As part of our Career Compass, ASDA created a series of webinars on career-related topics to help members prepare for graduation and transition into the profession. We work with new dentists and experts in the field to present information that is relevant, unique and credible. Our live programs allow you to ask questions of the presenters. However, we understand that your schedules are busy so we record each program for viewing at your convenience.  

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinar Recordings

  • Top Things to Know Before Taking Out a Loan

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM

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    Dental school is expensive and your funding choices matter - today and tomorrow.  This informative workshop will provide you with the tools needed to make the best financial choices. Understand the difference between interest rate and APR and why choosing the best loan today will impact your financial security in the future, including your ability to finance your practice loan.   We know dental students have funding choices that are often confusing.  This session will provide skills that will help them choose the best loans for their situation, while they are in school and after.

    Learning Objectives:

    • This session will explore how student loan debt impacts your borrowing capacity as you enter your dental career.
    • Attendees will gain the basic skills necessary to evaluate loan products for school and after school.


  • How to Launch Your Career!

    Mar 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    ASDAWebinarWebsiteBannerArt300x250px_REC_030119PCCareer development and exploration starts while you’re a student – Join Heartland Dental-supported Dr. Jacob Berger and friends to hear our top 5 tips for what you can start doing NOW to launch your career and be ready for graduation! This isn't a webinar you'd want to miss!
  • Financial lessons learned the hard way: A conversation with the "Broke Doctor"

    Jan 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    BrokeDoctor-Ad-300x250px-R1_1Drowning in student loan debt, small business loans and credit cards, Dr. Matt Krieger came to the difficult realization that his biggest financial problem was not the interest rate on his loans, but rather the man looking back at him in the mirror. 

    After taking responsibility for his financial choices he began to study and learn how to eliminate debt, how to properly manage (and actually enjoy) a monthly budget and ultimately how to build wealth.

    Today, Dr. Krieger and his wife and are on an exciting adventure together to conquer their finances. Dr. Krieger is the author of The Broke Doctor, a blog that serves to document their transformative financial journey, keep them accountable, and educate and inspire those around them. 

    We invite you to join us for a riveting real life story: a conversation between Christian Pearson, national director of dental partnerships at Treloar & Heisel, Inc. and Dr. Matt Krieger, the doctor who chose to go from broke and wealthy and focused. 

    Treloar & Heisel, Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management, and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management are all divisions of Treloar & Heisel, Inc. 

    Investment Advice offered through WCG Wealth Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor doing business as Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management. Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management is a separate entity from The Wealth Consulting Group and WCG Wealth Advisors, LLC. 

    Insurance products offered separately through Treloar & Heisel and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management. 
  • How To Conquer Student Debt: The Haidet's Story

    Oct 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Join Heartland Dental-supported doctors Drew and Whitney Haidet as they discuss how they paid off their dental student debt in a little over two years after graduation. The pair will be explaining their tactics of how they paid off their debt so quickly and give the audience tips on what they can be doing now to save for the future. Their success story is not only inspiring, but will motivate any students to get their debt in check. 

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  • Cost of technology - Everyone wants it, but can you afford it?

    Sep 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    With dental technology continually evolving each year, the cost of new equipment could quickly put a new dentist deeper in debt. In the Cost of Technology - Everyone Wants It, But Can You Afford It?, Heartland Dental-supported doctors will discuss our clinical technology and supplies vetting process, as well as how we determine what products will have the highest return on investment. Our clinical experts will give the audience an in-depth cost analysis of some of the largest ticketed equipment in our supported offices, discuss our favorite supplies and tips on how to select the right technology for your future office and patients.
  • Ask the tough questions: Dental interview prep

    Aug 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Struggling to know what questions to ask at the end of an interview? Asking your interviewer the right questions is a very important part of a job interview – especially when you’re fresh out of dental school. Unfortunately, many of those on the job market fail to ask meaningful questions during this phase of an interview and end up leaving empty-handed. This webinar will help you learn which questions you should be asking during your dental interviews to ensure you make a lasting impression. Stacey Smith, a Dr. Recruiting Supervisor with Heartland Dental, will give you an inside look at the questions you should be asking, what you should be looking for in the answers and why these questions are vital to your success.
  • To Specialize or Not?

    Aug 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    You have decided your career is in oral health and are enjoying dental school.  There are more choices in your future. Leaders from several organizations share why they chose their specialty and answer YOUR questions about how to decide if specializing is for you.  
  • Charting Your Path

    Aug 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Join five amazing ASDA alumni who will share their experiences across all facets of dentistry: residencies; specialties - pediatrics; associateships; private practice ownership; and non-traditional careers - military.  Hear how they made their decisions and how ASDA played a role in those opportunities.
  • “Do this, don’t do that!” Common mistakes in private practice ownership – and how to avoid them

    Aug 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    So you think you want to go into private practice? Everyone you know will have an opinion on how you should go about it. 

    Our advice is don't take advice from people that have opened one or two practices. Take advice from people who have done it hundreds of times. Find mentors or industry leaders who have put in their hours opening lots of offices, and who have seen the ‘ups and downs’ of this business. 

    In this can’t miss webinar, packed with tips from experienced pros, you’ll learn how to avoid common missteps that dentist make when they decide to venture out on their own. 

    Tune in and listen up! We look forward to your participation on this call.
  • It’s more than just teeth: A communications webinar

    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    ASDA members will walk away from this program with an understanding of how to communicate effectively with their future patients and clinical team. Attendees will have the opportunity to uncover their DISC personality type, learn how it relates to their leadership style and explore proven communication techniques. This webinar will be led by the founding partner of Heartland Dental, Dr. Bill Bloink, who is considered a communications expert within the dental industry. 
  • First financial and risk-management steps for any career path in dentistry

    May 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    For a recent graduate or a D3 that is starting to look ahead, life is starting to get even more real. On your horizon are some daunting but exciting next steps in life: graduating from dental school, finding a job, moving to a new city and adjusting to life in a world outside of academia.  

    What’s often overlooked in the rush are the first steps you need to take to ensure you’re protected from professional and personal risks that could derail all your success to this point. This webinar will give you a strong, fundamental understanding of the important decisions in front of you, regardless of what your first career decision may be. 

    Treloar & Heisel, Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management, and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management are all divisions of Treloar & Heisel, Inc. Investment advisory services offered through WCG Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor, doing business as Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management.   Insurance products offered separately through Treloar & Heisel, and Treloar & Heisel Risk Management.  
    Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management does not provide tax advice.  Past Performance is not indicative of future results.  Therefore, no current or prospective client should assume that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy will be profitable or equal the corresponding indicated performance levels.  

    The charts and graphs contained herein should not serve as the sole determining factor for making investment decisions.  To the extent that you have any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed to your individual situation, you are encouraged to consult with Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management.  All information, including that used to compile charts, is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but Treloar & Heisel Wealth Management does not guarantee its reliability.

  • 5 Tips for Legal Success After Graduation: Your First Employment Contract

    Apr 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Life after graduation can be an exciting time but it can also be a time of uncertainty. During this webinar, you will learn the tips for finding success in your new career in dentistry. Learn how to navigate your first employment contract while also determining your best career path.

    Your first employment contract is an important one, as it is crucial to consider other factors prior to a contract being drafted. It is also important to dream about your ideal practice, so you can develop your vision that will ultimately get you to where you want to go. The length of association could be permanent or short in duration, while the opportunity could be part-time or full-time. Another option to consider is if the associateship will lead to ownership.

    You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages to these different career paths, whether you’re looking to be an associate in a small private practice, on a pathway to partnership or on your way to working with a DSO, you will have a better understanding of which direction you’re hoping to take.
  • Balancing Loan Repayment with Life Choices

    Feb 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    According to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the average debt per graduating senior in 2017 is $287,331. Repaying this debt is one of the biggest concerns of students about to graduate. Tune in to this webinar hear first-hand how three recent graduates have balanced their loans, family life, buying a practice, residency and much more.
  • Landing Your Dream Job: Rocking Your Brand

    Jan 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    In a sea of qualified candidates what will set you apart from the masses? Learn the top strategies for building your brand and landing your dream job. While this course can stand on its own, it is step one of a three-part series. 

    Learning objectives:
    1. Learn how to define your personal brand
    2. Define the steps to building your brand online and offline 
    3. Discuss how to nurture your personal brand to create an impact 
    4. Understand the fundamentals of effective communication
  • ‘Real Life’ Advice From New Dentists

    Nov 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    This webinar aims to help third- and fourth-year dental students better plan for their future. The panelists include new dentists who are in their first five years out school sharing how they found their first job, the reality of their field, how they deal with the stresses of private practice, what they didn’t expect in the workforce and other advice they have for students preparing for graduation. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of panelists at the end.
  • The ABCs of International Volunteer Projects

    Jan 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    Current ASDA members are much more cognizant of the greater world around them than previous generations of dental students. This has recently been demonstrated by the Summer 2015 issue of Mouth that focused on dentistry abroad. While many schools offer international experiences, many more students are interested than can participate in these programs. This webinar provides an outline of international volunteer projects, gives some resources for finding projects both while in school and after graduation and shares one student's experiences with the Dominican Dental Mission Project.
  • Post-Graduate Applications Through the Eyes of Program Faculty

    Oct 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    This webinar provides insight as to what program faculty are looking for from their applicants. Get answers to questions such as “How can I stand out among everyone else?” and “What types of experiences make me a more competitive applicant?”
  • Top 10 things to look for in a job contract

    Jan 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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    As graduation draws near, reviewing contracts will become a necessity. This webinar will prepare you to better analyze your first contract as a new dentist. The panelist will present on the top things to look for in contracts— terms, duties, work location, insurance, restrictive covenants and more. Once you know the things to look for, you'll learn the differences that exist within various contract types.