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08 February 2023

Aspen Dental named a top national workplace for diversity, inclusion by Newsweek

Aspen Dental was listed among America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity in the Healthcare and Services category by Newsweek magazine. As the largest branded dental organization in the world, Aspen Dental supports more than 1,000 branded offices nationwide, and prides itself on cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all team members.

Jeri Doris, chief human resources officer for TAG – The Aspen Group, said in a news release that the company believes supporting its 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," she said in the news release. "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."

Aspen Dental by the numbers:

  • Today, the Aspen Dental network serves 35,000 patients a day through the help of 20,000 team members across 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 employees are female.
  • 36% of Aspen Dental employees self-identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Asian.
  • 36% of Aspen Dental new hires 2022 to date self-identify as two or more races, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Asian.

Amanda Tompkins, an Aspen Dental lead dental assistant, said in the news release that 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," she said in the news release. "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."

Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group based the scoring on the 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 U.S. Respondents were asked questions about corporate culture, working environment and other subjects at both their own companies and others they were familiar with. The survey yielded more than 350,000 company reviews.

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