Dental assistant Interview Questions

"Dental assistants provide support to dentists by executing administrative duties, handling patients before procedures, and serving as an extra set of hands during procedures. Dentists and dental assistants work very closely with one another, so employers are looking for candidates with strong communication and teamwork skills. You can expect to answer several behavioral questions that will assess your ability to excel on a small team and calm nervous patients."

Dental assistant Interview Questions

"Dental assistants provide support to dentists by executing administrative duties, handling patients before procedures, and serving as an extra set of hands during procedures. Dentists and dental assistants work very closely with one another, so employers are looking for candidates with strong communication and teamwork skills. You can expect to answer several behavioral questions that will assess your ability to excel on a small team and calm nervous patients."

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Greenberg Dental and Orthodontics
Dental Assistant was asked...March 14, 2015

Are you able to travel?

4 Answers

Yes I am .

Yes

Yes

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Live Oak Family Dentistry

My experience

3 Answers

Explained my work experience in my field

5 year

Scaling polishing root planing curettage

Do you have Endodontic assisting experience?

2 Answers

I reviewed the various job duties of my last position in an Endodontic office.

Yes

Dental Health Associates - Phillipsburg, NJ

How long have you been an assistant

2 Answers

23 years

Have you worked for our company before

Western Dental Services

How would you handle a disrespectful patient who is adamant about not receiving the treatment recommended?

2 Answers

I try to make them calm then, I wil convince them to do it.

I would stop and analyze the situation and then proceed by addressing their concerns Less

Smile Brands

what do i value in the work place.

2 Answers

communication.

Communication and positive feedback

Louisiana Dental Center

Am I willing to travel?

2 Answers

Yes

Yes I’m willing to travel

If I can make temporaries

2 Answers

Yes, we remember you as you were our only interview that month; but allow us to assist your understanding. 1)The dental chairs are upholstered. 2)You only saw one office. 3)You never saw any internal workings of the office; as you only attended an interview. The interview was after lunch, you reeked of alcohol and we didn’t request your employment. Nevertheless, we wish you the best. Less

Yes

Heartland Dental

how long does it take to make a one unit temp crown

2 Answers

Preparing,prep,and placing temp crown takes 30 mins to an hour.

It has taken me 15 min before

Lone Star Pediatric Dental

How would you handle a child that doesn’t sit still?

2 Answers

Working with kids is honestly hard but I’ve never felt more at home working with them being with has brightened my day my life really they just have such great personalities they are all so different it has it’s challenges that’s for sure Less

How would I handle a kids that doesn’t sit still ? Hmm honestly I would try to calm them down explain everything that we are going to do show them everything we are going to use help them understand that everything will be okay Less

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