Vision, standards & leadership Academy of Dental Management Consultants History

From the start, ADMC’s purpose has been to advance the dental profession by providing vision, standards, and leadership to both dental management consultants and the dentists who rely on them. Our intent is to maximize each consultant’s knowledge and skills through value-added peer partnership and networking.

The Academy of Dental Management Consultants 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 cultivate the respect and confidence of our peers in the dental profession. If you succeed in going through our advanced vetting process, there are many benefits of being a member of the ADMC – such as developing relationships with industry-leading consultants such as yourself and using those relationships to better the businesses/lives of your clients.

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.

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


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 bring 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.


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


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


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.

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.


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 counsel 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.

Specifics to the ADMC Code of Ethics

By holding ourselves accountable to meeting the standards stated in the CODE, we enhance the profession’s trust on which our professional privilege and status are founded.

To lead us to recognize ethical issues and choices and to guide us in making more informed ethical decisions.

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:

  • 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.

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.