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Learn More About AADOM’s September Featured Member

Learn more about Walter Raby, MBA AADOM’s September 2017 Spotlighted Member!

AADOM Member Since 2016

The Dental Implant Center-Dakota Dental Services-Day One Dentistry-Horizon West Dental
Rapid City, SD

Q:  What type of practice do you work in?
A:  Multi Specialty

Q: What is your title?
A:  Regional Director

Q:  How long have you been with this practice?
 3 months

Q:  What are some of the duties you are responsible for within your practice?
A:  My main responsibilities practice are to analyze and troubleshoot business aspects and correct for operational health. I help to facilitate and train the team on new practice concepts and programs. In addition, I manage and train staff on proven practice operational activities. I also analyze and troubleshoot practices in the area to determine if there is an opportunity for future acquisition.

Q:  What is the most rewarding aspect of your career?
A:  The most rewarding part of my career is to see the fruit of my influence on the practice. I enjoy making my team’s jobs easier for them. I consider myself the “Gordon Ramsey” of dental practice management. Of course I also enjoy the patients and the ability to help them make their dentistry possible.

Q:  What do you see as some of the benefits of membership to AADOM?
  I definitely think the member’s only forum, the weekly webinars and the overall continuing education are some of AADOM’s best member benefits!

Q:  What other services would you like to see AADOM provide for dental office managers?
As far as other services AADOM could provide in addition to what they already do, it is tough to single one that isn’t already provided. I enjoy the current professional development and would like to see some of my employees also developed with the training resources offered through AADOM.

Q:  Have you ever attended an AADOM conference?

Q:  Can you tell us about your experience?
 I do hope to attend an AADOM conference in the future!

Q:  Are you planning to attend AADOM17?
  At this time I am not. I had family commitments at that time before I started with my AADOM membership last fall.

Q:  Are you a Fellow or are you pursuing Fellowship?
  I’m not currently a fellow but I’m certainly not ruling out the possibility of becoming one in the future!

Q:  What practice management software do you use?

Q:  What company do you order the majority of your dental supplies from?
  Patterson Dental/Henry Schein

Q:  Do you or your practice support any charitable organizations?
  Our practice supports the South Dakota Dental Foundation as well as the local school events with volunteering or providing materials for events.

Q:  What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?
  Outside of the office, I have 6 sons, with #7 boy on the way. My eldest is married and recently gave me my first grandson. I enjoy spending time with family, travelling, camping, boating, caving, go carting, and hiking.

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