The AADOM Recognizes Erika Pusillo as the Recipient of its 2023 Green Leader Award



The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is pleased to announce that Erika Pusillo, Practice Optimizer for Delray Beach-based Spodak Dental Group, has been chosen as the recipient of the 10th Annual Green Leader Award. Ms. Pusillo received the award from Lorie Streeter, Vice President, AADOM, and Jenn Flowers, Regional Manager, Henry Schein Dental, during the recent 2023 AADOM Conference in Orlando, Florida.


Made possible by a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, AADOM’s Green Leader award was established as part of the organization’s Green Leader Initiative. This initiative aims to empower practice managers to reduce their practices’ environmental footprint and lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future.

The Green Leader Initiative encourages members to diminish the environmental impact of conventional dentistry practices, aligning perfectly with Pusillo’s objectives for Spodak Dental Group’s state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-foot, LEED Gold Certified dental operations. In addition to optimizing the practice to provide the best care for their patients, she works to establish an efficient, green, and sustainability-focused workflow that also prioritizes the well-being of the team and the planet.

“It is such an amazing honor to be recognized as a Green Leader and use this platform to promote the many ways we all can be green leaders,” said Pusillo, who has been with the practice since 2009. “There is always an opportunity to live out our company’s core values and not only be a pioneer in the dental field, but also a pioneer in our community and for our planet as a whole.”

Through many initiatives—past, present, and future—Erika has remained resolute in her goal of providing high-quality dental care in a green facility with a growing team, all while creating the smallest footprint possible. Her efforts include, but are not limited to, supporting businesses and suppliers that have both a sustainable mindset and a minimal impact on the environment, utilizing digital technology to reduce waste, using eco-friendly cleaning products, implementing waste- and water-reducing systems throughout the facility, and organizing beach cleanups and tree planting events for the team and community.

“On behalf of Team Schein, we congratulate Ms. Pusillo on her Green Leader Award, and we look forward to continuing to support AADOM’s mission of helping dental practices make an impact on the communities they serve,” said Flowers. “The AADOM Green Leader initiative represents our core values and our mission of ‘doing well by doing good,’ and we are committed to supporting our customers in their efforts to establish sustainable practices as part of our shared commitment to preserving our environment.”

“We are so thankful for the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and its continued support of this initiative to recognize our members, as well as its efforts to create a more environmentally friendly practice,” said Heather Colicchio, founder, and president, AADOM. “It is important to us at AADOM to highlight the members who exemplify eco-friendly practices in their dental office, and we are so happy to present Ms. Pusillo with the Green Leader Award.”


AADOM is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals and fostering companionship and support for dental office managers. Its mission is to provide its members with resources, education, and networking opportunities to help them achieve the highest level of professional development.

For more information about AADOM, visit or call 732.842.9977.

About Henry Schein Cares Foundation

Established in 2008, The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., fosters a rich culture of giving back to society and serving others. The Foundation advocates and supports efforts to advance health equity and empower healthcare professionals to promote a healthier tomorrow for all people around the world by advancing access to care, promoting a holistic model of healthcare, building capacity to empower healthcare professionals, and catalyzing innovative models for emergency preparedness and response.

The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

To learn more about the work of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, visit

About Spodak Dental Group

The Spodak Dental Group, an Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida’s premier comprehensive dental facility and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second to none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists, and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation’s only in-office dental labs.

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