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Women in DSO® was created to empower women in the DSO space and grow future women leaders of the industry. 





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                                                                  OUR FOUNDING STORY                                                                 

Created in 2019 by Dr. Aman Kaur, Women in DSO®, is an organization committed to serve as a platform to advance and promote bright women leaders across the DSO space: leaders currently leading, managing, directing, supporting, and developing the industry's most progressive and high-performing dental practice groups.  





                                                    FOUNDER - WOMEN IN DSO®                                                   



Dr. Aman Kaur

Dr. Aman Kaur is the Founder and President of Women in DSO.  A trained dentist with extensive financial and business experience, Dr. Kaur has been very involved in the growth of DSO industry for over a decade. Dr. Kaur primarily works with the Private Equity groups as an operating member and consultant for their DSO portfolios. Dr. Kaur has worked with multiple DSOs over her career in various executive roles and is very involved with Dental Technology companies, DSOs, Not for profit and state Dental Associations developing strategic business solutions along with helping emerging dental organizations  to build development and growth  strategies. Dr. Kaur is also a General Partner in RISE Health VC, one of its kind VC fund focused on investing in oral health companies focused on women lead and empowered companies along with her involvement with the various Dental Service Organizations.  

Respected as a credible voice in the industry for her leadership, business decision-making, finding strategic solutions  and building partnerships  and alliances Dr. Kaur is constantly shaping  the industry.


 

                                   MEET THE WOMEN IN DSO® FOUNDING BOARD                                  


Dr. Aman Kaur Founder and President Women In DSO®


Susan Greenspon-Rammelt Chief Legal Officer Counsel, EVP of Business Strategy & Corporate Secretary SmileDirectClub


Amy Mendoza Head of Marketing Vyne Dental®

Dr. Aman Kaur is the Founder and President of Women In DSO®; a trained dentist with extensive financial and business experience, Dr. Kaur has been very involved in the growth of DSO industry for over a decade. Dr. Kaur primarily works with the Private Equity groups as an operating member and consultant for their DSO portfolios. Dr. Kaur has worked with multiple DSOs over her career in various executive roles and is very involved with Dental Technology companies, DSOs, Not for profit and state Dental Associations developing strategic business solutions along with helping emerging dental organizations  to build development and growth  strategies. Dr. Kaur is also a General Partner in RISE Health VC, one of its kind VC fund focused on investing in oral health companies focused on women lead and empowered companies along with her involvement with the various Dental Service Organizations.  

Respected as a credible voice in the industry for her leadership, business decision-making, finding strategic solutions  and building partnerships  and alliances Dr. Kaur is constantly shaping  the industry.




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Dr. Aman Kaur is the Founder and President of Women In DSO®; a trained dentist with extensive financial and business experience, Dr. Kaur has been very involved in the growth of DSO industry for over a decade. Dr. Kaur primarily works with the Private Equity groups as an operating member and consultant for their DSO portfolios.

Susan Greenspon-Rammelt is Chief Legal Officer Counsel, EVP of Business Strategy and Corporate Secretary of SmileDirectClub, the global oral care company and creator of the first medtech platform for teeth straightening. Susan Greenspon-Rammelt has served as SmileDirectClub’s Chief Legal Officer since April 2018, Secretary since March 2019, and as a member of SmileDirectClub’s board since August 2019.  She has also served as General Counsel of Camelot since April 2018. 

Prior to joining SmileDirectClub, she was a corporate law partner at Foley & Lardner LLP since 2017, where she represented domestic and international enterprises. Prior to that, Susan was a partner at Dentons US LLP. Susan Greenspon-Rammelt has over 30 years of experience as a corporate attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling, particularly in the retail and beauty industries.



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and as a member of SmileDirectClub’s board since August 2019. She has also served as General Counsel of Camelot since April 2018. Prior to joining SmileDirectClub, she was a corporate law partner at Foley & Lardner LLP since 2017, where she represented domestic and international enterprises. Prior to that, Susan was a partner at Dentons US LLP. Susan Greenspon-Rammelt has over 30 years of experience as a corporate attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financings, restructurings, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling, particularly in the retail and beauty industries.

Women in DSO Founding Board Member and Head of Marketing for Vyne Dental®, Amy is a savvy leader in brand development and strategic marketing.  With 20+ years in strategic marketing of industries to include private education, real estate, advertising, culinary, design, tech, practice management, and now dental, she has effectively led branding strategy, implementation, and results-driven campaigns for 20+ dental business units, brand strategies for Breakaway Practice, Dental Whale, and 500+ dental practices and DSO groups across the US.    Amy’s career spans leadership of teams rooted in design, strategy, and omnichannel marketing.  She is a committed leader in both digital and print marketing strategy with a keen focus on the organization's P&L and growth development.  Currently, she oversees corporate marketing, brand, and strategic development for Vyne Dental ® and its portfolio of practice management technology solutions as well as marketing strategy of private dentists and DSO groups nationwide.  

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and results-driven campaigns for 20+ dental business units, brand strategies for Breakaway Practice, Dental Whale, and 500+ dental practices and DSO groups across the US. Amy’s career spans leadership of teams rooted in design, strategy, and omnichannel marketing. She is a committed leader in both digital and print marketing strategy with a keen focus on the organization's P&L and growth development. Currently, she oversees corporate marketing, brand, and strategic development for Vyne Dental ® and its portfolio of practice management technology solutions as well as marketing strategy of private dentists and DSO groups nationwide.


Kathleen Titus Director of Business Development & Strategic Accounts Henry Schein


Brian Colao Director Dykema’s DSO Industry Group


Andrea Hight Director Strategic Initiatives Darby Dental

Kathleen Titus, Henry Schein Director of Business Development, Strategic Accounts, has been both pioneer and significant contributor to the DSO industry since 1994.  She has been advocating the landscape of our industry and our unique market segments through a visionary lens.   In 2014, recognizing the market landscape was trending ever more rapidly toward private practice aggregation, Kathleen helped to launch Henry Schein’s Mid-Market specialty team, creating and bringing critical resources to aspiring group practices. One of her proudest accomplishments is her part in the creation of Henry Schein’s DSO Education Forum.   It was Kathleen’s vision to bring stakeholders together to share best practices, learn, and network. Her deep understanding of the industry was key to assuring content was relevant, topical, and valuable for the attendees, and ensured that the industry (and Henry Schein) maintained a crucial forum for the cultivation of, and access to, what would become the fastest growth segment in dental.  Whether you’re a colleague, customer, vendor partner or industry expert, Kathleen believes in the power of collaboration for the betterment of business and, ultimately, providers and their patients.


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more rapidly toward private practice aggregation, Kathleen helped to launch Henry Schein’s Mid-Market specialty team, creating and bringing critical resources to aspiring group practices. One of her proudest accomplishments is her part in the creation of Henry Schein’s DSO Education Forum. It was Kathleen’s vision to bring stakeholders together to share best practices, learn, and network. Her deep understanding of the industry was key to assuring content was relevant, topical, and valuable for the attendees, and ensured that the industry (and Henry Schein) maintained a crucial forum for the cultivation of, and access to, what would become the fastest growth segment in dental. Whether you’re a colleague, customer, vendor partner or industry expert, Kathleen believes in the power of collaboration for the betterment of business and, ultimately, providers and their patients.

Brian Colao is the Director of Dykema’s Dental Service Organizations Industry Group. Brian has been in the dental space for over 25 years.    He is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities in the United States on DSO formation, DSO business structures, DSO related mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance for DSOs including the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting, advertising regulations, laboratory regulations, patient finance regulations, billing regulations, HIPAA regulations, credentialing, permit and licensure regulations, marketing regulations, and labor law regulations affecting dental practices.

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the corporate practice of dentistry, illegal fee splitting, advertising regulations, laboratory regulations, patient finance regulations, billing regulations, HIPAA regulations, credentialing, permit and licensure regulations, marketing regulations, and labor law regulations affecting dental practices.

After graduating from dental school in Australia where she grew up, Andrea Hight practiced dentistry for the Tasmanian Health Department before marrying an American on a trip to the US. At that point she had to switch countries.  Andrea spent 14 years with the Utah State Health Department where she developed and implemented a clinical access program to provide effective dental care to underserved populations. She assisted numerous programs to build and run dental clinics; participated in studies related to fluoride varnish effectiveness and impacts of oral health care on pregnant women and medically compromised patients; and worked on national issues. She also served as the chief occupational health officer for the Utah State Health Dept.; and helped develop state oral health policy.  Andrea has worked in several management and director roles related to public health and group practice models including as an area director and director of community health.  Andrea serves on several boards of directors and believes strongly in contributing to oral health initiatives and causes that affect the underserved in our communities. Andrea has presented regularly at national and regional oral health conferences on various clinical and management subjects. 

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access program to provide effective dental care to underserved populations. She assisted numerous programs to build and run dental clinics; participated in studies related to fluoride varnish effectiveness and impacts of oral health care on pregnant women and medically compromised patients; and worked on national issues. She also served as the chief occupational health officer for the Utah State Health Dept.; and helped develop state oral health policy. Andrea has worked in several management and director roles related to public health and group practice models including as an area director and director of community health. Andrea serves on several boards of directors and believes strongly in contributing to oral health initiatives and causes that affect the underserved in our communities. Andrea has presented regularly at national and regional oral health conferences on various clinical and management subjects.




Sarah Sharfstein Vice President Category Development Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Sarah Sharfstein joined Aspen Dental Management, Inc. in October of 2018 in the newly-created role of Vice President of Category Development and Strategy, with a focus on creating and growing an Orthodontic business. Prior to joining Aspen Dental Management, Inc. Sarah was a leader at Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign.  While at Align, Sarah held a variety of positions including directing a regional sales team, developing Align’s business optimization program, and leading all orthodontic study groups.   She developed Align’s Key Opinion Leader program and led the Professional Marketing and Education group for the orthodontic channel.  Sarah received her MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business (MBA) and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. Sarah volunteers with the American Cancer Society of Chicago, is a member of the University of California, San Francisco Dean’s Advisory Council and is on the American TeleDentistry Association board. 

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While at Align, Sarah held a variety of positions including directing a regional sales team, developing Align’s business optimization program, and leading all orthodontic study groups. She developed Align’s Key Opinion Leader program and led the Professional Marketing and Education group for the orthodontic channel. Sarah received her MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business (MBA) and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. Sarah volunteers with the American Cancer Society of Chicago, is a member of the University of California, San Francisco Dean’s Advisory Council and is on the American TeleDentistry Association board.

Theresa Schekirke CEO, Gennua Consulting & President of International Woman's Forum

Theresa is a seasoned business executive and corporate and philanthropic board member. She is currently  CEO of Gennua Consulting and  President of the International Women’s Forum-Kansas,  and most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of Samson Dental Partners and Chairman of the Board of KCB Bank.  She serves on the Boards and Committees of not-for-profit organizations, including the Kansas School of Classical Ballet where she is President, and the Midwest Ear Institute where she is Chairman.  She is passionate about funding and sustainability for the not-for-profit organizations she supports, and operational excellence of the corporations with which she works. 

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She serves on the Boards and Committees of not-for-profit organizations, including the Kansas School of Classical Ballet where she is President, and the Midwest Ear Institute where she is Chairman. She is passionate about funding and sustainability for the not-for-profit organizations she supports, and operational excellence of the corporations with which she works.

Kathleen Noll Managing Director and Vice President Dental Solutions

From pioneer to revolutionary -- Kathleen Noll, Managing Director and Vice President of Dental Solutions joined NextGen Healthcare in 1988.  For more than 40 years, Nextgen Healthcare (formerly Quality Systems, Inc. or QSI) has been a leading provider of healthcare software and service solutions dedicated to empowering the transformation of ambulatory care.


Throughout her career, Kathleen has remained passionate and committed to providing education and enabling dentists and dental organizations in the use of technology-based solutions to automate complex, mission-critical processes.  Well-respected in the industry and recognized for her long-term commitment of partnering with dental group practices and dental service organizations (DSO) to support  their  transformation of dental care through the use of technology to ensure that these organizations can increase productivity, reduce risk, minimize costs and improve the patient experience.   Kathleen is the former Chair of the NDEDIC Board of Trustees, Strategic Planning and Uniting the Industry Committees and is a past Benjamin D. Ward award recipient.  Kathleen has developed and presented educational programs on the benefits and effective use of computer technologies for clinical and business administration for dental organizations. 


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Throughout her career, Kathleen has remained passionate and committed to providing education and enabling dentists and dental organizations in the use of technology-based solutions to automate complex, mission-critical processes. Well-respected in the industry and recognized for her long-term commitment of partnering with dental group practices and dental service organizations (DSO) to support their transformation of dental care through the use of technology to ensure that these organizations can increase productivity, reduce risk, minimize costs and improve the patient experience. Kathleen is the former Chair of the NDEDIC Board of Trustees, Strategic Planning and Uniting the Industry Committees and is a past Benjamin D. Ward award recipient. Kathleen has developed and presented educational programs on the benefits and effective use of computer technologies for clinical and business administration for dental organizations.

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