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AADOM Receives Educational Grant to Promote “Green” Dentistry

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Red Bank, NJ: February 23, 2015 – The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) has announced that for the fourth consecutive year it has been chosen as the recipient of an educational grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. The goal of the grant is for AADOM to produce and deliver education about "going green" to their membership and to the dental community at large. Green dentistry promotes, among other things, reducing waste and using environmentally friendly products. 

AADOM's Vice President Lorie Streeter states, "We're thrilled to continue working with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. Our members have shown a dedication to positively impacting their communities and AADOM loves to acknowledge those offices. With this grant AADOM is able to provide the education and motivation to help them succeed."

The AADOM "Green Leader Initiative" provides educational content to dental professionals – both virtual and live – through various delivery systems such as published articles, website content, and a private member forum to exchange ideas and best practices. The education is also supported via AADOM's social media. 

As part of this initiative, AADOM will present the "Green Leader Award" at the 11th Annual Dental Managers Conference this August in Nashville, TN. This award is given to an office manager whose practice exemplifies the utilization of successful green initiatives within their practice. The grant also enables the continuation of a Presentation Portal that allows participants to download all course materials for the conference electronically versus printing and shipping them to the conference. "Our members love the Presentation Portal. We are committed to continuing our tradition of green behavior", states Heather Colicchio, AADOM President and Founder.

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