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Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry

Fayetteville, north carolina

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Associate Dentist



The Associate Dentist (AD) is responsible for administering, maintaining, and expanding a program of primary (and in selected cases, secondary) care and preventive dental care in a group practice setting. ADs play a leadership role in the office and are expected to partner with Office Managers to drive positive culture and performance. The AD reports to the Chief Dental Officer.


  • Consistently model the core values and code of conduct of Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry
  • Provide hands-on patient care as scheduled each week
  • Reviews and follows all dental office protocols, policies, and procedures including use of lab and supply formulary
  • Perform quality clinical and radiographic evaluations to diagnose and treat diseases of the oral cavity
  • Promote oral health by providing educational information on all phases of preventive and restorative dentistry and oral hygiene
  • Document and follow treatment plans that include appropriate preventive and restorative therapy
  • Manage medical/dental history with a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's general health
  • Address all contraindications pertaining to treatment and identify patient's chief complaint or reason for visit
  • Ensures necessary diagnosis and coding is properly documented
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and dental board procedures
  • Guide professional staff to consistently deliver services that are at or above dentistry standards of care
  • Participate in assessments/interviews of applicant hygienists and dental assistants, and provide feedback to Operations, HR and Clinical leaders
  • Assist in the training of new hygienists and dental assistants
  • Provide input to OM for annual performance reviews of all office team members
  • Consistently attend and participate in daily huddle
  • As requested, assist the OM with clinically-related patient concerns, by reviewing charts and contacting patients as needed
  • Escalate significant patient concerns via the Risk Management tracking platform
  • As requested, assist Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) as needed with insurance denial appeals, credentialing, coding, or other billing issues identified in the office


To successfully perform the job responsibilities for the position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required but are not necessarily all inclusive.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential requirements.


Educational and Regulatory Requirements

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from an accredited dental school
  • Valid state dental license and malpractice insurance
  • Valid DEA license
  • Current CPR Certification

Essential Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and team members
  • Empathy and a patient-centric approach to dental care
  • Detail-oriented with excellent clinical and diagnostic abilities
  • Commitment to ethical dental practices and patient confidentiality
  • Ability to manage under pressure and maintain professionalism at all times
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds

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