Dentist (Female, Age 32) in Chaska, MN

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Dentist
Salary $120,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 32
Company Size (not answered)
Location Chaska, MN
Years Experience 4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
private practice one location, 10 employees

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I oversee the employees and diagnose and treat oral decay

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
none

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I enjoy working with other employees as well as being around people, that is a must

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Private practice office. I enjoy it but the maintainance is costly

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 7
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 8
Job Title: 3
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am staff meeting, we meet and go over our schedule, problems that may happen and finanically anything that is relevant about the patients. this helps us try to be on the same page with the front of the office and the back office.
8am to 9am treating patients, doing hygiene checks according to the schedule
9am to 10am treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary
10am to 11am treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if needed
11am to 12pm lunch hour
12pm to 1pm treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if needed
1pm to 2pm treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if needed
2pm to 3pm treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary
3pm to 4pm treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary
4pm to 5pm treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary,help with cleanup if needed, make sure all files are accounted for, finish with the day
5pm to 6pm na
6pm to 7pm na
7pm to 8pm na
8pm to 9pm na
9pm to 10pm na
10pm to 11pm na
11pm to 12am na

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
internet ad

What was the application process?
submitted resume and then interviewed

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, we had a couple meetings where i met the dr. and then the staff

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
qualifications, why i wanted to be a dentist, skills, grades

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, my dr. gave me the staffing and the tools to succeed

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, there is a lot of school training. You have to go to a 4 year college, 4 years of dental school and i did another year of residency

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes in ways, the education gives you the basics to operate however, experience is also good

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, it gave me more practice

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Undergraduate study in the sciences and have very good grades, also apply for dental school and gain acceptance into a program

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
socially they need to be outgoing, good with their hands, smart, good in the biological sciences

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, constant training is essential, this is an always learning, always trying to get better position

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be organized and confident, have good references and a good work history, have good grades and do community service

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, this was a long and hard road but definately a career position

What are your current career goals?
get better and faster with treatment, learn more, produce more dentistry

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
i enjoy it but it is not just for the money, you could make more money in other fields. it is stressful at times but very rewarding

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 dentist 4 years 110000 diagnose and treat dental disease
Prior Job 2 na na na na

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.9

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.4 Hamline University biology, bach of science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.5 University of Pittsburgh school of dental medicine Doctor of Dental Medicine

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