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At the center of every great dental office is a tireless dental office manager. They’re typically the first ones in and the last ones out and make sure that our paychecks drop on time (something we’re all extremely thankful for).

Let’s face it, as hygienists, assistants, and dentists, we just couldn’t do it without them. As a way of recognizing all that they do, here are 6 ways great dental office managers keep us all from going crazy in the office.

Dental Office Managers Handle Insurance Questions

Insurance can be a tricky thing to discuss and explain to patients. Luckily, that’s what dental office managers are for. We’re glad we get to focus on the dental work.

They Keep Us Stocked With What We Need

From staplers to scalers, we literally couldn’t do our jobs without them making sure we’ve got our instruments. In most practices, the ordering falls on them. And for that, we’re grateful.

They Do Lots of Paperwork

Nobody likes to fill out forms and file important documents. But it’s a necessary task to make sure any practice runs smoothly (and especially in healthcare). From hiring to payroll, it usually falls on the office manager and… bless them.

They Keep Meetings Short and Focused

According to a study from software company Atlassian, you waste an average of 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings. Meetings are a crucial part of any practice or team, but great managers know that you have work to do. To all the managers who keep it short and sweet, we salute you.

They Keep Everyone Smiling

It’s an industry of smiles, but it can get hectic. From the occasional box of donuts in the morning to the needed words of wisdom at the end of a hard week, office managers do a lot to keep us—and our patients—happy. Ask any dental professional, and they’re glad when their office manager backs them up.

Do you have an incredible office manager? What do they do that keeps you sane during the work week? Let us know on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter so we can recognize them!

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