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Practice Profile: An Associateship with Mentorship & Loan Repayment

Posted by Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor on 8/27/21 8:15 AM
Betsy Krekling, ADA Advisor

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Did you get into dentistry to truly help people? Check out this associateship opportunity in a Federally Qualified Community Health Center that strives to make healthcare attainable. Ideal for new grads! Gain the hands-on mentorship you need to build confidence, while potentially qualifying for up to $100,000 in student loan forgiveness.

You’ll join three general dentists working in a fully updated practice that values patient care above all. The clinic specializes in general dentistry, including preventive, restorative, and child screenings.

FQHCs can be fantastic for new grads, as you’ll gain valuable hands-on mentorship without the pressure of production. Enjoy stable hours and competitive benefits while potentially qualifying for thousands in student loan repayment by caring for an underserved population. In North Dakota, that could mean up to $100,000 in loan forgiveness.

(See why Dr. Sara Makary of the ADA’s New Dentist Committee says that FQHCs are a great place to launch a dental career.)

This FQHC is known for its dental/medical and behavioral health integration. Medical and dental providers can vertically refer patients, while behavioral health specialists offer brief interventions at no cost for apprehensive patients. No patient is ever turned away due to their inability to pay. The clinic recently expanded its social services department to aid with the sliding fee scale and to foster outside partnerships for cross-referrals.

You’ll work closely with dental staff who serve as adjunct faculty with the University of Minnesota and Iowa College of Dentistry, helping you continue your own education. The clinic serves as an outreach site for both schools and takes on fourth-year dental students annually.

Plus, the clinic director notes, “We take our holiday parties seriously, with a holiday drink potluck.”

The clinic is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, known as the “friendliest place in the USA.” Grand Forks is a hockey town: home of the UND Fighting Hawks that fuel the NHL and Olympic hockey teams. The city’s multi-million dollar hockey arena is the heart and soul of the city.

In town, check out the great shopping and dining, plus art galleries, a farmer’s market, and more. 21 miles of paved trails trace through town, past dog parks and breweries. The University of North Dakota draws students from everywhere while providing jobs that keep the local economy humming.

No matter your preferred living style (urban, small-town, or rural), you’ll still enjoy an average commute of just 14 minutes. The cost of living is 9.3% more affordable than the average US community, and crime rates are some of the lowest in the nation.

Grand Forks International Airport is just outside of town, with connecting flights throughout the country via Minneapolis.

You’ll also be just 90 minutes from numerous lakes and recreational areas with amazing walleye fishing. The catfish-filled Red River flows north through the city for kayaking and fishing. Explore extensive hunting, fishing, and ice fishing options throughout the region. Four professionally designed golf courses, including the world-renowned Arnold Palmer King’s Walk, are nearby – or disc golf, if you prefer. 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, home to entertainment, culture, and amazing restaurants and spas, is 140 miles north, and Minneapolis is a quick flight away.

If you’re looking for the ideal place to start your career, get great mentorship, and pay down your student loans, check out this unique clinic opportunity! Create your free ADA Practice Transitions profile now to get started.

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