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I have been working at Heartland Dental full-time (Less than a year)
I was part of the 2015 Dental Management Training program. I came into the program looking for a career change from the previous field I was in. I had absolutely no experience in the dental field. The fact that Heartland took the time and money to invest in my growth and development is amazing. I have learned so much about the dental field but so much more beyond that. I learned so much about myself, leadership and ways to relate to other people; it astounds me. Yes, the DMT class had some challenges but you get out of the program what you are willing to put in. Yes, there is a possibility that after the program you will be placed as a BA. But if you are willing to look at any position and say: "I'm going to be the best at my position regardless of the title," you will be noticed and you will go far. Don't let your own ego stand in the way of your potential. If you allow yourself to be open, flexible and positive the amount of benefits you can reap from this program and company are truly amazing. I came in looking for a job change and came out with a career with a company I will now call home for the rest of my professional life.
The travel during the program can be intense. You can also get some pushback from employees in the dental offices because they don't understand your role as a DMT.
Advice to Management
A 401K match would be great considering employees coming in now will not reap much benefit from the ESOP plan. Also, I believe more competitive salaries within the industry will keep you from losing great talent to other companies.
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Heartland Dental (Washington, DC (US)) in November 2015.
Very long and redundant interview. Took nearly an hour, and at the end it was established this company would put me in a role identical to my role at a different company for at least a year before allowing more responsibility. Having performed this role for nearly 3 years, the reason I was seeking a new job was to get more responsibility. It was established by the end that they were unlikely to make me happy in a new position. The manager was friendly, and we went off on a lot of tangents, which possibly made the interview so long.