Momentum Management’s Managing Director, Dr Toni Surace was recognised by the dental industry and her peers as the Dental Industry Professional of the Year at the ADIA Awards Dinner on Friday 26 October 2012.
The award was presented by Bite Magazine’s Director, Mark Brown and received by a surprised and gracious Dr Toni Surace, who was cheered on by a table of supporters from her two businesses.
This busy mum-of-three meets the demands of running a successful dental practice as well as a dental management training company dedicated to helping other dentists.
“It was lovely to see someone like Toni recognised for her efforts. I nominated her without her knowledge and received an overwhelming amount of support from her staff, patients, clients and industry leaders, who also felt she was a deserving candidate”, says nominator Jacqui Johnson.
As a Principal Dentist, Dr Toni Surace understands the difficulties of running a practice and the challenges that come with it. She is dedicated to helping Principal Dentists achieve great results through good practice management. Her client, Dr Claudia Yung feels Toni’s contribution to her practice is invaluable: “Toni has provided me with wonderful support. She takes on my concerns as if they were her own and offers me genuine and practical advice on how to fix them. Every day I feel I’m a step closer to having my dream practice”.
“The judges recognised that through her leadership at Momentum Management and in other fields, she has provided much needed support to dental professionals”, says ADIA Chief Executive Officer Troy Williams.
Dr Surace teaches her clients how to present treatment solutions and increase patient acceptance, with integrity, to build a loyal customer base. Her own patients can testify to this: “Toni has been my dentist since she bought her first Bulleen practice in 2000. I have continued to see Toni even though I now live two-and-a-half hours away because the relationship we have established is one of trust and reliability. I know she will provide me with (and allow me to choose from) options for restorative and preventative work whenever possible. She takes great pride in her work and ensures her practice staff are on the same page with her regarding patient relationships and level of expertise and understanding. She is caring, flexible and adaptable and I trust her implicitly and explicitly with my dental care”, says Smile Style Dental patient Kay Johnston.
Of all the wonderful support, Toni was really touched to learn how her staff viewed her, including her personal assistant, Clea Haarburger, who wrote “Toni has an amazing heart and a wonderful, positive outlook to life. She is a natural and energetic leader who is approachable, hard-working and supportive. She does everything with an amazing smile and is a pleasure to work for. As her assistant, I see the dedication she has towards her clients and industry. I think she is truly deserving of this recognition.”
You can expect to see and hear more about Dr Toni Surace in the near future, as she continues reach out to more dentists needing her assistance. She plans to be more actively involved through leading industry associations and publications where she will be addressing areas impacting the lives of Dentists today.
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