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Become An Associate Dentist

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Working As An Associate Dentist

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $135,655

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Dentist Do

An Associate Dentist helps the dentist carry out dental duties effectively and efficiently. They also help design plans for the treatment of the patients, provide anesthesia, and schedule patients’ appointments.

How To Become An Associate Dentist

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.


Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.


Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.


Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

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Real Associate Dentist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Dentist Smilesforever, LLC Roswell, NM Sep 15, 2016 $237,229
Associate Dentist Soumava Sen DDS PC Converse, TX Sep 01, 2015 $219,000
Associate Dentist Arman Dental PC Union City, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $208,700
Associate Dentist Rickey & Wong, DDS, Inc. Modesto, CA Jun 09, 2016 $208,700
Associate Dentist Paul Duggal P.C. Middletown, NY Jun 05, 2016 $208,700
Associate Dentist Healthy Smiles Dental Care LLC Chelsea, MI Sep 15, 2016 $208,700 -
Associate Dentist Lea County Dental LC Lovington, NM Oct 10, 2016 $208,700
Associate Dentist Amanpreet Sidhu PLLC Redmond, WA Sep 10, 2015 $197,764
Associate Dentist Prabhjot Sidhu PLLC Issaquah, WA Aug 01, 2015 $197,764
Associate Dentist Smilesforever, LLC Roswell, NM Jun 16, 2015 $197,658
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Top Skills for An Associate Dentist


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Top Associate Dentist Skills

  1. General Dentistry Procedures
  2. Dental Procedures
  3. Restorative Dentistry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed various general dentistry procedures.
  • Performed various dental procedures like molar endo, wisdom teeth extraction, crown and bridge, complete denture, esthetic dentistry.
  • Practice general dentistry with emphasis on preventive and restorative dentistry.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans for adult and pediatric patients.
  • provided full and partial dentures as well as an array of surgical procedures

Top Associate Dentist Employers

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What Kind Of Companies Hire an Associate Dentist

  1. Aspen Dental Management Inc
  2. KOOL
  3. Atlantic Dental, Inc.
  4. Bronx Dental Center / Park Dental
  5. Maxillofacial Prosthetic Centre
  6. All American Dental
  7. Shoker Dental Clinic
  8. Globus Dental
  9. Dr. Robert R. Mantoni Family and Cosmetic Dental Care
  10. Dental Dreams
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