Northeast Florida Dental Connection

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Smart Managing with Integrity, Leadership, and Excellence.

Upcoming Events Why Us?
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What's Happening at Northeast Florida Dental Connection?

Experience the joy of AADOM at our local meetings and events.

Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2024

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Topic: “Taco About” All Things Dental Management & More

Roundtable Discussion & Sponsor Focus

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Upcoming Local Events

Friday, November 8, 2024

Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Speaker: Laura Nelson

Topic: Getting Along: Talking It Out, Keeping Teams Strong

Location: Jacksonville, FL


Our Mission

Discover why you should join the Northeast Florida Dental Connection S.M.I.L.E.

2021-Chapter of the Year Tier II

Northeast Florida Dental Connection S.M.I.L.E. pursues its mission to elevate the important roles of dental management personnel through periodic training and lectures.

Our members regularly share new ideas for creative business practices, professional development, and personal enhancement. The group further aims to develop and strengthen the importance of this department in a cohesive manner and gain the respect that it richly deserves in a dental organization.

We are continually growing and helping dental practice managers benefit from our array of membership perks, including:

  • Networking with members of our community
  • Creating professional relationships with like-minded people
  • Career enhancement through education and strategies
  • Enjoying professional speaking events covering an array of topics
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends and standards

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Our memberships fees are $150 yearly or $75 per meeting (non-members only).  

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Our Chapter Benefits

Bringing the energy of AADOM to our local communities.

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Bridging the Gap

At times, dental practice managers can feel like they’re on their own island trying to keep their office afloat. At Northeast Florida Dental Connection S.M.I.L.E., we are building bridges so you can get the support you need and make strong connections with like-minded people.

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Education & Support
Dental practice managers need to constantly adapt and keep pace with industry developments. AADOMOpens a new window to the official website provides reliable education and training from national speakers so you can stay ahead of the curve. All members can enjoy the support of our study clubs and group workshops too.
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Quality Local Resources
At our chapter, we are bringing the power, influence, and qualities of AADOM to the local area of Jacksonville, FL. You have amazing resources and connections right here on your doorstep! What’s more, our chapter is the gateway to our national AADOM family.
Additional Membership Benefits:
  • Four key note speakers meetings per year
  • Certificate of Membership
  • Vendor/Sponsor discounts
  • Network of local members
  • Member of the Year Celebration
  • Monthly Member Spotlight
  • Career support & access to local job listings
  • Earn FAADOM CE Marketing for your dental office
  • Educational opportunities for your dentist and team
Benefits for Northeast Florida Dentists

As a Northeast Florida dentist, you may be wondering how AADOM can benefit you. Is our membership worth the investment?

We turn dental practice managers into dental practice ROCKSTARS. There are so many advantages well-supported administrators can bring to your practice:
  • Dentists can focus on dentistry rather than the business, admin, and marketing side of the practice.
  • Your dental practice has a trained expert who is up-to-date on current legislation, insurance, marketing practices, and more.
  • You can feel confident that your dental practice manager and admin team can implement new procedures and best practices to improve your bottom line.
  • See improved patient recall, patient satisfaction, and efficiency at your office.
Hear from a local dentist.
Dr. Laurie Kitson has seen how her team has benefitted from joining AADOM.
“The Northeast District AADOM Chapter has been a tremendous asset to our Office Manager and Administrative Team. Chapter seminars have included nationally recognized speakers, which provide excellent and relevant information for our dental practice. The National AADOM organization has the best annual dental meeting for the administrative team in dentistry. At both the local and national level, AADOM is a must-have resource for our dental practice.” – Laurie A. Kitson, DMD
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Our Northeast Florida Chapter of AADOM was started in 2012, and we have grown so much and continue to grow. We have a solid group of dental professionals that are here to encourage and lift each other up all year long. You realize that you are not alone and that you are surrounded by others that you can call on for anything. We are in this together as Dental Office Managers, and many may feel that they are all alone, but that is the great thing about AADOM.

Teresa S. (President of Northeast Florida Dental Connection S.M.I.L.E.)

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Finding this chapter has allowed me to meet other professionals, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that has so much information, experience, and advice on current events in the dental world. It helps to know that there is a network of trustworthy people, who just want other professionals to excel, which in return helps the dental field to succeed.

Kellyn P. (Amelia Dental Group)

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I have had the opportunity to watch the S.M.I.L.E. of North Florida steadily grow over the years. They continually provide top-notch educational programs and raise the bar for Practice Administrators/Office Managers so they can be effective team leaders. If you have not yet attended a S.M.I.L.E. of North Florida meeting, you and your team are missing out!

Linda H. (The Linda Harvey Group)

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The biggest part of our chapter is how special everyone is treated from the first meeting. Our chapter goes above and beyond to make sure the experience you have exceeds all expectations. I am an introvert-extrovert. I am extremely shy until I get to know you. These ladies (especially Teresa and Audrey) got me out of my shell and showed me what AADOM was all about.

Sandy M. (Stanford Family Dentistry)

Board Members
Our Northeast Florida Chapter of AADOM president smiling in front of a black background
Teresa C. Spence, DAADOM
President - AADOM's Practice Administrator of the Year 2021
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Audrey Clements, DAADOM
Vice President
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Claudia Paye, DAADOM
Social Media- 2016 AADOM Green Leader Award and Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2017
The Northeast Florida Chapter
Lanaie Reed
Some of Our Favorite Moments
Teresa and Audery smiling and standing next to a sign that says %22I am with my tribe%22
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AADOM Chapter Round Table with Kim McQueen
You've Got This !
Graduation ceremony MAADOM & DAADOM
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80's Throwback
2023 Chapter Board
Would You Like to Learn More?

Contact Northeast Florida Dental Connection today for more information about events, memberships, and study clubs.

Would You Like to Learn More?

Contact Northeast Florida Dental Connection S.M.I.L.E. today for more information about events, memberships, and study clubs.

We have members from:
  • Jacksonville
  • St. Augustine
  • Palm Coast
  • Northeast Florida
  • Fernandina Beach