AADOM Fellowship (FAADOM)

Becoming a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management shows your commitment to excellence!

The Professional Distinction for Practice Administrators

Join the AADOM Fellowship

Do you have what it takes to become a FAADOM?

Becoming an AADOM Fellow, (FAADOM), is a detailed process that requires an investment in time and commitment. The investment is well worth the outcome!

AADOM Fellowship is the first level of our distinction program where you can prove yourself and others your commitment to excellence.

What's In It For You to Become an AADOM Fellow?

At every AADOM Conference, we induct our members into the Fellowship Program. That’s right, a traditional cap and gown ceremony as you receive your award.
Being a Fellow distinguishes your skills and leadership from the competition. AADOM Fellows are recognized in the industry as the best of the best in what they do.
AADOM Fellows form a lasting bond of support along this educational journey. Imagine a network of peers sharing your dedication to professional development and celebrating success!

What are the Fellowship Program requirements?

AADOM provides you with the resources to attain and maintain your FAADOM designation. Reach out to an AADOM team member if you have any questions about the requirements below.
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You must complete the following:

  • Be a Member in Good Standing of AADOM for at least one year prior to induction.
  • Must be a current Office Manager and have three years minimum of dental practice management experience.
  • Attendance of at least ONE AADOM Annual Conference within the past three years (the year of induction does not meet this requirement).

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You must complete the following:

  • You agree to adhere to AADOM’s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current or former employer (dental practice).
  • 31 AADOM Approved CE hours achieved within 2 years of application submission date (CE from the three Management Modules hosted by the DALE Foundation are counted towards this total).

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You must complete the following:

  • Completion of the Management educational modules, (HR, AR and Financial Reporting), hosted by the DALE Foundation. See previews of each below.
  • Completion of Fellowship Application and submission of application fee.
  • Must accrue 12 CE each year following induction to maintain fellowship status.

Educational Management Modules hosted by the DALE Foundation
Accounts Receivable for the Dental Office
HR Fundamentals for the Dental Office
Financial Reporting for the Dental Office

Submit For FAADOM

The application deadline for the 2023 Class of Fellows has passed. Applications for the 2024 class of Fellows will be accepted beginning March 1, 2024.
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Fellowship FAQs

Let us help you begin the journey to becoming a FAADOM.

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Fellowship Enrollment

FAADOM candidates must enroll in the program to begin the process.

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Fellowship Requirements

Download our PDF for a criteria list to complete the Dental Management Fellowship.

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FAADOM Application

The application deadline for the 2023 Class of Fellows has passed.

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Take AADOM for a Test Drive

  • Download some free resources and test drive AADOM on your time. Your test drive includes:
    • 3 webcast recordings

    • 1 issue of the Observer Magazine

    • A private link to our Facebook community

    • A complimentary Q&A session with an AADOM Success Strategist

    • 1 practice management podcast

    • Bonus whitepaper from our sponsor