Job Description: ASSOCIATE DENTIST
Pay Schedule Classification
• % of collections paid bi-weekly
• Includes all procedures performed as well as periodic exams
Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the diagnosis, treatment planning and restorative care of
• Performs treatment procedures to include minor and major restorative
• Educates patients on their treatment needs and creates an urgency to
• Instructs assistant in charting procedures to include patient conditions,
medical and dental histories, treatment procedures, patient comments, and exam
• Oversees hygienists and assistants
• Prepares for patient procedures and future treatment needs by communicating
with hygienists, assistants and administrative staff prior to the patient’s
• Attends and leads morning meetings
• Establishes, maintains and strengthens relationships with patients
• Reinforces recommendations for treatment the hygienist co-diagnoses
• Establishes or reinforces the importance of routine care
• Follows practice protocol
• Reviews statistics for performance analysis
• Receives general supervision from the Business Manager regarding unusual
problems, emergencies or new situations.
• The position involves performing treatment procedures as dictated by the
appointment schedule. The dentist is expected to maintain a consistent
professional demeanor while providing services in response to patient needs.
Scope and Effect
• Most times the dentist is the first point of treatment contact between the
patient and the office. The degree of concern and warmth shown by the dentist to
the patient can have a great effect on developing patient confidence and loyalty.
The dentist influences patient treatment acceptance as well as case success through
proper education and urgency. All these factors play a major part in influencing
total practice perceptions as well as revenues.
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