You Have Questions, We Have the Answers
Consult our FAQs below.
Should my doctor attend?
Doctors are of course welcome to attend AADOM22. 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 bring back our DSBN full day retreat on Wednesday, September 7th. 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. The retreat will include our very popular DSBN Roundtable session, led by Teresa Duncan, MS, FAADOM. In addition to the retreat there will be an exclusive spouse session with Debi Carr, to discuss cyber security in your practice. The other conference sessions are appropriate and recommended to anyone in a dental leadership position. 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, 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?
One of the very first activities of AADOM22 is to seat attendees by specialty. This happens on Day 1 and gives attendees a chance to network with peers in their specialty. While there are not specific specialty courses this year, the connections you build on the first day provide the opportunity to discuss challenges, share ideas and resources with peers who understand your specialty. Keep in mind that even though a session does not say it’s specific to a specialty, in most cases, the information being shared is easily applied to specialty practices.
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.
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What meals are included in my registration fee?
Your conference tuition includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9/8/22 – 9/10/22. Network with your peers and our dedicated exhibitors over breakfast and lunch in the Princess Ballroom each day.
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 meeting space/class rooms. We do 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 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ.. The general sessions and meals will take place in the Princess Ballroom and the individual courses in the surrounding breakout rooms. For your convenience, an AADOM room block is available at the Fairmont Princess Resort. Reserve your room early as the room block WILL sell out! Please click on the Lodging and Transportation tab in the navigation menu of the website to reserve your room.
The conference dates are September 8-10 but you have sessions scheduled for the September 7th. Why should I come in early for any of those courses?
Over the past several years we have offered “pre-conference” sessions. These have been very popular as they are more focused longer sessions and are more in-depth. This year we are offering morning and afternoon sessions to allow attendees more flexibility. Choose from a morning or afternoon course, or if you’d like do both! Morning courses included a continental breakfast and afternoon courses include a boxed lunch. Each of the Wednesday courses is approved for three CE. The price each session is $125.
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.