What can a career in dentistry do for you? Dental careers are among the most sought after in the work force today. Having a career in dentistry provides not only financial security, but is very emotionally fulfilling as well. Some of the rewards of a dental career are:
- Sense of helping others
- Financial stability
- Ability to work any where in the world
- Free or reduced dental fees for employee and family
- Free or reduced fees by dental specialists for employee and family
- Flexible schedules in some positions
- Off on weekends usually
- Off on holidays always
- Free or reduced cost of continuing education
- Free or reduced cost of business apparel needed for the position
- Opportunity for advancement
What type of people choose dental careers? Usually the person who does best in a dental career is someone who truly loves people. This person also experiences a sense of pride and accomplishment in knowing they can help make a difference in another person’s well-being. Other people who do well in dental careers are those who enjoy working with their hands. Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental lab technicians use the hands on approach to deliver excellent quality dental treatment. Dentistry is constantly advancing technologically, and dental technicians are exposed to a wealth of opportunities to enhance their career in dentistry and thereby increase their financial success.
In addition to the technical side, dental careers offer so much more. The administrative side of the business will appeal to those who enjoy working with numbers, and becoming expert communicators, both oral and written. Whether your niche is human resource and personnel management, or presentation and sales, dental careers may be just what you are looking for.
Dental Managers oversee personnel matters such as recruitment, hiring, coaching and development of new and existing team members, including disciplinary and performance reviews with employees. Dental Managers also handle payroll and employee benefit matters, so that the dentist is able to remain productive doing dental procedures, which is the main source of income for a dental practice. In addition, a Dental Manager is in charge of conflict resolution with team members, and also act as the liaison in all relations with patients. A dental career as a Dental Manager involves being the main go-to-person for employees and patients, second only to the dentist and/or practice owner.
A dental career as a Dental Receptionist or Dental Front Office team member can be all encompassing. It may involve everything described above, as well as being the primary person in charge of greeting and scheduling patients, answering the phone and handling all billing functions. This is because some dentists do not designate the title of Dental Office Manager, but in reality the duties may be very similar.
Dental careers are very affordable, and the rewards are many. Healthcare is the leading industry in the world today. Millions of people everywhere require dental care, so a career in dentistry will help insure peace of mind and provide financial support for you and your family for many years to come. A career in dentistry will never go out of style or out of date.
There are numerous schools and universities all over the USA and the world to provide training and education necessary to embark on a career in dentistry. It is possible to be crossed trained for a career in dentistry. Some prefer to learn the technical side first, and then move to the administrative side later on.
Whatever you decide, dental careers have a great deal to offer in the way of return on your investment. For more information on our Dental Management and Insurance Courses.
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