Have you ever wanted something so badly that you were willing to do whatever it took to make it happen?
Maybe it was that name-brand purse that everyone has … or those awesome shoes that would look great with your new dress … or perhaps it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on a trip with friends.
It doesn’t really matter what it was; the important thing is that it was something that you felt you needed. A need so strong that you practiced extreme self-control in order to make it your own. What else can you use that self-control for?
How much would you like your team to see you as a valuable member of the team?
How much time are you willing to devote to make a difference to the patients, the team, and the dental practice?
How much are you willing to invest in yourself to add value to who you are and what you do?
What is it worth to you to be more than just an “other” member of the team?
Today’s dental front office team members are expected to be software experts, scheduling gurus, and collection experts while still maintaining a pleasant attitude and presenting a smiling face to all who call or walk in the door. The good news is, it can be done! The better news is, there is an organization that can help you master all of these and many more aspects of the busy dental front office.
Will it require some of your time? Most definitely!
Will it require a financial investment? It might.
Will it benefit your career? Absolutely!
The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is one of the best career decisions that I have ever made. It is also one that I have invested in personally and financially. Why? Because this was something that I wanted. I wanted it badly enough to cut corners wherever I could and make my dream a reality.
What was my dream?
I wanted to be able to learn and grow professionally so that I could better help our patients understand their treatment and their dental benefits. I wanted to lead my team in a way that empowered them and helped them embrace their responsibilities. I wanted my dentist to know that I am 100% dedicated to helping our practice be the BEST at what we do.
Simply put, I wanted a career, not a job.
What is your dream? What can you do to make it a reality?
In the immortal words of Lois Banta, “I double dog dare you to make it happen!!!”
Make an investment in yourself. I encourage you to learn more about AADOM. Your Patterson rep is a great resource to help you. It will last a lot longer than that purse or those shoes, and if you attend a conference, you get another dream trip with new friends that will not only give you great memories but a vast amount of knowledge to bring back to your dental practice!