Aspen Dental provides a Doctor Development Program that helps you hone your clinical, managerial, leadership and operational competencies throughout your career. It was designed by a group of Aspen Dental Practice Owners, who identified key components for quickly assimilating newly hired doctors into Aspen Dental and for fostering their development at each step in their career.
Upon joining Aspen, you will be assigned an Aspen Mentor Doctor, who provides support in an individualized onboarding experience and continues to serve as an advisor on an as-needed basis. In addition, you will have access to directors of operations, regional managers, executive leadership and a range of continuing education programs.
Your first month:
Under the guidance of your Mentor Doctor at his or her practice, your initial onboarding includes:
An orientation on Aspen Dental’s mission, values, and approach to providing excellence in oral health care
An onboarding experience tailored to your current skill sets and experience level
Clinical experience to refine your capacity for complex procedures, treatment planning and case presentations
An introduction to practice management tools and resources
By the end of this comprehensive initiation, you’ll be ready to start working independently.
Your first year:
After your four-week onboarding, you’ll begin working autonomously at your chosen practice. However, you’ll still receive plenty of support and the professional development you need to advance your skills and/or manage your practice, including:
Remote consultations with your Mentor Doctor during your next several months
A recommended professional development plan from your Mentor Doctor
A range of online continuing education and select market programs to improve your skills and for which you’ll receive free ADA CERP-accredited CE credits
Your entire career:
After your first year, you’ll have a strong handle on your practice management skills and be ready to further your interest and knowledge in other areas, including practice ownership. Throughout your career with us, you’ll have access to:
Advanced clinical education to stay abreast of the latest clinical research, medical devices, therapeutic techniques and treatment protocols
Our professional development program in Syracuse, NY, to enhance your management and leadership skill sets
Our Practice Ownership Program, which can include workshops or our Ownership Retreat, to develop your management skills while networking with your Aspen Dental colleagues from around the country