Aspen Dental Named a Top National Workplace for Diversity and Inclusion by Newsweek

Aspen Dental

Aspen Dental was included in Newsweek Magazine’s list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity in the healthcare and services sector in 2023. Aspen Dentistry, the biggest branded dental organization in the world, serves more than 1,000 branded locations around the country and takes pride in creating an inclusive and diverse workplace for all team members.

“We believe supporting our independent providers is what matters most. We are focused and committed to changing the future of dentistry in more ways than just leading clinical and technological advancements”, “While our investment is absolutely paramount to bringing better care to more people, it cannot be done without the power of diversity and inclusion behind it. Aspen Dental offices strive to mirror the communities in which clinicians live and work, creating an environment that is both inclusive for staff and welcoming for patients.”

Jeri Doris, Chief Human Resources Officer for TAG – The Aspen Group

Aspen Dental’s statistics

  • With the assistance of 20,000 team members spread throughout 1,000+ locations in 45 states, the Aspen Dental network currently provides care for 35,000 patients every day.
  • Aspen Dental started operating more than 60 locations in 2022, all of which were run by independent dental practise proprietors.
  • Women make up 79% of the workforce at Aspen Dental.
  • 36% of Aspen Dental personnel self-identify as Asian, Hispanic, or Black or African American.
  • To date, 36% of Aspen Dental’s new hires who self-identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Asian, do so for two or more races.

“To me, diversity means all walks of life working together to achieve the same goal. Our office has a wide range of personalities and ethnicities, and we all grow and learn from each other every day”, “We work as one and do not care about any difference we all may have. I have learned so much about my colleagues, and I’m always growing my mindset and gaining knowledge about the culture of other countries.”

Amanda Tompkins, an Aspen Dental Lead Dental Assistant

The scoring was determined by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group based on an analysis of publicly accessible data, interviews with HR professionals, and results from an anonymous online survey of a wide range of employees at U.S. organizations with 1,000 or more employees. Questions about corporate culture, the work environment, and other topics at respondents’ own businesses and other businesses they were familiar with were asked. More than 350,000 corporate reviews were obtained through the study.

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