Senior Dentist Salary

A Senior Dentist earns an average salary of $157,700 per year.

$118,359 - $264,253
MEDIAN: $157,700

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$118,359 - $264,253  
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$122,554 - $296,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Senior Dentist

Senior dentists are responsible for performing general check-ups and dentistry for patients. As senior dentists, they have much more work experience than regular dentists, and often perform root canals and other minor surgical procedures, as well as fill cavities, extract teeth, and place crowns. They often supervise other dentists, as well.


Senior Dentist Tasks

  • Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Provides mentoring and training to less experienced dentists and staff.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


55 %
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 40%