How to Hire a Dentist

Does your growing business need a Dentist? Dentists provide diagnosis and proper treatment for a patient’s oral ailments.

Here are some tips to help you find great Dentist candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Dentists search for Jobs on Indeed*


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $72.22 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $24.00$196.00 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Dentist?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Dentist can:

• Provide routine cleanings, surgeries, extractions, and implants
• Educate patients on methods of proper oral health
• Document all medications, treatments and consults a patient receives

Skills to look for in a great Dentist

A great Dentist candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• DD, DDS, or DMD education is required
• Must have a current license and up to date insurance
• Previous experience at dental practices in good standing
• Pleasant chair-side manner
• Delivery of high-quality care
• Outstanding communication skills

Writing a Dentist job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Dentist candidates. A Dentist job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Dentist jobs, such as:

• Dentists
• General Dentist
• Associate Dentist

Interviewing Dentist candidates

Strong candidates for Dentist positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Methods of staying up to date with modern dental practices
• How they educate clients and patients on maintaining oral health
• Treating patients as a team in an environment with reception, hygienists, and surgeons

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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