Sample Dentist Job Description

Job Description

[CompanyX] promotes a team approach to dentistry with a commitment to quality care that is comprehensive, convenient, cost effective, and efficient. We are currently seeking a highly skilled, experienced, and personable dentist who can provide thorough dental care with relative autonomy, but is willing to become part of a collaborative network of dental professionals. You can expect to see a steady flow of new and regular patients who require standard care, as well as the diagnosis and execution of comprehensive treatment plans. With the support of our trained clinical, operational, and administrative teams, you will be empowered to help us achieve our mission to provide comfortable, lifelong dental care.

Objectives of this Role

  • Work alongside other dentists, clinicians, and staff to create an environment that promotes excellent oral health and disease prevention
  • Evaluate the oral health of patients of all ages and develop care and treatment plans that meet their needs, in accordance with best practices
  • Recognize early warning signs and symptoms of conditions that warrant referrals for more specialized care
  • Directly oversee clinical staff, including dental assistants, hygienists, laboratory technicians, and administrative staff
  • Ensure usability of a variety of equipment and software, manage any malfunctions, and stay up-to-date with emerging dental processes and instruments

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Perform assessments by interviewing, recording, and interpreting patient dental and medical histories
  • Perform dental examinations and provide general and emergency dental care for patients of all ages, including regular cleanings, root canals, surgical extractions, implants, and cosmetic dentistry
  • Ensure safe administration of anesthetics as needed to prevent procedural pain
  • Diagnose and treat oral diseases and injuries using advanced dental instruments
  • Interpret x-rays and diagnostic tests, while monitoring growth and development of the teeth and jaws
  • Advise (or direct others in advising) patients regarding preventative dental care, and the causes and treatment of dental problems

Skills and Qualifications

  • DDS/DMD from ADA-accredited dental program
  • License to practice dentistry in the state of [X]
  • Certified to write prescriptions by federal and state regulatory authorities
  • Valid malpractice liability insurance
  • 5+ years clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn and operate computer software
  • Bilingual Spanish/English