Dentists seeking new opportunities can add The Medicus Firm to aid their search. The Medicus Firm works with many clients across the United States to connect job seekers. Dental job seekers can meet with one of our experienced recruiters to discuss the ideal opportunity and find the most appropriate options.
A critical decision for any job-seeking dentist is to decide which sector to practice in, like a private practice, a group, or commercial practice. Each practice type has perks and disadvantages, depending on personal preferences and career goals. Dental job seekers need to consider future career goals, whether they want their private practice, have partnership opportunities, or want to see high caseloads of patients while choosing their desired practice type. The practice type can also determine the salary range and what cases are treated. Some practices will have a base salary, while others will base it on patients seen per day and the services performed. Dental job seekers will want to know that information, especially before signing a contract. The type of practice can also determine what type of patients one will see, like a mix of children and adults, children only, or adults only.
As a dentist begins their job search, location is one important factor to consider. Dentists must become licensed before they can practice. For many, this only needs to be done once, but if exploring positions in different states, they will need to apply for a new license. If a dentist is relocating for a new job, they will need to consider what type of area they want to move to, like rural, the suburbs, or a central metropolitan area. Considering the location of the position will be crucial if a job is basing the salary on patients seen per day or the services billed per day. If uncertain of the area, a quick internet search can provide helpful information, or if a dentist is working with a recruiter, they can ask for more information. Dentists should also consider how the move will impact their daily life outside work to ensure they can uphold their desired quality of life.
No matter the medical profession, most organizations require a candidate to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). A dentist's CV will show all their professional experience, education history, licensure, and research or scholarly activities. When creating this document, dentists need to ensure that the information is organized and easy to read since it usually is not a single-page document like a resume. A dentist's CV can also include a professional statement at the top or highlight the most relevant skills. Another option for dentists is to create a cover letter, a one-page document introducing themselves and explaining why they are applying to that position. When creating a cover letter, it is essential to keep it relevant to the work and concise.