Dental Network Group Spring Symposium

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The Dental Network Group saw an impressive turnout of practice owners, associates and students attend the Spring Symposium, sponsored by Bank of America and Practice Endeavors, at the Philip Heit’s Centre in New Albany on April 21st.

Practice owners had the opportunity to discover business growth secrets in a Mastermind session with Dr. Joshua Austin and listen to highly successful practitioners share their top industry tips.

Students engaged in a Parade of Practices bus tour featuring that of top performing general dentistry professionals.

Attendees also liaised with sponsors and industry representatives from top dental associates Crest, Dental Care Plus, Advanced Practice Management and HR for Heath.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the winners and finalists of the following awards:

The Crest & Oral-B Community Outreach Award

Involvement in outstanding activities with a community health program/project (dental, medical and/or mental health enhancement)
Promoting health education to local community
Must be a licensed dentist, dental hygienist
Winner: Kari Cunningham, DDS  Lorain County Health & Dentistry
Runner-Up: Christina Kulesa, DDS  Northstar Family Dental
Finalist: Sung Jin Min, DDS  Aspen Dental/CVS Pharmacy

The Smart Business Award

Effectively run their dental practice using sound business management techniques
Creatively using marketing strategies, creating successful business impact of these initiatives
Using good business strategies to attract, hire and retain talent, as well as create a vibrant culture.

Winner: Mark Fixari, DDS  Fixari Family Dental
Runner-Up: Neal Patel, DDS   Infinite Smiles
Finalist: TJ Imm, DDS  John G. Imm III, DDS, LLC

The Dental Network Group Award for Excellence


Must have an active and good standing dental license
Participation or leadership in their local community through a charitable campaign or volunteerism
Active participant in creating a vision for the future organized dentistry
Promotes good business practices and ethics within the dental profession
Motivates and inspires the people around them to accomplish more than they would have normally.

Winner: Jeff Gibbs, DDS   5005 Horizon Dr #110 Columbus, OH 43235
Runner-Up: Kristin Piper, DDS  Capstone Dental
Finalist: Michael Firouzian, DDS 1 E Campus View Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43235