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A Place to Call Home

Discover how Aspen Dental is helping patients throughout Alabama get the care they need, today. If you’re looking to have a flourishing career and join a community that thrives on collaboration and has fun while doing it, this is where you belong. Discover what “Sweet Home Alabama” is all about and why these practice owners said yes to a career with Aspen Dental!

Dr. Allie Haight

“Working with Aspen Dental allows me to provide healthcare options in a way that most clinicians aren’t offering. The financing options and accessible hours are what make Aspen unique and patients are really appreciative of that.”

Dr. Allie Haight
Owner, Aspen Dental, Gardendale, AL

About Dr. Haight:

  • Graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2015
  • Worked in a traditional private practice for a year but realized there wasn’t an opportunity to own
  • Joined Aspen Dental for ownership opportunity and to treat a population that has minimal access to dental care
  • Became the owner of the Aspen Dental office in Gardendale in 2018

Her Alabama Favs:

  • As a native of Alabama, she wants people to know about the state’s rich culture and beautiful landscape
  • Birmingham is going through a revitalization – there’s some really cool attractions and a booming culinary scene
  • The people are very friendly and in desperate need of dental care and dental providers

Dr. Ryan Hirsowitz

"Aspen Dental created an opportunity that has allowed me to have a better quality of life while having an enriching career."

Dr. Ryan Hirsowitz
Owner, Aspen Dental, Birmingham, AL

About Dr. Hirsowitz:

  • Joined Aspen Dental in Florida in 2015 after completing a GPR
  • Relocated to Alabama for ownership opportunities in 2017
  • Became the owner of the Aspen Dental office in Birmingham in 2018

His Alabama Favs:

  • Southern hospitality does exist! The people of Alabama take great pride in their communities and it’s an ideal place to raise a family
  • After a long work week there are so many attractions to explore and enjoy. The food scene is huge and lots of fun breweries to check out
  • When the weather is great we’re surrounded by beautiful parks and nearby mountains and lakes to disconnect and relax on weekends

Cost of Living

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The cost of living in Alabama is well below the national average. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference, with the median home cost of $175,000, compared to the U.S average of $216,600.

Real Estate

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The median home cost in Alabama is $175,000, with a low property tax rate of 3.3, well below the national average of 10.35. Cities like Birmingham are going through a housing revitalization with lots of historic buildings being transformed into beautiful condos and apartments.

School Systems

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There are 138 school districts in Alabama, accommodating more than 700,000 students. Alabama is also home to prestigious universities such as the University of Alabama, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham, which is also home to the state’s only dental school.

Opportunities for Ownership

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There are opportunities for ownership and partnership in the region with existing practice owners who have experience developing and growing dentists into successful business owners. There are also multiple Large Group Practices throughout the region, meaning an office isn’t owned by a practice owner yet, creating opportunity for new dentists to acclimate within the Aspen Dental model and determine if the path to ownership is the right fit.

Mentorship & Student Loan Reimbursement Opportunities

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As a dentist in this region, you’ll work in offices that provide a full range of dental and denture services, emergency dental and specialty dental services, as well as cosmetic dentistry services. Some examples include: crown and bridge, fillings, sore gum relief, root canal therapy, digital radiology, advanced screening for oral cancer, veneers, dental implants, tooth whitening, and the ability to become certified in offering Invisalign treatment. If a mentor is what you desire, you’ll have access to successful and experienced dentists who have been trained on how to best hone your clinical and leadership skills to help you achieve your goals.

Student Loan Reimbursement packages are also available for many locations throughout this region to help you pay down your debt faster so you can focus on what you do best: practicing dentistry.



If you love seafood, you're in for a treat with one of Alabama's most popular dishes.

Peach Cobbler

As neighbors to the Peach State, many Alabamans love homemade peach cobbler.

Fried Okra

A popular form of okra aside from its use in gumbo.


Many barbecue restaurants here have been run by the same family for generations.

Craft Beer

Alabama breweries have skyrocketed with new flavors coming out weekly.

Fried Green Tomatoes

A delicious side dish that's served at most Southern-style restaurants.

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