More than 125 dental students from 35 dental schools across the country descended on Dallas over the weekend to participate in a one-of-a-kind Aspen Dental VIBE Session aimed at matching fourth-year dental students with Aspen Dental practice owners looking to hire new dentists upon graduation.
The result? By the end of the weekend, 20 candidates had accepted a full-time position at an Aspen Dental office upon graduation.
Roughly 6,000 dental students will graduate in 2019, and an estimated 25% will begin their career at a practice supported by a dental support organization (DSO). 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 graduating dental students.
“Now more than ever, it’s important that we continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of millennials and an increasingly diverse workforce,” said Dr. Arwinder Judge, chief clinical officer at ADMI. “Events like these are integral in helping dental students not only learn what Aspen Dental is all about, but also 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 throughout their entire career journey."
The VIBE Session took place at the historic Adolphus Hotel in Dallas from March 15-17 and was the first in a series of sessions currently planned throughout the country in 2019. Dental students heard from members of the ADMI leadership team, engaged in a panel discussion with dentists at various stages of their Aspen Dental career journey, and enjoyed remarks from keynote speaker Chip Madera, who encouraged them to build confidence and put exceptional patient experiences at the heart of everything they do.
The session concluded with approximately 250 interviews during a three-hour career guidance and interview period.
Added John Murphy, vice president of talent acquisition at ADMI, "The purpose of the VIBE Session was simple: immerse students in our unique culture, understand their goals and career aspirations, and align them with the right career opportunities. With nearly 20 candidates hired for opportunities across the country, the event was a win-win for participating students and Aspen Dental practice owners alike.”
More information on careers at Aspen Dental can be found at AspenDentalJobs.com.