What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Dental Office Manager in Beaverton:
Most importantly be ready to multi-task. At one time there may be multiple items you are working on and still need to stop everything for a phone call, patient, or employee. Private Practice Dentistry requires a smile and constant mediating.
Dental Office Manager in Boynton Beach:
"Love what you do! Bask in the experience."
Listen to your patients.
Don't focus on the money angle.
Learn how to budget.
Dental Office Manager in Douglasville:
"Do You Really Care About Others?"
You need to really care about other people to do this job. When a person breaks a tooth it may not be hurting right now but it is an emergency to them whether you have time on the appointment book or not. You need to be ready to work hard everyday and be able to leave your problems at home, or wait until lunch to talk with the other employees. Be a good listener, and be patient. You will have the time to finish what you are doing when the patient get finished talking. Have a smile on your face and be ready to work with the patients that call the office. You may have to eat lunch at your desk like I do but my job means the world to me because I love the patients that come to us but it will be worth it. Always pay the bills on time it is someone else credit you are keeping not yours. Most of all have FUN everyday if you do not enjoy working from the time you walk through the door you do not want this job.
Dental Office Manager in Rochester:
"Only you can advance your own career."
Advance yourself and educate yourself early on. Find a mentor in the same size office and same scenario as you to learn more as your doctors won't typically be able to help you with questions.
Dental Office Manager in Virginia Beach:
"Love What You Do, It Makes You Happy And The Company Too."
Learn all aspects of a dental office. Listen to each employee when they have a problem. Be someone they trust. Always back your doctor.