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American Dental Partners Overview

Wakefield, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
American Dental Partners, Inc. was founded in 1995 in an effort to revitalize the way people receive oral health care. We do this by empowering dental professionals to focus solely on the needs of their patients while providing them with leading technology, professional ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to elevate the practice, profession and delivery of oral care. We do this by striving to be the leading business partner to dental group practices in the nation, while establishing our affiliates as employers and providers of choice in the communities they ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Happy to see another great Scholarship program in place with our affiliate in North Carolina!

    University Dental Associates funds Scholarship for Wake Forest Technical College

    Our supported affiliates make it their mission to elevate the practice, profession, and delivery of oral healthcare within their local communities. Part of this mission includes supporting the next generation of Dentists and Hygienists through Scholarship funding and University Endowments. University Dental Associates of North Carolina recently presented scholarship funds to Wake Forest Technical...

  • ADPI Dental Hygienist - turned Recruiter Andrea Kowalczyk talks about strategies for preventing burnout in the Dental field...

    Registered Dental Hygienist - November 2018 - page24

    RDH is published monthly for dental hygienists committed to ongoing professional growth. Reporting on topics such as hygiene practice management, evidence-based periodontics, infection control, oral pathology, new product evaluations and continuing education, RDH covers crucial issues that affect you every day.

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American Dental Partners – Why Work For Us?

Elevating the practice and delivery of dental care, for 20 years and counting.

When we founded American Dental Partners (ADPI) in 1995, the dental profession was fragmented, decentralized and not positioned for the future. Over 80% of dentists practiced alone, struggling with balancing the day-to-day demands of running a practice. 

Our ADPI vision was two-fold. First, we saw the industry’s need to move toward a more synergistic and streamlined group practice model. Second, we knew the practice methodologies of dentistry needed to evolve — in order to attract more vibrant, diverse and lifestyle-conscious people to the profession.

Today, American Dental Partners is an integral partner for more than 20 forward-thinking affiliated dental groups across the nation. On a daily basis, we provide business services for these multidisciplinary dental groups in the form of marketing, business development, technology, employee relations and more. 

In 2017, American Dental Partners was recognized as a Continuing Education provider by the American Dental Association's Continuing Education Recognition Program. This prestigeous recognition is the latest example of how American Dental Partners is committeed to providing our supported clinical providers the training and resources necessary for dentist's to be successful in today's dental landscape. 

Forming a clear, collective vision through core values and strategic goals.

To build a healthy and enduring organization, it takes a group of passionate professionals who are committed to exceptional patient care and service. At American Dental Partners, this common purpose is further empowered by a set of time-tested core values and strategic goals.

The result is a culture that provides an aligned long-term view for the success of the business — and the inspiring environment needed to bring this vision to fruition.

Our Core Values

  • Ethical Conduct
  • Relationships
  • Social Responsibility
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Excellence

Unprecedented career opportunities.

The exceptional continuum of care represented by the ADPI family of affiliated dental groups is clearly our reason for being. But from a career perspective, the opportunities for dentists, specialists and support staff within the walls of a practice are just one facet within our organization.

American Dental Partners also offers an incredible scope of career/growth options across the wide network of resource groups that support our affiliates. Clinical and non-clinical professionals alike discover positions within the dental industry they never even knew about — along with career paths and leadership opportunities they never thought possible.

Careers with our National Resource Group

Our National Resource Group is located in Wakefield Massachusetts, just north of Boston. Our team is committed to providing resoures and support to our affilaites, including:

  • Information Technology
  • Marketing & Patient Retention Services
  • Corporate Development
  • Training & Professional Devlopment
  • Recruiting & Human Resources
  • Accounting 
  • Payroll & Benefits

Dental Hygiene Careers

Our Recruiting team is dedicated to matching talented Hygienists with rewarding career opportunities within our affiliates. By choosing a career with a supported group practice, you'll have an opportunity to make a positive impact in your patients lives while receiving a competitive benefits package, access to mentors and training, continuing education, and even the ability to pursue leadership roles. 

Doctor Careers

Our affiliated dental groups are doctor owned, and commited to establishing strong relationships with teir local community. As our groups continue to grow and patient demand increases, our doctor recruiters are responsible for finding the best dentists and specialists to complete our supported patient care teams. 

As a doctor with one of our supported affiliates, you'll enjoy:

  • Full Clinical Autonomy on Treatment Planning/Patient Care
  • Continuing Education
  • Ownership Potential
  • Superior Reimbursement Rates & Compensation
  • National Mentor Network
  • Community-Based Practice Environment


A team of dedicated development professionals: Empowering our culture of continuous learning.

Leadership isn’t something we only value at the national level. At American Dental Partners, it’s a significant trait we strive to develop at the regional and practice levels as well.

Our people development professionals provide the structure and motivation to help team members and doctors across the organization develop the skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviors needed to deliver efficient and consistent business results, while maximizing patient satisfaction.

As a result, team members and doctors throughout the ADPI network of affiliated dental group practices benefit from a personal growth opportunity that is unique in the dental industry. This enables us to attract and retain talented professionals throughout the network, while building alignment with our Healthy Organization culture.

Leadership Institute:
Inspiring the individual through intense self-discovery.

Our four-year Leadership Institute Development Program is a vital force for creating inspiring work environments through individual empowerment. A cornerstone of the unique development offerings at American Dental Partners, this program provides the comprehensive knowledge and tools for dentists, practice leaders and resource group leaders to grow and heighten their professional capabilities.

The Leadership Institute brings leaders together from all areas of ADPI and its affiliated dental groups to focus on enhancing leadership effectiveness — while developing the necessary skills to build a healthy, enduring organization. This collaborative self-awareness journey is an invaluable forum for discussing and finding solutions for real-world issues, through peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of best practices.

As a result, Leadership Institute participants learn how to create inspiring and motivating work environments that further the ongoing pursuit of high quality standards and accreditation focused achievements at ADPI.

We created the American Dental Partners Foundation in 1999 as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to improving oral health care through dental education and community outreach. The Foundation’s mission exists for the betterment of oral health care as a component of overall health: education, disease prevention and community patient care. The Foundation tackles such critical issues as the increasing cost of dental education, a growing shortage of faculty and declining opportunities for student clinical experiences as well as those affecting the provision of oral health care through the  Institute for Oral Health Improvement

The American Dental Partners Foundation will help address these issues by providing scholarships, funding continuing education programs and faculty positions and supporting externship and residency programs, as well as community outreach programs. American Dental Partners believes that investing in oral health care through dental education and the provision of community services will help ensure patients have access to excellent dental care now and in the future.

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Wakefield, MA
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    I have been working at American Dental Partners full-time (More than 8 years)


    I'm getting ready to start my 8th year and have gone through a lot of changes. Changes which are most always a progression forward; whether in our team members, technology or process. I'm currently completing my first year of Leadership Institute and gaining many skills and learning about my leadership styles and the climate the experience and create. These are amazing and valuable skills to take back to the teams that I work with.


    The only con that I have is in regards to the speed at which different projects or initiatives are rolled out and how many at a time. I personally feel that we could do a better job by defining them a little more, training all of the right people and then rolling out at a pace that the affiliates can embrace while they are trying to keep their focus on their patients.

    Advice to Management

    There have a been a lot of changes, which I know have been very hard on a lot of team members. I know that you everyone is doing their best and I want you to know we appreciate all of your efforts.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at American Dental Partners (Wakefield, MA) in April 2018.


    Phone screen, phone interview with hiring manager, then onsite interview with Director of Sourcing, HR Rep, VP of Operations, and Sales Rep. Very laid back and conversational style on-site interview. All interviewers went out of their way to make me comfortable and really get to know me.

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