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Dentist Job Description

Dentist Job Overview

A dentist is a medical doctor who focuses on oral health, including teeth, and gums. Through diagnostic tools, procedures, and instruments, they carefully and thoroughly examine patients’ teeth and mouth to check for oral disease, diagnose dental issues and evaluate overall oral and dental health. They perform preventive dental care and complete routine dental procedures. They also educate patients on the importance of good oral hygiene, and recommend devices and dental appliances. A dentist typically enjoys a flexible schedule and works for a dental practice, a private practice, or a public health department.

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Dentist Job Summary

Our busy practice is growing and we are seeking a skilled dentist to assist our patients in achieving optimum oral health! Our modern and updated facility uses state of the art technology, and our approach to patient care ensures client safety and satisfaction. You should have the experience, current licensure in good standing, a caring bedside manner, and effective communication skills. We offer a range of benefits, a highly trained clinical staff, and a support staff to help you stay focused on providing high-quality dentistry. If you’re looking to work alongside some of the best doctors and staff available, we’d like to connect. Please apply today!


Ashburn, VA

Dentist Responsibilities

  • Examine the patients’ teeth thoroughly using diagnostic tools, procedures, and instruments to spot signs of dental diseases and determine the overall state of dental health
  • Diagnose oral diseases and provide appropriate treatment for common dental problems including cleanings, root canals, surgical extractions, and restoration
  • Seek consultation with dental specialists, such as pediatric dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, or periodontists when appropriate
  • Supervise dental assistants, dental hygienists, associate dentists, and administrative staff, and communicate with support staff regarding patient care plans
  • Coordinate and perform preventive dental care treatments such as sealants, x-rays, flossing, fillings, and fluoride applications, and cosmetic dental services such as whitening when indicated
  • Instruct patients on the use of recommended devices for orthodontics and dental appliances, such as dentures and retainers and educate on the importance of good oral hygiene
  • Conduct work that is compliant with office policies and procedures; safety, OSHA, and MSDS guidelines; and infection and infectious diseases control standards

Dentist Qualifications

  • DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree from an ADA accredited dental school, and a Bachelor’s degree are required
  • Board Certified and/or Board Eligible in General Dentistry
  • Current and unrestricted state license in good standing
  • A minimum of two years of dentistry experience in clinical or private practice is required
  • CPR, BLS, and NPI certifications are required
  • Advanced knowledge of dental standards and guidelines, public health standards, and dental medicine trends and advances is helpful
  • Computer proficiency is desired
  • Possess strong bedside manner, and great communication skills

Dentist Compensation

$235,572 (National Average)


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