LeBeau Joins Aspen Dental as VP of Hygiene Support

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Aspen Dental Management Inc (ADMI) has named Jan LeBeau, RDH, vice president of hygiene support for the west coast. The hiring is designed to support ADMI’s growth and expansion this year, as the company opened its first locations in California as well as a scheduling center in Chandler, Arizona. ADMI also plans on opening 80 new locations in 2019.

With 30 years of experience in dentistry, LeBeau will co-lead the hygiene support team with Maureen Howes, RDH, vice president of hygiene support-east, to ensure that dental hygienists have the support and development they need to provide great care to their patients, ADMI says. The company further notes that LeBeau joins ADMI at a critical time, as dental hygiene is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare support.

“With a growing body of research that shows the link between periodontal disease and overall health, there’s never been a more important time to be working in dentistry,” said LeBeau. “I’m thrilled to join the team at ADMI and for the opportunity to support dentists and hygienists from across the Aspen Dental network as they strive to make a difference in the lives of patients who have not had consistent access to dental care.” 

Prior to joining ADMI, LeBeau was director of dental hygiene at Pacific Dental Services (PDS) and chair of dental hygiene for the PDS University Institute of Dentistry, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing a large-scale diode laser program. Before PDS, she was regional sales manager for the greater Los Angeles area for Nobel Biocare. 

Also, LeBeau was a chairside hygienist for 15 years before transitioning into management, sales, and education. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in dental hygiene and laser dentistry, ADMI says, and is active with the California Dental Hygiene Association and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. 

LeBeau additionally serves on multiple advisory boards including Biolase Lasers and Proctor and Gamble/Oral B. She has lectured nationally and internationally and has published many articles relating to dental hygiene and lasers in dentistry as well.

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