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AADOM LiveCast: Leadership is Listening, Leading, and Learning….Tips from your PAOY!


Approved for 1 CE towards AADOM Designations

2020 the year of SURPRISES! For the first time ever, we have TWO amazing Practice Administrators of the Year. Learn from your tribe – some of the industry’s most extraordinary talent. Debbie Evans and Jennifer Steadman will conduct a candid conversation with AADOM members on leading through challenging times, connecting with your tribe, the journey of the evolving practice administrator, leveraging your educational/industry partners and team culture.

You won’t want to miss this session packed with “PEARLS.”

Session Learning Objectives:

  • The essence of Listening, Leading and Learning
  • Building relationships with your local network
  • The evolution of the Practice Administrator role
  • Relationships are key/focus on the WHY
  • Team culture and education

Session Sponsored by CareCredit

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Learn more about the presenters:

Debbie Evans, MAADOM – AADOM 2020 Practice Administrator of the Year
Debbie Evans has been in the dental industry for almost 30 years. She has been the Practice Administrator for Wainright & Wassel, DDS in Raleigh, NC since 2005.
Debbie is a proud lifetime AADOM member and serves as Co-President of the AADOM Triangle Chapter. She received her Fellowship from the American Association of Dental Office Management in the Fall of 2016 and most recently received her Mastership in September of 2020. Her AADOM Triangle Chapter is the largest chapter in the country and has won the “Chapter of the Year” for the last 2 years. Prior to being named the 2020 Practice Administrator of the year Debbie was recognized as an AADOM “Practice Administrator with Distinction” for the past 3 years.
Debbie and her husband Ron, have two married children, Ryan, and his wife Emily, who reside in Overland Park, KS, and Brittany, and her husband Kevin, who live in San Clemente, CA. Debbie has 3 grandsons, Carson, Jack and Logan, and a 1 granddaughter, Ila Marie. Debbie loves being “NaNa” and she proudly says that she’s going to be one of “THOSE” grandparents – and she loves every minute of it.

Jennifer Steadman, BSDH, RDH, MAADOM – AADOM 2020 Practice Administrator of the Year
Jennifer Steadman has been with Dentistry by Design in Andover, MA since 2009.  Jennifer obtained her bachelor’s degree from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Upon joining Dentistry by Design as a dental hygienist, Jennifer’s role grew significantly. Through extensive training and continuing education courses, she now acts the director of operations where she oversees the dental team and keeps them up-to-date on the ever-changing advances within the field.
Jennifer has taken on a true passion for dentistry, and continually strives to advance her education, and pass on her knowledge and charisma. She became a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management (FAADOM) in 2015, and most recently was inducted as an AADOM Master (MAADOM) in September of 2020. Jennifer was the founder of the Boston Chapter of AADOM and remains actively involved in the chapter today. In 2019, she was recognized for her on-going hard work and dedication, as she was nominated and honored by AADOM as a Practice Administrator of Distinction.
During her time away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Dominick, and their two daughters Addison and Caroline. You can find them taking trips to the lakes region of New Hampshire, and spending time with their extended family and friends!



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