Kool Smiles Dentist Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Associate Dentist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Kool Smiles in June 2011.
Interview Details – submitted application online, got phone call in one day and flew out the next week for face to face interview. met with one dr during the interview.
Interview Question – no difficult/unexpected questions. very ordinary interview. took a "written test" with xrays, but not weighted heavily Answer Question
Negotiation Details – i was able to negotiate and got an increase in their initial offer
Associate Dentist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Kool Smiles in August 2008.
Interview Details – I was recruited based on an employee referral; someone who had worked with me previously. I was treated with respect and the company showed genuine interest not just in finding out if they would be happy with me, but encouraging me to determine if I would be happy with them. I would recommend a candidate research the company well to make sure they will be a good match, make sure all offers are in writing, and have a legal review of your employment agreement prior to accepting. These are good best practices.
- Tell me about experiences you have had in managing difficult patient, parent and staff situations. View Answer
- Tell me about difficulties/challenges you have had... View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate benefits, hours and salary effectively. Make sure you know what you would like to have and make sure your requests are realistic.
Very Easy Interview
Dentist Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Kool Smiles in May 2010.
Interview Details – phone interview with the recruiter, one week after phone interview with the Area Doctor, one week later 1:1 interview with the Area Doctor, visit to the future office (paid by Kool Smiles: airfare, hotel, rental car), observve office activity, patient flow, follow up call from recruiter, phone interview with the Regional Doctor, offer received, after negotiating relocation bonus and salary and accepted offer we had another trip paid in full by Kool Smiles to find the housing.
Great experience overall!
Interview Question – Perform a typodont prep for SSC, and class 2 fillings.
Review X-rays from real patients! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes, I got what I was asking for. Don't asume anything, just ask for what you want and you might be ble to get it!
Associate Dentist Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Kool Smiles in January 2010.
Interview Details – it was short and quick. just trying to feel each other out and see if the company was a good match for me. The interviewer was pleasant and seemed honest.
Kool smiles is focused mainly on kid and teenagers. There wont be many crowns or rpds done here, esp Stainless steel crowns. The major pro is the compensation the company can offer a new grad. The salary alone is hard to beat, making this a very tempting offer for the indebted newly grad.
- What are you looking for in a career with kool smiles? Answer Question
- Can you see yourself working with kids and seeing a high load (but low stress) number of patients per day? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I choose to decline because I was to improve my fixed & removable prosth skills and I know that kool smile is mainly a pedo group practice. Its just been hard to find decent paying jobs in the area that I want so I had to consider this company and hear what they had to offer.