CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI), one of the largest dental support organizations (DSOs) in the U.S., announced the addition of Jan LeBeau, RDH, as Vice President of Hygiene Support for the West Coast.
The hiring is designed to support the company’s continued growth and expansion west during a year that has seen the first Aspen Dental locations open in California as well as the opening of a state-of-the-art scheduling center in Chandler, Arizona, just outside Phoenix. Aspen Dental is on track to open 80 new office locations nationwide in 2019 alone.
LeBeau brings 30 years of experience in the industry to her role, where she will co-lead the hygiene support team with Maureen Howes, RDH, Vice President of Hygiene Support – East and ensure that dental hygienists have the support and development they need to provide great care to their patients. The addition of LeBeau’s role comes at a critical time, as dental hygiene is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care support field.i, ii
“With a growing body of research that shows the link between periodontal disease and overall health, there’s never been a more important time to be working in dentistry,” LeBeau said. “I’m thrilled to join the team at ADMI and for the opportunity to support dentists and hygienists from across the Aspen Dental network as they strive to make a difference in the lives of patients who have not had consistent access to dental care.”
Prior to joining ADMI, LeBeau was Director of Dental Hygiene at Pacific Dental Services (PDS) and Chair of Dental Hygiene for PDS University Institute of Dentistry where she was instrumental in developing and implementing a large-scale diode laser program. Before PDS, Jan was with Nobel Biocare as Regional Sales Manager for the Greater Los Angeles area. She was a chair-side hygienist for 15 years before transitioning into management, sales and education. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in dental hygiene and laser dentistry and is active with the California Dental Hygiene Association and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Jan currently serves on multiple advisory boards including Biolase Lasers and Proctor and Gamble/Oral B. She has lectured nationally and internationally and has published many articles relating to dental hygiene and lasers in dentistry.
About Aspen Dental Offices
Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers so that patients can get the care they need today. With close to 780 offices in 42 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for nearly 1.8 million patients in 2018.
About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers they've always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.
i**According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Handbook, “employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and as research continues to link oral health to overall health.” Occupational Handbook. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm
ii**According to the 2018 Best Jobs Ranking by US News, Dental Hygienist ranks as #2 in Best Health Care Support Jobs. Dental Hygienist Overview. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/dental-hygienist