The study analyzed data from a 12-month period, taking the following key factors into account: investment in office construction, furniture and fixtures; jobs created and wages and benefits paid; taxes; and investment in marketing and advertising.
"We're on track to open 55 new locations in 2013, and are proud that those offices not only benefit patients though access to quality, affordable dental care, but also the local communities in terms of investment and job creation," said Brian Holtz, director of new office development at Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Each new office generates an average of ten healthcare professional and office staff jobs in the local community.
"The local economic impact is significant," said Terry Brown, executive director of the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse's Whitman School of Management, who oversaw the research. "In addition to a positive impact of more than $1.3 million on one community alone, we must also recognize the positive qualitative impact of opening a dental practice in underserved communities, including increased access to dental care for citizens and the number of jobs created."
About Aspen Dental Aspen Dental is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of independent dental care providers in the U.S. with more than 400 practices in communities across 27 states. As part of its mission to provide America with a healthy mouth, Aspen Dental is providing millions of Americans with access to quality, affordable dental care. Every Aspen Dental-branded practice offers a full range of dental and denture services – including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work.
In 2012, Aspen Dental-branded practices recorded nearly 2.6 million patient visits and welcomed more than 550,000 new patients. The dentists and staff at Aspen Dental-branded practices have a deep commitment to patient satisfaction, and every Aspen Dental location is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Aspen Dental practices are supported by Aspen Dental Management, Inc., a dental support organization that provides non-clinical business support to licensed, independent dentists.
To learn more about Aspen Dental practices and services, preview the Aspen Dental patient experience, get answers to general treatment questions, find a location, and schedule appointments, visit www.aspendental.com. To learn more about careers at Aspen Dental, visit http://aspendentaljobs.com.