Who We Are

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Local Connections with National Recognition

Our Chapter meets several times a year to discuss the hottest topics within our profession, and earn CE as we learn how to make an impact in our practice.


If you want to stand out and be exceptional in your position, come be a part of this Chapter.


is a recognized and approved extension of the National Association.  We will provide many great opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. There is no other organization for dental professionals like the American Association of Dental Office Management.




Click the image above to visit the AADOM National Member Resources page. As a National member of AADOM you are also eligible for special Chapter membership savings. Be sure to contact us to learn how!



With national-level sponsorship, association support, professional speakers and pertinent meeting topics, you will stay up to date with the latest industry trends and regulations. Be sure to follow us on Facebook @arizonachapterofaadom and stay up to date!



Meet with members of your community and create new professional relationships that help you grow in your career. You will see there are no other professional resources like AADOM.



Extend the excitement, achievement and camaraderie you get from the national conference throughout the year.


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​Paula Thomasson, FAADOM

President of Phoenix, AZ Local Chapter of AADOM


I have been doing what I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was a little girl.  I have been in the dental field for over 30 years, starting out as a dental assistant.  I have been an office manager for over 20 years. I am an active AADOM member and I received my AADOM Fellowship in August 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  I am also the Founder and President of our local AADOM chapter, Desert Gold of Arizona which started in 2015.


Lisa Scheer, FAADOM

Vice President of Phoenix, AZ Local Chapter of AADOM


I have worked in the dental field for 25+ years and not only enjoyed it as a job, but obviously as my career. I enjoy people and learning something new daily. I have been married to my high school love for 27 years and we have two great kids both attending ASU. We share our home with our 4 legged child “Bella” who runs the household. We enjoy beach vacations and living in Arizona where sunshine never has to be shoveled!!

Chapter Officers

Maxine Tracy-Jones

Treasurer of Phoenix, AZ Local Chapter of AADOM


I have been in dentistry for over 30 years and have worked for my current practice for almost 25 years.  My roles in dentistry have changed through the years but my commitment and focus has always been great patient care and customer service.  I have been an office manager for 4 years and was fortunate enough to have friends who were already AADOM who were willing and able to mentor me.  I feel like my journey is just beginning and AADOM provides opportunities of support and education that are invaluable.

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Tami Raymond, FAADOM

Administrator of Phoenix, AZ Local Chapter of AADOM


I knew at the age of 9 that I wanted to pursue a career in the dental profession. I graduated from Southern Maryland Dental in College Park, Maryland with a Registered Dental Assistant/Radiation Technologist Certification. After holding the position of Lead Dental Assistant for 6 years, I then turned my focus to office administration. I now have 22 years’ experience as a Dental Office Manager.


I enjoy furthering my dental knowledge by attending continuing education classes, listening to dental podcasts, and reading dental management publications. I am a proud AADOM member and was awarded fellowship into AADOM in San Antonio, TX in 2018. Outside of the dental office I enjoy playing with my adorable little shih-tzu, Mojo, and catching Diamondback baseball games.