University Relations

Dental One Partners established the University Alliance Program (UAP) to complement formal academic studies with in-practice experience. The UAP partners with accredited schools throughout the country to offer opportunities for enrolled students who require enriched clinical hours for graduation, or to alumni ready to partake in a flexible environment learning alongside experienced staff members. This initiative supports students in multiple roles: Dentist; Hygienists; Hygiene Assistants; Dental Assistants; Orthodontic Assistants; Endodontic Assistants; Oral Surgery Assistants; Perio Assistants; EFDA; and EDDA’s.

To provide your program with a quality experience for your students and or alumni with the opportunity to work with established doctors, latest technology, products, innovative procedures and more, please email:

Resource link for your alumni and or current students:

Get the Work-Life Balance you Deserve

While dentistry may be physically taxing, a good night’s sleep is typically the remedy. However, the fatigue that comes from the mental stress of managing all aspects of a dental practice is not easily remedied, especially when you end up going home late at night, because you were busy filing papers and dealing with insurance claim issues after hours. And by the time you walk through the door to see your family, you have no mental energy left. This can leave you feeling like a hamster on a wheel when it becomes your weekly routine.

The Solution

As a dentist, you have the ability to not only relieve pain but enable those who haven’t smiled in a long time to exude confidence as they face the world. The DentalOne Partners’ model gives you the ability to change people’s quality of life while at the same time preserving your own well-being, because it provides you with a management team that supports you in all of the operational and administrative aspects of running a successful practice.

Being able to focus on patient care instead of dealing with the exhaustion of running the ins and outs of a practice, leaves you with more time to impact every patient you treat and more energy to enjoy your life outside of work. Instead of staying behind to do administrative work after hours while already being mentally drained from multitasking all day long, imagine having the peace of mind to go home and spend time with your family worry-free.

A work-life balance is 100 percent achievable when you let DentalOne support you administratively. You deserve to not only focus on patient care but also enjoy your personal life. Click here to see our current Dentists openings across the country.


Author: Kathy Marin, Regional Dentist Recruiter

Kathy brings 30 years of insightful business experience centered on operations and recruiting.

Kathy’s goal is to be an active contributor to the professional growth of DentalOne supported practices by helping the most qualified and passionate professional dentists achieve their career goals.

Fun Fact: In her spare time, Kathy is an avid skydiver and continues to soar to new heights!

Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn!

Successful Compensation Negotiation 101 – Part 3

Is This the Right Offer for You?

After reading Successful Compensation Negotiation 101 – Part 1 and Part 2, you know what you’re worth and what you want, and you’re prepared to communicate this to your prospective employer. Due to the time you’ve invested in research and your open communication, you’re viewed as a serious and viable candidate.

You got the offer! Congrats! Now what?

    • Don’t say YES right away unless you are absolutely positive this is exactly what you want. Review the offer in detail. Review the benefits. Have a question? Ask. Taking a new job is a huge step in your life, and you should treat the offer as such. There is nothing that looks worse than verbally accepting and then negotiating afterwards.
    • Give the recruiter a clear timeline on when you will get back to them. If you want to review overnight, say you will let them know your answer first thing in the morning. Need a couple days?  Say you will give them your final answer in 48 hours. Longer than 48 hours is usually not suggested.
    • Something doesn’t look right? Talk to the recruiter, and be honest. You initially told them you were looking for $75,000, and you were told that was possible. Now, the offer says $70,000. Usually, there is a reasonable explanation – maybe the new bonus potential and benefits you will be receiving heavily outweigh the $5,000 you are not receiving in base. 
    • Perhaps there was a change in plans. Maybe you just received an unexpected increase in pay or a larger bonus. We get it – things change – just have a conversation with your recruiter. If something can be done, he or she will do everything possible to get you what you want. Don’t forget, recruiters want to get top talent in the door just as much as you want that top salary. If nothing can be done, then it’s time to sit down, and think about the offer and why you started looking! 

You’ve made a tremendous impression throughout your interview process to the point that the prospective employer wants you to be part of the team. Don’t let impulsivity, indecisiveness or lack of transparency detract from that.

Taking the time to seriously consider an offer from all angles and communicating effectively with your recruiter, will ensure you’re making the best decision and will greatly benefit your relationship with your new employer in the long run.

Still looking for that dream job? Check out our current job openings for Hygienists, Dentists, Operations Leaders, Dental Assistants and more!


Author: Lauren Bolsinger, Special Contributor

Lauren graduated from the University of Mississippi and has three and a half years of recruiting experience under her belt. 

Fun Fact: Lauren has an obsession with Indian food.  It is her absolute favorite!

Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn

The Dreaded Phone Interview — 3 Lesson’s to Help You not Strike Out

Put me in a room for a one-on-one interview with a hiring manager, and I will knock it out of the park every time! Why? That’s easy. I’m excited and passionate. I can read social cues, and I will never walk into a room unprepared. It’s just in my nature. Many out there are the exact same, but as a recruiter who spends most of his time conducting phone interviews, it is overwhelmingly clear that not all candidates approach a phone interview the same way.

Have you ever been in a face-to-face interview while shopping? No? Then why would you be out shopping while on a phone interview?

Have you ever sat across from a hiring manager and said, “No, sir/ma’am, I have no idea what your company does or why I’m here”? How about, “No, sir/ma’am, I didn’t review any of the information you sent me”? If you did answer this way, I am betting you didn’t get the job.

Have you ever shown up for a face-to-face interview wearing your pajamas? I mean, I know kitty cat pajama pants are super awesome, but come on.

Lesson 1:

Treat a phone interview as if it were an in-person interview. Be somewhere quiet where you can focus.

Lesson 2:

Show excitement and interest in the position you’re interviewing for. Do research on the company and the person you are going to be meeting with. Then take a break, and research some more. The more you know, the better.

Lesson 3:

Sound awake and alive. When I conduct a phone interview with a candidate, I imagine I am a patient in a chair wearing shades with my eyes closed. I listen to every word and think, “Does he sound like he knows what he’s talking about? Does he sound pleasant or does he sound like he just finished a shot of whiskey with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth?”

Increase your chances of hitting the home run and landing that job by treating a phone interview with as much respect as an in-person interview.

Still searching for you dream job? Check out our job openings for Dentists, Operations Leaders, Hygienists and more!


Author: Chad Fields, Regional Staff Recruiter 

Chad has been with the DentalOne family for nearly two years. He has 11 years of experience in human resources and six years in recruiting. He joined DentalOne because of the great mentorship opportunities from leaders like Vice President of Talent Acquisition John Whitaker. 

Fun Fact: He successfully hired 95 Hygienists in 2017. 

Be sure to connect with him on LinkedIn


Save Your Bank Account

Even though you may have impressive production/collection numbers, a large proportion is eaten up by overhead expenses. YES – the bills have to be paid daily, monthly and forever, which generally means large loans and significant debt. The high cost of supplies, staff salaries, taxes, maintenance, health benefits, labs, equipment, etc., may leave you with only a very small percentage of the gross income for each month and year. What if I were to tell you that there was a way for you to still be a practice owner, avoid debt, maintain your autonomy, and focus on patient care all at the same time?

The Solution

Satisfaction is guaranteed when you are relieved of the headache of overbearing expenditures. Under the DentalOne Partners’ model, you don’t have to worry about all of the out-of-pocket costs that come along with running a successful practice. Also, when you partner with DentalOne, you receive a supportive, experienced management team to help ensure your success. This provides you with the opportunity to truly focus on your patients’ quality of life while earning a good living and saving your bank account!

 Are you ready for a much needed financial change? Click here to view our current Dentists openings across the U.S.


Author: Kathy Marin, Regional Dentist Recruiter

Kathy brings 30 years of insightful business experience centered on operations and recruiting.

Kathy’s goal is to be an active contributor to the professional growth of DentalOne supported practices by helping the most qualified and passionate professional dentists achieve their career goals.

Fun Fact: In her spare time, Kathy is an avid skydiver and continues to soar to new heights!

Be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn!

Home Office Employee of the Month: March 2018

We are excited to honor Audrey Cauthen-Smith as the Home Office Employee of the Month for March 2018. 

As a Dental Support Organization (DSO), the mission of the Home Office is to support clinicians and the team members who manage their practice operationally.

One aspect of Audrey’s exceptional support includes rebuilding our leasing process and national broker network to create a significant cost savings. She was instrumental in opening 26 new locations in 2017, of which 23 were successful Sears migrations that took place on an accelerated timeframe. Audrey also played a key role in negotiating our eventual move to the new corporate office in Plano, Texas.

She has been at the forefront of managing DentalOne’s entire portfolio, which encompasses more than 160 practices. With her recent promotion to Senior Director of Development, Audrey took on an even greater leadership role with the additional responsibility of construction and facilities. We are lucky to have her versatility and expansive knowledge leading all development initiatives.

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Audrey for her dedication and results-oriented attitude that supports all practices across the country.

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