Leadership Team | Signature Dental Partners (2022)

We are a Dental Support Organization that affiliates with, invests in, and partners with leading dentists throughout the West.

Leadership Team

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Chet Jenkins, DDS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Chet Jenkins, DDS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jenkins has over 20 years of experience both as a clinician and dental management executive. After founding his first practice immediately after dental school, Dr. Jenkins spent his career growing and building a network of dental practices in the Mountain and Southwest regions while maintaining his work as a practicing clinician. Dr. Jenkins received his BS in Medical Biology from the University of Utah and his DDS from The Ohio State University, where he graduated at the top of his class.

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Kyle Clay

President

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Kyle Clay

President

Mr. Clay brings significant leadership and operational expertise to SDP, with more than 10 years of healthcare services experience. His career milestones to date include serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Pain Doctor, Division Vice President and Regional Operations Director at DaVita, where he was responsible for multi-state and multi-site healthcare services operations. Mr. Clay is also a veteran where he was proud to serve two tours in Iraq as an Army Engineer. He is a graduate of The United States Military Academy and he has a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Business School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Outside of work, Mr. Clay enjoys time with his wife and three children. Hobbies include hiking and biking the beautiful state of Arizona.

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Jeff Longfield

Vice President of Operations

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Jeff Longfield

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Longfield has over 13 years of Operations Leadership experience. Most recently he was with Imagen Dental Partners as a Regional Chief Operations Officer. He studied business at Arizona State University.

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Kim McCrady, RDH

Chief of Strategy and Special Projects

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Kim McCrady, RDH

Chief of Strategy and Special Projects

Ms. McCrady has more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry. Beginning her career as a clinical assistant, she has deep experience working across all operating roles in the dental office. For the past 10 years, Ms. McCrady has transitioned into senior operational roles within Signature Dental, leading the operations for a large and growing multi-office group. Ms. McCrady graduated with an AS from Salt Lake Community College and a BA in Psychology from Ottawa University.

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Bobby Harden

Chief Development Officer

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Bobby Harden

Chief Development Officer

Mr. Harden has over 10 years of experience in accounting, finance and M&A transactions. He has worked at one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing private equity backed eye care platforms where he was focused on driving growth through new partnerships and affiliations. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young where he advised clients on a wide array of M&A transactions, including a focus on private equity buy-side acquisitions of physician practice management companies and multi-site healthcare M&A transactions. Mr. Harden is a CPA and holds a Masters of Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business and a BS in Finance and Accounting with honors from Arizona State University.

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Jason Nelson, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

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Jason Nelson, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Nelson has over 10 years of experience with Signature Dental, including experience as a senior manager to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

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Jeremy Miller, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

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Jeremy Miller, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Miller has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry, including experience as a senior manager and clinical advisor to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Miller earned his BS in Biology from Utah Valley University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

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Dana Bersch

Director of Business Development

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Dana Bersch

Director of Business Development

Mr. Bersch has over 10 years of business development, banking, and wealth management experience. Most recently he was with a top tier wealth manager as an advisor and banker. His prior experience includes consulting with middle market companies on capital raising strategies. He holds a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University.

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David Verity, DDS, MBA

Director of Business Development

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David Verity, DDS, MBA

Director of Business Development

Dr. Verity practiced clinical dentistry for more than 20 years establishing 4 group practices in the process.He earned a BS in Zoology and Biochemistry from Brigham Young University, obtained an MBA, and conducted post-graduate studies in strategic management and implementation.Subsequently, Dr. Verity began a career consulting for dentists, dental insurance companies, and Fortune 500 healthcare companies on business transition implementation and strategic planning.He brings a deep and broad understanding of the practice of dentistry, the unique challenges dentists face, business analysis, and mergers and acquisitions.Dr. Verity is passionate about helping practicing dentists that are seeking to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives.

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Carson Frost

Director of Business Development

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Carson Frost

Director of Business Development

Mr. Frosthasover 6 years of experience in M&A transaction advisory, valuations, and business development. Most recently he worked in the Outdoor Advertising Sector advising privately-held businessowners on the acquisition and disposition of their outdoor advertising portfolios. He also has experience in business valuation, commercial lease negotiation, and public-private infrastructurepartnership value creation. Mr. Frost graduated from Benedictine University summa cum laude with a BBA in Management and Organizational Behavior.

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Jenna Brady

Director of Doctor Relations & Onboarding

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Jenna Brady

Director of Doctor Relations & Onboarding

Ms. Brady brings more than 5 years of experience in recruitment, training, talent development, and human resource management. Prior to joining Signature Dental Partners, Ms. Brady held positions in operations management and human resources during her experience working for a privately-owned dental practice and later a Midwest-based dental support organization. Her diverse experience also encompasses regulatory compliance as well as employee training and development. Ms. Brady earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from West Virginia University. She holds a Certification of Learning in HR from the Society for Human Resource Management and is pursuing her PHR certification.

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Carl Guthrie

Director of Doctor Recruiting

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Carl Guthrie

Director of Doctor Recruiting

Mr. Guthrie has over 14 years of Dental Recruiting experience. Most recently he was with ETS Dental as the Regional Director of Recruiting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Legal Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Laura Laehn

Director of Doctor Recruiting

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Laura Laehn

Director of Doctor Recruiting

Ms. Laehn has over 14 years of Recruiting experience. Most recently she was with AMN Healthcare – Merritt Hawkins as a Senior Consultant.

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Chantel Long

Director of Marketing

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Chantel Long

Director of Marketing

Ms. Long has over 9 years of Marketing and Management experience. Most recently she was a Regional Marketing Specialist for Pacific Dental Services. She has over 6 years of experience in dentistry which includes front office and specialty coordinator positions.

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Cindy McCann

Director of Human Resources

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Cindy McCann

Director of Human Resources

Ms. McCann has over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Most recently she was with Atlas Healthcare Partners as a Director of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington.

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Cara Perry

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

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Cara Perry

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

Ms.Perryhas over12years ofRevenue Cycle Management experience. Most recentlyshe was with Hero Dental, Vision and Orthodontics as the Director of Revenue Cycle. She has over 15 years of experience in dentistry which includes dental assisting and front office positions.

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Robert Anderson, DMD

Director of Continuing Education

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Robert Anderson, DMD

Director of Continuing Education

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Melody Bennion

Director of Integrations

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Melody Bennion

Director of Integrations

Mrs. Bennion has over 13 years of Dental Administration experience and over 4 years of experience in Integrations. Most recently she was with Provinces Dental Care as an Administration Manager. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts from Rick’s College.

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Karen Carsten

Director of Operations

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Karen Carsten

Director of Operations

Ms. Carsten has over 25 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Corus Orthodontics as a Director of Operations.

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Maecia Moura

Director of Operations

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Maecia Moura

Director of Operations

Ms. Moura has over 10 years of experience in Dental Operations for both general and specialty management. Most recently she was with American Dental Partners as a Multisite Manager and Affiliate Trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Consumer Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Applied Leadership and Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Kirstin Johnson

Director of Operations

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Kirstin Johnson

Director of Operations

Ms. Johnson has over 20 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Pacific Dental Services as a Regional Front Office Specialty Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University.

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Krystal Gill-Smith

Director of Operations

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Krystal Gill-Smith

Director of Operations

Ms. Gill-Smith has over 10 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Lone Peak Dental Group as a Regional Operations Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Metro State University.

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Kayleene Lee

Regional Manager

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Kayleene Lee

Regional Manager

Mrs. Lee has over 5 years of experience in Dental Operations and Management. Most recently she was an Operations Coordinator for Signature Dental Partners. She has over 17 years of experience in dentistry which includes clinical, administrative, and operational positions.

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Nicole Manuel

Regional Manager

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Nicole Manuel

Regional Manager

Ms. Manuel has over 10 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Pacific Dental Services where she held positions as an Operations Manager, as well as a Field Development Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University.

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Lori Rocco

Training Manager

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Lori Rocco

Training Manager

Ms. Rocco has over 17 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Pediatric Dental Brands as a Revenue Cycle Specialist Team Lead. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Grand Canyon University.

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Kahiya Gonzales

Human Resources Manager

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Kahiya Gonzales

Human Resources Manager

Ms. Gonzales has 9 years of Human Resources experience. Most recently she was with Cadence Education LLC as a HR Leave and Benefits Case Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix.

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Darlene Langelier

Procurement and Clinical Manager

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Darlene Langelier

Procurement and Clinical Manager

Ms. Langelier has over 36 years of Dental experience, including being a dental assistant and a dental assisting instructor at a local Mesa school. She also has over 5 years of experience in procurement.

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Emmanuel Sanchez

Integrations Specialist

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Emmanuel Sanchez

Integrations Specialist

Mr. Sanchez has over 12 years of dental experience and an area of focus for 7 years as an operations manager. Most recently he was with Family Dental Phoenix as a Business Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey the School of Business.

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Claire Hoffman

Marketing Specialist

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Claire Hoffman

Marketing Specialist

Ms. Hoffman has over two years of experience in Social Media Marketing. Most recently, she was with Digital Current as a Content Marketing Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Advertising from Grand Canyon University.

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Lauren Sims

Human Resources Generalist

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Lauren Sims

Human Resources Generalist

Ms. Sims has over 10 years of Hospitality and Restaurant experience. Most recently she was with Copperstate Farms HQ as an HR Generalist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Arizona State University.

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Tena McKenna

Controller

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Tena McKenna

Controller

Ms. McKenna has over 30 years of Accounting experience.Most recently she was with Prugen Pharmaceuticals as Controller.She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DeVry University.

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June Hunt

Assistant Controller

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June Hunt

Assistant Controller

Ms. Hunt has over 30 years of Accounting experience. Most recently she was with Southwestern Eye Center as the Accounting Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Illinois State University.

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Mary Bickert

Accounts Payable Supervisor

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Mary Bickert

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Ms. Bickert has over 20 years of Accounts Payable/Receivable experience. Most recently she was with Sprouts Farmers Market as an Accounts Payable Supervisor. While there, she supported over 330 stores of which 135 stores were acquired during her time with Sprouts.

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Matt Dennett, CPA

Senior Accountant

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Matt Dennett, CPA

Senior Accountant

Mr. Dennett has over 5 years of accounting experience. Most recently he was with Vertex Education as an Accounting Specialist. He holds a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University, MS in Accountancy from Grand Canyon University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Arizona.

Board of Directors

Signature Dental Partners’ board of directors includes leading dentists, former dental support organization executives and investors, Fortune 100 healthcare executives, and private company investors. Signature Dental Partners is backed by Tyree & D’Angelo Partners, a Chicago based private equity investment firm that partners with lower middle market healthcare businesses and management teams to grow and create value in sustainable businesses. The Tyree & D’Angelo Partners team has significant experience managing and investing in small to very large healthcare businesses. More information can be found atwww.tdpfund.com.

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FAQs

What makes a good leader in dentistry? ›

Leadership in your dental practice includes being compassionate, listening to others, and communicating effectively with team members.

Who do you consider to be the most important member of the dental team? ›

The most important person on your dental office team is the patient! Some dentists are so worried about their own in-office team that they almost forget about the patient.

Who are the 4 members of the dental team? ›

Here we cover the four main dental professionals you may meet at your next dental appointment.
  • Dental Receptionist. The dental receptionist is usually the first person you will meet when you arrive for your appointment. ...
  • Dental Assistant. ...
  • Dental Hygienist. ...
  • Dentist.
21 Jan 2021

Why is working as a team important in dentistry? ›

Good dental care is delivered by a dental team. The quality of teamwork is closely linked to the quality of care the team provides. All members of the dental team contribute to the patient's experience of dental treatment, and all have a role to play in making the best possible contribution to patient care.

How do you build a strong dental team? ›

Following are seven recommendations for building a great dental team.
  1. Share Your Vision and Goals. ...
  2. Provide Clear Job Descriptions. ...
  3. Establish an Ongoing Training Program. ...
  4. Consider Scripting. ...
  5. Pay Your Staff Well. ...
  6. Encourage Communication. ...
  7. Conduct Yearly Reviews. ...
  8. Conclusion.

What are 3 skills you need to be a dentist? ›

Examples of dentist skills
  • Communication. Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills are essential for any dentist to master. ...
  • Interpersonal. Dentists should be able to work well with others. ...
  • Leadership. ...
  • Compassion. ...
  • Ability to focus. ...
  • Excellent knowledge base. ...
  • Practical business skills. ...
  • Technical skills.
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What are the roles of 3 members of the clinical dental health team? ›

Dental assistant- directs patients, assists the dentist during procedures, and also can perform some procedures themselves. Dental hygienist- provides preventative, therapeutic, and educational services to patients. Business assistant- handles paperwork,appointment,& billing.

How is a dentist a leader? ›

Leadership in dentistry includes being able to make difficult decisions and effectively communicating those choices to all team members. Careful communication not only makes the workday more pleasant, it builds respect and trust and motivates everyone in the office to care for patients at the highest possible level.

What is the key to successful work environment in the dental office? ›

The one key to a successful work environment is teamwork. show appreciation for coworkers, don't take advantage of them.

What does a 5 mean at the dentist? ›

Healthy gum tissue will usually yield numbers of less than 4 mm. Higher numbers indicate that the tissue is inflamed and some dental treatment may be necessary." Typically, 1 – 3 mm is healthy, 4 is a warning and anything over 5 is a call to action to prevent disease.

What does 3 mean at the dentist? ›

A larger or a higher number indicates that you have gum issues such as plaque and tartar buildup. If you hear numbers of 0 or 1, you are doing pretty well. 2 and 3 means we need to work on your gums a little more and 4 will require some deeper cleaning and closer monitoring.

What is the highest position in the dental field? ›

The highest-paid dental specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Surgeons, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, make a national average salary of $288,550 per year . These professionals are highly trained in both dental care and medical surgery.

How do you motivate a dental team? ›

Motivating your dental team
  1. Set goals. An ideal incentive is something that involves a realistic, measurable goal that can be achieved in a set time frame. ...
  2. Offer incentives. ...
  3. Provide them with the right tools. ...
  4. Watch your work hours. ...
  5. Check in with each team member on a regular basis. ...
  6. Train together. ...
  7. Recognition and recreation.
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What values are important for a dentist? ›

Providing High-Quality Dental Care – There can be no compromise on the quality of dentistry that we provide our patients.
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Our Core Values
  • Honesty: truthfulness and trustworthiness.
  • Respect: each person has value.
  • Integrity: being true to yourself, acting with high moral and professional principles, doing “the right thing”

How do you impress a dental patient? ›

Attract new patients with these dental marketing ideas
  1. Enhance your web presence by claiming business listings. ...
  2. Create an SEO-optimized, mobile-first website. ...
  3. Ask patients to write online reviews. ...
  4. Invest in paid advertising. ...
  5. Step up your social media presence. ...
  6. Start a practice blog.
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How can dental office increase productivity? ›

Tips to Increase Productivity in a Dental Office
  1. Focus on First Impressions. Scheduling an appointment with a dentist can be a major source of anxiety for some patients. ...
  2. Streamline Patient Intake. ...
  3. Encourage Patient Feedback. ...
  4. Digitize Your Scheduling Process. ...
  5. Consider Your Office Layout. ...
  6. Try Device Magic for Free.

What kind of person makes a good dentist? ›

Common personality traits
  • Comfortable with close personal interaction. ...
  • Easy to talk to. ...
  • Trustworthy. ...
  • A detail-oriented person. ...
  • Artistic. ...
  • A leader. ...
  • Excited about the profession of dentistry. ...
  • Passionate about providing care to those in need.

How much does a dentist make a year? ›

How Much Do Dentist Jobs Pay per Year? $134,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers. $200,000 is the 75th percentile.

What is key skills in dentistry? ›

Key skills for dentists
  • Communication.
  • Patience.
  • A thorough and methodical approach.
  • Ability to work long hours, often under pressure.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Strong and clear communication skills, with the ability to adapt your communication to suit different patients.

Who is the leader of the dental health care team? ›

The dentist has the role of leader of the oral health team and, in this capacity; he/she is responsible for diagnosis, treatment planning and the quality control of the oral treatment.

What is your role as a healthcare team member? ›

Give patients medicines and treatments. Evaluate a patient's response to medicines and treatments. Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, as needed. Counsel and teach patients and their families how to stay healthy or mange their illnesses or injuries.

What is the main goal of the healthcare team? ›

The primary goal of a healthcare team is to provide quality patient care, however we must recognize what feeds into the goals that determine a team actions.

What is your idea about leadership? ›

Leaders set direction and help themselves and others to do the right thing to move forward. To do this they create an inspiring vision, then motivate and inspire others to achieve it. They also manage delivery of the vision, either directly or indirectly, and build and coach their teams to make them ever stronger.

Who gets paid more a dentist or doctor? ›

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national average annual salary for dentists in general practice was ​$178,260​. This compared with ​$213,270​ for general practitioner and family practice physicians as of May 2019, according to the BLS.

What are 10 responsibilities of a dentist? ›

  • Promoting Oral Health & Disease Prevention.
  • Cleaning & Repairing Teeth.
  • Interpreting X-rays & Diagnostic Tests.
  • Creating Treatment Plans To Maintain Or Restore The Oral Health.
  • Ensuring The Safe Administration Of Anesthetics.
  • Monitoring The Growth & Development Of The Teeth & Jaws.

What are the two most important standards in the dental office? ›

The two most important OSHA standards for dentistry are the Blood-borne Pathogens Standard and the Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of the: OSHA is a federal regulatory agency that ensures the health and safety of America's workers.

Is it stressful working in a dental office? ›

Dental offices are inherently high-stress environments, where time is of the essence and the patient's care is the utmost priority. A lot of challenging moments can occur throughout the day, and the office manager is typically the one most responsible for making sure to put out those fires.

What is the most important asset in a dental clinic? ›

The dental practice's biggest asset is its people.

What does 323 mean at the dentist? ›

3 mm - 5mm with no bleeding: Gum pockets of this depth could indicate a likelihood of gum disease. 3 mm - 5 mm with bleeding: It's very likely that gums with these measurements have early gum disease. 5 mm - 7 mm with bleeding: Besides almost certain gum disease, bone loss and tissue damage are also possible.

What does D mean in dentistry? ›

DDS and DMD are the acronyms of the degrees dentists earn after finishing dental school. DDS means Doctor of Dental Surgery, and DMD can mean either Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine.

What do 4s mean at the dentist? ›

The dentist's scoring between 0 to 4 indicates zero being the best you can get meaning your gums are in excellent condition, and four indicate gum disease.

What does 222 mean in dentistry? ›

A score of 1 means that you have some plaque or bleeding from the edges of your gums. Score 2. 2 means there is some hardened dead plaque attached to your teeth, which some gentle cleaning and a little oral health education can help with. Score 3. It's the 3 scores that present the difficulty.

What do dentists mean when they say 0? ›

Code 0 – Healthy gums, no bleeding when probed, no calculus or gingival pockets under 3.5mm. Code 1 – Slight bleeding when probed, no calculus or gingival pockets under 3.5mm. Code 2 – Slight bleeding when probed, Calculus or Plaque present and gingival pockets under 3.5mm.

What does a gum score of 7 mean? ›

5-7mm with bleeding means tissue damage and probably bone loss. More hygiene visits and special treatment will probably be necessary in addition to better at-home care. 7mm and above with bleeding is generally the advanced stage of periodontal disease.

At what age do most dentists retire? ›

According to data from the American Dental Association, in 2019, 16.1% of practicing dentists were 65 or older, while 21.9% were 55–64. Many of these dentists are at the end of their careers, with the average age of retirement being 69.4 as of 2018.

What is the monthly income of a dentist? ›

Average salary for a General Dentist in India is 3 Lakhs per year (₹25.0k per month). Salary estimates are based on 748 salaries received from various General Dentists across industries.

What city pays dentists the most? ›

Cities With the Highest-Paid Dentists

With an average salary of $286,540, Dover-Durham, New Hampshire, had the highest-paid dentists in 2020. It was followed by North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, at $278,790. And Portland-South, Maine, was No. 3 at $278,390.

How do you become a leader in dentistry? ›

Develop Six Essential Leadership Skills for Dental Practice...
  1. Believe in a Better Future. ...
  2. Communicate Regularly With Your Team. ...
  3. Be Open and Transparent. ...
  4. Go Out of Your Way to Help the People You Lead. ...
  5. Create Positive Emotions by Being Positive. ...
  6. Let the Team Know When the Practice Is Doing Well. ...
  7. Your Turn. ...
  8. Dr.
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How do dentists make leads? ›

Lead Generation for Dentists: 6 Ways to Attract More Patients
  1. Search engine optimization (SEO) for dentists. ...
  2. Content marketing for dentists. ...
  3. Conversion rate optimization (CRO) for dentists. ...
  4. Social media for dentists. ...
  5. Email marketing for dentists. ...
  6. Lead management for dentists.

What is dental leadership? ›

Leadership in dentistry includes being able to make difficult decisions and effectively communicating those choices to all team members. Careful communication not only makes the workday more pleasant, it builds respect and trust and motivates everyone in the office to care for patients at the highest possible level.

What makes a great leader in a medical practice? ›

A good leader knows their inner values and acts in alignment with them. This makes them trustworthy—not only to their colleagues but also to their patients. Honesty with patients means doing what you say you're going to do, and this integrity helps to foster a healthy relationship with everyone.

Who makes the most money in dentistry? ›

The Highest Paying Dental Jobs for 2020
  • ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON: $307,999 (according to ZipRecruiter)
  • ENDODONTIST: $287,937 average annual salary (according to ZipRecruiter)
  • ORTHODONTIST: $284,763 average annual salary (according to ZipRecruiter)
2 Jan 2020

What is the highest paying job in dentistry? ›

The highest-paid dental specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Surgeons, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, make a national average salary of $288,550 per year . These professionals are highly trained in both dental care and medical surgery.

How do you become a clear leader? ›

These are the expectations for every leader:
  1. Build relationships.
  2. Develop people.
  3. Lead change.
  4. Inspire others.
  5. Think critically.
  6. Communicate clearly.
  7. Create accountability.

How much does a dental CEO make? ›

You would also never think that the average dentist makes $168,870, almost as much as the average CEO.
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OccupationAverage Annual Wage, 2013
Chief Executives$178,400
Dentist$168,870
Nurse Anesthetist$156,690
Petroleum Engineer$149,180
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What percent of production should a dentist make? ›

Pure Net Collections

If you do these, you would get a percentage of it. If it's just pure net collections-based, it's probably going to be somewhere between 35 to 45%, although 45% would be high, to be honest, for a dentist. So, probably between 35 to 40% of collections, and that would be it.

How can a dentist get more customers? ›

7 Ways to Attract More Patients to Your Dental Practice without Spending More Money
  1. Offer to be the resident expert. ...
  2. Educate people. ...
  3. Offer freebies. ...
  4. Approach local organisations and companies. ...
  5. Make your presence felt. ...
  6. Take care of your current patients. ...
  7. Be friendly and approachable.
27 Aug 2018

What are the roles of 3 members of the clinical dental health team? ›

Dental assistant- directs patients, assists the dentist during procedures, and also can perform some procedures themselves. Dental hygienist- provides preventative, therapeutic, and educational services to patients. Business assistant- handles paperwork,appointment,& billing.

What are 5 responsibilities of a dentist? ›

Duties
  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities.
  • Repair or remove damaged teeth.
  • Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth.
  • Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures.
  • Prescribe antibiotics or other medications.
8 Sept 2022

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Transformational leaders in healthcare are noted to be the most favorable leadership style. They improve productivity and have high job satisfaction rates. Nurses who lead in this type of style can work in any setting.

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