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Patterson Companies, Inc. Dual Technology Advisor in Kansas City, Kansas

Patterson isn't just a place to work, it's a partner that cares about your success.

One of the distinguishing marks of our company is the talented people who embrace the people-first, always advancing, and results-driven culture. Professional growth abounds in this motivating environment. We value the diverse talents and experiences our employees bring to Patterson and believe that they build a stronger and successful organization.

Observe and evaluate current customer business practices, analyze the respective system capabilities, and make strategic recommendations to the customer about the integration of their current practice with the respective system capabilities. Perform instructor led trainings on products at customer’s site and local branch.


  • Responsible for the software conversion and implementation process for new and existing customers with Practice Management and CAD/CAM products.

  • Demonstrates expertise in technical translation, listening and oral communication skills.

  • Perform a system analysis, including consultation with current users to determine the hardware, software and/or system function specifications for the customer for Practice Management and clinical CAD/CAM products.

  • Assist the customer with designing a software and product solution and business/clinical flow that will suit their needs.

  • Recommend improvements and upgrades as appropriate.

  • Act as an ongoing advisor to PDSI customers regarding their technology structure and software packages for Practice Management and CAD/CAM.

  • Perform various educational technology demonstrations.

  • Prepare and deliver instructor-led training sessions at customer site and branch on Patterson softwares, digital products and CAD/CAM softwares and products to include, but not limited to: Eaglesoft, CAESY Cloud, Sidexis Imaging, Digital Intraoral & Extraoral products, Dentsply Sirona CEREC, 3Shape Trios, Planmeca PlanCAD, 3D printing, etc.

  • Install and troubleshoot software, hardware, and digital components with assistance from technical support.

  • Collaborate with the PTC to resolve software and product issues as necessary for Practice Management and CAD/CAM.

  • Coordinate, participate in, and support meetings and activities, (technology events and marketing activities), as requested by the General Manager, Region President, or Corporate Office.

  • Professionally represent Patterson Companies to branch customers and potential customers, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • Prepare, coordinate and conduct User Group Meetings/Release Parties/CAD/CAM Study Clubs.

  • Completes all administrative and technical duties (i.e; expense accounts, feedback, reports for pre and post training, etc.) within compliance procedures and policies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability to remote into customers CAD/CAM acquisition units to help analyze any issues.

  • Assist in or facilitate the training and integration of CAD/CAM and Sirona 3D for implant planning and CEREC Guide 2.

  • Deliver CEREC Ortho certification as needed.

  • Prepare and deliver instructor-led trainings for clinical team (assistants) on CAD/CAM and associated products.

  • Establish comprehensive plan to promote retention of CAD/CAM systems, monitor customer satisfaction and build a loyalty base for CAD/CAM and associated products. (i.e. CAD/CAM specific customer surveys, newsletters, personal follow up phone calls and emails).

  • This position requires moderate travel (50%) in a local area.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in the dental field.

  • Dental Office Manager or Dental Front Office experience is highly preferred.

  • CAD/CAM knowledge is highly recommended.

  • Additional dental office administrative experience is recommended.

  • Travel is required for the Technology Advisor role.

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific training in the use of technology related products.

  • Extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM and associated products.

  • Excellent presentation skills, including to large groups.

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work and contribute to a team environment.

  • Self-starter who can work independently.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills, completing tasks in a timely manner with little supervision while guiding individuals toward task accomplishment.

  • Strong user knowledge of MS Windows.

  • Strong working knowledge of at least one clinical software application and CAD/CAM software (preferable Eaglesoft)

  • Prior experience in the use of and training of technology related dental products and equipment.

  • Knowledge of dental industry and general practices.

What's In It For You: (https://https://www.pattersoncompanies.com/careers/default.aspx#section=benefits)

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.

  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

  • Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.

  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).

  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.

  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).

  • Patterson Perks Program.

EEO Statement

As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences is what strengthens us and drives our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.

At Patterson Companies, we live our values everyday. With more than 8,000 employees worldwide, we're responsible for providing dentists, veterinarians, animal producers, and farmers with the support they need to keep us and our animals healthy.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.