SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) has launched a reimbursement program to support Lab Technicians in attaining their Certified Dental Technician (CDT) designation in Complete Dentures. The program is part of ADMI's continued dedication to providing employees with professional development opportunities and ensures that its lab technician professionals are given the necessary resources to meet top industry standards.
Through the program, ADMI will reimburse technicians 100 percent of the cost associated with the application process and exam fees once passed, and will continue its support by paying technicians for their annual renewal fees. ADMI employs more than 760 lab technicians throughout the United States.
"We are devoted to helping develop our dental lab technicians' abilities by providing them access to the tools and accreditations required to enhance their skills and careers," said Jess Mulyca, director of lab support for ADMI. "It is critical for the dentists supported by ADMI to have top-notch, highly qualified lab support in order to provide superior care and prosthetics to their patients, and this program helps make that happen."
The CDT designation is recognized and endorsed by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP).
"We understand that cost is often the biggest barrier in achieving this designation, and in the spirit of taking care of the people who care for the patients, we want to remove this barrier," said Lori Bowling, talent acquisition manager – lab programs, ADMI. "It is our goal to ensure that all current and prospective lab technicians employed by ADMI and working in an Aspen Dental practice are qualified for top positions in the industry."
The decision to sponsor a CDT program also complements ADMI's internal one-year Denture Technician Training Program. Since the program's inception in 2011, hundreds of technicians have been trained and placed in jobs across the country.
The CDT program is national in scope and available to all current and prospective lab technicians seeking employment with ADMI. Since certification is voluntary, it represents not only compliance with documented standards, but also a special personal commitment to quality and professionalism. Each Certified Dental Technician has met industry standards with respect to required knowledge and applied skills through the successful completion of exams and compliance with continuing technical and regulatory education requirements.
To learn more about the CDT designation, eligibility requirements and exam dates and locations, visit: https://nbccert.org/certificants/certified-dental-technician/cdt-application.cfm.
About Aspen Dental Practices
Dentists and staff at Aspen Dental practices believe everyone has the right to quality, affordable oral health care. As one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of independent dental care providers in the U.S, more than 550 Aspen Dental practices in 34 states offer patients a safe, welcoming and judgment-free environment to address their dental challenges. All Aspen Dental practices offer a full range of dental and denture services – including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work – allowing patients to have the peace of mind that they are getting the healthy mouths they deserve. In 2015, Aspen Dental practices recorded more than 3.7 million patient visits and welcomed nearly 785,000 new patients.
About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) is a dental support organization that provides non-clinical business support services to independently owned and operated dental practices in 34 states. This can include services and recommendations related to finding the right location, leasing, IT services, accounting and marketing. This model leaves independent, licensed practitioners free to concentrate on patient care.
To learn more about Aspen Dental practices and services, preview the patient experience, get answers to general treatment questions, find a location, and schedule appointments, visit www.aspendental.com. To learn more about careers at ADMI and Aspen Dental practices, visit http://aspendentaljobs.com.
SOURCE Aspen Dental