At Mortenson Dental Partners, we are here to support our team members through whatever obstacles might come their way. The road to becoming a doctor isn’t always an easy one, as one of our very own recently found out. As an orthodontist originally trained out of the country, Dr. Naurine Shah worked as a dental assistant at one of our Abbeville practices while she completed the required exam and licensure process to practice within the state of Texas. Although she encountered some challenges during her completion process, Abbeville Regional President Dr. Mayada Khater, along with MDP Chief Dental Officer Dr. Britt Bostick, were right there to help her along the way as constant advocates and mentors. In the end, she passed her exam with flying colors!
“I was very fortunate to have the guidance and support of Abbeville during a very stressful journey. International dentists face a lot of challenges with getting licensed and Dr. Khater and Dr. Bostick were extremely supportive during the entire process. I am excited to work with this amazing team and benefit the lives of our patients together,” said Dr. Shah.
This doctor’s experience is just one example of how MDP providers can access the support they need, when they need it. MDP has a number of programs that are geared toward doctor development. For instance, our Hire to Retire program features a customized development path with three focus areas: professional and clinical development, leadership development, and wealth and security. This program includes beneficial opportunities for our doctors, such as mentoring.
Mentoring is crucial for new clinicians as they grow more comfortable delivering outstanding care. As Dr. Shah found, having a mentor to support you along your new journey as a doctor with Mortenson Dental Partners helps to build your confidence and leads to growth in skill set and leadership. This is just one aspect of our Hire to Retire program that helps give our doctors the support they need to be the best that they can be.
We are so thankful that our doctor was able to receive her license and begin working with us as an orthodontist which she has worked so hard for. At Mortenson Dental Partners, caring is at the foundation of what we do. We focus on caring for each other, our patients and our communities. Whether you’re a dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, practice manager, or working in our Support Center, we are here to help you in any way you need. If you’d like to check out our available positions and join our team, click here.