Doctors' Careers

Dental Depot was started
in Oklahoma City in 1978

What started as a private practice with nine chairs in a renovated duplex in Oklahoma City’s historic Linwood neighborhood has grown into a group practice spanning 20+ offices across three states, with more to come in 2020. In fact, Dental Depot is one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 500 Oklahomans at last count, and more than 200 employees in Texas and Arizona. The business has been family-owned and operated by the Ashmore family since the beginning and the owners continue to practice here today.

A young girl smiles sitting on the train at dental depot.

Becoming Part
of the Team

Dental Depot prides itself on giving dentists the perfect combination of private-practice independence with all of the benefits and support a DSO can provide. And, because we handle all of the office management, staffing and more – all you have to do is show up and practice dentistry. You also have the flexibility to take off when needed.

Because of the way Dental Depot is organized, dentists and orthodontists never have to worry about getting patients ­­– all the work is done for you! We have a fully staffed in-house marketing team dedicated to bringing patients in the door and keeping them for years to come. Plus, our general dentistry offices act as an in-house referral source for our orthodontists. Our teams are even trained to provide iTero® consultations for general dentistry patients.

Doctor Responsibilities

As a dentist or orthodontist, you’ll be responsible for educating patients on habits important to good hygiene, such as brushing, flossing and adhering to a healthy diet. Dentists fill cavities, inspect for tooth decay, apply sealants, improve alignment of teeth and repair broken teeth. It’s also possible that you’ll perform surgery to treat gum disease or extract teeth.

A girl gets ready for dental xrays at dental depot
A small black child talks with a dental hygienist at dental depot

Dentist Primary Duties

You make treatment decisions based on patient needs, not the bottom line. You will not be encouraged to sell unnecessary treatments, and you will never be given quotas.

  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments. Chart treatments in dental software.
  • Formulate plan of treatment for patient’s teeth and periodontium, and present/communicate treatment plan with Treatment Coordinator to patient in a way the patient understands fully.
  • Advise and educate patients regarding preventive dental care and the causes and treatment of dental problems.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, or malformations of teeth, gums, or related oral structures and provide preventive or corrective services.

Our Buildings

Dental Depot currently has around 40 locations across fours states: Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and Missouri, with more locations in the works.

Our buildings are warm and inviting. Clock towers, railroad crossing arms and signs, and large-scale trains are enjoyed by kids of all ages. Whether it is a train running from room to room, or our amazing collection of memorabilia, there is always something interesting to capture peoples’ attention.

The trains started with small models running through the office – later, exterior trains were added. They are built from scratch by our facilities team, and every one is unique.

front view of one of the location

Frequently Asked
Questions by Dentists

What should I expect when applying for a position?

We ask all applicants to complete and submit an application. Once your application is submitted, a recruiter will contact you via phone or email to schedule an interview.

Depending on the time of the interview, you may be given a tour at one of our locations. You will then be asked to shadow Dr. Glenn to learn the culture of Dental Depot.

Should a position be offered to you, you will then receive a checklist to begin the credentialing process.

Before starting, you will be required to attend an Orientation where you can review your contract and complete New Hire paperwork. You will also learn chart components and receive OSHA and HIPAA training.

How many days will I work as a full-time doctor?

Our doctors generally work a 4 to 5 day schedule based on the needs of our offices.

How many assistants will I get?

Depending on your experience, you will get an assistant assigned to each operatory you work out of.

How much time do I get for each procedure?

This will depend on the procedure. Emergency visits, crown deliveries, and post-op visits are usually 30 minute appointments. Fillings and extractions are usually 60 minutes. Crown preps, root canals, and multiple extractions are usually 1 hour 15 minutes. Again, this will vary.

What insurance companies will I be contracted with?

For general dentistry, we contract with Medicaid and most PPO plans. We do not contract with DMO insurance plans.

Will I receive any training or continuing education courses through the company?

Yes. We offer Continuing Education courses and CPR renewals.

Will I get a choice in dental lab to use?

We have a variety of dental labs with whom we have negotiated fees. If there is a lab you prefer to use that is not on our list, we would be happy to discuss it with you.

What if I already work full-time and just want to work part-time?

We have many doctors who work for us one to two days per week. We commonly employ doctors to work on Saturdays to supplement their income.

Does Dental Depot dentists have to refer patients to specialists within the company?

No, by law we are unable to make doctors refer within.

What type of specialists does Dental Depot provide?

  • Orthodontists
  • Prosthodontists
  • Oral Surgeon

The Dental Depot Difference

A career at Dental Depot will give you a number of distinct advantages. You’ll be in a unique position to not only get the necessary reps you need to fine-tune your skills, but you’ll also learn the business side of running a successful practice. Plus, our collaborative environment allows you to participate in challenging patient care decisions, day one.


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