Our purpose is to advance the dental profession by providing vision, standards and leadership.


Our intent is to maximize our individual talents by learning from one another.


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Our purpose is to advance the dental profession by providing vision, standards and leadership.

Our intent is to maximize our individual talents by learning from one another.


The ADMC is a group of individual dental consultants who derive their primary income from providing some or all of the following services to the dental profession:

  • Practice Management Consulting
  • Office/Clinical Efficiency
  • Profitability Management
  • Marketing Services
  • Professional Speaking

Formed in 1987, we are continuing to grow and merit the respect and confidence of our peers and the dental profession. If you qualify, there are many benefits of being a member of the ADMC - such as developing relationships with industry leading consultants such as yourself.

Remembering Charlie Kidd



MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to have a profound effect on the entire profession of dentistry by committing ourselves, as the ADMC, to excellence and professionalism through the establishment and maintenance of exceptionally high standards of practice. Those standards provide our members the opportunity of achieving extraordinary personal and professional growth.

The Academy affords its members both a forum to exchange ideas and philosophies and the prestige of membership attained through the individual and collective realization of those exemplary standards.


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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to have a profound effect on the entire profession of dentistry by committing ourselves, as the ADMC, to excellence and professionalism through the establishment and maintenance of exceptionally high standards of practice. Those standards provide our members the opportunity of achieving extraordinary personal and professional growth.

The Academy affords its members both a forum to exchange ideas and philosophies and the prestige of membership attained through the individual and collective realization of those exemplary standards.


HISTORY

On April 22, 1987, Mr. Charles Kidd, the late President of Trojan Professional Services, independently organized and sponsored a “Consultants Conference.” His vision was to being together dental consultants to share their experience and expertise with one another. The positive impact at the conference convinced us that an organization consisting exclusively of dental management specialists would be of benefit to both consultants and dentists. This was the beginning of ADMC. We are continuing to grow and merit the respect and confidence of our members and the dental profession.

OUR PURPOSE

Advance the dental profession by providing vision, standards and leadership. Our intent is to maximize our individual talents by learning from one another.

CODE OF ETHICS

Perpetuate respected standards of behavior to promote associations with clients and consultants.

DEFINITION OF A DENTAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Individuals who derive their primary income from providing any or all of the following services to the dental profession: management or advisory services, lecturing, consulting, marketing or financial services.

FOUNDER

Charles T. Kidd (1945 - 1990)


Charles T. Kidd was born and educated in California. After graduation from high school, Mr. Kidd worked as an unskilled laborer for various companies. He began working in the consumer finance industry for Transamerica Finance (Formerly Pacific Finance) and became the youngest branch manager in company history at the age of 21. He went on to manage one of the company’s largest branch offices. Mr. Kidd left the finance industry to return to college. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Mr. Kidd received various awards and honors and served as president of the national honorary accounting fraternity. He was also inducted in the Society of the Skull and Dagger, which is the university’s highest nonacademic honor.

Upon graduation from college, Mr. Kidd joined the international accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. While at DH&S, Mr. Kidd’s client responsibilities included small businesses as well as some of the largest corporations from various sectors of the American economy, including Hughes Aircraft Company, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and Sunkist Growers. Mr. Kidd was founder and president of Trojan Professional Services, which offers various products and services to dentists. Currently, thousands of dentists are subscribers to the company’s services. During his last decade with Trojan, Mr. Kidd spoke before dental societies and dental service organizations and led the company’s dental practice management seminars.


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ADMC Board


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Bonnie Pugh

Executive Director

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Debra Engelhardt-Nash

President


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Denise Ciardello

Immediate Past President

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Laura Jamison

Vice-President/ President Elect

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Amy Smith

Secretary

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Janice Janssen

Treasurer

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Kay Huff

Director of New Members

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Robin Besotes

Director of Member Engagement

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Mary Govoni

Director of Sponsoring Partners

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Laci Phillips

Co-Director of Sponsoring Partners


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Nancy Crossin

Director of Education

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Vanessa Emerson

Director of Marketing

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Robin Morrison

Co-Director of Marketing


PAST PRESIDENTS:

  • 2014-2016 – Denise Ciardello
  • 2012-2014 – Ginny Hegarty
  • 2010-2012 – Tim Twigg
  • 2008-2010 – Debbie Castagna
  • 2006-2008 – Katherine Eitel
  • 2002-2004 – Virginia Moore
  • 1998-2000 – Betsy Wheat Liberto
  • 1996-1998 – Phyllis Waite
  • 1993-1995 – Debra Engelhardt-Nash

CHARLES T. KIDD SPIRIT AWARD WINNERS:

  • Susan Gunn – 2015
  • Susan DiGiambattista – 2012
  • Debbie Castagna – 2011
  • Linda Drevenstedt – 2006
  • Betsy Wheat-Liberto – 1999
  • Phyllis Waite – 1999
  • Debra Engelhardt-Nash – 1994

HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AWARD WINNERS:

  • Bent Ericksen
  • Linda Miles
  • Phyllis Waite

FOUNDING MEMBERS:

  • Charles Blair
  • Debra Engelhardt-Nash
  • Bent Ericksen
  • Phyllis Waite

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CODE of ETHICS



As dental consultants, we are a team of professionals devoted to a professional code of ethics in order to achieve high levels of ethical consciousness, decision making and consel by the members of the profession. The code is meant to influence us throughout our careers. It stimulates our continuing study of ethical issues and challenges us to explore our ethical responsibilities.

By holding ourselves accountable to meeting the standards stated in the CODE, we enhance the profession’s trust on which our professional privelege and status are founded. Specifics to the ADMC Code of Ethics are:



To lead us to recognize ethical issues and choices and to guide us in making more informed ethical decisions.
  • To increase our professional and ethical consciousness and sense of ethical responsibility.
  • To establish a standard for professional judgment and conduct.
  • To provide a statement of the ethical behavior the profession expects from us.

To this end, responsibility is central to our ethics. We are obligated to practice our profession in a way that supports our mission statement, beliefs and values in accordance with the fundamental principles that support our ethics. We acknowledge the following responsibilities:


Provide services utilizing high levels of professional knowledge, judgment and skill.

    • Hold professional client relationships confidential.
    • Serve as an advocate for the welfare of clients.
    • Provide clients with information necessary to make informed decisions about their practice and encourage their full participation in decisions and goals.
    • Refer clients to other consultants when their needs are beyond our ability or scope of expertise.
    • Participate in the development and advancement of our profession.
    • Act in ways that bring credit to our profession while demonstrating appropriate respect for colleagues in other professions.
    • Promote a positive image for our profession.

    These fundamental principals, universal concepts and general laws of conduct provide the foundation of our strong commitment to ethical standards in our profession.