Dentist Jobs in California

Diagnose and treat problems in teeth, gums, or other parts of the mouth. Dentists perform both functional and aesthetic procedures, including cavity fillings, bite alignments, and teeth whitenings. In order to properly identify the issue, they use hand-held tools like mirrors and probes as well as X-rays of teeth, gums, and jaws. Other common duties include repairing/removing cracked teeth, writing prescriptions, administering anesthetic before certain procedures, and educating patients on factors that influence dental health, such as flossing and fluoride.

Dentists usually have their own private practice or join a small group, although some have partners or work as associates under other dentists. On average, they work typical business hours. This is, however, highly variable.

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General Dentist

  • Western Dental
  • El Monte, CA
  • 2 days ago
Overview Our General Dentists perform a variety of preventative, restorative, endodontic, and surgical procedures that fall under the scope of general dentistry....

Dentist

  • Panther Dental LLC
  • Chico, CA
  • 2 days ago
Taking impressions of patients’ mouths for the fabrication of customized mouth guards and dentures....

General Dentist

  • ETS Dental
  • Hanford, CA
  • 2 days ago
KR-CA-8124-221r11Location: Hanford, CA General Dentist for a Full Schedule in a busy private practice in Hanford, CA....

Staff Dentist

  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Petaluma, CA
  • 1 day ago
In addition, our Staff Dentists perform dental restorations, crowns, bridges, implant supported restorations and dentures; root canal therapy and oral surgery procedures; pediatric dentistry and orthodontic...

Dentist Associate / Buy - in / Buy - out

  • Beachside Dental
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2 days ago
Our candidate must have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience, and be comfortable with all aspects of general dentistry....

Dentist

  • Dental Express
  • Coronado, CA
  • 23 hours ago
Guaranteed daily rate plus commission. 25 to 35% No HMO's Highly trained and motivated team Required experience: General Dentistry: 2 years and comfortable with molar endo and basic oral surgery....

General Dentist - Located in Fairfield, CA

  • Western Dental Services, Inc.
  • Napa, CA
  • 12 hours ago
Located in Fairfield, CA Overview: Our General Dentists perform a variety of preventative, restorative, endodontic, and surgical procedures that fall under the scope of general dentistry....

Dentist - Located in Fontana, CA

  • Western Dental Services, Inc.
  • Chino, CA
  • 9 hours ago
Located in Fontana, CA Overview: Our General Dentists perform a variety of preventative, restorative, endodontic, and surgical procedures that fall under the scope of general dentistry....

Dentist

  • Bright Now! Dental
  • Downey, CA
  • 2 days ago
Dental in Downey, CA, a Smile Brands supported practice, is looking for an exceptional General Dentist for a minimum of 3 days to full time....

Dentist - DDS/DMD

  • Aspen Dental
  • Modesto, CA
  • 2 days ago
Each Aspen Dental branded practice is owned and operated by a licensed dentist and are committed to treating patients with the compassion and respect they deserve....

Dentist (FT/PT)

  • Smileland Dental
  • Alhambra, CA
  • 3 days ago
steel and zirconia crowns, simple extractions, and space maintainers for our pediatric population General dental services including RCT, crowns, bridges, dentures, and surgical extraction of our adult...

Associated Dentist

  • Dental Views
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 1 day ago
Job Overview The ideal candidate for this position has worked with patients of all ages, is proficient in performing regular checkups and complex dental procedures, and is committed to the highest...

Dental Director

  • United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 1 day ago
The incumbent will provide clinical services within the realm of general dentistry and give health education information and specialty referrals to patients and the community....

Orthodontist Dentist

  • Smile Brands
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 23 hours ago
Orthodontist (Dentist ) Company: Smile Brands Location: Santa Barbara Posted on: August 9, 2022 Job Description: General Dentistry opening in Santa Barbara, California....

Dentist

  • Dental Express
  • National City, CA
  • 3 days ago
Guaranteed daily rate plus commission. 25 to 35% No HMO's Highly trained and motivated team Required experience: General Dentistry: 2 years and comfortable with molar endo and basic oral surgery....

Demographic Data for California

Moving to California? Find some basic demographic data about California below.


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Salary for Dentist Jobs Nationwide

This is the average annual salary for Dentist jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$160,972

Top Hiring Companies

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Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dentist positions.


Highest Education Level

Dentists in California offer the following education background
  • Doctorate Degree (52.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.2%)
  • High School or GED (8.9%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (8.2%)
  • Associate's Degree (6.6%)
  • Master's Degree (4.8%)
  • Some College (1.0%)
  • Some High School (0.4%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dentists in California
  • None (29.3%)
  • 2-4 years (20.0%)
  • 1-2 years (18.9%)
  • 4-6 years (17.7%)
  • Less than 1 year (13.1%)
  • 6-8 years (1.0%)

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