Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America Interview Questions & Reviews
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Manager, Provider Data Management Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dental Network of America in December 2010.
Interview Details – There were intended to be two interviews, a phone and in-person with a director and another manager. However, the in-person was split because the other manager was unavailable.
The initial phone interview was with the Director and was official and direct. I reviewed my background and work history and the Director told me about the position in more detail. The position entailed managing a group of 7 people overseeing data in an industry (dental insurance) that is technologically behind the times. Among subjects discussed were the processes that this department handled (info on dentists, practices, and sub-insurers) the capabilities of the workers (mixed) the reporting structure (7 to me, me to director who was in other office) and the future challenges of the department (transition to a more automated process.) I asked a lot of questions about the people, the process, the data, and the technical expertise. The Director also laid out the problem areas of the department -namely that their data is more inaccurate than they would like - and I responded with generalized ways I would address the issues. The result was an in-person interview.
The in-person interview was over lunch, and while it was supposed to be more technical, the technical manager was unable to attend. Therefore, I reiterated the general responses to the challenges of the department, and went into more detail about why i was interested in the position. It was also a chance for me and the Director to size each other up and we liked each other fairly well. A second phone interview was scheduled with the technical team where I went over the way I would address the messy data issues. However, since this was over the phone rather than with a computer in front of us, the back and forth was somewhat awkward and my solutions weren't as precise as I would have liked.
If you go through this process, try to get as much clarity about the issues facing the department. Get as much detail as you can, preferably using examples. Then have solutions prepared in advance. Also, try to sound excited about dental insurance.
The company seemed very solid but unimpressive. It seemed like a great place for work-life balance and nice enough people worked there. Great place for someone raising a family. Not a great place for super-interesting work.
Account Receivables Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Dental Network of America in March 2010.
Interview Details – The company is a small non-for-profit group located in the suburbs of Chicago. There were 2 one-on-one interviews. The first was with the supervisor, then it was with the head of the department. The interview was very low-key and at a relaxed pace which I think describes the atmosphere of the company.
Interview Question – Tell me an instance where you made a negative situation into a positive one. Answer Question