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Continuing Education

February 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM


Guest $35.00
WLADS Member $35.00

General Information

Provider WLADS
The Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Speaker Anders Bjork, CDA
Type/Category Core

About the speaker

Anders Bjork is the Director of Market Insights & Analysis for the California Dental Association. He has extensive experience in market intelligence, market research, competitive intelligence, unstructured data analysis, market strategy, and innovation development. His past employment experience includes providing insights from data to guide his employer’s strategies in the integrated healthcare (Sutter Health), health insurance (Blue Shield of California), and ancillary benefits (Vision Service Plan) industries

He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Masters of Business Administration in healthcare management from the University of California at Davis Graduate School of Management.


The profession of dentistry is in a period of transition. Economic pressure and generational change are fostering an environment of practice innovation, and new models of care delivery (particularly dental service organizations, or DSOs) are gaining acceptance in the marketplace, both influencing and being influenced by generational differences in new dentists. This session will examine the social and economic factors influencing change in dentistry with an update on DSO growth (in the US but especially in California); a look at how dentistry and medicine are integrating; and a case example on how disruptive innovation is realigning the orthodontic market.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand differences between the Millennial generation and other generations and how differences are influencing practice choices   
  2. Learn about recent dental school graduate trends and practice intentions
  3. Recognize the trends in private equity-fueled DSO growth
  4. Identify how dentistry and medicine are integrating and potential professional implications
  5.  Learn how innovation in the clear aligner product category could impact other areas of dentistry

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