2017 Dentists
Median Pay: US$158,310
Entry Level: Doctoral or professional degree
Summary
Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients' teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Duties

Dentists typically do the following:

  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
  • Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth
  • Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
  • Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
  • Prescribe antibiotics or other medications
  • Examine x rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas in order to diagnose problems
  • Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients
  • Teach patients about diets, flossing, the use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care

Dentists use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines, drills, mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They also use lasers, digital scanners, and other computer technologies, such as digital dentistry.

In addition, dentists in private practice oversee a variety of administrative tasks, including bookkeeping and buying equipment and supplies. They employ and supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, and receptionists.

Most dentists are general practitioners and handle a variety of dental needs. Other dentists practice in 1 of 9 specialty areas:

Dental public health specialists promote good dental health and the prevention of dental diseases in specific communities.

Endodontists perform root-canal therapy, by which they remove the nerves and blood supply from injured or infected teeth.

Oral and maxillofacial radiologists diagnose diseases in the head and neck through the use of imaging technologies.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck, and head, performing procedures such as surgically repairing a cleft lip and palate or removing impacted teeth.

Oral pathologists diagnose conditions in the mouth, such as bumps or ulcers, and oral diseases, such as cancer.

Orthodontists straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Pediatric dentists focus on dentistry for children and special-needs patients.

Periodontists treat the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

Prosthodontists replace missing teeth with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, or with removable fixtures, such as dentures.

Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Overview:Our state-of-the-art dental office is looking for a team-oriented, high energy dental assistant to work full-time hours. Our Livonia office features 7 operatories with 4 dentists, with extended hours to help meet our patient's needs. We need someone with previous experience who is...
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Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Overview:Our state-of-the-art dental office is looking for a team-oriented, high energy dental assistant to work full-time hours. Our Auburn Hills office features 12 operatories. with extended hours to help meet our patient's needs. We need someone with previous experience who is able to...
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Dental Assistant

Type: Part Time
Our state-of-the-art dental office is looking for a team-oriented, high energy dental assistant to work Part-time on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Our office will be open on weekends to help meet our patient's needs. We need someone with previous experience who is able to...
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Bilingual Dental Assistant/EDDA - Spanish - Starting pay: $15-$16/hour!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients. Performs reception, chair-side assisting, inventory and dental record duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:...
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Bilingual Dental Assistant/EDDA - Spanish - Starting pay: $15-$16/hour!

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients. Performs reception, chair-side assisting, inventory and dental record duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:...
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DENTIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
COMPANY OVERVIEWAdventure Dental, Vision and Orthodontics is part of the Hero Practice Management group. Hero is a practice management company focused on delivering the systems, processes, and people needed to efficiently deliver quality dental, vision and orthodontic care to children in...
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Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are looking for a experienced, motivated, and responsible Dental Hygienist for our Lifetime Dental practice. We focus on long term relationships with our staff and patients. Competitive compensation. Responsibilities of a Dental Hygienist includes patient education, clinical care, diagnostic x-...
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Hygienist

Type: Part Time
TITLE: HygienistPURPOSE: The scope of the work encompasses a variety of clinical duties which promote excellent quality of care in the prevention and treatment of dental disease, promotion of dental health, effective and efficient operation of the practice and fosters favorable public relations...
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Licensed Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
New graduates Welcome!Our well-established, progressive and growing dental practice is seeking a professional LDA candidate to work along-side our dentists. If you have exceptional people skills, have a strong passion for dentistry and patient care, O'Neil Dental Center is the place to be.O...
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Registered Nurse 2 ~ Oral Surgery

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise...
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Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
COMPANY OVERVIEWAcademy Kids Dental, Vision and Orthodontics is part of the Hero Practice Management group. Hero is the only practice management company focused on delivering the systems, processes, and people needed to efficiently deliver quality dental, vision and orthodontic care to children in...
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Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
TITLE: HygienistPURPOSE: The scope of the work encompasses a variety of clinical duties which promote excellent quality of care in the prevention and treatment of dental disease, promotion of dental health, effective and efficient operation of the practice and fosters favorable public relations...
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Registered Dental Assistant

Type: Part Time
TITLE: Registered Dental Assistant - Sign On BonusPOSITION SUMMARY: The scope of work encompasses a variety of clinical duties which promote effective and efficient operation of the practice and fosters favorable public relations with patients, staff, dentists of the practice and all external...
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Orthodontics Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
TITLE: Ortho AssistantPOSITION SUMMARY: The scope of work encompasses a variety of clinical duties which promote effective and efficient operation of the practice and fosters favorable public relations with patients, staff, dentists of the practice and all external customers.JOB DUTIES:Set up rooms...
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Pharmacist / Supervisory Pharmacist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryAbout the Position:This is an open continuous announcement. Multiple vacancies exist and may be filled from this announcement at any of the locations listed. We accept applications on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.A recruitment...
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Dental Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position SummaryDental Hygienist - $28.00 - $33.00/hr. - $5,000 Sign-On BonusFull-Time Dental Hygienist needed for modern practice with great patient demand.High earning potential and $5,000 sign-on bonus.Access to iTero 3D Scanner, Digital X-Ray, Oral ID, Zoom Whitening.New grads welcome to apply!...
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West Lebanon, NH

ASSOCIATE DENTIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ASSOCIATE DENTIST NEEDEDE-MAIL RESUME TO resume@bentleydds.comAMAZING Opportunity: We are looking for a motivated associate dentist interested in working immediately, full-time or part-time in our well established, busy, general, private practice, single location (Troy, Ohio). Terrific suburb of...
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Clinical Reviewer

Type: Part Time
Position Title:Clinical Reviewer (Licensed Dentist)Reports To:Director of Utilization ManagementFLSA Status:Non-Exempt, Part-TimeSummary:The primary function of the Clinical Reviewer is to review dental claim forms, treatment plans and other documents relating to the provision of dental services...
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Uniondale, NY

Clinical Reviewer - Orthodontist

Type: Part Time
Position Title:Clinical Reviewer (Orthodontist )Reports To:Director of Utilization ManagementFLSA Status:Non-Exempt, Part-TimeSUMMARY:The primary function of the Clinical Reviewer within the Ortho specialty is to review and determine cases related to the orthodontic treatment plans and other...
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Uniondale, NY

Periodontist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Full-time Periodontist Opportunity in Phoenix, AZ.With Gentle Dental, we manage the details so you can focus on dentistry. We provide a team atmosphere, integrity and doing what is right for the patient. The perfect fit for our team is a caring and motivated people-person with a strong work ethic...
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