The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) named Melissa Meredith, the office manager for Dr. Andrew G. Orr of Central Arkansas Dental, as the recipient of the sixth annual AADOM Office Manager of the Year Award.
Photo provided courtesy of AADOM. Photo of CareCredit presenting award to recipient with AADOM President Heather Colicchio. Copyright © 2009 American Association of Dental Office Managers. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.Every successful practice has an office manager who displays innovative thinking, business acumen, and leadership qualities within his or her practice and community. Each year, the AADOM recognizes these exceptional individuals and highlights their accomplishments at the organization’s annual conference. “The competition for this prestigious award grows more intense every year,” says Heather Colicchio, AADOM president. “Melissa is such an outstanding person and so well liked and respected that she was nominated by her peers and her doctor.”“As a young dentist with little experience in management, I can honestly say our office would not have survived without the hard work that Melissa has put in every day for the past three years,” wrote Dr. Orr when he nominated Melissa. “Due to her hard work, Central Arkansas Dental has been able to expand from one small office in Lonoke in 2007 to three thriving offices throughout central Arkansas.”Ms. Meredith’s commitment to oral health and patients has gone beyond the three practices of Central Arkansas Dental. “Melissa has the kindest heart and prides herself in finding ways to help those who are less fortunate,” says Dr. Orr. “She has helped organize free dental clinics in England, Ward, and Jacksonville. If I’m extremely lucky, I will get to enjoy several more years with Melissa in charge of our offices.”As the winner of the 2010 award, Ms. Meredith will receive a valuable award package provided by CareCredit, the AADOM Founding Sponsor. This includes free registration to the 2011 AADOM Conference, a feature story and photo on the cover of The Observer, and $1,000.