To help dental students prepare for life post-graduation, 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.
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 always trying to bring new 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. 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.” – Dr. Arwinder Judge, chief clinical officer at ADMI
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.
Here is a video from their March 2018 VIBE Session which was held in Nashville, TN:
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