The VDA is pleased to introduce the Certified Dental Office Professional program, a certification program for practice managers and other dental office professionals. This one-year program offers continuing education and a cohort of peers to hone your skills, learn from each other, and take your dental practice to the next level.

The 2023-2024 inaugural class is limited to 25 participants who will go through the year-long program together. The program kicks off in Norfolk at the 2023 Virginia Dental Showcase, continues with online learning throughout the year and will conclude with a graduation at the Virginia Dental Showcase in September 2024.

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• Save your practice time and money
• Understand opportunities in insurance and marketing
• Be ready for new trends in scheduling and practice management


  • Who should participate in the Virginia Dental Academy’s Certified Dental Office Professional Program?
  • What are the requirements to complete the Certified Dental Office Professional program?
  • Can I take these courses a la carte or only as a package?
  • Can dentists take some of these courses too?
  • Can a dental assistant, hygienist or other office staff participate in the Dental Office Professionals Certification program?
  • What is included in the $695 registration fee for the program?
  • Will there be group discounts on hotel rooms for the in-person portion?
  • What meals and entertainment will be included at the Virginia Dental Showcase?
  • Will the online learning portion be recorded or live webinars?
  • Can more than one person from the same office attend?