Managing Your Practice | American Dental Association

Practice management guides

ADA publications that deliver expert advice for building and maintaining a successful dental practice.

Get detailed, step-by-step guidance for managing your dental practice

Throughout its history, the ADA has been dedicated to educating and supporting dental professionals. We continue this mission with resources to help you train and manage your staff, make sound clinical decisions and much more. All ADA publications come with free e-books, making them easy to share and read anytime, anywhere.

Medical Emergencies book
Medical Emergency Response Guide

Train your team to handle allergic reactions, seizures and other emergencies that arise in your dental office.

A Dentist’s Guide to the Law

The complete, fully updated ADA guide to laws and regulations that may affect your dental practice.

A Dentist's Guide to the Law book
ADA Dental Drug Handbook
Dental Drug Handbook

Concise, accurate information about prescription medications used in dentistry.

Your Employee Manual

Step-by-step advice for creating and updating your practice’s employee manual.

Creating and Updating an Employee Policy Manual
Clinical Decision Making book
Clinical Decision-Making Guide

Your one-stop resource for learning to harness the power of the latest scientific research in making clinical decisions.

Dental Communication Guide

Tools and templates for effective communication with patients, staff, vendors and the public.

Dental Communications book
Building or Refreshing Your Dental Practice book
Dental Office Design Guide

Expert advice for creating your new office space or refreshing an existing one.

Managing Pregnancy

Best practices and policies for pregnant dentists and pregnant dental team members.

An image of a spiral bound, teal notebook; It's cover reads, "ADA Guidelines for Practice Success, (GPS), Managing Pregnancy, Best Practices".