FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PATTERSON DENTAL ANNOUNCES AADOM CONFERENCE
October 9, 2013 (St. Paul, MN) – As a Diamond Sponsor of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), Patterson Dental works closely with the AADOM to provide opportunities for office managers and practice administrators to grow personally and professionally through networking, resources and education. This support includes awarding eight scholarships for customers to attend the AADOM 9th annual conference held September 18-20 in Orlando.
The scholarships – up from five awarded each of the past four years – were based on nomination letters submitted by Patterson sales representatives. “Spending time with these office managers, who are among the best in the industry, was truly an honor,” said Tim Rogan, Patterson Dental vice president of marketing, merchandise. “It was very evident why they were nominated.”
He announced that Patterson would award 10 scholarships next year in honor of the 10th Annual Dental Office Managers Conference.
Rogan noted that the annual AADOM conference, which set a conference record this year with more than 600 attendees, is rapidly becoming a “must-attend industry event” with takeaways that can benefit multiple areas of the practice. “Providing Patterson scholarships for this event is another way we can partner with dental teams to bring more value to their practice, as well as give back to our communities and the industry that we are honored to serve.”
“Congratulations to all of the scholarship winners who attended this year’s AADOM conference, which many are calling the best conference to date,” Rogan said. Recipients of the Patterson scholarships and two additional AADOM-provided scholarships, along with their practice and location, are as follows:
Grace Kraft, Samant Dental Group, P.A., Gainesville, Fla.; Stephanie Jensen, Salt Lake Donated Dental Services, Salt Lake City, Utah; Cecilia Mescain, Smile Central Dental, Paterson, N.J.; Chiara McIntire, Asay Dental, Springville, Utah; Elizabeth Cord, Ryan Mueller, DMD PC, Portland, Ore. (AADOM scholarship); Laura Terlosky, Kenneth Arnt, DDS, Butler, Ind. (AADOM scholarship); Teri Youngdahl, Champlin Family Dental, Champlin, Minn.; Liz Turner, Northpoint Dental Care, Fishers, Ind.; Mary Millan (Premier Dental Solutions), Doralio Millan, DDS, Miami Fla.; and Nicole Downey, Crane Family Dentistry, Crane, Mo.
About Patterson Dental
Patterson Dental, a leading distributor of dental products, equipment and technology in the U.S. and Canada, serves as the largest business in the progressive, global Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) family of businesses. Patterson is committed to creating value for customers through products, services and lasting relationships. Dental professionals who partner with Patterson enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that come with relying on one trusted source for everything they need.
CONTACT: Tammy Love, Corporate Communications/PR Specialist
COMPANY: Patterson Companies, Inc.
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