As a licensed dentist, a general dentist provides general dentistry services,
including the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations
of teeth, gums and related oral structures.
Duties and Responsibilities
•Perform General dentistry services, including the diagnosis and treatment of
diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral
•Examine patients to determine the nature of the condition affecting the
patient, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments and other diagnostic procedures.
•Clean, fill, extract and replace teeth, using rotary and hand instruments,
dental appliances, medications and surgical implements.
•Provide preventive dental services and education in oral and dental hygiene.
•Supervise office staff, including hygienists, dental assistants, receptionists
and other office staff.
•Coordinate laboratory services for the dental office.
•Adheres to safety protocols and processes including but not limited to
ensuring protective equipment is utilized and OSHA/Bloodborne pathogen
requirements are followed.
•Participate in morning huddles, chart reviews and routine office meetings.
•All other duties and responsibilities allowed under applicable state laws and