At Tend, we do dental differently.

Tend is rewriting the playbook of modern dentistry by building a company around the patient and the provider. We believe that with the power of technology, a hospitality-driven mindset, and a top tier clinical team, we can make going to the dentist something to look forward to. Our vision is to transform the dental experience into one that is empowering, human and personalized.

Since launching in 2019, we have provided exceptional care to over 100,000 patients across five major cities: New York, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta and Nashville. With thousands of five-star reviews, Tend has become one of the country's top-rated and in-demand dental practices, with over 650 team members to support this mission. We’re continuing to grow quickly and looking for the best of the best to come join our team.

DAS190 Externship I

DAS 195 Externship II

Fortis College, MD

Course Description

This course allows the student to apply what they have learned in the program curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility under the direct supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the externship experience, the student gain first-hand knowledge of the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their learning and observations. The externship work performed, is not to be paid.

Students will be required to meet at the campus a total of 10 hours, 1-1/2 hours a week to review the extern experience and competency checklist. 

Prerequisite:  All Coursework
Total Hours: 160; Externship 150, 10 Lecture Hours; Quarter Credit Hours: 6.0; Out-of-Class Work: 38 hours.

Course Objectives

In this course, students will:

  1. Perform all assigned independent duties competently and efficiently as allowed by the state and federal laws. 
  2. Apply the knowledge and skills learned at school to the real-life situations in a professional healthcare setting.
  3. Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in performing work duties and responsibilities.
  4. Communicate effectively with patients and members of the healthcare team.
  5. Demonstrate adaptability to various types of work environments.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity and show respect and tolerance in business/professional environments.
  7. Articulate the professional and ethical expectations of a professional.

Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses, strategies for time management, process documentation, assessment of readiness for workforce, and personal/attitudinal changes.

Externship Policy Statements:

  1. Externship is an integral part of student educational experience in the program. Each student must complete 100% of the required externship hours as specified in the description of this course. Such required must be all completed on an externship site and may not be substituted by hours spent on campus.
  2. A pre-set schedule has been created for the Externship course, which can be viewed on your student portal. That schedule is meant to represent the hours to be completed each week, and it by no means reflects the actual work schedule you would have on the externship site. Students on externship must follow the actual work schedule in full as communicated to you by your instructor of the course and/or Externship Coordinator.  Each week students will be responsible for providing their timesheet to the campus with the site supervisor’s signature.
  3. Externship is a part of the program completion requirements; students will not be able to graduate from the program until they have successfully completed this course and met all other graduation requirements.
  4. In addition to following the work schedule at the externship site, students are expected to spend certain number of hours on campus regularly to report and reflect on externship experience and complete administrative responsibilities. Such expected hours are to be communicated to students by the Instructor of the course or Externship Coordinator. The hours spent on campus do not count toward the required externship hours for the course. 

Students are expected to report to work punctually and be dependable. Policies and procedures at the externship site must be strictly followed. To maximize the benefits from the externship experience, students must adapt well to the work environment and become a contributing member of the professional team on the site. Failure to abide by policies and procedures and demonstrate respect for the Site Supervisor and other staff on the site may result in disciplinary actions such as removal from the externship site and dismissal from the program.

The Tend Difference

The highest standard of care, anywhere.
You’ll work with highly-esteemed clinical leadership and experience-obsessed colleagues to provide the best patient experience possible, with access to technology that’s head and shoulders above the average practice. You’ll have exciting opportunities to collaborate with talented team members to make visits extraordinary. Our hospitality-driven approach to care means that patients actually look forward to seeing you. 
A top-tier clinical team who puts patients first.
We value science over sales, and promote a culture of warmth and hospitality — our teams are recognized for going the extra mile for our patients. We trust our providers to put patient needs first, and never implement production quotas. We offer a warm, collaborative culture and are proud to be an inclusive, curious team driven by excellence. 
A new model that’s a joy to work at.
Tend has become beloved by patients and providers alike for combining beautiful work environments with cutting-edge clinical technology. Our providers are rewarded based on an innovative pay structure, as well as education programs that are training the next generation of industry leaders. And our top-notch total rewards packages include both best-in-class benefits and compensation. You’ll not only have the chance to be part of a thriving, industry-changing company, but empowered to become an expert in your field and supported through continuing education.
Tend is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tend is committed to promoting a work environment in which differences are respected, employees are treated fairly, and individual contributions are valued and rewarded. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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