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Pacific Dental Services® Holds Extraordinary Event

Pacific Dental Services® held its annual XP event at the J.W. Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Calif. from May 3-4, 2013. The tenth annual Extraordinary Performance (XP) Conference theme was “Choose Greatness.”  The event gathered PDS-supported owner doctors, associate doctors, hygienists, and  PDS employees  in a 2 day extravaganza  that included an awards dinner,  inspirational general sessions, and for the first time, a charity: water gala.

On Friday, May 3rd, Dr. John Nosti, a PDS-supported dentist, received the 2013 XP Award of Distinction, topping the list of 100 XP Award winners.

John Nosti

Dr. John Nosti won the 2013 XP Award of Distinction.

On Saturday morning, May 4th,  featured speakers including author Shawn Achor, dramatist Nicole Johnson and basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin Magic Johnson talked about “Choosing Greatness. “

Shawn Achor | Speaker

“Happiness like greatness is a choice. Happiness is an advantage.” – Shawn Achor

 

Nicole Johnson

“Maybe the way to greatness is not to pursue what;s out there but to begin to trust what’s inside.” – Nicole Johnson

 

Magic Johnson

“If you’re going to be great, you also have to bring passion to what you do.” – Magic Johnson

On Saturday afternoon, owner doctors from the Pacific South Coast Region and Desert Mountain Region held a friendly game of basketball right at Nokia Plaza at the center of L.A. Live. The Pacific South Coast team won with a score of 35 to 32.

Owner Doctors from the Pacific South Coast and Desert Mountain Regions played a game of basketball.

Owner Doctors from the Pacific South Coast and Desert Mountain Regions played a game of basketball.

 

The two day event ended with a charity: water gala to launch the 100 Wells for Ethiopia project. Bright yellow jerry cans lined the ballroom lobby and charity: water founder Scott Harrison addressed the crowd. While the atmosphere was festive, the goal of the evening was to launch charity: water fundraising campaigns to build at least 100 wells for Ethiopia.  Singer-songrwriter  Mat Kearney  capped the evening with a rockin’ concert.

charity: water Founder Scott Harrison was a special guest at the gala event to launch 100 Wells for Ethiopia.

charity: water Founder Scott Harrison was a special guest at the gala event to launch 100 Wells for Ethiopia.

 

Singer Mat Kearney entertained the audience with a concert.

Singer Mat Kearney entertained the audience with a concert.

 

 

 

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