Networking. Support. Success. Join the Academy of Dental Management Consultants

Being a self-employed dental management consultant can be a lonely experience, but an Academy of Dental Management Consultants membership provides the support and guidance needed to improve your business and your client’s results. The ability to interact with dental consultant colleagues who truly understand your passion, your commitments, and the dental profession itself directly impacts your success and the success of your clients. Find out if you’re the right fit for ADMC!

Ready to Apply?

Executive Director, Bonnie Pugh

Director of New Members Dr. Hendrik Lai

Access to Professional Resources

  • A Step Above” audio newsletter contains timely educational and informative topics from dental industry leaders and Academy members.
  • ADMC Webinar Educational Series through which industry experts educate members on current trends and business-related topics.
  • Collaborate with colleagues through the ADMC Annual Meeting. Ask your peers questions. Network and build relationships.
  • ADMC website including your personal member listing webpage.
  • Participate in the ADMC private “Members Only” Facebook Group.
  • Access to the Academy’s webinar platform for delivery of educational and/or marketing content at no charge once per year or more frequently at a nominal charge.

ADMC Annual Meeting

  • Our yearly event provides the opportunity to participate in round table discussions to learn how peers manage their consulting businesses.
  • You will be supported and encouraged by everyone’s willingness to SHARE.
  • Keynote speakers that are in tune with the needs of your business, who teach, enlighten, and help you grow your business in the direction you are looking for.
  • Opportunity to be a presenter at our annual meetings in front of well-respected dental industry leaders, meeting planners, and corporate sponsors, which offers you great exposure.
  • No cost to attend annual meeting…it’s included in your annual dues. The dues are as follows:
  • Full Membership: $895
    Associate Membership: $716

Gain Credibility

A membership with an organization such as ADMC enhances the credibility you will have with your clients, as they will be able to see the knowledge and experience you are able to gain through networking with fellow members and accessing our ever-growing library of resources. The growth of your own dental expertise will be felt and appreciated by the clients who are putting their trust in you to help guide their dental practice.

The Camaraderie Stays Strong Throughout the Year

“I have received great value from my membership with ADMC. The annual meetings are always jam-packed with information I can take home and use right away. In addition to education, there are many networking opportunities. I have developed wonderful friendships with other members who are successful and want to help me succeed. The camaraderie remains strong throughout the year as members reach out to each other with questions and answers. I’m also excited about the new ADMC website with all the features to help me advance my career.”


A “Must Do” If One Is Serious about Growing as a Consultant

“The Academy of Dental Management Consultants’ founder, Mr. Charlie Kidd approached dental consultants twenty plus years ago and outlined his dream of having an annual forum for consultants to gather for sharing ideas and strengthening the profession of dental consulting. Charlie passed away soon after ADMC started and left a void in the hearts of all who knew him, but his dream lived on. Thanks to Susan DiGiambattista, Executive Director and the outstanding board of ADMC, the Academy has grown to numbers that would have made Charlie proud. Today ADMC is the pre-meeting of the ADA that we all look forward to. The speakers, panelists, members, exhibitors and guests make the annual ADMC session a “must do” if one is serious about growing as a dental consultant and developing their own business along with their client practices.”


ADMC’s Support of the Dental Consulting Community is Multi-Faceted

“The ADMC is an organization filled with knowledgeable, generous and enthusiastic consultants who specialize in dentistry. Its support of the dental consulting community is multi-faceted. Annual meetings have outstanding speakers and information sharing from the heart of each member present. The website gives an individual searching for dentistry’s best and brightest consultants, an easy threshold to cross. The recorded series, A Step Above, which is issued quarterly, is a rich resource for the consultant on the go. Thanks ADMC for making my life and my business more successful.”


Joining Requirements

Definition of a Management Consultant

Dental Management Consultants are defined by the ADMC as those individuals who derive their primary income from providing any or all of the following services to the dental profession: management of advisory services, lecturing, consulting, marketing, financial analysis, practice transitions.


Full Membership

  • Membership consists of individuals, not firms, who work with multiple clients either as an independent or group consultant/speaker, for a minimum of three years in the dental industry, with 50% of their income derived from such.
  • Must submit the following:
    • A sponsorship letter written by an ADMC member in good standing.
    • Completed application with application fee.
    • Two client reference letters enclosed with application. Letters must be originals on office letterhead and signed by their client.
    • Written statement of philosophy regarding their consulting services.
    • A statement of what they expect to gain from their involvement with the ADMC.
    • Payment of application fee.
  • The applicant will be voted into the membership of the ADMC by a majority vote of board of directors.
  • Must attend a minimum of one ADMC meeting every three (3) years.
  • Will have full voting rights.
  • Will be listed on the ADMC website if they remain in good standing.

Associate Membership

  • Individual members who have less than three (3) years’ experience in the dental industry as a consultant/speaker or makes less than 50% of their revenue from the dental industry or is an employee of a Full Member.
  • Must submit the following:
    • A sponsorship letter written by an ADMC member in good standing.
    • Completed application with application fee.
    • Two client reference letters enclosed with application. Letters must be originals on office letterhead and signed by the applicant’s client.
  • The applicant will be voted into the membership by a majority vote of the ADMC Board of Directors.
  • Must attend a minimum of one ADMC meeting every three (3) years.
  • Associate members have no voting rights.
  • Associate members may not attend the members only session at the annual meeting.
  • Associate members may not run for elected positions on the Board of Directors.

Inactive Membership

  • Must have been a Full Member for five (5) years or longer in good standing, who wishes to stay connected with ADMC.
  • An Inactive Member will pay reduced annual dues.
  • A Full Member may only inactivate their membership once every three years, for a maximum of two times.
  • An Inactive Member will have no voting rights.
  • An Inactive Member will not be listed on the website.
  • An Inactive Member will not attend the annual meeting.
  • An Inactive Member may not run for elected positions on the Board of Directors.
  • If the Inactive Member pays Full Member dues sixty days prior to the annual meeting, the Inactive Member then has Full Member rights and can attend the Annual Meeting as a Full Member.


In fairness to members in good standing who pay yearly dues, as well as meeting fees, guest status guidelines are as follows:

  • Guest must be sponsored by a member in good standing of ADMC.
  • ADMC sponsor is responsible for the conduct of the guest during the meeting.
  • ADMC sponsor is responsible for determining if the guest has a high possibility of meeting our membership standards at the time of attendance or in the near future.
  • General guests have no voting rights and may not attend Members Only or board meetings.
  • Guest will pay to attend general educational meeting.
  • Maximum of two (2) annual meetings can be attended prior to becoming a member.
  • Guests are not permitted to display, distribute or promote any services or products they may have or be involved in before, during or after the meeting.

ADMC Member Code of Ethics

Guidelines for dealing with clients:

  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Required client disclosure: Income, finder’s fees, or incentives derived from any product or service recommended to the client will be fully disclosed in advance.
  • Have high standards, display integrity, and be honest towards each assignment. Never compromise quality for quantity in your work.

Guidelines for dealing with other consultants:

  • We will not use a colleague’s material, seminar, or workbook titles without permission. Material shared will be identified, and its source properly credited to clients.
  • Members are encouraged to maintain a sense of caring and help towards each other.
  • We encourage every consultant to advise a client who is actively working with another consultant to disclose their desire to change.