Om Appreciation

CareCredit and AADOM announce Office Manager Appreciation Month winners

Jan. 7, 2020
The American Association of Dental Office Management and CareCredit chose the winners from the group who submitted their "best practices" for running an efficient dental practice.

CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional financing, and the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) announce the winners of the Office Manager Appreciation Month (OMAM) celebration.

September 2019 was recognized as the first annual Office Manager Appreciation Month, organized by CareCredit and AADOM. The month was a celebration of the contributions of dental office managers and practice administrators nationwide, and it culminated in the AADOM annual conference and an online Instagram promotion #AwesomeOM. Office managers and practice administrators were invited to submit their “best practices” for a chance to win a three-day, two-night trip to AADOM’s 2020 conference in Boca Raton. This includes conference fees, air transportation, and hotel accommodations at the Boca Raton Resort, a prize worth $2,749. (For complete rules visit

The first of three randomly selected winners is Misty W., from Neosho, Missouri. She wrote, "Our best practices tip is to 'look ahead' for potential scheduling or insurance issues to always ensure the best experience for the patient by catching problems before they happen!"      

Jane W. from Sharpsburg, Maryland, is the second winner who submitted at #AwesomeOM, “With CareCredit, you can get your dental treatment with convenient monthly payments. I always add that patients can also use it at participating veterinary offices for Rover!”

The final winner, Christine W., from Salisbury, Maryland, said, “We try to make it easy using the CareCredit Direct Tool in our office! Patients can apply for CareCredit on their own using an iPad in our office. They can also apply directly on our practice website by clicking the apply now tab.” 

“We are so inspired by the participation in the first-ever Office Manager Appreciation Month,” said Heather Colicchio, founder of AADOM. “We know that all team members are critical to practice and patient health, but we wanted to recognize the special contributions of office managers and practice administrators. During the month of September, we helped greatly increase membership to further educate and advocate for the influential dental office manager communities.”

Angela Martinez, VP of Strategic Associations and Dental Health Policy at CareCredit, added, “The best practices submitted in the OMAM Sweepstakes were terrific. Next year, we are looking forward to expanding the awareness of September as Office Manager Appreciation Month and encouraging even more practices to participate.”