Courtney Roberts

Courtney Roberts

FAADOM, Onboarding Director

6 ways to celebrate your dental office manager

Your office manager is so much more than just an employee of your practice. They’re your friend, business partner, and the person in the office most aligned with your practice goals for success. They work diligently every day towards the ultimate success of the practice, acquiring and retaining patients, scheduling to goal, and so much more. 

One solid week in April is dedicated to Administrative Professionals Appreciation week, and that is your time to show your office manager your deep appreciation. There are small acts of appreciation you may show throughout the year — such as lunches and coffee runs — but when it comes to really appreciating your dental office manager’s hard work and dedication, the best gift is something that lasts beyond their taste buds.

Showing Appreciation 101

Answer this question: how well do you know your office manager? Are they big on Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A? Are they more inclined to bring a salad with a water bottle? Gift cards are a great way to show appreciation but as every practice owner knows, retention is what keeps your practice profitable, and sometimes Starbucks just won’t cut it. 

For your cherished office manager, consider the following opportunities to celebrate their continued support while also supporting their growth:

Celebrate the wins

There’s never been a better time to celebrate the hard work and dedication your dental office manager shows each day. Every dental practice has a team, and the saying “teamwork makes the dream work” goes for dentists as much as any other industry. Your office manager is an integral part of your dental team and keeps the practice running smoothly. They’ve hired, trained, and motivated a team that keeps your practice profitable day in and day out. 

No matter what gift you choose to celebrate your office manager, make sure you also highlight all of the incredible things that they’ve achieved. They have a dizzying array of responsibilities in any given day, so we’ll let you in on a little secret. The ultimate gift for your office manager would be hiring an assistant — someone to help with the day-to-day skills based tasks that keep your office manager doing what they do best: patient experience. 

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