Dental Hygienist Interview Questions

"When interviewing for a position as a dental hygienist, you can expect to answer a variety of behavioral questions about your background and experience in the field. You may be asked a few technical questions to test your knowledge of dental care and patient handling, but interviewers will be primarily concerned with whether you are a good fit for their team. Before applying, make sure you've earned the proper licensing required by your state."

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Kool Smiles
Dental Hygienist was asked...September 3, 2015

Are you a team player

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Yes , I am thats how to make dental office work effectively.


Why did you decide to transition from dental assisting to dental hygiene?

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I like being in the dental field, but wanted to do something more independently. This way I can directly provide help to someone with not only their oral health, but also their confidence. Less

How did I feel about educating patients about home care.

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I explained that proper education is where change begins in oral health. I am able to tactfully educate patients on how to properly maintain their teeth. Less

Princess Dental Staffing

Why did you leave your last office?

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Drama amongst the girls got too deep.

We are compulsory retired at rhe age of 56

But still practicing my profession up to the present

Heartland Dental

How would your best friend describe you in one word?

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Determined (Alot of the questions did not involve anything relating to dental hygiene) Less

That’s a trend in corporate dentistry :)

Aria Care Partners

How soon can you start?

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All of my questions were answered via email. Never met the owners.

Same here. Shadowed two days. Later I emailed to let them know I was still interested in the position and they didn't have the decency to call me. Later an email was sent that I MIGHT here from someone in the future. Less

How did I feel about the responsibility in implementing a new periodontal program for his office.

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I have been responsible for implementing several periodontal programs. With great patient acceptance rate. Less

Days available Experience with software/X-rays

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Licensure and other certifications


How comfortable do you feel doing SRPs?

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Very comfortable I have 18 yrs experience in scaling and root planning. This is a necessity for dental health. Less

DentalOne Partners

could I start right away? How long had I practiced? Was I Laser certified?

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Yes I could. I had been a hygienist since 1995, I had not yet been certified in Laser therapy. (I am Now) I asked if they have any concerns I could address for them. They had none and the interview ended with handshakes and goodbye. Less

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