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Sample dentist job description

Here at [Company X], we’re seeking an energetic and knowledgeable dentist who can join our growing team and provide a range of patient services. You will meet with patients to assess their oral health, perform scheduled cleanings, handle complex procedures like root canals, and work with a team of dental hygienists and assistants to provide patients with high-quality dental services. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re looking for someone who is passionate about making dental care experiences as comfortable and positive as possible. If you’re ready to gain valuable experience and join an amazing team of professionals, apply today.

Objectives of this role

  • Create a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff
  • Diagnose and provide appropriate dental treatment, including regular cleaning, root canals, surgical extractions, implants, and cosmetic dentistry
  • Educate patients on proper oral care and treatment
  • Maintain accurate and secure electronic patient dental records
  • Represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner


  • Evaluate patients and provide appropriate dental attention and treatment for both routine dental care and problems
  • Effectively communicate with patients to build a strong foundation of trust
  • Refer patients for surgical or orthodontic work
  • Perform training and staff recruitment
  • Manage team of hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff

Skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent
  • Current dental licensure and good standing with dental board and any administration relevant to state and country of employment

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous dental experience
  • Training in a dental specialty
  • Ability to collaborate with dental hygienists and assistants