Many factors play a role in a practice owner’s hiring decision. Matching treatment philosophies, goal alignment, communication skills, and personality compatibility all play a role. When an owner is comparing otherwise similar associate candidates, clinical skills will always be a major consideration. So how do you stack up?
Our firm, ETS Dental, is in a unique position to answer that. With over 9,500 general dentist interviews logged into our database, we are able to create a profile of the clinic skills self-reported by the average associate dentist candidate. Here is what we found.
|Comfortable with 1st Molars (uppers or lowers)||68%|
|Comfortable with 2nd Molars (uppers or lowers)||45%|
|Comfortable with Surgical Extractions||79%|
|Comfortable Extracting Soft Tissue Impactions||46%|
|Comfortable Extracting Partial Bony Impactions||28%|
|Comfortable Extracting Full Bony Impactions||8%|
|Crown and Bridge||95%|
|Will only see adult patients||8%|
|Would limit their work with children||13%|
Additionally, we found that an associate candidate’s flexibility can increase the number of options available.
|Would work some Saturdays||42%|
|Would work in a corporate practice||41%|
|Would work in a Medicaid Clinic||23%|
|Would work in a Public Health Office||27%|
|Would work in Medicaid or Public Health||33%|
While these results are self-reported and not scientific, they give a good overview of the clinical skills available in the associate dentist job market. It is our hope that this information will be helpful to you as you plan your next career move.
Written by Vice President and Senior Account Executive/Dental Recruiter Morgan Pace. For more information, contact Morgan directly at 540-491-9102 or firstname.lastname@example.org