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Dental Practice Manager

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Dental Practice Managers are responsible for the management and operation of Dental Practices.

Responsible for the management and operation of Dental Practices.

Role Description:

  • Dental Practice Managers are responsible for the management and operation of Dental Practices. They manage the running of the business, organise appointments and billing, manage and hire staff within the practice, maintain records and ensure the practice complies with all rules and regulations. Some employers may require experience or qualifications in dental assisting.

Where you might work:

  • Your workplace will most likely be within a private or specialist dental practice.

Personal attributes:

  • As you will be managing other staff and are responsible for the running of the business, this role will suit people with leadership skills and who enjoy working with people. Organisational skills and an ability to plan and multitask are also very important.


  • Between $*** and $*** per year, depending on the organisation employed and level of experience based on *** salaries in Australia.
    (Reference:, 2019)

  • Middle of the range salary: $***
    (Reference: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 2018.)

Employment rates:

  • 17,000 job openings over 5 years in Australia (that’s about 3,400 a year!)*
    (Reference: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2018)

Industry growth:

  • Across Australia, Practice Managers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years: from 23,500 in 2018 to 25,900 by 2023.*

  • *Note these statistics relate to Practice Managers as a general profession. Practice Managers oversee the business side of a variety of healthcare practices. They usually work for general practices, dentists, veterinarians or chiropractors.

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Career Pathway - Dental Assisting

It’s not just about brushing and flossing. Good oral health is important as part of our overall health and wellbeing.
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Personal Story - Dental Practice Manager

Since graduating from The Murri School in 2010 I have completed five certifications that have supported me in my growing career.