Aspen Dental VIBE Session: Academic Edition Offers 150 Dental Students A Unique Opportunity To Kick-Start Their Careers

Posted on October 23, 2018

More than 150 dental students from 37 dental schools across the country descended on Chicago from October 19- 21 to participate in an Aspen Dental VIBE Session: Academic Edition. This was a one-of-a-kind recruitment event designed to match fourth-year dental students with Aspen Dental practice owners looking to hire new dentists upon graduation.

Aspen Dental VIBE Session: Academic Edition brings more than 150 dental students from 37 schools across the country together for one-of-a-kind recruiting experience in Chicago. Photo Credit: Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

In total, more than 300 interviews were conducted by nearly 50 dental practice owners during the event. What's more, 40 job offers were extended onsite, and 10 attending students have already accepted a full-time position at an Aspen Dental office upon graduation.

Of the roughly 6,000 dental students who will graduate in 2019, an estimated 25 percent will begin their career at a DSO-supported practice. There is an industry-wide race to recruit top talent, which means that DSOs are becoming increasingly competitive to meet the shifting needs and expectations of new dentists who are entering the job market. With a new Aspen Dental branded office opening every five days, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) is leading the charge to bring new talented dentists onboard.

"Just as patient expectations of dental care have changed, dentists' expectations for their careers are also shifting, particularly as more women and millennials enter the field," said Dr. Arwinder Judge, chief clinical officer at ADMI. "Events like this are just one of the ways we're revolutionizing how we recruit and train new dentists to adapt to the evolving wants and needs of the next generation."

The Chicago VIBE Event marked the second VIBE Session: Academic Edition this year. Dental students nationwide participated in the event, which included networking, a panel discussion, keynote speakers and one-on-one interviews with Aspen Dental practice owners looking to grow and expand their practices.

Added John Murphy, vice president of talent acquisition at ADMI, "The purpose of the event was simple: immerse students in our unique culture, understand their goals and career aspirations, and make it clear that dentists who join Aspen Dental are supported by mentors and an organization that will stop at nothing to enable their success."

The weekend was capped-off by a fun and engaging experience at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, which was hosting a limited-time "Saturday Night Live: The Experience" exhibit.

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About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers so that patients can get the care they need today. With nearly 700 offices in 38 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for more than 1.7 million patients in 2017. For additional information about Aspen Dental or to find an Aspen Dental office, please visit

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc. 

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers they've always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.  

Photo Credit: Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

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