Have you got what it takes to be a Manager?
One of the most common routes into dental practice management is to be a dental nurse or receptionist in a practice where the position becomes vacant. As a manager it is vital you are constantly learning and keeping up to date with business principles. As a principal, it is vital you support your manager and provide them with the tools to perform the tasks you expect of them.
Managing a practice, its staff and patients is an exciting and challenging role with a wide variety of duties, depending on the individual practice.
Most dental practices will have a manager who is responsible for the non-clinical and business aspect of the surgery. Practice managers do not need to be registered by the GDC. However, they must keep up-to-date with GDC guidelines. They also ensure that all employees follow these guidelines and register if required.
No academic qualifications are required to become a dental practice manager, but there are several options for gaining a formal management qualification, and with it, more confidence. Candidates’ knowledge, skills and career prospects can be enhanced by Business and Administration, Customer Service, Management and Team Lead courses which are available at various levels.