Roundtable Learning and Aspen Dental Management, Inc. Awarded for Blended Training Solution

Training program provides professionals with an interactive education on dental implant patient care within Aspen Dental-branded offices

Chagrin Falls, Ohio (Oct. 27, 2020) — Roundtable Learning announced it has won bronze in Chief Learning Officer’s Learning in Practice Awards for Excellence in Blended Learning. Developed in collaboration with Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI), the winning program is role-based and combines instructor-led training, custom e-learning, and 360-degree virtual reality for a truly unique experience.

Roundtable’s learning and technology experts developed the program specifically to meet the needs of professionals at Aspen Dental-branded practices.

“This project highlighted a truly innovative collaboration between Roundtable and ADMI,” said Rose Robertson, director of learning solutions, Roundtable Learning. “It shows what a comprehensive blended learning program can do for an organization; we are thrilled to be part of building such an engaging and successful program.”

As demand for dental implants grows, ADMI identified an opportunity to educate office personnel on the importance of dental implants and best practices for patient care in the office. Dr. Sundeep Rawal, ADMI Senior Vice President, Implant Support Services, ADMI subject matter experts and Roundtable extended reality designers collaborated to create a VR component of the training that leveraged 360-degree VR to simulate various customer conversations that the staff may face when consulting with patients considering implants. Roundtable designed the scenarios using Aspen Dental office environments and real-life actors who were carefully selected to represent patients.

“The investments we make in developing doctors and teams across Aspen Nation are the best investments we can make,” said Kim Kavala, senior vice president of learning and development at ADMI. “To be able to build this blended model during a pandemic was a huge lift, but it has paid dividends. Participants overwhelming appreciated an option to learn outside office hours, to view procedures up close while connecting instantly with peers in virtual classrooms, and having an interactive, risk-free environment to apply learning.”

The Learning in Practice Awards are given annually to learning leaders and providers who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. The award recognizes “vendors that have deployed a variety of tools in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging learning combining multiple modalities.”

The full list of winners is available at the Chief Learning Officer website. For more information about Roundtable Learning, visit

About Roundtable Learning

Roundtable Learning is a full-service learning and development company. We partner with our clients to drive measurable business results for every stage of the employee life cycle. From setting objectives, instructional design, content creation, and delivery to data tracking and reporting, Roundtable has the solutions and experts to support your team.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI)

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians across 850 offices in 42 states to have the careers they’ve always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting, and marketing, which allows doctors and their teams to deliver the quality care that patients expect in today’s changing healthcare landscape.