Back to the Beginning
Former Neibauer Dental Care dental assistant returns to Heartland Dental as an affiliated dentist.
Not all dentists wait until graduation to officially kick off their trek into dentistry. Dr. Scott Brewster got an early start to his dental career. Even before stepping into dental school, Dr. Brewster worked as a dental assistant at Neibauer Dental Care.
“Having a passion for art, science and helping others, I knew dentistry would provide the perfect mix of those desires,” said Dr. Brewster. “While applying to dental school, I wanted to seek out as much knowledge in the field as I could. As a dental assistant at Neibauer Dental Care, a Heartland Dental affiliate, I fulfilled that goal. Working with the senior doctor and staff, I learned much about both clinical care and the atmosphere of a dental office. It was an incredibly valuable experience to have early on.”
Scott Brewster, DDS
practicing dentist at Neibauer Dental Care in Bowie, Maryland
Bringing this knowledge and experience, Dr. Brewster attended the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. and graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After completing a general practice residency in San Francisco, he was primed to move forward. Remembering the advantages he witnessed first-hand at Neibauer Dental Care, Dr. Brewster knew where he wanted to be.
“After learning the Neibauer Dental Care had affiliated with Heartland Dental, my decision to affiliate was that much easier,” explained Dr. Brewster. “I knew that Neibauer and Heartland Dental shared a similar mindset focused on continuing education and promoting doctor leadership. Based on my previous experience, I knew that transitioning into a Heartland Dental-affiliated office would be seamless.”
Dr. Brewster first met the Heartland Dental recruiting team at an Academy of General Dentistry convention. After speaking with them, providing his information and interviewing with recruiter, Roger Smith a week later, he officially became an affiliated dentist. In addition, he returned to Neibauer Dental Care, the same location he started with.
Now at Neibauer Dental Care in Bowie, Maryland, Dr. Brewster continues to build upon his skills each day, learning things not available in dental school, such as becoming a leader and communicating with team members and patients. “With the support of Heartland Dental, I have a small army of people helping me out personally and professionally, including my team, administrators and Home Office support. Everyone seeks to help me learn more and be the best dentist I can be while providing whatever I need. The support of fellow affiliated dentists is also only a call or click away,” he said.
“While completing my residency as a new graduate, trying to find a position where I was living was a daunting task. Basically, I was fighting for positions that would only allow me to practice two days a week, with no benefits or malpractice insurance,” Dr. Brewster elaborated. “With Heartland Dental, it’s a complete 180 degree difference. I have stability, and my credentialing and insurance is taken care. Also, if I wanted to relocate, I would have that option. With so many affiliate opportunities throughout the country, I have the flexibility to move to a location of my preference and stay with the same company. I come to work in the morning at a state-of-the-art office with a great team, a team that I put together and helped train, a team that operates as one fluid unit and functions efficiently.”
Starting as a dental assistant and returning as a dentist, Dr. Brewster looks forward to growing further with the company he started at.
For more information on career opportunities available at Heartland Dental, call 888-412-7221 or email Recruiting@Heartland.com.