WIO CONFERENCE 2021!

The Official Conference for Women in Orthodontics®

Two Days | 16 Speakers | 12 CE Credits

January 15th - 16th | Phoenix, AZ

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WARNING: This Event May Cause Business Breakthroughs, Lifelong Friendships... and Wine

Why WIO Conference?

The Women in Orthodontics® Study Group has developed into an incredible online community with over 2,200 members (and growing). Over the past few years, we have built supportive relationships and learned from each other about clinical and business issues that impact our practices. Last year, we gathered together for the first time and the response was amazing. We all agreed - We need more time to meet! So here it is – WIO Conference - packed with female doctors speaking about the business, clinical and personal issues orthodontists face from a woman’s perspective! We’ve been going to their meetings for too long. This time it’s for us.

Audience at WIO Conference

WIO Conference 2021 Speakers 

We’re still finalizing our full slate of speakers and topics, but here’s a sample of our 2020 speakers. 

Dr. Courtney Dunn

Founder, Women in Orthodontics®; Partner, Dunn Orthodontics

"Running a Business with Your Spouse and Remaining Happily Married"

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Dr. Nicole Wax

Owner, Dr. Wax Orthodontics

"Goals: Setting Them, Crushing Them, and Getting Your Team Focused on Them"

Dr. Heather Hopkins

Dr. Heather Hopkins

Orthodontist, Palmetto Smiles

"Scaling up your practice while scaling down your stress. Don't let technology increase your overhead and your workload!"

Kamal Bhandal

Kamal Bhandal

Vice President – Global Brand and Consumer Experience, Align Technology

"Reaching Consumers & Connecting them to your Practice"

Dr. Marissa Cooper

Dr. Marissa Cooper

Partner, Marchetto Cooper Orthodontics

"Forget the Competition: Maximize your Growth Potential"

Dr. Shafeena Chatur

Owner, Ballard Orthodontics

"Ortho-Pedo Relationships"

Dr. Mamiko Kuriya

Owner, Ballard Pediatric Dentistry

"Ortho-Pedo Relationships"

Dr. Jeannie Moody

Dr. Jeannie Moody

Owner, Moody Orthodontics

"Balance is bulls#*t! How vulnerability and accountability can empower you as a woman leader both in your personal and professional life."

Katie Maassen

Director of Marketing & Communications, American Association of Orthodontists

"Digital Marketing: Are You #Winning or #Losing?"

Almira Schult

Digital Marketing Strategist, American Association of Orthodontists

"3 Simple Ways to Enhance the User Experience on your Website"

Dr. Vanessa Peterson

Owner, Synergi Orthodontic Specialists

"Time Blocking & Priority Management: A Life Changing System for Women in Dentistry"

Dr. Danielle Fry

Owner, Fry Integrative Orthodontics

"Diagnosing active arthritis of the TMJ’s from a Panoramic Film: What does the extra dimension of the CBCT offer?"

Dr. Liz Morejon

Partner, Morejon + Andrews Orthodontics

"The Long Arc of a Career"

Dr. Jessica Backinger

Owner, Summit Orthodontics

"DiSC"

Steffney Loganbill

Steffney Loganbill

Director of Sales, Neon Canvas

"Making Your Way: An Introvert's Worst Nightmare"

Nicole McFarlane

Nicole McFarlane

Office Manager, Dunn Orthodontics

"The Role of an Office Manager"

(Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.)

2021 Agenda

Thursday: January 14th 

5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Registration & Opening Reception 


Friday: January 15th 

7:00am - 8:00am  

Breakfast & Registration 


8:00am - 8:15am  

Welcome! 

Dr. Courtney Dunn


8:15am - 9:15am



9:15am - 10:00am



10:00am - 10:30am

Break & Sponsor Interaction


10:30am - 11:15am



11:15am - 12:00pm



12:00pm - 1:30pm  

Lunch & Sponsor Interaction


1:30pm - 2:15pm  



2:15pm - 3:00pm



3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break & Sponsor Interaction


3:30pm - 4:15pm



4:15pm - 5:00pm



5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Reception & Sponsor Interaction

Saturday: January 16th 

7:00am - 8:00am  

Breakfast


8:00am - 9:00am  



9:00am - 10:00am



10:00am - 10:30am

Break & Sponsor Interaction


10:30am - 11:15am



11:15am - 12:00pm



12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Sponsor Interaction


1:30pm - 2:15pm



2:15pm - 3:00pm  



3:00pm - 3:30pm

Break & Sponsor Interaction


3:30pm - 4:15pm



4:15pm - 5:00pm


2021 Venue

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054 - (480) 293-5000

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Pursue your passions and discover award-winning service at the AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Our family-friendly hotel welcomes you with an unparalleled array of luxurious amenities, including an on-site spa, championship golf at Wildfire Golf Club, five pools, a lazy river and exquisite dining. Gracefully designed rooms and suites include deluxe bedding, modern technology and floor-to-ceiling windows; many feature views of the mountains, golf club or resort pools. Invigorate your mind and body at Revive Spa, or perfect your swing on one of our two immaculate golf courses, designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. Feast on American cuisine, Asian specialties or steak - or enjoy a poolside cocktail or local beer.

Reservations

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Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this year’s event.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the dates of the Women in Orthodontics® Conference 2021? 

The main conference is Friday January 15th – Saturday January 16th. There will be an opening reception on Thursday January 14th starting at 5:00pm.

2. What is the venue for the conference? 

The conference will be hosted at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. To secure your room, please use this link ($285.00 group rate). We recommend booking your flight to arrive in time for the opening reception starting at 5:00pm on Thursday January 14th.

3. I'm trying to book my travel. What times do I need to know about? 

The opening reception and conference registration will start at 5:00pm - 7:00pm on Thursday January 14th. The conference will conclude around 5:00pm on Saturday January 16th. Fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

4. Can guys attend this event? 

Absolutely! While the speakers and topics were selected with a focus on the needs of female orthodontists, our male colleagues are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

5. Is there a staff/team program? 

No. The Women in Orthodontics® Conference 2021 only has a Doctor Program. Depending on demand, a Staff Program may be added to future Women in Orthodontics® Conferences.

6. Can I bring my spouse or significant other?  

Yes! Because of our VERY limited seating, every person must purchase a ticket to get into the event.

7. Can I get a refund if I can't attend? 

All sale are final. Registration is non-refundable, but fully transferable up to one week prior to the event. Transfer requests must be made in writing to WIO Support - [email protected]cs.com. 

8. Is there transportation from the airport to the hotels? 

We do not provide any transportation from the airport to the hotel. We recommend using a taxi service, Uber or Lyft.

9. Is food provided?  

Breakfast and lunch along with mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided Friday and Saturday. Dinners will be on your own. There are many great restaurants in Scottsdale.

10. What do I need to bring to get into the conference? 

Please bring a Photo ID and your ticket to gain access to the conference.

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