I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tamborello & Bowen, DDS (Houston, TX) in July 2011.
I dropped my resume off and they asked me to come back that same day to interview with the lead assistant. They have a regular interview first, then have you come back for a working interview and they might make that decision the same day, if the lead assistant likes you enough. You have a lot to learn quickly, especially learning to deal with the younger doctor and how he's constant irritated at everything.
There is no negotiation here; the doctor offers you a monthly salary and tells you that you won't be "stuck there forever," then you accept or decline. If you decline, you don't get the job.
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