs. We do not recommend soliciting roommates on our AADOM Facebook page. However, if you are a member of a Local AADOM Chapter or our AADOM Specialty Network you can also post your request in their private forums and Facebook pages. We urge you to exercise caution when reaching out to any stranger – even if they’re part of AADOM.

I work for a specialty office. Does it make sense for me to attend?

This year at AADOM19 we have several sessions specifically for specialty practices including: “The Killer Playbook to Market Your Specialty Practice” and “The Art of Managing a Pediatric Dental Practice”. In addition there will be specific networking times where attendees will be seated by specialty. We pride ourselves in providing courses geared for any practice administrator, office manager or dental team member. The information can be applied in most any dental setting, and our Forum LIVE session also provides opportunity to discuss challenges faced in your specialty practice.

REGISTRATION

What if I arrive at the conference and decide to switch classes?

You can alert the registration team, and if there is room in the class, you will be added. Many of our courses were sold out or near capacity last year – if we can accommodate your request, we certainly will!

I’m having trouble with my registration or I want to change my course selection.

Please contact info@aadomconference.com, or via phone at (888) 570-0899 with your concerns.

What meals are included in my registration fee?

Your conference tuition includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7/18/19 – 7/20/19. Network with your peers and our dedicated exhibitors over breakfast and lunch in the Bonnet Creek Ballroom each day.

ON-SITE

What is appropriate attire for the conference?

We recommend business casual. Keep in mind that many of the breakout rooms get chilly, so we suggest bringing a light jacket or sweater with you. We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes. Bring along casual attire for social events, dinner, etc.

Will there be WiFi access in the conference rooms?

WiFi access will be available in all guest rooms, and in the hotel lobby however not in the individual class rooms. We suggest downloading and/or printing any speaker handouts before the conference to assure you have the needed materials prior to your sessions.

Is the conference in the hotel or in a separate location?

The Conference is being held in the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando Florida. The sessions will take place in the Bonnet Creek ballroom and surrounding breakout rooms. For your convenience, an AADOM room block is available at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort as well as the adjoining Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Reserve your room early as last year we sold out our room block! Please click on the Lodging and Transportation tab in the navigation menu of the website.

COURSES

The conference dates are July 18-20 but you have sessions scheduled for the July 17th. Why should I come in early for any of those courses?

Over the past several years we have offered “pre-conference” sessions. They are very popular half day courses, and this year we’ve also added a full day Dental Spouse Retreat, (limited to dental spouses). In addition to the Dental Spouse retreat, the Wednesday sessions include courses on Insurance, Employ Compliance and Medical Billing. Past attendees have provided rave reviews about our pre-conference sessions and we’re confident you will agree! Each of the afternoon courses is approved for additional CE. Please note that you do have a choice of a Wednesday afternoon course at no additional charge during early bird registration, which ends on January 31, 2019. If you register after January 31 there is a $199 charge for the Wednesday afternoon sessions. The registration fee for the full day Dental Spouse Retreat is $375, unless bundled in our Dental Spouse Experience package.

How are educational speakers chosen?

Speakers can be chosen by either:

  • Being scouted at another dental meeting
  • Submitting their course for consideration
  • Member recommendation

The Speaker Selection Committee reviews the candidates and contacts them to discuss topics best suited for dental practice management. The selection process takes 2-3 months and begins a year in advance of the next year.

What is the difference between the Educational Sessions and the Sponsored Educational Breakouts?

The Educational Session speakers are chosen by AADOM’s Speaker Selection Committee. We work hard to bring you the best of the industry and have received rave reviews every year. Some speakers may be sponsored by a company, but they must disclose this at the beginning of the course. Sponsor endorsements are not permitted during Educational Sessions. The Sponsored Educational sessions are a part of a sponsorship package purchased by supporting companies of AADOM. These sessions will be hosted and run by the sponsoring company. They may bring in a non-company speaker or may choose to have a company representative lead the session. You may be exposed to the company product, but most companies choose to focus on education, not sales.