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Dental Office Manager Training and Other Key Components of Building Your Career

You may have recently been promoted to office manager and are feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Or maybe you are just beginning your career and are working towards dental practice management. Alternatively, you may be a practice owner who wants your staff to grow to their full potential. In any of these cases, dental office manager training is essential to career growth, team building, office efficiency, and patient satisfaction. After training, several other steps can help you build the career you dream of.

At Dental Practice Enhancement, we offer in-person dental office manager training and empowerment sessions for your entire team. Unlike generic online programs, our training is customized to meet your needs. We can build on your existing strengths and identify the areas where there is most potential for growth. 

To learn more about our training services, contact Dental Practice Enhancement today. 

Thorough Dental Office Manager Training

Whether you are a rookie or a veteran, dental office manager training is the most important step in growing your career. Even if you have been working as a manager for years, technology is constantly changing, and you need to keep up with the trends. And sometimes breaking old habits can introduce you to new and more efficient ways of doing things

At Dental Practice Enhancement, our training covers a wide range of topics, including: 

  • Integrating new technology
  • Maximizing revenue
  • Building and encouraging your office team
  • Refining and adapting current policies
  • Setting goals for growth
  • Dental billing and collections 

Cross-Training in Other Areas of Dentistry

Many office managers begin their careers as dental assistants, which can give them valuable first-hand knowledge of nearly all aspects of dentistry. But if you are stepping into a management role without this background, never fear! By cross-training in other dental roles, you can still get this know-how and experience. Whether via official training programs or simply by shadowing and observation, training in scheduling and treatment coordination can help you provide much better service to your patients. 

Thorough Knowledge of Insurance and Billing 

Without doubt, insurance and financial expertise is foundational to the role of a good office manager. It’s essential that you understand the different PPO plans and how they function, as well as the various contractual clauses within PPO agreements. You also need to stay up-to-date with the annually changing insurance codes. And you should understand the most effective ways to file claims, dispute denied claims, and collect from patients. 

Fortunately, at Dental Practice Enhancement, we can provide training in all of these areas. Or we could take care of billing and insurance entirely with our virtual administrative services.  

Certifications and Memberships

Once you have undergone some foundational dental office manager training, you may want to seek certification through one of several national organizations. Though it is not essential, it demonstrates commitment to your career and a desire for upward growth. For example, the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) offers Fellowship, Mastership, and Diplomate distinctions to those who undergo their rigorous programs. 

Contact Us to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Pursue dental office manager training with our experts! To get started, contact Dental Practice Enhancement online or call us at (833) DPE-FOR-U.