9 Questions Every Dentistry Professional Should Ask When Starting a New Job

As a dentistry professional, the following questions are important to review with your new employer, or even with your existing employer as you change positions. Use the below guide to help you ask the right questions as you move forward in your career.

What are the job responsibilities of a dentistry professional at your company?

Dentistry professionals’ responsibilities can span a variety of areas depending on the field you enter, the size of your place of employment, or even local laws and regulations enforced by the state medical board. It is always a good idea to clarify what your daily responsibilities are, what your employer’s expectations are, and how the laws in your area define the scope of practice for your position.

Are there any continuing education opportunities to further my career as a dentistry professional?

The dentistry profession changes all the time. As laws change, and medical boards expand the roles of dentistry professionals, advancing your education, keeping current with medical best practices, or getting certified in a specialized field of medicine can help you expand your career.

As you continue your professional education in dentistry, it is especially vital to have your own dental malpractice insurance policy. Even if your employer is encouraging or paying for your continuing education, their dental liability insurance policy will not cover you outside of the office and your regular working hours.

CM&F’s malpractice insurance for dentistry professionals is comprehensive and flexible, designed to fluctuate with the changing relevant laws, so you know you are always covered within scope of practice as outlined within your policy.

What is the starting salary of my position? How does that compare to the average?

Salary negotiations are often a tough subject for interviewees, newly hired or newly promoted employees. Make sure to research starting, average, and maximum salaries for your position, in your medical field, in your state. With the salary being offered, also be sure to measure the additional benefits like PTO, continuing education or access to personal dentistry professional malpractice insurance.

What is the cost of dental malpractice insurance or professional dental liability insurance?

The cost of malpractice insurance for dentistry professionals varies depending on position, type of coverage, and location. With CM&F, malpractice insurance is affordable and comprehensive with plans as low as $81.00 dollars a month. Our competitors cannot match our low prices as well as our encompassing coverage plans. To learn more about pricing for your specific profession in your state, give us a call or get a quote online.

What do I need to do to succeed as a dentistry professional?

Know the expectations of your employer. If you know the expectations and meet or exceed them daily, showing drive and motivation to grow, your career will advance in no time. CM&F is adamant about protecting the livelihood of dentistry professionals for this very reason. A professional liability insurance policy for dentistry professionals with CM&F eliminates personal financial risk, damages to your reputation, as well as license or medical board repercussions.

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