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Dental Office Manager Courses

A Dental Office Manager oversees the running of administration duties at a dental surgery or practice. You might supervise a team of staff and ensure the practice is operating efficiently. Dental Office Managers might process payments and paperwork and answer any queries from patients. You might greet patients, answer phone calls and schedule patient appointments.

Dental Office Managers should be highly organised and able to manage several tasks at one time. It’s important you can communicate well with patients and work well in a team environment. Dental Office Managers should make customer service a priority and be able to handle a range of administrative tasks.

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Popular Dental Office Manager Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Dental Office Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Dental Office Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Dental Office Manager generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Dental Office Manager?

This industry has seen an increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 46,700 people working in this area in Australia and many of them specialise as a Dental Office Manager. Dental Office Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Dental Office Manager?

If a career as a Dental Office Manager interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Health Administration. This course will prepare you to take on a senior operational role in health administration. You’ll learn to use appropriate medical terminology and communicate with clients in a medical environment. You’ll also develop your leadership skills in managing teams, human resources and recruitment.

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Job Pathways

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