Why you should attend the 15th annual AADOM conference

Office manager Kyle Summerford attended the AADOM conference for the first time in 2018, and he encourages his peers to check it out this year.

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Registration is now open for the 15th Annual AADOM Conference.

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Association of Dental Office Management Annual Conference (AADOM) in San Antonio. This year’s conference will be July 18-20 in sunny Orlando, Florida. I must say, if you have not attended at least one AADOM meeting, you’re missing out on what could be your best learning experience and growth opportunity as a dental office manager.

The meeting is attended by fellow office managers from across the country who have one main thing in common—they’re all there to learn and become the best they can be.

AADOM has helped to shape and create a place for office managers to feel welcomed and become educated in all aspects of the dental practice. Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional office manager or you’re just starting out in the dental practice, this is the place to be and you need to go . . . at least once.

Here are my top three top takeaways from the AADOM annual conference and how each of these can benefit you and help you serve your dental practice.


The abundance of courses available for office managers is tremendous. Each one is tailored to help you understand how to use and integrate the information in your practice when you return to work. The course offerings this year cover a wide range of topics, such as dental insurance, effective marketing, how to increase case acceptance, productive scheduling, and successful team meetings. All of this information will help you create a better practice.


AADOM focuses on networking as a priority. I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful dental consultants and nationally-recognized speakers. Most of the consultants and speakers were dental office managers at one time or another, and they were more than willing to share their experiences. Each shared valuable insights on how to better the dental practice and create a better working environment.

Latest technology

I also met with many representatives from various dental and non-dental companies who were there to showcase the latest trends in dental practice management. I was blown away at some of the new technology available to help practices run more efficiently and create a seamless environment for your practice.

Knowledge is more valuable than money, but you can use the knowledge gained at AADOM to effectively increase the value of your position in the dental practice and to help create the most profitable practice for you and the dentist.

Start planning now to attend the AADOM annual conference July 18-20 in Orlando. You can register now at aadomconference.com. Dental Office Manager Digest readers can use code 19DOMD (all caps) when registering to receive $100 off conference tuition.

Kyle L. Summerford is a nationally recognized practice management guru, author, and lecturer. He is founder and president of Summerford Solutions Inc., and cofounder of Elitedentalclaims.com. Kyle also serves as editorial director of Dental Office Manager Digest e-newsletter. He lectures extensively to dentists and their staff on topics such as insurance coding and billing and useful practice management tips. Contact him at kylelsummerford@gmail.com.

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