Dentist Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

A Dentist, or Dental Practitioner, performs oral examinations ,identifies and treat problems with the teeth and mouth. They also advise their patients on how to maintain good oral health and give them tips on how to prevent diseases of the teeth and gums.


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Dentist duties and responsibilities

Dentists  see patients and are often responsible for leading their practice. Their duties and responsibilities can include:

  • Taking patients’ medical histories
  • Diagnosing and providing appropriate dental treatment including regular cleaning, root canals, surgical extractions, implants and cosmetic dentistry
  • Referring patients for surgery or orthodontic work
  • Making moulds of patients’ teeth and preparing prosthetics such as crowns, plates and implants
  • Maintaining accurate patient records and details of consultations
  • Keeping up with best practices, new technologies and innovations in the field of dentistry
  • Managing a team including Hygienists, Dental Assistants and administrative staff
  • Performing staff recruitment and training


Dentist Job Description Examples:



Are you ambitious and passionate about supporting a dentistry team? Are you good at making connections with patients and helping them manage their accounts? Are you excited to learn something new, and are you always smiling? If you answered yes to these questions, we’ve got an ideal job for you at Main St Dental!!! We’re looking for a fun, high-energy and professional individual to join our team!

Position Responsibilities:

As our Business Assistant, you’ll be greeting our patients as they walk in the door and checking them in—so stellar customer service skills and a warm, personable nature is key. You’ll also be scheduling patient appointments, contacting them to confirm any upcoming appointments, and verifying their insurance so they know how much of their treatment is covered. We’ll also need you to:

  • Collect and post payments, and record receipts.

  • Present patients with their Treatment Plan.

  • Handle any other duties as assigned by the Doctor or Team Leader.

    Position Requirements:

  • The ability to be a customer service wizard.

  • Previous dental experience.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.


    We offer competitive compensation and an excellent suite of benefits that include:

  • monthly bonuses

  • Dental, Medical and Life Insurance

  • Long term Disability

  • Paid Vacation

  • 401K Plan

    About DecisionOne

    DecisionOne was built by two Chicago-area brothers with thriving dental careers. One went into private practice while the other ventured into corporate dentistry, which inspired them to take the best of both worlds and craft a new path in the field of dentistry. The result is DecisionOne Dental Partners, where we truly believe we’re changing dentistry to improve lives. We’re alsoyour advocate, taking things back to the basics and focusing on what matters the most: what's best for our patients and our team members. Come join our alliance.

    DecisionOne and all relevant Affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $13.00 to $16.00 /hour


  • Dental: 1 year (Required)

    Additional Compensation:

  • Commission

  • Bonuses

    Work Location:

  • One Health Dental Vision Paid time off
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    At Igdnc we cultivate a positive team approach to excellent patient care. As our practice continues to grow, we are searching for our next Patient Coordinator to provide outstanding customer service to our awesome patients.

    Are you interested in a rewarding position in a professional setting where your efforts are appreciated?

    Do you possess excellent verbal, written and organizational skills, efficient time management, in addition to a strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor? Then we would like to talk to you about joining our patient-focused team.

    Job responsibilities include, following established protocol, patient check-in and check-out, answering phone calls, maintaining filing system/chart flow, processing emails, productive scheduling, patient communication, correspondence and follow up. A working knowledge of practice management software and Microsoft Office is a plus. Dental office experience preferred. Willing to train the right candidate.

    Along with an exceptional work environment, we offer benefits including; medical insurance, dental benefit, 401(k), PTO and paid holidays.

    Please send us your cover letter and resume' by responding to this ad or bring them by our office during business hours:

    2975 Ginnala Drive, Suite 100

    Loveland, CO 80538

    You may find reviewing our website helpful:

    We look forward to meeting you!

    All inquiries are confidential.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Other

    Clinical Setting:

  • General Dentistry


  • Monday to No Day shift
  • ×


    Dear General Dentist - As we emerge from this massive pandemic, we are looking forward to emerging stronger than ever before. We are looking for a Dentist who has well-rounded skill set to include:

  • Great restorative skill set

  • Full mouth Rehab desired

  • Implant placement or restoration

  • RCT desired

  • Surgical Extractions desired

  • Strong belief in preventative dentistry.

    If you believe you have these skills and at least 1 year post schooling experience, we invite you to apply to this unique opportunity in our high end private dental practice. We will offer State of the Art technologies and management coaching to help you be super successful.

    We are a successful practice and shall offer competitive compensation for the right candidate. Please apply with an updated resume.

    Job Type: Full-time


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  • What does a Dentist do?

    Dentists work in hospitals and in high street practices, with some operating in the community for those who are unable to access traditional dental care. Dentists discuss their patients’ dental care needs, examine their teeth and diagnose decay,  infections and other diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth. They can prescribe medication and refer patients for investigations, surgery or other corrective or cosmetic work as required.

    Dentists carry out a range of procedures, including taking X-rays, performing root canals and extractions, repairing damaged teeth and fitting crowns and plates. They work with other dental care professionals, such as Hygienists, Orthodontists and Dental Surgeons to provide a full range of dental care to their patients.


    Dentist skills and qualifications

    Dentists need to be dexterous and able to perform a variety of procedures while being patient focussed and running a practice. A successful Dentist candidate will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications that typically include:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Being detail-oriented and thorough
    • Patience
    • Flexibility
    • Methodical nature
    • Leadership skills
    •  BDS, BChD or LDS
    • Current General Dental Council (GDC ) registration to practice dentistry 


    Dentist experience requirements

    Dentists can gain experience of working with patients during their training, but having experience of other roles, especially those that are customer-facing and roles that work with the public can prove to be an advantage. Experience of working in a Dental surgery shows that a candidate understands the basics of how Dentists operate. Senior Dentists usually need several years’ experience if they lead a team, Junior Dentists on the other hand may be offered additional training or mentoring in their role.

    Many Dental students will volunteer in an office, care home, hospital or other dental care setting. They will work alongside experienced Dentists to get experience of the different disciplines involved in dentistry. Candidates with a wide range of experience can offer patients a more holistic service, so an understanding of the different branches of dentistry is a plus.


    Dentist education and training requirements

    Dentists need to complete a Degree in Dentistry for typically over five years in a course approved by the GDC. They then complete post-graduate dental training, which takes an additional one to two years. To secure a place on a dentistry course, aspiring Dentists may have to take an aptitude test, such as the University Clinical Aptitude Test or the BioMedical Admissions Test.

    Dentists must also register with the GDC in order to practice and complete Continuous Professional Development on a five-year cycle to maintain their registration.


    Dentist salary expectations

    According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary for a Dentist is £66,006 per year, though this depends on the level of experience required, the  type of setting and the location of the job.


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    What qualities make a good Dentist?

    Dentists need to be patient and understanding. Many of their patients will need reassurance and understanding to help them engage with the process, so a Dentist who can be empathetic is a bonus. Dentists also need to have good business sense. Many Dentists work as part of a dental practice, so they will contribute to the smooth running of the team by engaging in marketing and promotion, managing expenses and forecasting for the ongoing success of the business.


    Who does a Dentist report to?

    A Dentist employed in a dental practice will usually report to a Senior Dentist who is a partner or owner of the business. Hospital Dentists can work in surgery under a Dental Surgeon or Consultant or see patients on wards, reporting to the departmental head.


    What makes a good Dentist job description?

    A Dentist job description should give clear picture of what the role entails. Include information about the nature of the role, the level of experience required and an overview of the duties involved. Also mention information regarding the culture of the practice or department so that candidates who suit the practice are attracted to the position.

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