How To Increase Your Earning Potential & Pay Off Your Loans:
Find a practice with these qualities:
- Core values based on doing what is right for each patient, not production
- Solid patient flow and track record of success
- Hands-on mentorship to quickly grow your skill set in more advanced procedures
- The latest technology for outstanding patient care and outcomes
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental school tuition continues to increase, costing students up to $100,000 or more a year. Unfortunately, graduates aren’t finding the right work opportunities to pay off their student debt which is estimated to accumulate after graduation. As a new grad, what should you be looking for in an employer to make sure you can pay off your student loans in a timely manner?
Core Values and Culture
While there are many dental organizations whose primary focus is on generating revenue from each patient, it is important to choose an organization with core values and culture rooted in patient care. Here at Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, our core values are first and foremost centered around treating our patients like family. We focus on showing compassion and respect to our patients through a synergetic approach that includes general dentistry, orthodontics, and hygiene care. This ensures our patients receive the best comprehensive care for optimal oral health.
When you choose an organization whose core values align with your own, you’re more likely to experience long-term success and growth. As you grow within the organization, your earnings will grow as well, making it that much easier to pay off your loans.
The Finest Mentoring and Training
As a new grad transitioning into the dental profession can be intimidating. However, having guidance along the way can instill great confidence in your role as a dentist, providing the best possible care for your patients. We believe that every provider working at Jefferson Dental should be set up for success from the very beginning. This is why we’ve made it our priority to provide our team with the finest mentoring, training, and support from all of our experienced professionals to ensure you get off to the best start possible.
Every new dentist is placed with a more experienced dentist to mentor them and help them learn, and they always have access to our clinical leadership team to talk through cases, teach them how to do a procedure, and they will even assist the new dentist on cases. We also lead a lot of CE courses and hands-on workshops with senior dentists. With our network of experienced dentists and resources, our hands-on approach allows our dentists to learn rapidly with a safety net, increasing their earning potential much faster than other practices where they would have to learn on their own.
Employee Development and Advancemen
As a new dental graduate, it’s important to be part of an organization that takes your professional development seriously. When an organization is able to provide ongoing training opportunities for their employees to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry, it shows their dedication towards the development of their providers and the quality of care for their patients. This rings true at Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, where we provide our team with the best technology in the market such as Overjet AI and iTero 3D scanners that not only enhance the effectiveness and success of our providers, but most importantly, our patients’ experience and well-being.
Employee development is a key part of our mission to provide top-quality care. We are committed to helping our providers advance in their role by giving them the tools they need to become better at what they do, whether it’s through training, mentoring, technology or support staff.
Our dentists can earn well over double the industry average, due in part to our industry-leading patient flow, but also because they are trained on how to perform more advanced procedures. We have new graduates on track to make $280k annually, and experienced doctors regularly earn $350k or more.
Proven Track Record of Success and Longevity
A proven track record of success and longevity is critical to the success of any organization. Without a successful history, it’s difficult for you to trust that the organization you’re looking into will be able to provide you with the resources and opportunities to succeed within your career.
Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics has been in business for over 55 years, with many dentists and team members who have been with us over 10 years. These seasoned providers started with us as junior dentists and worked their way up into leadership roles, guiding fellow dentists towards their own path of success within the organization. High provider retention is a good indicator that the company is stable, supportive, and solid.
One reason our business in particular has thrived for over 55 years is our industry-leading patient flow. While the industry is down 2-4% in 2022 versus 2021, Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics’ patient flow is increasing 40% over last year and still growing. Abundant patient flow is a crucial factor in determining your success as a young dentist, because it increases your opportunity to both learn and earn.
At Jefferson, we believe in the power of collaboration. Our providers work together to provide the best quality care through our comprehensive healthcare model.
We believe that this approach is the best way to treat our patients for long-term health and preventative care, while providing our providers with one another’s support when it comes to creating treatment plans for our patients. This collaboration also helps all of our providers increase their case acceptance rate by stressing the importance of proper bite alignment and hygiene between an orthodontist, general doctor and hygienist. This is done by having hygienists and GD work together to help with GD clearance for ortho and making sure patients receive the best comprehensive quality care for their overall oral health.
The Confidence to Pay Off Debt
When you feel confident about your ability to get out of debt, it helps you stay motivated and focused on the task at hand. It is important that as a new graduate, you select an organization that can provide you with the resources to succeed as a dentist, helping you reach your financial goals faster.
Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics is proud to offer new graduates the chance to succeed in your career by providing the finest mentoring, technology, training and leadership available in our industry. We want to help you build your confidence so that you can not only meet your financial goals, but more importantly, be a part of the industry evolution we are leading: doing the right thing for our patients through patient-first, comprehensive oral healthcare.