What Our Candidates Say:

Karen, I’ve been passing your information on to a lot of students because I felt you were hands down the best recruiter I worked with!

Brian Jankowski
A.T. Still University ASDOH, Class of 2019

Before finding ETS Dental, I went through another recruiter through a recommendation from my clinic partner. He was very unresponsive and at the end of it simply stated he does not have any leads for me and said he can no longer help me (after a week). His explanation was that he did not know of anyone hiring in California. Defeated, I went onto indeed.com to start by search. I did not want to through another recruiter due to my lack than stellar experience. Somehow I stumbled upon Ms. Rhodes on indeed.com. Quickly, she sent me an email to request for an interview through an easy and organized online booking. We spoke for more than an hour the first time we conversed. Immediately, I knew I was in great hands. She spent the time to get to know me as well as my fiance. She understood the challenge of my recruitment because my fiance and I were both hoping to work within a 30min radius of one another. She then spoke to my fiance and we both had a great feeling about her. Shortly, every single introduction she made on our behalf contacted us and requested for an interview. So far, I am up to in person interviews only however, I have no doubt she will help me through every step of my decision making progress. Thank you for your help and I appreciate all that you have done for me and my fiance.

Jennifer Tang, DMD

While searching for employment I was looking for some fairly specific qualities in my employer. The staff at ETS Dental did a wonderful job of presenting me with opportunities that met my specific needs. I also felt that, because of the positive relationships ETS Dental has created with potential employers, I had an advantage when interviewing. I will definitely consider ETS in any future career moves I make.

Ben Lamielle, DDS

Thanks again for your company’s help. I had great interactions with everyone who contacted me.

Charli Steiner
Indiana University School of Dentistry, DDS Class of 2014

I found Carl to be open, honest, a great listener, and problem solver. All while being positive and encouraging. He has been the most genuine person I have dealt with in this process. Carl gets right to work, after really listening to everyone’s thoughts, concerns, needs and really gets to know everyone involved. Carl always kept me in the loop with what was happening and always got right back to me. That is hard to find these days. He’s one of those rare people you immediately like and trust. Because he is so professional, easy to talk to and great at building rapport.

Denise French, DDS

Marcia, I know I’ve told you before but you are excellent at what you do. You are phenomenal with communication and have always understood the practice I’m looking for. I’ve met many other recruiters and practice brokers over the past year, and you have been the most sincere and most concerned with finding the right match. You’re the best. I’m proud to have you as a contact in my career.

Dr. Charles Sutera III

First and foremost, I would like to thank you again for all your efforts. I know that you are doing your job, but I felt like you really went above and beyond customer service and that you really cared about my employment. Thank you!

Dr. Danielle Smart

I have been so impressed with ETS Dental, especially working with Ms. Marcia Patterson. Coming out of residency, the task of finding a place of employment out in the “real world” can be quite daunting and stressful! Marcia and ETS dental has been an amazing support system throughout this process. I cannot tell you how easy she made things by walking me through each step. I give ETS Dental my highest regards and will definitely recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you, Marcia and ETS Dental Team!

Dr. Lee

Marsha deserves the highest credit for demonstrating the utmost care, consideration, mindfulness, kindness, professionalism, and candor during this process. I am grateful for her openness, advice, and recommendations throughout the months leading up my job offers. She showed tremendous ability to listen and understand my needs and expectations. Not one job interview was uncomfortable or blatantly not suited for me. Her selections for me seemed “hand-picked” which also made it difficult to choose one over another.

Dr. Logan

When I was seeking a new position in Dentistry, I trusted my search to ETS Dental and Marsha Hatfield-Elwell. Thru ETS Dental’s extensive contacts, Marsha provided me with direct access to high quality dental opportunities that few other recruiting professionals were able to offer. As a general dentist, I was truly impressed by her and ETS Dental’s ethics, professionalism, work ethic, scope of contacts, and knowledge of the industry. Marsha provided me with a detailed plan of action for obtaining a new high quality position. She handled everything from scheduling details for interviews to providing guidance on negotiations. In my humble opinion, Marsha and the entire ETS Dental organization are the best dental focused executive search firm out there. I cannot thank Marsha enough for her efforts regarding my career and I will continue to seek her guidance on future recruiting efforts. She is a 5-star elite recruiter and someone who I will continuously trust my career to.

Dr. Robert J. Abbiati (MSA, MBA, DDS)
General Dentist

Rob, thank you so much! I appreciate all of your help. You’ve been a true asset!

Erik Snell, DDS

If you are considering the sale of your practice and/or want to pursue a new opportunity, I would, without reservation, highly recommend Mr. Gary Harris as the person who can make things happen. I consider Gary not only a true professional but a good friend.

Gary B. Woodcock, DMD

I used ETS Dental’s services and couldn’t be happier with the results. It was a great experience and I would use them again.

Holly E. Broome, DMD

I am happy to say I have been successfully placed in two offices with LIKE-MINDED dentists. ETS Dental is very professional and assisted in finding the position and personal match I was looking for.

Karessa Kuntz, DDS

ETS Dental with its experience and persistence has helped me with locating the right opportunity to enhance my career.

Resmi Nair, DMD

Rob, I just wanted to say that I appreciate your time and effort in finding a position for me…your patience and professionalism were much appreciated –in my opinion, above and beyond what most people would do. I have recommended you to someone else and I hope he contacts you.

Thank you again.


I have been in practice for 27 years, have specific training and skills, and had a specific relocation challenge for her. In her tireless efforts to find this fit, she found the perfect practice for me, and the expectant dentist. We had our first meeting and it was instant rapport. This was not an easy task. We had made a first match, had 2 visits only to be rejected. But Marsha was encouraging and relentless in her search. We had many evening conversations, emails and detailed discussions of the possibilities. She is definitely a people-person, and I felt a bond with her because of her personality and perseverance. She researched each possibility according to my requirements, and researched the working personality of the dentist and the office. She also gave me updates and requested updates in return. One day, I hope to meet her, and shake her hand for what she has done for me. I have nothing but the highest regard for her and would recommend her to any of my dentist friends who seek a position in her territory.


I would recommend the services of ETS Dental to anyone. They were professional, interested only in finding a practice that would work for me. They truly listened to my needs as a young professional. Simply and plainly, 45 days after giving ETS my criteria, I had lined up six interviews with exceptional offices. These were outstanding opportunities with practices that most Dentists at this stage in their career only get to hear about. After multiple offers I found the perfect match, and will be a partner with in 12 months. It doesn’t get any better.

Thomas J. Meals (DMD, MPH, RN)

What Our Clients Say:

ETS has always been responsive to our recruiting needs. In addition, they are diligent about searching for and selecting candidates who are aligned with both the practice and the community.

Mary Ferguson

Thanks for your work, Gary – you promised to find the most capable, committed candidates and in one week you did more for us than we did in two months on our own. We’re definitely coming to you first next time we have a staffing need!

Jeff Wheeler
Recruiting / HR

Rob, I wanted to thank you for all the help you have been to Cincinnati Dental Services this year. It’s made a tremendous difference to the group, and we really appreciate your efforts.

Anna Robinson
American Dental Partners

No money up front and a reasonable price when the job was done. What more can you ask for?

Cleveland L. Null, DDS

Newspaper ads don’t have the range that ETS Dental does.

David J. Montgomery, DDS

This is our third success with ETS, and I hope for more as we grow our platform.

Dr. Darren Riopelle

Out of the first three candidates given, I found an Associate and brought him into my practice. Nine months later we are drawing up the final contract for him to become a partner.

Thanks to all.

H. David Logan, III, DDS

Thank you for all your efforts in helping me locate an associate for my practice. The quantity and quality of candidates you referred to me far surpassed the other large national firm I employed. Your efforts were very much appreciated.

John Fatse, DMD

Marcia Patterson found the “perfect fit” dentist to join our family practice. Because she had worked closely with us over the past few years of our search, she knew exactly what kind of person we were looking for. She hit the jackpot! We will always be grateful.

Kate MacKinnon
Office Manager, Beachcrest Dental, Inc. Westerly, RI

We look forward to a long and happy working association with our recently placed surgeon and wanted you to know you will always be our resource should a surgical staffing need arise in the future. Thank you again for your efforts on our behalf.

Lisa M. Gruber

We have added two dentists using ETS and both have been a good match. ETS Dental is quick to respond to our placement needs and the fees are very manageable. When we have a dental position to fill, ETS is the first place I call.

Lynn Holland
Community Action Council of Pike County

[ETS Dental is] helpful, courteous, responsive, fair, and makes you feel like you are their most important customer.

Mary McIntyre
Glen A. McIntyre, DDS

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication and perseverance. As the Recruiting Manager for Premier Dental Management, it is very important that our candidates for employment come with high qualifications that are in demand in the dental industry. With the help of ETS Dental and its wonderful staff, we have been able to recruit professionals that we can instill our trust in and be confident that the utmost in dental care will be provided for our patients.

Nory Candelario

Rob Knezovich was the reason we were able to quickly find a dentist who is a good fit for our practice. For all purposes, Rob’s job would have been done once we found a dentist, but he continues to keep in touch to make sure our experience is a happy and successful one. By calling ETS Dental, I not only found a company and individual to satisfactorily help us find a skilled dentist, but I feel that I have a new friend. Rob Knezovich will be the first one I call for any future dentist needs.