Aspen Dental Named Best Workplace for Diversity and Inclusion by Newsweek

Aspen Dental was listed by Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for diversity in the Healthcare & Services category. Aspen Dental is the largest dental brand organization in the world, supporting more than 1,000 brand offices across the country, and prides itself on cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all team members.

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“We believe that supporting our independent providers is the most important thing. We are focused and committed to changing the future of dentistry in more ways than just leading clinical and technology advancements,” said Jeri Doris, chief human resources officer for TAG – The Aspen Group. “While our investment is absolutely paramount to bring better care to more people, it cannot be done without the power of diversity and inclusion behind it. Aspen Dental offices strive to reflect the communities in which clinicians live and work, creating an environment that is both inclusive for staff and welcoming for patients.

Aspen Dental in numbers:

  • Today, the Aspen Dental network serves 35,000 patients a day thanks to the help of 20,000 team members at more than 1,000 locations in 45 states.
  • In 2022, Aspen Dental opened more than 60 locations owned and operated by independent dental practice owners.
  • 79% of Aspen Dental’s employees are female.
  • 36% of Aspen Dental employees identify themselves as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino or Asian.
  • 36% of Aspen Dental’s new hires in 2022 to date self-identify as two or more races, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Asian.

“Diversity to me means that all walks of life work together to achieve the same goal. Our office has a diverse range of personalities and ethnicities, and we all grow and learn from each other every day,” said Amanda Tompkins, an Aspen Dental dental assistant. “We work as one and don’t care about the differences we all have. I have learned so much about my colleagues, and I am always developing my mindset and gaining knowledge about the culture of other countries.”

Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group based the score on a review of publicly available data, interviews with HR professionals and an anonymous online survey of a diverse pool of employees at companies with 1,000 or more employees in the US. Respondents were asked about corporate culture, work environment and other topics at both their own companies and others they were familiar with.

The research yielded more than 350,000 company reviews.

About Aspen

The company was founded in New York in 1998 by Bob Fontana with a simple goal in mind: to break down the barriers doctors and patients face when it comes to dental care. Today, more than 20 years later, with more than 1,000 branded locations across the country, the company’s mission remains the same: to provide better care to more people. Aspen Dental is the largest group of branded dental practices in the world.

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About TAG – The Aspen Group

TAG – The Aspen Group was built on the simple idea of ​​bringing better healthcare to more people. The independent healthcare practices that TAG supports operate in more than 1,300 locations in 45 states through six consumer healthcare brands: Aspen Dental, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center, WellNow Urgent Care, Chapter Aesthetic Studio, and AZPetVet.

Together they serve more than 35,000 patients per day and more than 8 million patients per year. TAG is headquartered at 800 W. Fulton Market in Chicago.

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Aspen Dental Named Best Workplace for Diversity and Inclusion by Newsweek

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