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The Responsibilities Of A Dentist

By Heartland Dental

Dentists have many responsibilities when it comes to administrative tasks and patient care.

Administrative Tasks

  • Hiring New Employees
  • Training Employees
  • Managing Team
  • Monitoring Legal Claims
  • Continuing Education
  • Maintaining Dental Records
  • Leading Staff In Patient Care
  • Ensuring PHI Encryption
  • Maintaining Equipment
  • Purchasing New Equipment
  • Marketing The Practice
  • Community Involvement
  • Monitoring Cash Flow
  • Billing Insurance Companies
  • Ensuring Premises Are Safe

Patient Care

  • 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
  • Performing Surgical Procedures When Necessary
  • Educating Patients Regarding Best Oral Health Practices
  • Preventing Periodontal Disease
  • Referring Patients To Specialists
  • Performing Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Placing Sealants Or Whitening Agents On Teeth
  • Fitting Patients For Dentures, Crowns, & Other Dental Appliances
  • Writing Prescriptions For Antibiotics & Other Medications

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