Dental Whale®


Grow your thinking. Permanently improve your financial future.

Engage, grow, and scale your dental practice through wealth-building and practice improvement techniques from the leaders in dental business management. Dental Whale is proud to host hundreds of dentistry professionals at the prestigious Business Immersion Summit. Attendees will be presented with over 60 exhibitor booths, +35 live continuing education courses, and phenomenal speakers that comprise the industry’s leading experts, making this a truly unique and interactive learning experience for all who attend.

Event Details

Aria Resort & Casino

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Our Keynote Speaker

Darren Hardy is today’s preeminent Success Mentor having been a central business leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years. He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows featuring most every influential thought leader of our times. And for eight years Darren led the rebirth of SUCCESS Magazine as its publisher and founding editor.

These positions have given Darren unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in the world, including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Howard Schultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more.

Through this special access Darren has been able to uncover the strategies and methods that have powered the most successful people in the world, mixing in lessons and discoveries from his successful entrepreneurial journey and he now distills these coveted insights to mentor and empower millions of achievers globally.

Darren is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker, media contributor and the New York Times bestselling author of The Compound Effect and Living Your Best Year Ever and his The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster–Why Now is the Time to #JoinTheRide

Darren’s mission is to Positively Influence Influencers… and to be a guide for those who choose to… Be The Exception.

FrIday 9/23 - Saturday 9/24

Summit Schedule

FRIDAY, 9/23 ∙ Day 1

7:00 – 8:00 AM Summit Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:00 – 10:15 AM – General Assembly (Mariposa Ballroom)

  • Summit Welcome and Introduction – Joe Cavaretta, President/Leader Dental Whale®
  • Dental Whale Innovations – Dr. Scott Leune, Founder of Breakaway Seminars/Co-Founder of Dental Whale®
  • [Summit Keynote] Darren Hardy – Master of Influence/Success Mentor 

10:15 – 11:20 AM – Private VIP Session

  • [Closed VIP Session] Darren Hardy – Master of Influence/Success Mentor

10:15 – 11:20 AM Exhibitor Showcase (Exhibit Hall)

11:20 – 11:30 AM Commute to 1st Breakout Session

11:30 – 12:30 PM

  • Becoming Patient Treatment Advocates: The Power of One – (Wendy Briggs, RDH)
  • DSO Specific: Stories of a Group Practice – (Dr. Steven Wingfield, Dr. Mark Costes, Dr. Aman Kaur, Brian Colao)
  • Co-elevation – A New Look at Teams and Teamwork (Marc Daniels)
  • Escape the Chair – How to Reduce Your Dependency on Chairside Income (Dr. David Phelps)

12:30 – 1:30 PM Summit Lunch (Exhibit Hall) 

1:30 – 2:30 PM

  • The Performance-Driven CEO Behavior Matters! – (Kerry Straine)
  • The 401K Lockbox – How Your Retirement Plan is Impending Your Freedom (Dr. David Phelps)
  • Hiring For Keeps: Finding People That Fit (Laura Nelson)
  • How to Make It Easy for a Bank or Financing Partner to Say “Yes” to Investing in Your Organization (T Hughes)
  • DSO Specific: All Things DSO (Brian Colao)
  • [Open Certification 1:30 PM – 5:15 PM] Implement Airway into the Dental Practice The New Healthy Night Guard: Opens the Airway, Saves Lives (The Gelb Institute; Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. Layne Martin
  • [Private Session] Breakaway Business Masters Seminar continued (Dr. Scott Leune, CEO Breakaway Seminars/Co-Founder Dental Whale®)

2:30 – 3:00 PM Session Break (Exhibit Hall)

3:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Mindsets: When the Patients’ Mindset Goes Against Your Treatment Recommendation, How Do You Counter That? (Dr. Chris Phelps)
  • Cross Training – Allowing the Team to Support the Dentistry of Their Provider (Dr. Ryan Morrison)
  • DSO Specific: Building a Leadership Team (Jon Fidler)
  • Provider Engagement & Ownership Structure (Dr. Aman Kaur)
  • Transforming Your Thinking from Linear to Exponential (Dr. John Meis)

4:00 – 4:30 PM Session Break (Exhibit Hall)

4:30 – 5:30 PM

  • Coding for the Clinical Team (Colleen Huff)
  • Creating An Operational Infrastructure That Drives Revenue (Dr. Mark Costes)
  • DSO Specific: DSO Stages of Funding Needs (Kerry Straine and T Hughes)
  • The Championship Growth Formula of the Top 1%(Wendy Briggs, RDH)
  • Leadership in the Dental Office (Dr. Steven Wingfield)

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Experience the Immersion: Dental Whale Cocktail Reception (Exhibit Hall)

SATURDAY, 9/24 ∙ Day 2

7:00 – 8:00 AM Summit Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:00 – 9:00 AM – General Assembly

  • Trends in Dentistry (Industry Expert Ted Talks) Hosted by John Stamper, Leader of Dental Whale® Learning

 9:00 – 9:30 AM Session Break (Exhibit Hall)

9:30 – 10:30 AM

  • Making The Team: Hiring, Culture, Professionalism, Productivity (Laura Nelson)
  • Leadership in a Workforce Crisis (Dr. Mark Costes)
  • Cracking the Code: The Evolution from DDS To CEO (Dr. John Meis)
  • Embezzlement Prevention Strategies (T Hughes)
  • Maximizing the Opportunities of Your Practice in the Current Markets (Brian Colao)
  • The Data-Driven CEO: Numbers Matter! (Kerry Straine)
  • DSO Specific: Leveraging Dental AI For Practice Growth (Amol Nirgudkar)

10:30 – 11:00 AM Session Break (Exhibit Hall)

11:00 – 12:00 PM

  • Your How-To Guide: HR Strategic Engagement (Paul Edwards)
  • Significantly Increasing Your Take-Home Income Without Increasing Chair Time (Dr. Mark Costes)
  • Take Control: Maximize the Schedule, Optimize Productivity (Laura Nelson)
  • Making A Seamless Transition from A PPO To FFS Office (Dr. Chris Phelps)
  • 3 Practice Business Models Which Create Time and Money for a More Balanced Life (Dr. Scott Leune)
  • DSO Specific: How to Make Your Patients A Part of Your Team (Dr. Ryan Morrison)
  • Inflation – Enemy Number 1 of Your Wealth and Freedom and How You Can Neutralize (Dr. David Phelps)

12:00 – 2:00 PM Summit Lunch (Exhibit Hall)

  • Business Immersion Summit GIVEAWAYS Hosted by John Stamper, Leader of Dental Whale® Learning

2:00 – 3:00 PM

  • Cracking the Cash Flow Code: 3 Levers to Generate Cash Flow the Right Way (Dr. John Meis)
  • The Engaged CEO: Love Matters! (Kerry Straine)
  • How to Build Your DSO Support Team Efficiently and Effectively, Based on Strategic Financial Objectives (T Hughes)
  • DSO Specific: Managing Providers (Dr. Steven Wingfield)
  • DSO Specific: Growing Your Group Practice with Dental AI (Dr. Wardah Inam)
  • The Executive Level Hiring Process: Talent Trends in Executive Search (Jon Fidler)
  • The Six Key Ingredients of High Case Acceptance (Dr. Scott Leune) 

3:00 – 3:30 PM Session Break (Exhibit Hall)

3:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Dental Membership Plans: The FFS Model For Tomorrow (Dr. Chris Phelps)
  • Navigating the Mystery of EOBs (Colleen Huff)
  • DSO Specific: Regional Manager – Your Key to DSO Management Success (Dr. Scott Leune)


Thursday 9/22

Pre-Summit Events

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Open For Registration.

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Open For Registration.

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Dental Whale is a proud supporter of the Oral Cancer Cause.

Oral Cancer Cause (OCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the purpose to improve the quality of life for oral cancer patients through financial support so that they may face the world with peace and dignity during and after medical treatment.