Doctor Careers at Dental Depot
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 2020s. 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.
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.
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 will 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.
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 can understand.
- 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.
Dental Depot currently has 24 locations across three states, and even more locations in the works.
Our buildings are warm and inviting to all ages. There are clock towers, railroad crossing arms and signs, and large-scale trains in front for kids to enjoy. 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, which are really like art installations. They are built from scratch by our facilities team, and each one is unique
Frequently Asked Questions by Dentists
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.
Our doctors generally work a 4 to 5 day schedule based on the needs of our offices.
Depending on your experience, you will get an assistant assigned to each operatory you work out of.
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.
For general dentistry, we contract with Medicaid and most PPO plans. We do not contract with DMO insurance plans.
Yes. We offer Continuing Education courses and CPR renewals.
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.
We try to keep things simple and use products that are similar throughout all our locations. If there is a product that you are wanting to try or want, Dr Glenn would be happy to review the product for efficiency and cost effectiveness for our clinics. Just let your office manager know.
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.
No, by law we are unable to make doctors refer within.
- Oral Surgeon
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.