As part of our Career Compass, ASDA created a series of webinars on career-related topics to help members prepare for graduation and transition into the profession. We work with new dentists and experts in the field to present information that is relevant, unique and credible. Our live programs allow you to ask questions of the presenters. However, we understand that your schedules are busy so we record each program for viewing at your convenience.  

Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinar Recordings

  • Tips from the Editor: Enhancing Your Writing Skills

    Aug 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    Join ASDA alum and past editor-in-chief, Dr. Stephen Rogers, as he shares key tips and insights for creating written material. He’ll also review common errors and pitfalls in the writing process and how to avoid them. Whether you’re working on a personal statement or journal article, you’ll take away insights to enhance your writing skills and strengthen your editing abilities.
  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

    Aug 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    In this session, ASDA alum, Dr. Jennifer Giltner will share her insights about a career in orthodontics, from selecting a specialty to residency and practice. You’ll receive an overview of how and why she chose to specialize in orthodontics. You’ll also gain insight into various residency application and selection processes, and hear about what a typical day could look like in residency and practice to get a better understanding of the specialty overall.
  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Dental Anesthesiology

    Jul 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    Dr. Kristopher Mendoza is an ASDA alum who’s passionate about serving individuals experiencing barriers to dental care and, through his career in dental anesthesiology, he’s able to work with various patient populations. During this session, Dr. Mendoza will share how he decided to pursue a career dental anesthesiology and what the experience has entailed. He’ll also share insights about residency and life in practice that can help you determine if this may be the right path for you.

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Jul 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    In the third session of this webinar series, ASDA alum, Dr. Daniel Hammer, will share insights about his experiences in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS). Hear about how he made the decision to specialize and why he chose OMS, specifically. You’ll learn about residency and the day-to-day experiences you may have in practice to help determine if this is the path you want to pursue.

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Dental Public Health

    Jul 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you?

    Dr. Sara Davis will share her pathway to a career in public health in this session of the dental specialty series. She’ll outline what a typical day might look like in a public health setting and how the scope of practice can differ depending on formal training. There are multiple options when you pursue a career in public health and this session will help you explore the possibilities. 

  • Exploring Dental Specialties: Pediatric Dentistry

    Jun 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    There are many options when choosing your career path, especially if you are considering a specialty. How do you know which one is right for you? Throughout this webinar series, ASDA alumni will share their experiences across multiple dental specialties, such as pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and more.  Hear how they made their decisions to specialize and why they chose their specific practice area. They will share insights about their residencies and day-to-day practice to give you an inside look at a career in specialized dentistry.

  • The Art of Dental Mentorship

    Jun 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    You’ve likely been encouraged to “find a mentor” in dental school, but why is it so important and how does one start this process? Some meet their mentors by chance, but for others it takes time and personal effort to find the right mentor. In this session, you will learn the importance of mentorship throughout all phases of your dental career, how to identify strong dental and leadership mentors and ways to cultivate a successful relationship with these individuals in person or virtually.
  • Dos & Don’ts of CV Writing

    May 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    CVs are required to apply for ASDA leadership positions, externships, post-graduate programs and jobs. Is your CV submission-ready for any opportunity that may arise? This session will provide a snapshot look at the information that should (and should not) be included on a professional CV and offer tips to avoid common formatting and editing errors that undermine an otherwise polished CV.

    This webinar is only available to ASDA members

  • Enhancing Your Technique in Dental Photography

    May 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    Because dentistry can be abstract, dental photography is one of the best ways to communicate your skillset to potential patients and employers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, attend this session to learn tips for improving dental photography. We’ll review common mistakes that can impact the quality of the images and outline exercises that you can do at home to practice your technique.

    During the session, the speaker will provide feedback about select attendee-submitted dental photos and share tips for how the image could be enhanced.

    This webinar is only available to ASDA members

  • Defining Your Career Trajectory: A DSO Perspective

    Aug 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    ASDAWebinarBannerAd-300x250px_RCA_071919GRNowadays, there are a plethora of career paths new dentists can take following graduation. However, what does the career trajectory look like for a dentist who has been with a dental support organization or DSO for 1, 3 or even 5+ years out of school? Join us for this Heartland Dental sponsored webinar to hear from a panel of successful dentists who have chosen to work for a DSO and what career advice they have for emerging dentists. Attendees will be able to engage with the panel with a live Q&A session, take notes on valuable career tips and even hear a few coming of age stories that has shaped this panel into the dentists they are today. Register to save your spot! 
  • Dental School Loan - Office Hours

    May 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Dental_Webinar-Post_v2Dental school is expensive and your funding choices matter - today and tomorrow. This "open forum" webinar is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about paying for dental school. CommonBond's student loan experts will be on call to help identify your options and walk you through the process of applying for a dental school loan.
  • How to Launch Your Career!

    Mar 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    ASDAWebinarWebsiteBannerArt300x250px_REC_030119PCCareer development and exploration starts while you’re a student – Join Heartland Dental-supported Dr. Jacob Berger and friends to hear our top 5 tips for what you can start doing NOW to launch your career and be ready for graduation! This isn't a webinar you'd want to miss!
  • Financial lessons learned the hard way: A conversation with the "Broke Doctor"

    Jan 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    BrokeDoctor-Ad-300x250px-R1_1Drowning in student loan debt, small business loans and credit cards, Dr. Matt Krieger came to the difficult realization that his biggest financial problem was not the interest rate on his loans, but rather the man looking back at him in the mirror. 

    After taking responsibility for his financial choices he began to study and learn how to eliminate debt, how to properly manage (and actually enjoy) a monthly budget and ultimately how to build wealth.

    Today, Dr. Krieger and his wife and are on an exciting adventure together to conquer their finances. Dr. Krieger is the author of The Broke Doctor, a blog that serves to document their transformative financial journey, keep them accountable, and educate and inspire those around them. 

    We invite you to join us for a riveting real life story: a conversation between Christian Pearson, national director of dental partnerships at Treloar & Heisel, Inc. and Dr. Matt Krieger, the doctor who chose to go from broke and wealthy and focused. 

    Treloar & Heisel, Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management, and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management are all divisions of Treloar & Heisel, Inc. 

    Investment Advice offered through WCG Wealth Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor doing business as Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management. Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management is a separate entity from The Wealth Consulting Group and WCG Wealth Advisors, LLC. 

    Insurance products offered separately through Treloar & Heisel and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management. 
  • How To Conquer Student Debt: The Haidet's Story

    Oct 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Join Heartland Dental-supported doctors Drew and Whitney Haidet as they discuss how they paid off their dental student debt in a little over two years after graduation. The pair will be explaining their tactics of how they paid off their debt so quickly and give the audience tips on what they can be doing now to save for the future. Their success story is not only inspiring, but will motivate any students to get their debt in check. 

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  • Cost of technology - Everyone wants it, but can you afford it?

    Sep 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    With dental technology continually evolving each year, the cost of new equipment could quickly put a new dentist deeper in debt. In the Cost of Technology - Everyone Wants It, But Can You Afford It?, Heartland Dental-supported doctors will discuss our clinical technology and supplies vetting process, as well as how we determine what products will have the highest return on investment. Our clinical experts will give the audience an in-depth cost analysis of some of the largest ticketed equipment in our supported offices, discuss our favorite supplies and tips on how to select the right technology for your future office and patients.
  • Ask the tough questions: Dental interview prep

    Aug 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Struggling to know what questions to ask at the end of an interview? Asking your interviewer the right questions is a very important part of a job interview – especially when you’re fresh out of dental school. Unfortunately, many of those on the job market fail to ask meaningful questions during this phase of an interview and end up leaving empty-handed. This webinar will help you learn which questions you should be asking during your dental interviews to ensure you make a lasting impression. Stacey Smith, a Dr. Recruiting Supervisor with Heartland Dental, will give you an inside look at the questions you should be asking, what you should be looking for in the answers and why these questions are vital to your success.
  • To Specialize or Not?

    Aug 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    You have decided your career is in oral health and are enjoying dental school.  There are more choices in your future. Leaders from several organizations share why they chose their specialty and answer YOUR questions about how to decide if specializing is for you.  
  • Charting Your Path

    Aug 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Join five amazing ASDA alumni who will share their experiences across all facets of dentistry: residencies; specialties - pediatrics; associateships; private practice ownership; and non-traditional careers - military.  Hear how they made their decisions and how ASDA played a role in those opportunities.
  • “Do this, don’t do that!” Common mistakes in private practice ownership – and how to avoid them

    Aug 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    So you think you want to go into private practice? Everyone you know will have an opinion on how you should go about it. 

    Our advice is don't take advice from people that have opened one or two practices. Take advice from people who have done it hundreds of times. Find mentors or industry leaders who have put in their hours opening lots of offices, and who have seen the ‘ups and downs’ of this business. 

    In this can’t miss webinar, packed with tips from experienced pros, you’ll learn how to avoid common missteps that dentist make when they decide to venture out on their own. 

    Tune in and listen up! We look forward to your participation on this call.
  • It’s more than just teeth: A communications webinar

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    ASDA members will walk away from this program with an understanding of how to communicate effectively with their future patients and clinical team. Attendees will have the opportunity to uncover their DISC personality type, learn how it relates to their leadership style and explore proven communication techniques. This webinar will be led by the founding partner of Heartland Dental, Dr. Bill Bloink, who is considered a communications expert within the dental industry.