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June 17, 2015
There's plenty happening for dental office managers with the professional organization AADOM. Read the president's article, learn about the fellowship (FAADOM) program, and register for the 11th annual AADOM Dental Managers Conference in Nashville Aug. 28-30.

A Future to Smile About
By Heather Colicchio

AADOM members are passionate ... about their careers, their dental practices, and the communities they serve. At the heart of dentistry, it's the communities and patients we serve that make dentistry a great profession. It is in this spirit that AADOM is proud to announce “A Future to Smile About.” This initiative, in conjunction with Patterson Dental, is a campaign to support Oral Health America's (OHA) Smiles Across America program, which benefits underserved children across the Us by providing much needed oral health care. For every AADOM membership purchased during this year-long initiative, AADOM and Patterson Dental will each donate $50 to the Smiles Across America program.

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“A Future to Smile About” will benefit the Smiles Across America program, which reaches over 400,000 children annually in school-based or school-linked settings, with oral disease prevention and oral health promotion services such as dental sealants, fluoride varnish treatments, and family education. Until recently, many of OHA’s programs were successful due in large part to the support of corporate sponsors. With "A Future to Smile About," YOU have the power to make a difference. This initiative puts the power of change back in the hands of the dental team members. The campaign, which runs through January 31, 2016, is quite simple—when the dentist/practice gives the gift of education to their front office team through AADOM membership, the gift of oral health is given to a child. AADOM Executive Director Kim McQueen states, “Through this initiative, there is an opportunity to change the lives of children you don't necessarily see, while enriching the professional career of your dental practice management team.” Help AADOM bring help to those in need, and enjoy the benefits of AADOM membership while you do! Simply reference promotional code OHA15 when you join AADOM. Check out regular updates about the program at“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”—Winston ChurchillHeather Colicchio is the founder and president of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), the largest professional organization of dental office managers in the country.

What is AADOM Fellowship? (FAADOM)

A professional distinction and title can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and career. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are everything. Sure, you know you've got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince your patients, your employer, and potential employers? For many career-minded professionals, a professional distinction such as AADOM Fellowship is often the answer.

Fellowship applications for induction in Nashville must be submitted by July 3, 2015. Watch a video with more information, and learn more about how to earn this distinction at

Live from Music City

Sign up for the AADOM 11th Annual Dental Managers Conference in Nashville August 28-30. The conference is celebrating education with a large selection of continuing education courses designed specifically for dental office managers. Spend time with the AADOM team and your peers, and make new friends at the largest gathering of dental office professionals.

Register and find out more information at

AADOM June Member Spotlight

Savannah Lothringer of Kingwood Orthodontics in Kingwood, Texas, is this month's AADOM featured member. She's been a member since 2015.

She said that the best part of being an AADOM member is, "... being able to reach the AADOM team 24/7. They are always prompt when I need something and they are the most friendly people I have interacted with."

The best part of her career, she added, is "Seeing how our patients grow up throughout their treatment with our office."

For the complete interview with Savannah, visit