A Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office earns an average wage of $15.06 per hour. A skill in Accounts Receivable is associated with high pay for this job.
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$19,633 - $50,000
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,630
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50%
90%

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$10.57 - $20.43
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,633 - $50,000  
   
Bonus
$197.55 - $3,048  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,987 - $43,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $20.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.86 - $31.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$197.55 - $3,048  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,987 - $43,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 802
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Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office

The dental office front desk receptionist is the first person that clients see when they visit or call the dental office. The receptionist does vital work with scheduling, records handling and entry, correspondence, verifying insurance eligibility, and facilitating records requests.

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Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,562

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Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Reviews

What is it like working as a Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office?

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Westfield:
"Good."
Pros: Very interesting to learn about the types of orthodontic problems.
Cons: We need to know what everyone does and no one has a set job position.

Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office in Bluffton:
"Dental Receptionist."
Pros: I love interacting with people; figuring out conflicts and problems make my job worthwhile. Also, fixing people's smiles and getting them out of pain is always rewarding.
Cons: I hate sitting down all the time. And oftentimes there is a lull in work to be done.

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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist, Dental Office Salaries





Billing
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Software Knowledge
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Job Scheduling
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
0%

Phone Support
0%

National Average
$32,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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