Receptionist, Dental Office Salary
|Salary||$19,396 - $51,521|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $2,061|
|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).)
|$21,451 - $42,814|
|Hourly Rate||$10.76 - $19.77|
|Overtime||$17.22 - $36.36|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $2,061|
|Total Pay (||$21,451 - $42,814|
Job Description for Receptionist, Dental Office
A dental office receptionist works at the front desk of a dental office and greets customers as they enter the facility. Strong people skills and friendliness are essential, as he/she is the first person the customer sees upon entering. The receptionist will schedule patient appointments, check-in patients for their appointments, and provide waiting times, if necessary.Read More...
Dental office receptionists must be able to answer all basic questions that customers may have or, if necessary, be able to pass on an inquiry to the appropriate party. When appointment dates draw near, the receptionist should send reminders to patients via telephone, e-mail, postal mail, or a combination of these. He/she may also be in charge of keeping records and maintaining patient charts, so organizational skills are essential for the position.
Multi-tasking skills are important, as the receptionist will often have to perform many duties at once, including interacting with patients in-person while operating the telephone. Another part of the job is determining patient insurance status and verifying their eligibility via their particular insurance companies. It may also be necessary to carry out billing and collections, which may involve following-up with patients. Some patients may make cash payments, so the ability to count money accurately is necessary.
General computer and typing skills are required in order to carry out the duties of this job. Usually, a minimum of a high school diploma is necessary, and some college schooling may also be required. Other duties are usually assigned as necessary by dentists or other management.
Receptionist, Dental Office Tasks
- Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
- Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
- Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
- Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
- Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
Common Career Paths for Receptionist, Dental Office
While not commonly seen, Dental Office Receptionists who transition into a Dental Hygienist position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Dental Hygienists is $64K per year. However, Dental Office Receptionists typically graduate to Office Managers of Dental Offices or Administrative Assistants.
Popular Skills for Receptionist, Dental Office
Dental Office Receptionists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Billing and Collections are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Billing.
Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist, Dental Office
Pay by Experience for a Receptionist, Dental Office has a positive trend. An entry-level Receptionist, Dental Office with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receptionist, Dental Office with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Receptionist, Dental Office which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries. A Receptionist, Dental Office with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 28 salaries.
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