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(CHICAGO) – Aspen Dental Management, Inc. has earned the Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) designation by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).   

PACE was established to create, improve and promote quality dental continuing education and to assist the dental profession in identifying and participating in quality continuing education opportunities.  

As an approved PACE provider, ADMI has demonstrated its commitment to creating and delivering continuing education programs that support the rigorous standards established by PACE. These standards ensure that premier educational organizations from around the world follow generally accepted best practices in offering continuing education programs. 

“Seeking and receiving this prestigious designation further demonstrates ADMI’s commitment to delivering scientifically sound continuing dental education,” said Bob Fontana, Chairman, CEO and Founder of ADMI. “Our goal has always been to enhance the knowledge, skills and ability of Aspen Dental doctors and clinical staff so they can continue providing the highest quality of service to the public and the profession.” 

To be considered for PACE designation, organizations that are national or international in scope, providing programs in more than one state or province or drawing a significant number of participants from more than one state or province, submit applications that are then reviewed by a committee. Program providers must adhere to over one dozen published standards and criteria in different areas to receive and maintain approval status. 

"Fostering an environment of learning is at the core of what we do,” said Dr. Arwinder Judge, DDS, Chief Clinical Officer, ADMI. "The industry is ever-evolving, and staying at the forefront of knowledge and technology is undoubtedly a priority for ADMI. We have an incredible team dedicated to creating and managing the significant amount of education ADMI provides each year. The PACE approval is an honorable recognition of the team’s hard work, as well as our greater commitment to the development of Aspen Dental doctors, hygienists, dental assistants and lab technicians with continuing education, now and in the future." 

The goal of ADMI’s learning and development (L&D) department is to provide a true continuum of learning by creating diverse educational resources for clinical staff from the novice to the most advanced practitioner.  

Program providers approved through the AGD are approved to offer credit hours that can be applied towards the AGD's Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) award programs.


About Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI)

Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) is one of the largest and most trusted retail healthcare business support organizations in the U.S., supporting 15,000 healthcare professionals and team members at more than 1,000 health and wellness offices across 46 states in three distinct categories: Dental care, urgent care, and medical aesthetics. Working in partnership with independent practice owners and clinicians, the team is united by a single purpose: to prove that healthcare can be better and smarter for everyone. ADMI provides a comprehensive suite of centralized business support services that power the impact of four consumer-facing businesses: Aspen Dental, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, WellNow Urgent Care and Chapter Aesthetic Studio. Each brand has access to a deep community of experts, tools and resources to grow their practices, and an unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality consumer healthcare experiences at scale.

About Aspen Dental 

The Aspen Dental network includes more than 892 offices, in 43 states, owned and operated by independent practice owners and dentists, who operate with clinical autonomy and share a commitment to creating access to care for those who need it most. These independent practice owners expect to record six million patient visits in 2021, driven by a commitment to breaking down barriers to quality, affordable oral health care. Each dental care team offers patients a safe, welcoming, judgment-free environment to address their dental challenges, including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work, and denture services. https://www.aspendental.com/

About the Academy of General Dentistry 

The AGD is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world's second largest dental association, which is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs. Visit http://www.agd.org