Dental Practice Managers are responsible for the management and operation of Dental Practices.
Responsible for the management and operation of Dental Practices.
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.
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.
17,000 job openings over 5 years in Australia (that’s about 3,400 a year!)*
(Reference: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2018)
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.