On September 16 in Chicago, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) – the Dental Support Organization that provides nonclinical business support to the 640-plus Aspen Dental practices across 36 states – hosted its inaugural VIBE Session: New Grad Edition for 110 new dental school graduates who have recently joined an Aspen Dental practice. Also in attendance were 10 dental student leaders from various schools across the country. VIBE Sessions were created a few years ago by ADMI to help dentists with Aspen Dental learn, connect, and celebrate with each other – and fully understand how Aspen Dental is breaking down the barriers to better care, better smiles and better lives.
During the session, the new doctors were able to engage with and learn from the best and brightest via professional development, team-building activities and panel discussions with successful, experienced Aspen Dental practice owners and partners. The New Grad Edition was geared specifically to new dentists, and focused on sharing a roadmap for building a successful, long-term career and providing attendees the opportunity to network with their peers as well as established practice owners.
“Today we learned more about the business of Aspen Dental and how important it is to connect with your peers and have a great mentor,” said Dr. Natalie Semaan, an Associate Dentist at the Aspen Dental practice in Bloomingdale, IL. “It’s so great that all of the attendees are new dentists so we have a lot in common and can relate and laugh with each other about our experiences.”
But that’s not all – the new grads were also able to attend the NASCARTales of the Turtles 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway on September 17, getting to see the excitement first-hand with a VIP experience at the track. Aspen Dental partner and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick even stopped by to speak to the grads, giving career advice and thanking them for joining the team at Aspen Dental, the official dentist of NASCAR.
One lucky new grad, Dr. Sumita Sam, the Associate Dentist at the Aspen Dental practice in Taylor, MI, won a brand new 2017 Ford Mustang as part of Aspen Dental’s Best Grad Gift Ever promotion.
“New Grad Edition was an incredible experience,” said Dr. Ryan Evans, an Associate Dentist at the Aspen Dental practice in New Braunfels, TX. “I loved learning more about what my career journey with Aspen Dental could look like – and I’m so proud to be part of the Aspen Dental family.”