2018 ODA Leadership Institute

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Pete Luongo

Pete Luongo is the former President and CEO of the Berry Company. During his time at the Berry Company, Luongo led the nearly 100 year old company as an industry leader while also making it a “great place to work” for its employees. Since leaving the Berry Company, Luongo has devoted himself to “giving back” through his book, “10 Truths About Leadership…It’s Not Just About Winning,” speaking engagements, and board memberships. Luongo is the former Executive Director of the University of Dayton’s Center for Leadership and serves as an adjunct professor teaching leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is a past member of the University of Dayton’s Board of Trustees. Luongo has worked with hundreds of businesses, professionals, and collegiate athletic programs, sharing his behavior-driven model “The Leadership Pledge,” which focuses on people, support, expectations, feedback, and accountability.


Dr. Joseph Crowley

Dr. Joseph Crowley, who practices general dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio, is president of the American Dental Association. He served the ADA as Seventh District Trustee, as a board member on the American Dental Political Action Committee, and as chair of the Council on Government Affairs. He also served as a member of the Dental Quality Alliance Committee, ADA Library Transition Plan Task Force, and Board of Trustees Standing Committees on Audit and on Information Technology. He served as ADA liaison to the Dental Lifeline Network and participated in the ADA delegation for multiple years. He served as liaison to the Council on Communications, Council on ADA Sessions, American Student Dental Association and New Dentist Committee. Dr. Crowley is past president of the Ohio Dental Association and the Cincinnati Dental Society. Dr. Crowley and Dr. Shapiro will discuss the ADA’s recent initiatives to provide member dentists with innovative resources related to practice management, regulatory compliance, third-party payer issues, and risk management.


Dr. Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Shapiro

Dr. Betsy Shapiro is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry in rural Illinois for 15 years before leaving practice and entering law school. In 2008 she received her JD degree from Northern Illinois University and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. In 2011 Dr. Shapiro was fortunate enough to be selected as the Hillenbrand Fellow at the American Dental Association. Following the one year fellowship she joined the staff of the Practice Institute at the ADA, where she now serves as the director of Practice Management Resources and Strategy, with oversight of the Center for Professional Success as one of her main responsibilities.


Dr. Thomas Paumier

Dr. Thomas Paumier who has a private general dental practice in Canton, Ohio, is a former chair of the ADA’s Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs, a past ODA president and currently serves on the faculty of the Mercy Medical Center Dental General Practice Residency program.

He will give an overview of where there have been associations between dental disease and systemic disease and what the current literature supports as evidence. Dr. Paumier will discuss how this information can be used to educate patients, the community at large and physicians to promote interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of patients.



BREAKOUT SESSIONS    (choose two)

"Best Practices in Dental Office Human Resources"  (1 CE credit, Category A)
Presented by: Adrienne Twigg, Bent Ericksen & Assoc.
Since human resource management and compliance with the variety of state and federal labor regulations are not taught in the typical dental school curriculum, doctors often find themselves in court regarding employment issues. This presentation delves deeply into how to easily apply proven, professional personnel management techniques to some of the many common personnel problems to help take the risk out of being an employer/manager and ensure employment law compliance.

"Dental Marketing Made Simple"  (1 CE credit, Category C)
Presented by: Kristie Simone, Whiteboard Marketing
Today’s practice marketing landscape is constantly changing, but it is here to stay. Understanding the true purpose of building an integrated, proactive marketing program for a dental practice is a vital component of attracting new patients and driving practice revenue. This seminar will focus on how to develop and implement strategic, comprehensive and sound marketing processes into your practice. Learning to market your practice effectively will not only bring in new “quality” patients, but it will help turn your existing patient base into practice ambassadors.

"Pain Management in the Dental Office: An Update on Ohio’s Prescribing Rules" 
(1 CE credit, Category A)
Presented by: Dr. Kumar Subramanian
Dr. Kumar Subramanian is a practicing Endodontist in Columbus, Ohio and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. As a current member of the Ohio State Dental Board, Dr. Subramanian will provide an update on recent changes to Ohio’s laws and regulations related to dentists prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.



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