Bridging the Gap

HDC Regional Doctor Recruiter Michelle Jansen Brings Dentists and HDC Together

"When recruiting, I look for candidates who emphasize communication, teamwork and a deep commitment to the health and well-being of their patients."

There are many dentists out there, new and experienced, looking for the right opportunity. They want the chance to excel in dentistry and to enjoy their lives. Heartland Dental Care can offer dentists this chance, with unparalleled support, a proven business model, renowned continuing education and more. The Heartland Dental Care Recruiting team works to bring dentists and HDC together, and a key member of that team is Regional Doctor Recruiter Michelle Jansen.

Michelle has been with HDC since 2008. She started with the company as a Client Administrator, helping HDC-affiliated offices function smoothly by implementing new initiatives, providing necessary training and ensuring office needs were met. With the continued growth of HDC, a new position opened up in the Recruiting department that was a perfect fit for Michelle. Now as a Regional Doctor Recruiter, she builds relationships with both new and experienced dentists who are looking for the path to fulfillment in their careers.

Bridging the Gap

"Assisting offices as a Client Administrator was an amazing experience. Having the opportunity to work with the office team members, as well as the Practice Administrators, Regional Administrators and Regional Directors of Operations, helped me build relationships and set me up for success,” said Jansen. “Now in my Recruiting role, I’m taking the skills I gained as a Client Administrator and building upon them even further."

As a Regional Doctor Recruiter, Michelle works in a region that includes Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Nevada and Wisconsin, connecting with dentists at lunch-and-learns, dental schools, career fairs and more. She also attends major dental events and trade shows, such as the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, the ADA Annual Session and the AGD Annual Meeting. At these events across the country, she showcases the growth, opportunity and leadership that HDC offers.

"I strive to communicate what Heartland Dental Care is all about: supporting dentists by giving them the autonomy to provide the best dental care possible. I’m extremely proud to be a part of HDC and love sharing my excitement and knowledge for this company with others,” Jansen explained. “It’s my goal to make dentists as excited as I am about the stability and support HDC can provide them."

As HDC continues to grow, the need for outstanding dentists, as well as hygienists, business assistants and administrators, also grows. Michelle and the Recruiting team work hard to find first-rate dentists and team members to match with pre-existing offices and new startup offices.

"It’s my goal to make dentists as excited as I am about the stability and support HDC can provide them."

Michelle Jansen
Michelle Jansen
Regional Doctor Recruiter at Heartland Dental Care

"When recruiting, I look for candidates who emphasize communication, teamwork and a deep commitment to the health and well-being of their patients. Being open to new ideas and having a positive mindset as well as flexibility are also important qualities I look for,” said Jansen. “Likewise, I have to adopt many of these qualities to succeed as a Regional Doctor Recruiter. In order to give dentists a full understanding of HDC and gain a full sense of what their individual needs are, I need to be an effective communicator and listener. With constant travel and ever-changing schedules, I like to be positive and flexible at all times."

Each year, HDC strives to support more and more dentists in finding the dental careers they’re looking for. Michelle and the Recruiting department work to bridge the gap between these dentists and HDC, creating win-win relationships for both.

"When meeting dentists, I share with them that even though HDC is a large corporation, we are still a close-knit and family-oriented company,” said Jansen. “We want to support dentists and give them every opportunity to be the best they can be. As they improve the quality of life of their patients, they can also improve their own quality of life."