Know what's out there — your career in dental practice management

Understand the career paths you can take to advance your career in dental practice management.

Making a Career in Dental Practice Management

Discover The Path That's Right For You

The dental office manager is a unique position, as it stems from a variety of backgrounds. Maybe you got your start chairside, or maybe you worked as a receptionist and moved your way up. Perhaps you already hold a business degree or managed other types of professional offices or companies. There are a wide variety of titles and responsibilities, and whether you’re a dental office manager, patient coordinator, business manager, practice administrator or insurance and finance coordinator, you can find a rewarding dental practice management career experience.

Wherever your career path started and wherever you might be today, the biggest challenge ahead of you is determining what’s next. There are resources for you at all stages of your career.

Learn About Dental Office Management

Although many dental office managers learn on the job, taking dental office management courses can help you take your knowledge to the next level. You may also learn new insights that can help make the practice more productive and efficient. A good place to start is by reviewing the dental office management courses offered through the DALE Foundation.

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Join the AADOM Community

All dental professionals can benefit from getting involved in the dental community. If you’re looking to become a dental office manager – or if you are already working in a dental office management role – you might want to check out the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). By joining AADOM or attending an AADOM conference, you can connect with other dental professionals who can give you the support and resources you need to succeed.

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Earn AADOM Fellowship

If you’re already part of the AADOM community and have you have more than three years of dental office management experience, earning AADOM Fellowship is a great way to increase your visibility and career opportunities.

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