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Job Description: Dentist

We are searching for a knowledgeable dentist who can provide a range of services to our patients. The dentist will meet with patients, assess their dental health, perform scheduled cleanings, handle complex procedures such as root canals, extractions, and oral surgeries, and work with other staff members, such as dental hygienists and assistants, to provide our clients with quality dental services. You should also be able to assist in the management of the practice and in promoting better oral hygiene.

To be a successful dentist, you should be caring, communicative, and experienced in diagnosing and treating dental ailments. You should also be skilled with the various tools and procedures needed to correct dental complaints and ensure the oral health of patients.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Meet with patients to discuss and treat dental concerns.
  • Perform regular cleanings and other preventative procedures, and establish a plan for better dental hygiene.
  • Perform dental procedures, such as extractions, root canals, and filling cavities.
  • Apply helpful agents to teeth, such as sealants or whiteners.
  • Prescribe medications for dental problems, such as pain medications or antibiotics.
  • Give clients sedatives or anesthesia prior to administering treatments.
  • Order diagnostic measures, such as x-rays, models, etc.
  • Use tools, such as drills, probes, brushes, or mirrors, to examine and treat teeth and mouth.
  • Keep records relating to the oral health of patients and the treatments given to them.
  • Manage and communicate with other staff members to provide care to patients.
  • Educate patients on proper brushing techniques, flossing, and fluoride use.
  • Promote good oral health and preventive dental care (e.g. by scheduling regular check-ups).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Doctorate of dental surgery or dental medicine.
  • State license and malpractice insurance.
  • Additional experience, certifications, or licensing may be required.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with healthcare databases and applications.
  • Willingness to comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding dental and health care.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to keep detailed records.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of dental procedures, tools, and diagnostics.
  • Good management skills.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee will encounter while performing this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood-borne pathogens, airborne fomites, infections, and other contagious diseases; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and vibration. In addition, the employee is frequently exposed to the risk of radiation.

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Other Benefits

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Office Bonus System
  • 401K

The Top 10 Questions Doctors should ask their Future Employer


Pay structures are complicated. What is my true pay going to be (minus lab costs, adjustments, collection rate for the office, procedures I do not get paid for like whitening and xrays)?


For me to grow, I know I need support. How are you going to support my growth (mentorship, training portals, CE credit dental analytics to track my performance)?


I love my work, but I don't want my work to be my life. Do you make me give up my weekends? Do you offer any flexibili-ty, even for weekdays?


I know I have to pay my dues but I want an opportunity to partner. What can you tell me about that? Do you offer a true equity ownership stake in your business?


Dental technology leads to a better patient experience and quality of care. What are all of the changes you have made to your office and what do you plan to implement in the future (intra-oral cameras, dry shields, 3D scanner, CBCT)?


For me to grow, I know I need support. How are you going to support my teammates that ultimately support me? (Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Business Assistants)


Do you know what Shift Work Disorder is and what are you doing to help prevent that in your organization? An example is a 7am start one day, and a 7pm end the next day.


Anxiety and burnout is prevalent in our profession. How do your systems and processes help fight against this problem?


I know dentistry can be a lonely profession. Tell me how the word "community" relates to your organization.


I like to be prepared before starting my clinical day. Do I have remote access to my schedule and patient charts to be better organized and ready?

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