CDOMO will have a minimum of  5-6 meetings per calendar year. These meetings will consist of informative speakers and educators, round table discussions, meeting new friends, and dinner!

Sponsor Setup Time: 6:00-6:15pm

* Registration & Dinner 6:15pm * Meeting Begins 6:30pm*

Meeting Cost: Free for local chapter members, $25 for non-members 

(fee payable through our "Shop" tab. Fee must be paid a minimum of 3 days prior to meeting date in order to reserve a chair)

2020 Meeting Dates and Topics:



  • Wednesday, February 12th

Topic: You Are the Author of Your Life

Creating vision boards to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on your personal life and how it affects your career. 


Speaker: Garry Kishbaugh, Certified Business Coach


Garry Kishbaugh has been helping business owners make a powerful impact in their organizations through his effective and unparalleled business strategies. Providing business advice, coaching, and mentoring services, he helps good small and medium sized businesses become great businesses.

His experience and extensive business knowledge has earned him the recognition of one of Cleveland’s leading entrepreneurial and business coaches, creating measurable results for his clients using proven tools, methodologies, and systems, tested and perfected over tens of thousands of businesses worldwide.

His passion is to help businesses like yours grow and become more profitable, so you can enjoy financial freedom and the the lifestyle you deserve.


Location: Patterson Dental, 2128 Citygate Drive, Columbus, OH 43219

  • Wednesday, April 22nd

Topic: Personal Leadership for Professional Growth


Speaker: Laralyn Sasaki Dearing, Journalist + Lawyer + Not-for-Profit = Strategist


Laralyn Sasaki Dearing works with dynamic people on meaningful

programs that make the world a better place.

Laralyn Sasaki Dearing helps clients craft their own paths to success. Rather than

provide quick xes or cookie-cutter templates, Laralyn draws upon nearly four

decades of strategic work to sculpt tailored approaches that enable clients to

identify and achieve their own unique goals. Laralyn specializes in listening to

clients and collaborating with them to shape a plan to meet their needs – and then

launches their efforts to successfully work that plan.


Location: Henry Schein Dental, 6185 Huntley Rd suite J, Columbus, OH 43229

  • Wednesday, June 17th

Topic: The Art of PPO Negotiation

  •  Are dentists aware that they can negotiate their fees with insurance?

  • What financial impact does fee negotiations have on any given dental practice?

  • Is this something doctors can do on their own successfully?

  • Do all insurance carriers negotiate? 


Speaker: Benjamin Tuinei, President, Veritas Dental Resources

Mr. Tuinei began his dental career in 2007 while working for a small dental corporation in Phoenix Arizona managing all insurance related functions.  During his first few months, he created systems and operating protocols and restructured a 12 person billing department that improved collections from a  low 65% to 98%.  At the same time, Mr. Tuinei learned how to effectively negotiate with 3rd party payors that gave a boost in annual insurance related revenue of nearly 1 million dollars for a team of only 10 general dentists. Mr. Tuinei’s early experience in negotiating with 3rd party payors caught the attention of other large group practices and hundreds of solo dental practitioners in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Colorado. Consequently, he unintentionally discovered an under-served section of the dental industry: 3rd party payor negotiating (aka insurance fee negotiating).  Mr. Tuinei opened Optimum Dental Solutions in September 2009 to serve the needs of dentists who were actively seeking assistance in improving their insurance reimbursements. On May 1, 2015 Veritas Dental Resources purchased Optimum Dental Solutions. Mr. Tuinei currently serves as a managing partner and President of Veritas Dental Resources.


Location: Patterson Dental, 2128 Citygate Drive, Columbus, OH 43219

  • Wednesday, August 5th

Topic: What You've Always Wanted to Ask Your Collection Company


Speaker: Laurie Boisclair, A/R Management Specialist

Laurie has 25 years in the A/R Management Revenue Cycle collection agency field specializing in Healthcare, Dental, govt/municipality, dental, banking and service industry clientele. Laurie is a strong advocate of staying current in industry trends monitoring bench marking and trends. Lauris is  a member of MGMA, PAHCOM, AADOM, PHA, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and Kelley School of Business Alumnae Club.

Location: Henry Schein Dental, 6185 Huntley Rd suite J, Columbus, OH 43229

  • September 10-12th

National AADOM Conference


Location: Boca Raton, Florida 

  • Wednesday, October 7th

Topic: Pet Peeves

We all have them, but how do we deal with them? This fun course talks about the issues we all face in a dental office daily. And we will also discuss ways to better communication, dealing with the stress of it all and making our day flow better!


Discuss issues we face daily, funny or not, they are real

Explore communication styles and where you fit in

Learn key ways to distress, stay organized and love our day


Speaker: Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA

Educating, Empowering and Equipping Dental Assistants

Location: Patterson Dental, 2128 Citygate Drive, Columbus, OH 43219

  • November - Special Guest Info Coming Soon!

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