Senior Dentist Salary

A Senior Dentist earns an average salary of $149,451 per year.

$100,000 - $185,000
$150K
MEDIAN: $149,451
50%

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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.

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Senior Dentist Tasks

  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Provides mentoring and training to less experienced dentists and staff.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Senior Dentist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
1-4 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
43%
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Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
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