Dental Assistant
Top 25 Interview Questions and Answers

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1. Where do you see your career in five years?
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As a successful DA hopefully going toward EFDA
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Working at a dental office.
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I see myself happily working as your lead dental asst., learning something new everyday and loving every part of my job. What makes this a great career is the fact that there is always a new product, a new medicine, or new regulations and I'm looking forward to it.
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I will myself as a lead assistant in the coming 5 years.I will keep on learning new things and grow with my experience.
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Working full time as a team member. Learning new things to better myself for my position.
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I see myself as a happily, hard working expanded dental assistant. Learning new exciting things everyday, and growing as an employee and as a person loving the career I chose for myself.
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My long term goals growing in a company where i can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities.
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I would hope to see my career growing in a practice that has lots to offer me as an assistant career wise.
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Possibly going back to school for hygeine.
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If i have the oppurtunity to work here i plan still being employed at your office.
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Being succesful in my career and enjoying my life job wise and personally.
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I see myself succeeding in the dental field to HIPPA. I want to spend the rest of my life helping others out with dental work knowing that I have had many dental procedures done in the past myself it makes me feel good to comfort others.
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I see myself working within a dental company where i can be myself, where enhancing my knowledge is not a problem, and where my co-workers are work friendly.
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In five years i see my myself working for a stable company enjoying and loveing what i do.
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Working full time, persuing a degree in dental hygiene.
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Here in this office.
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Working not as a assistant but a nurse someday.
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I see myself growing more better professionally since i am an excellent learner and being an asst to the company.defnitely eork for higher grades and certifications.
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I see my self going into other field.
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I see my career advancing to an expanded duties dental assistant.
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I would like to see myself as the best dental assistant, with fast work
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is to become a dental hyience
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I see myself as a successful registered dental assistant working with a team of dental professionals who share my strong passion for the dental field.
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I see myself as a confident lead assistant. One that is often requested by patients due to my efficiency and ability to calm and educate patients.
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I see myself as a top employee at a office like this one.
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I see myself as a successful certified dental assistant. I already have plans to complete certificate 4, specialising in radiography.
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As a successful RDA and gaining more experience and knowledge every year.
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2. Tell me a little bit about yourself?
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I have knowledge of dental procedures, dental instruments and I have the capabilities to adapt to new surroundings. I am competent in operating radiographic machine; an ability to mount x-rays accurately. I provide patient with intraoral health instructions to promote dental care and I assist in managing medical emergencies. I also have thorough knowledge of preparing supplies for making restorations and impressions.
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Within the dentistry field, I have very little experience or knowledge, but I have great intentions to take the position and gain experience to the best of my ability.
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Iam a very confident and hardworking person who is reliable and trustworthy.i enjoy working with the member of the public.i work well as a team member as well as individual.i have got a very good knowlege and understaning of that procedures that take place with in a dental organisation.I have also got experince in working as a dental nurse for example dealing with the day to day running of a dental practice,booking and cancelling appiontments,pulling out pts dental records,makeing sure all dental forms have been signed by patient,dealing with patients over the telephone and the correspondance for the reminder for thier appiontments.
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I am a recent graduate of Anthem College, where I received a diploma in Dental Assisting. While there, my commitment to my career was recognized when I earned awards for Academic Excellence and perfect attendance. My strengths include chairside assisting, dental x-rays, and appointment scheduling. I also participated in externship which allowed me to apply my skills in a very high volume, service- oriented environment.
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I completed my Bachelor degree in Dentistry from India and practiced dentistry for 3 years. At present I am pursing Certificate 3 in dental assisting from TAFE
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Workig toghter to finish a pice of cake.
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I noticed that some people need to learn how to spell.:)
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300 hours in clinic doing several responsibilities.
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I completed my Bachelor degree in Dentistry from India and practiced dentistry for 3 years. At present I am pursing Certificate 3 in dental assisting from TAFE
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Im a single mom whos really trying to make a good life for my son, I dont just WANT this job, i NEED this job. I would not be here to mess around.
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Low pay and lack of respect.
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Nervous patients.
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I have more than 2 and half years expereince in this field which make me a good skilled worker.
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I have got 8 years experince as working as a dental nurse.I have a very good knowlege and understand of what takes place within a dental organisation,have worked in both nhs and private practices.
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I have worked as a co-op student in a dental office. I have experience in dental software system i am able to do all procedures.
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I attended a dental assisting program where I learned the basics to four-handed dentistry, instruments and machines, procedures and operating an office. I interned during the course and was hired as a part-time assistant after graduating. I have learned to use new technology and procedures furthering my education and experience.
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I'm majoring in pre=dental hygiene at ULM. I just applied to dental hygiene school. didnt get in so I would like to work as a dental assistant until i do get accepted into the program.
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What are your weakness?
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I have recently graduated from Everest College with honors and perfect attendance.
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I recieved my DA diploma and RDA license 4 years after that.
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I ahve been a dental assistant for many years, i am hard working and friendly.
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I enjoy working and helping other people and i also enjoy teaching them how to take care of their teeth.
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I have been the home maker so far and now that my childre are grown up I want to work and be productive and help community.
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Im a very polite and hard working person, always trying my best no matter what, im a quick learner and always complete the tasks that are given to me without fail. I treat everyone the same and give good customer service no matter what.
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Im 20 yrs old, graduated in 2009 and oldest of 4.
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How would you be an a sset to our practice.
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I am a person who strives to perform the best at all times. I love working in team oriented environments and also enjoy working alone. I always put in 110% into my work.
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I have experience in four handed dentistry, knowledge and experience in chairside assisting, instruments set up , sterilisation and preparation of all dental instruments.
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I have experience in four handed dentistry, knowledge and experience in chair side assisting, training in setting instrument tray, decontamination and sterilising of the dental instruments.
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I am 20 years old, I have been in the dental field for 8 months I put a lot of effort to learn new stuff.
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I started my dental career about a year ago when I was offered a position to assist in an office also I would learn and grow into dentistry. Since that time I have take dental assistant classes to further my knowledge and education. I know many different procedures in a dental office, front office and back office also lab procedures.
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I am 20 years old. I am outgoing person and like to help other people. I appreciate work and consider every opportunity a blessing.
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3. Do you pay attention to detail? Give me an example of a time when you caught yourself nitpicking something?
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Surely detailing is very imp in dental job since u r in peoples mouyth and a slight irresponsibility can cause huge and grave consequences like pulling off the wrong teeth and so on.
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It's very important to be precise as a dental assistant. Every little thing down to tooth surfaces and shade can mean a great deal.
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Yes i'm very detail oriented. Especially for cleaning and discinfectin.
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When I am doing a job that has been asked of me, I strive to do it three times better than I would for myself. In my current job if she ask me to clean up the kitchen, then I would do everything from the counters, to the appliances, and the sink. I have been known to finds spots that I tend to harp on till they are removed.
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Yes, when i was manager for housekeeping i would inspect patient rooms to make sure they were clean and orderly.
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Being a dental assistant it is very important to have attention to detail. I wouldn't call it nitpicking but rather being professional.
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I always pay attention to detail. When i would open the store at culvers i always made sure that every nook and cranny was done correctly. I dont skip steps.
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Yes I am very detail oriented. Like, when i was working within a previouse job i was always told to keep my are clean. So what I would do was wipe down all cabinets with disinfectant make sure everything was in order,make sure all instruments were autoclaved and put in its original spot. I would also make sure the oplatory was set properly making sure their was nothing missing or out of order. Overall making sure the setting was perfect.
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When the instruments were not sterilized enough.
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While i find my self very focused on how i clean each opertory, i double check for any blood debry and anything else left in the room after each pursedure
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I tyr to keep as organized as I can, the thing I nitpik the most with , is keeping all the cabinet and cupboards clean and orgainzed.
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I have neevr done nitpicking.
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Yes I do pay attention to detail.No,i donot do nitpicking.
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Yes, alot. I am alwys looking at ways to improve service for clients. As I say " perfect practice makes perfect"
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I am very detail oriented. Especially in cleaning and sterilisation.
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Yes I am detail oriented, especially cleaning and sterlisation.
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Detail is all dentistry is about. The slightest mistake can throw someones occlusion off, thats why when I am prepping someones casting for the doctor to wax up I make sure that the margins and occlusion are perfectly crafted and clean even if takes longer than other people.
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Surely detailing is important in dental job, since we work in patient mouth, a slight irresponsibility will make a huge and grave consequences like pulling off the wrong teeth and so on.
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4. In the past, how have you calmed down upset patients?
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Talked them through it, be nice and let them calm down ebfore anything
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I made sure I kept a calm tone of voice and I told them I understood why they were upset and asked them what the problem and figured a solution to solve the problem.
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Show the patient eye contact and just assure them that you are there and that everything will be fine in a moment.
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Being calm ,,having the right facila expression listening quietltyand reassuring the pateint that they will be given the best service.
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yes i have clamed done upset pateints for example when a child comes in for the first time they are very nervous as they never had such things done like this before,I have tried going through what will be carried out during a cheack up,Have also asked patinet to hold morror and see for them selfs as play with it as this really helps them.
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I would say ma' or sir everything will be fine breathing helps sometimes if not that i would tell them if you like you could have a sit out side the room until the Doctor comes in if you like or talk to them about something just to distracted.
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I would try to be as sweet and calming towards them trying to reassure them that things will be okay. They i would try to accommodate them in any way i can.
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By looking them in the eye calmly reassureing them that eveything will be ok shortly.
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Look them in the eye and assure them you are there to help hem.
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I am a new grad and have only had few experiences with deling with upset patients. With children i try and change the subject into a more postive note and make them feel like they have accomplished something here at the dental office. For Adults I just like to adress them with comforting words insureing them that there doing great and it will be done soon!
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Always apologize and listen to them. Often they just want to be heard and know that their opinion is important.
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Ask them for a glass of water.ask if i could help him/her to decrease his stress.assure him for better treatment.
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Whenever a patient arrives and shows any sign of anxiety I let them know they are in great hands and offer them Nitrous Oxide during treatment. During the procedure I constantly remind them of how well they are doing and, if possible, I offer to hold their hand.
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Assure them that is a common and safe procedure and they ate in the best of hands.
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With a calm voice and tell the pt I know why they are uncomfortable and that everything is under control and the procedure is going just fine and that they are doing great.
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By not making them wait a lot and making sure they're comfortable.
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Most with speaking calmly to them, getting their mind off the procedure, and building a relationship with them.
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I allowed the client to vent their complications or frustrations. I believe it is important to listen and provide a solution that would make their experience a positive one.
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Talked them through it, be nice and let them calm down before anything.
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I talked them through it, be nice and let them calm down before anything.
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But staying calm myself and talking to the patients about the problem.
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We reassure them that we know what we are doing and that the procedure is very simple and that they will surly have a speedy recovery.
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Yes I talked it through them, be nice and make them calm down before anything.
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5. If a patient complains I didn't properly care for them during the last appointment, how will you react?
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COMPLETE A COMPLAINT FORM, AND FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS THAT MADE THE PATIENT DISSATIFIED . WE WOULD DO ALL WE COULD TO FIX THE PROBLEM FOR NEXT VISIT
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Apoligize and ensure them that it wont happen again my job is to make sure they have a positive experience.
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Apologize to the patient, and ask what I can do better to make sure their next experience is a positive one.
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I would first apologize to the patient and then in a non jugemental way, ask for the dtails of why they were upset, and what could have been done better. When I had the opportunity, I would speak privately with the dentist (while the patient was still there), and tell them what the complain was. It is then up to the dentist to explain or aplogize again to the patient.
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I would listen without interupption and thank them for bring that to ma attention. I would apologize for making them uncomfortable and for my behavior,and ask what I could do to make their experience better.
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I wouldn't react in a negative way i would say is their anything i can do to better assure that you are satisfied within this visit.
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I would appologize and say sorry your feel that ways and ask them why they feel like they wernt taken care of properly.
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Tell them i was sorry. and try to do better. treat the well with kindness.
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Apoloize and make sure it doesnt happen again.
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I will check first.
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i would slap their mouth
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i wouldn't have no problem about it
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I would listen to the pt and then thank them for bringing to my attention and apologize that they feel this way and let the pt know I will fix the problem to make them feel more comfortable.
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Apologize and ask them how/what I can do to do things better for them.
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The next time they came in I would take extra care and find out what the concerns were on their last visit.
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Depending on how angry they were, I may have to take them into a private consulting room and listen to their problem. I would apologise and reassure that the next time if they preferred, they could have someone else to assist or if my apology was enough, I would ensure that I ould care for them a whole lot more next time.
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Apologise, and prepare a complaint form and ensure them that it will not happen again, my job is to make that they have a positive experience.
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Ask them what we did wrong and listen to them. After this allow yourself to appolgize and tell them if any time after this appoitment if they feel that way to immeditly let us know so we can fix the situation and make sure that they have a positive experience always.
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I prepare a complaint form, I would do all I could to know what it was that make the patient unsatisfied and I do my best to fix the problem before the next visit.
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6. Are you an outgoing individual?
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I see myself as an outgoing individual. I am very good at meshing with different types of ppl. But I also think its very important not to bring your personal life into work life. At work i am outgoing in a professional manner.
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Definitely i respect and beelive in all people no mattre what background or ehinicity they belong toand love to know difffernt cultures and traditions have agood healthy talk.
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Yes to a point. I am not overly bubbly but I am friendly and happy to people I see.
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Yes, I like to go out and meet new people on a day to day basis.
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I am an outgoing individual i like to keep buisy it makes the flow of the day go by easier.
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Private but yes i do like to.
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I am the type of person who is a real talker once I know you. I warm up quick if I am around others who are already extroverted people.
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Very much so, I am very family oriented, however I personally like to keep my personal life to work, such as our focus here is our patients, and my team, not my gym schedule.
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Yes I am, but also proffessional at the same time.
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Yes, I see myself as an outgoing individual, I am very good at meshing with different types of people but also I think not to bring your personal life into your life. At work I am outgoing in a professional manner.
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Yes I see myself as an outgoing individual, I am very good at meshing with different type of people, but I think it is important not to bring your life into your work life. At work I am outgoing in a professional manner.
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Yes, I always strive to be better and make myself go out of my way to do a good job.
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Yes I see myself as outgoing individual. I like meshing with different type of people, but I think it is important not to bring you private life in the work life. At work I am outgoing in professional manner.
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7. Give me an example of a tough patient you had to deal with?
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I wouldn't say that I have had a "tough patient". I would say however I have had several circumstances in which I had to use my skills and training to figure out the needs of each patient and do my best to meet their needs to make the appointment run as smoothly as possible. That sometimes can be tough, but it is one of the challenges I enjoy most in this field, making the dental experience as pleasant as possible for the patient.
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Once when I was practicing with a patient, I was giving her an impression and she had a real bad reflex, she had started to throw up so I hurried to get her to the trash can and kept my fingers in her mouth the whole time to make sure she could breath and I could keep my impression.
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We see several special needs patients at my previous job, but they are so sweet so it is worth it.
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Someone that would sit still in the chair.
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There was a young child that kept flailing his arms even under nitrous gas, and he wouldn't listen.
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Patients arent that hard to really deal with i always like to make sure i can accomadate them in any way that i can.
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To me patients arent really tough to deal with because my patients with them are very smooth sailing.
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Someone who felt like things wasn't going there way. They way i deal with is was by acknowledge what was going on and tried to handle it the best way i knew how.
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9.
a tough patient that i had to deal with was when i was doig x-rays and my patient would not stop gagging and i had to do some tricks on him and had to hurry so he wouldnt spit it out.
+50%
43%
+ / -
-37.5%
10.
A very old lady had some issues with the insurance an biling ,when she came to the officcce she was fuming .i greeted her with a smile and led her to the managers room .there i waited patiently with a nonchallenging face and a calm attitude.tehn i directed her to the right person and the query was solved in the evening i gave gher a call from the office to see how she was doing and to schedule her future appointment.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
11.
a place where i previously worked at appiontments were all maually done,pt came in for thier app but was not found in the book,pt was very upset that he has taken time off from work as he is in pain.Apologized to pt but pt was not happy at all and wanted to see a dentist same day.AS there was more than 1 dentist at that surgery i went to the one of the orther dentist and asked if he could see this pt and dentist said patient can waits a bit he will try his best to see the paient as soon a possible.pt was then very happy to wait and tanked me for asking another dentist to see him.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
12.
Yes,my dentist made a FPD bridge of a patient.She was happy, but after few days,her father came and misbehaved as he didnt like the bridge,I somehow calm him down.My dentist told him the reason for such limitations in the bridge making.
+37.5%
29%
+ / -
-25%
13.
There was a regular at my exern site that was very irate that I was in the room so I told her I was very sorry and went and got the efda.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
A very scared patient willing to walk out of the door any moment, I created a personal level of comfort with him, and he relaxed much more.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I once had a client who needed more attention than the rest. Well, I just use the skills and training to best figure out how to deal with the client to make sure they enjoy their time as smoothly as possible. Sometimes it can be tough , but I believe that these situations provide an enjoyable challenge and is rather rewarding when resolved.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
In the urology clinic Dr was running late, the patient was very upset. I kept updating the patient showing I cared.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
I would not say that I have had I tough patient . I would say however I have had several circumstances in which I had to use my skills and training to figure the need of each patient and meet their needs and do my best to make the appointment run as smooth as possible.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
I would say that every patient is different and unique in their own way. So every case has it challenges but never difficult to deal with. You can always make something negative turn around into a positive.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8. What roles of leadership have you performed in your career so far?
+68%
-60%
Top Answer
Honesty,trustworthy,inner strength ,team work.cooperation
+75%
71%
+ / -
-62.5%
Second Best
They comfort the patient through emotional and anxiety.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
3.
I was a route manager for a year at molly maid and i also have been a team trainer currently. I internshiped at a hotel under the direction of the general manger.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
4.
I have been in managment and i have also been a trainer.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
Team work and responsibility. Being able to work as a company and taking accountabilty as an individual and as team.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
I take leadership by being coorperative, helpfull, and playing my part as far as team work.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
7.
I was a shift manager at one time which came with a lot of responsibility.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
8.
I have been a lead assistant, trained other staff members.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
9.
I currently have had the oportunity to be the head RDA and I have also done all the office ordering, in addition to handling all the sales representative, repairmen, office referrals and Lab appliances.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
10.
I have had responsibilities as superisor office manager and financial manager.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
I have been a lead in many situations in my previous work experience at my sale associate position. Keeping a level of organization amongst my cashier teams and towards out ultimate sales goal as a whole.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
I believe it is important to be trustworthy, respectful, honest and be a team player. Demonstrating these skills would allow others to potentially follow the same direction and work towards the same goal as a practice.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Honest, trustworthy, inner strength and team work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9. What do you think you will dislike most about being a dental assistant?
+67.3%
-60%
Top Answer
Dealing with hard headed patient and patient who doesn't know how to listen and follow instruction carefully.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
To be perfectly honest, the mother's who stand behind the assistant while she's trying to polish their child's teeth
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
3.
nothing pretty much because this is what i want to do and don't see it as a job it's something fun for me
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
4.
If i be there just for suctioning..
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
Nothing I got into this line of work because I enjoy it.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
I honestly do not believe I will dislike any part of being a dental assistant. I love team work,people, and working hard.
+50%
43%
+ / -
-37.5%
7.
Phone calls.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
8.
The one thing that can be frustrating is how it can cause bad posture and lead into lower back problems from being hunched over all day whether you are assisting the doctor or doing a cleaning.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
Not being organized.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
There are not many things to dislike as an assistant, but if I where to choose it would be that our legal abilities only go so far. Dentistry is such a broad field, it would be amazing to be able to accomplish as man as I can.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
I dislike a hard headed patient, a patient that do not listen and follow instruction carfully.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
I dislike dealing with hard headed patient who does not want to listen and follow instruction carefully.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10. Tell me some techniques you employ to keep an office organized?
+70%
-56.7%
Top Answer
Keeping a uplifting and positive attitude and use the teamwork technique. Always making sure everything is stocked and sterilized to make the day run smoothly.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
I would try to keep an office organized by keeping a positvie and clean environment. I would always to to keep an in order steady work pace goin.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
3.
Making sure that everyone is on the same page with how things are supposed to run.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
4.
learning the alphabet for filing
+44.4%
38%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
Filing, lableing, cleaning.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
6.
always have it clean
+37.5%
29%
+ / -
-25%
7.
Up keep of patient files and.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
Keep a positive and clutter free environment. And making sure that everyone is on the same page with how things need to be run in the office.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
To keep an office organized by a clean and organized environment.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
By keeping the office in clean and organised enviroment.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
To keep an office organised I need to keep it in a clean and organised environment.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11. What is your least favorite type of patient?
+68.6%
-57.1%
Top Answer
There is no such thing as favorite patient since we should treat them as equal as it is our responsibility to help them with their treatment case and not to judge them personally.
+85.7%
85%
+ / -
-78.6%
Second Best
I dont have a least favorite patient. If you listen, and give each patient your undivided attention they should be happy with our service, and be most cooperative. if they shouldnt be cooperative then i just stay calm and be the best at my job.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
3.
i dont have no favorites i treat everybody the same
+62.5%
61%
+ / -
-58.3%
4.
Patients that come in and has examination done but then disagree's to take dentist advive foe explame does not wish to go ahead with that the dentist recommoned for the best of thier dental health but then most of the times patients turn to come back in pain as dentist advice was not taken in consideration.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
They are all my favorite.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
6.
We treat them all eaqually.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
I dont have a least type of patient...i believe think all patients can have there pros and cons but all can be a learing expierence to help one in the future.
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
8.
Difficult one.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
9.
Patient with small mouth.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
10.
Smells patience and loud patience are not my favorite to deal with?
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
11.
I dont pick and choose when it comes to my patients, I love them all the same.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
12.
I accept people for who they are and always try my best to build positive relationship, with this in mind I can say that I like all types of patients.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
13.
I belive its not easy for every patient to be at the dental office and i take that into consideration i don't really have a least favorite type of patient.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
14.
The daily challenge in a dental office is winning the patient over, understanding the personalities of the patient and dealing with them avoids having a least favorite, in our field not allowed to have least favorite.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
15.
Well being a denatl assiatnt i kno there are diffrent type of people with diffrent personalities. i learned my job is to work with my patient and focus on there health and comfort. and try to treat all my patients with respect and care.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
16.
People who pretend they have a toothache, just to get pain medications.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
17.
I don't have a least favorite type of patient. Most patients are uncomfortable at the dentist office and I will try to make all patients comfortable and relax some while in the chair.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
18.
Probably someone who disagrees with the dentist because it makes.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
19.
Dont have a least favourite.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
20.
All patients are different some are more complex but we are to always maintain good interpersonal skills and ensure the patiens they are in good hands.
+42.9%
33%
+ / -
-28.6%
21.
ones with poo poo breath that dont brush and stuff
+36.4%
30%
+ / -
-27.3%
22.
I think that each patient is different in their own way and adapting to that type of environment is definitely key to succeeding in the dental office.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
Patients that have good attitude.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
I don't consider having a least favorite type of patient, everyone is different and you have to work with anyone even if they give you a hard time.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
25.
There is no such thing as least favorite.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
26.
I don't have a type of patient I treat them all equal and don't judge them personally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
27.
A patient that refuses to take care of them self.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
28.
I dont have a favorite type of patient, all patients should be treated equally, and fairly amount our staff.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
29.
There is no favourite type as I treat them equally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
30.
I dont have a least favorite patient all patients should be treated equal no matter what.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
31.
I had no favourite, I treat all the patients equally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12. What will you contribute to this office?
+68.6%
-57.1%
Top Answer
Good teamwork and motivated to sucessed in everything i do.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
My maximum effort and positive attitude
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
3.
I will contribute the feeling of being energetic, alive, and enthusiastic.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
4.
I will give my best into making it a better enviornment.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
I belive and have been tolld that i would be a great contribute to any office.I add a positive vibe to the officeI love to work with people and keep things runnign smoothI am a great team playeri learn fastI work hardalwas on time.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
6.
I think i'll be an asset for this office just to make it grow
+30.8%
25%
+ / -
-23.1%
7.
U will contribute team effort and responsibility.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
Team work and motivation.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
My organization skills, and my desire to be apart of a great team with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional dental care.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
Great, if not good teamwork and motivation to succeed in everything I do.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
I can handle stress very well, as I stay calm as I can and I can multitask.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
I handle stress very well, as I stay as calm as I can and I can multitask.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
My knowledge and my patience to all my co workers and patients.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13. What does team work mean to you?
+67.5%
-57.5%
Top Answer
It is helping each other and working towards the same goal.
+90%
89%
+ / -
-80%
Second Best
Teamwork, for me, plays a big role in whatever I do. Working together to produce great results gives a great positive outlook to clients who come in and it makes them feel comfortable
+87.5%
86%
+ / -
-75%
3.
its mean being there for one another and respecting eachother
+85.7%
83%
+ / -
-71.4%
4.
It means helping one another and working towards the same goal.
+85.7%
83%
+ / -
-71.4%
5.
Working well in a team with your colleages, getting along with them at all times and helping eachother out when it is needed.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
6.
It means together we accomplish more!
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
7.
Without team work nothing can be achieved.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
8.
Anticipating eachothers needs.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
9.
When everyone works together and helps each other out when its needed. Like when one person is done with a patient but needs the room clean, the other person will go over there and help clean so they can move on to the next patient.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
10.
Team work is when everyone works together makes sure that the dentist priorites are met?
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
11.
What do you perceive as good costumer service?
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
12.
team work to me means a team that meshed well with one another, they work well together and wehn someone gives you advice you take it as a compliment and say thank you
+70%
67%
+ / -
-60%
13.
In a dental office team work is like the heart of the office without coodination andteam work nothing can be acheived.
+66.7%
63%
+ / -
-55.6%
14.
it is working hand in hand with a team. collaborating by working together with everybody who is part of the team.
+61.1%
59%
+ / -
-55.6%
15.
when we work together and help each other
+50%
47%
+ / -
-43.8%
16.
That everyone take responsibility for the part in the daily functions of the office.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
Sharing success and failures. Supporting and respecting each other. Teamwork to me is helping each other to reach the same goal and putting in 110% And also valuing the skills and attitudes of each other.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
Helping each other and working towards the same goal.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
Helping each other and working towards the same goal.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
Making the job easier for every body and working towards the same goal.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
It means to me help each other and works towards the same goal.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14. If a patient complains they had to wait too long to see the doctor, what will you do the next time they visit?
+66.7%
-57.8%
Top Answer
I would make sure the next time they will not have to wait they will be seen right away
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
I'll give patients an advice to book an appointment earlier in the morning, then they would not wait so long.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
I would make sure they get seen on time for there next visit.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
4.
I will make sure that I assure them the doctor would be with them shortly. Explain them why there appointment is running late.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
I would try to reassure them that their visit here with us is very important to our office and the doctor will be with them very shortly.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
Explain to them that the doctor is busy helping someone else and will get to them as soon as possible.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
7.
Be sure to bring that pt to the back as soon as possible.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
8.
If the patient bring up that they had to wait to long! I would appologize and explain to them the docter does the best they can to stay on time sorry for the inconvieence.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
9.
Try my best to make sure they are seen.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
10.
Make sure that they get in as soon as we can get them in
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
11.
I would quickly apologize that the pt waited too long and I will keep in my memory bank to make sure the pt does not have to wait.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
I would ensure they get seen to the next time. Alternatively ( better option) to to provide the patient with an earlier booking.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
I will make sure they get seen on time the next visit.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I will make sure that they get seen on time on the next visit.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I apologise and make sure their next time visit, they see the doctor right away.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15. What is more important to you, money or work?
+66.7%
-57.8%
Top Answer
I think they both are important, but in order to make money you must work.
+90%
90%
+ / -
-87.5%
Second Best
well both but without work i wouldn't get money so work its more important to me
+78.6%
77%
+ / -
-71.4%
3.
No amount of money can satisfy me if I'm not happy with the work I do.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
4.
Both. In order to make money one must work and in order to work one must love his/her job in order to want to and enjoy going to work to make the money
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
5.
I believe the most important is work because at the end of the day I will be able to make my patients happy and thats what I want when I come to work is making my patients happy with there dental appointment.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
6.
Knowing that im advancing and doing quality work.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
Work because without work there would be no money and I'm always willing to work so that I can do my job better and learn more things as time goes by.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
8.
Money because it makes the world go around.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
9.
Work and money are like siblings in a way, but working hard will keep the money flowing so work is more important.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
10.
Work is more important to me because i love and enjoy helping people.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
11.
Work is more important because at the end of the day i know that ive helped my patients in making them happy.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
12.
I would say a combination of both.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
13.
I say both because for one i have to provide a living for me and my kids as well but i say work because where else will i get money from to provide and its very important to better your education.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
14.
Well for me i rather enjoy what i am doing rather than worry about money. money is an important faater but loving what u do should come first.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
15.
I feel they have the same importance.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
16.
Well being.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
17.
Haha. Well, neither are more important. I believe happiness is important.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
They are both got the same importance, but in order to get money you need to work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
I think they are both important, but in order to make money you need to work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
If it wasnt because of my job I wouldnt have money so I would say work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
They are both important, in order to get money you must work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16. What is your favorite type of patient?
+66%
-58%
Top Answer
I don't have a favorite type of patient as I treat all of my patients equally. But one day I would love to work in a pediatric office because it is so important to implement good dental habits at a young age and I love being a part of helping a child learn about oral health and teaching them skills to achieve it.
+71.4%
69%
+ / -
-64.3%
Second Best
Honestly my favorite type of patient would be the kind that doesn't bite :)
+66.7%
64%
+ / -
-58.3%
3.
the talkative patients who seem at ease
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
4.
A good patient who trusts u and knows u would give them the best services..it does not matter whta age ,sex or religion.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
My favourite tupr of pt is patient that come to visit the dentist on a regular basis because it is very nice and easy short app as patient keeps oral heath very healthy.
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
6.
I like patients that are not afraid to keep conversation and will let me help make them comfortable as much as possible before and during a procedure.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
Someone who is cooperative, easy going.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
8.
I have no favorite patient. I treat them equally.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
9.
I dont have a certain amount of dislike or like when it comes to my patient i welcome all with love and respect.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
10.
Patient with bigger moth..
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
11.
I dont catogorize my patients because i love them all the same.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
12.
I dont have any dislikes when it comes to my patients i love them all the same.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
13.
The ine who where phobic and are no longer phobics , because of the care the team has given them.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
14.
Treating everyone equal is the key to keep any patient happy and also that i am a people person. :]
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
15.
Adults and children.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
16.
My favorite type of patients are the patients that are calm and have a happy and patient personality.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
17.
I would say none! Because I like to work with anyone.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
18.
any type
+33.3%
25%
+ / -
-22.2%
19.
the one who listen to me patiently and donot show tantrums
+33.3%
25%
+ / -
-22.2%
20.
I love all patients.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
One that gives us the benefit of the doubt, we are here to help with their dental needs. But as always I treat any dental patient equally, but I do realize their are certain situations where different measures need to me considered.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22.
All patients that come into the practice are favourites. I prefer to treat them all with respect and equality.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
I have no favourite type of patient, I treat them equally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
I have no favourite type of patient, I treat them equally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
25.
Every patient because they each bring their own uniqueness into the office and offer new personalities and I enjoy the variety of personality.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
26.
I do not have favourite patient since we need to treat them equally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17. How would you rate your professional skills?
+64.3%
-58.6%
Top Answer
I would rate my professional skills as above average.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
I can't really rate them because I havennt had much experience but with my practicums they have very postive remacts about my professional skills.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
3.
I would rate my Proffessional skills as an eight because their is always something new that im willing to learn..
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
4.
Hard worker.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
Excelente.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
6.
10 being professional is crucial to my job
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
Although I am newer to the field, I take pride in my professionalism. Acting with patience and diligence at all times.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
8.
I'm just starting out so I hope to learn more as I go. I am a multi-tasker and like to finish what I start.
+36.4%
30%
+ / -
-27.3%
9.
I would say they are average if not, above.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
What skills do you feel your best with.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
Im a hard worker and I dont give up.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
I would rate them an 8 but im always eger to learn new things.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
I would rate my professional skills a 9
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I don't have a least favorite patient. Every one should be treated equally.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I would rate my professional skills at the highest.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
20/10. I always present myself in a professional manner.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
I havent had so much experienced but I could use what know and im willing to learn even more from you.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18. Tell me about your last experience working with a dentist? How did you two get along?
+70%
-50%
Top Answer
it was good. we got along terribly.
+33.3%
25%
+ / -
-22.2%
Second Best
The last time I worked with a dentist is when I was in school. He made me nervious just cause he was kind of pushy and tried to confuse everyone a little bit, but other than that we got along well. He was a very funny man and told me how good I did when helping out.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
3.
I learn a lot from him. i also gain a lot of experience..and we got along great he is really understandable..
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
4.
This will be my first job sents graduating.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
We got along just fine I felt it was time to move on.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
We got along great.chairside we worked great together.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
We had a great relationship chair side, I always had things ready before during or immediately when the pt walks in af, I learned alot and gained experience.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
It was great working with them I learned a lot.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
We had a good relationship and always did a great team during procedures.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19. Have you shadowed a dentist's office before?
+68%
-52%
Top Answer
Yes, For my co-op in school. Anytime I wasnt assisting, I was in the room watching, trying to soak it all in.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
Second Best
Yes, I have shadowed all sorts of dental offices, also i have interned here in Oklahoma, and in California.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
I have never shadowed a dentist office before.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
4.
Yes i have externed in a high paced patient oriented evniornment, which allowed me to fully apply all my skills.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
Yes I have a number of them and soaked up as much as I could.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
Ive shadowed a dentists office when i attended my extern at Baylor Colledge of Dentistry. Mainly so that i could try to soak up any Information that i could.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
7.
no but one time i saw a shadow that looked sorta like a dentist
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
8.
I haven't, though I have had practice in a dental office through dental carreers.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20. How would you rate your listening skills?
+80%
-40%
Top Answer
Very good.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
Tell us about yourself?
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
3.
I would rate my skills of listening as a 8 making sure i understand everything thats important.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
4.
I would rate my listening skills a 10 because I am a great listener and I am able to follow procedures well.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
I'd say 10.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
6.
I listen very well. if focused i am great.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
Very good I always do what I am told as soon as I can.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
8.
In this line of work you have to listen to the patient to understand what the symptoms are.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
9.
10 I tend to be an attentive person and always take instructions well
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
10.
I have been told i have great listening skills. I really take what the patient was to say into consideration and love to here what they have to say.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
11.
I would say that over the years working as an assistant i have develope an excellent ability to listen carefully to instruction.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
12.
Excellent, I pride myself on my active listening skills
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
13.
I am a detailed and attentive person and rate them above average.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
My listening skills are very good, I listen to the pt to understand what symptoms they have so I can then repeat them to the dr. I am also attentive and take instructions well with following through when asked.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
Pretty good! listening and observing are my great strengths.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21. What procedure do you use to sterilize dental equipment?
+65.7%
-54.3%
Top Answer
Clean the instruments or rinse them off, then put them in a ultrasonic and then package and then put them in an autoclave.
+90%
89%
+ / -
-80%
Second Best
Transport, clean and sterlize.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
3.
Ultrasonic or disinfectate.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
4.
Transport the item, clean, package sterlize.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
5.
disinfect, ultrasonic,autoclave
+75%
73%
+ / -
-68.8%
6.
Autoclave.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
7.
One every procedure.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
8.
the ultrasonic
+63.6%
60%
+ / -
-54.5%
9.
ultrasonic
+55.6%
50%
+ / -
-44.4%
10.
Clean the instruments with scrubbing brush lightly and rinse them off, then put them in a ultrasonic and then package and then put them in an autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
11.
A solution mixed with water into a ultra sonic for 8-10 minutes then bag them and put hen into the sterilizer.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
12.
Ultrasonic is not a form of sterilization^^. autoclave or cold sterile.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
13.
Strength and weakness.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
14.
Remove instruments, change gloves and spray or use sani wipes to sterilize equipment.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
15.
I would assume proper sterilization instruments.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
16.
I would rinse and clean instruments making sure their is no debree on them. Then i would put them inside of the Ultasonic for cleansing,afterwards i would stick them inside a sterilization package to put them inside autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
17.
Clean the Instruments with disinfectant rinse them off,place them inside sterlization bag and then put them inside the autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
18.
Ultrasonic.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
19.
Autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
20.
Rinse the instruments then ultrasonic then bag and autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
21.
Auto clave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
22.
Scrub dirty instruments, place them in ultrasonic, rinse when done, bag intruments then place instruments in statim to be steralized.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
23.
Transport, cleaning, autoclave, package, sterilize.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
24.
Rinse, scrub, place in ultrasonic,and then statim or autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
25.
boil for 30minutes in hot water
+42.9%
38%
+ / -
-35.7%
26.
Transfer instruments from operatory. Rinse, if there is time, and toss into ultrasonic. After sufficient time. Then, package into autoclave bags, either with strips or not and after autoclave is full.... Simply turn autoclave on.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
27.
First instruments are scrubbed and inspected, put into ultrasonic cleaner, and then bagged and sterilized.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
28.
I clean the instrument then ultrasonic them rinse then autclave.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
29.
I start by cleaning them then ultrasonic and autoclave the equipment.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
30.
Desinfect in the ultrasonic bag them then put them in the autoclave.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
31.
Put on protective equipment, clean off the instruments, put them in the ultrasonic. Then lay them out, bag them and then into the autoclave to sterilize.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
32.
Clean the instruments and then ultrasonic then rinse them and put them into autoclave for sterilisation.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22. What dental knowledge do you possess? How did you come about this knowledge?
+68%
-52%
Top Answer
I gained all the necessary knowledge while attending dental school for 18mo.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
Dental assisting college.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
3.
by putting effort in school
+42.9%
33%
+ / -
-28.6%
4.
I know a lot about dental assistant, I have read up about this as it is a future career I would like to go in to.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
5.
I possess the knowledge of knowing what to do as a Dental Assistant in which iv'e obtained by attending Dental Assisting school.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
I've obtained Dental Knowledge by attending Dental School for 18 months.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
Along with attending Career College, I go online and have obtained CE credits from dental courese.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
I posess quite basic knowledge. I am positive that through the relevant experience I shall be able to absorb even more!
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I am gaining all the necessary knowledge by attending the dental nurse course.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
I start having the knowledge through my dental nurse course.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
I am studying dental assistant course at the college.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23. How do you handle stress?
+68%
-52%
Top Answer
very well, i stay as calm as i can and i can multitask.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
Second Best
I handle stress very well. The medical field can be a bit stressful but as long as you stay calm and focus your job wont be as stressful
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
I handle my stress very well. I defiantly do not show it in a work environment because then it might stress other co workers. I simply go for walks or mediate.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
4.
I handle stress very well, i always remain calm and try my hardest to solve whatever the problem is.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
I like to work in a challenging environment and I give better results while working under pressure. I enjoy challenges because I defuse the stress.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
I handle my stress very well. The trick is to keep calm, figure out the problem(s), get organized and keep communication open and work through it
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
I handle stress by not getting worked up or bent out of shape when a problem arrives. I find a positive solution and take care of the problem.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
8.
I handle stress by not thinking of the negative over and over. I try to find the solution to make the problem better.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
9.
I calmly assess the situation and deal with situations as they come along.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
10.
By priortizing.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
11.
I never being stress to work so i don't think i would have stree in i have a positive mind all the time.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
12.
very good
+22.2%
13%
+ / -
-11.1%
13.
How would you achieve job success.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I handle stress by not stressing. I always have a calm manner when going through a stressful situation. It helps me thinkalot better and not make rational choices.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I handle stress very well as I stay as calm as I can and I can multitask.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
I handle stress very well as I stay as calm as I can, and multitask.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24. Where did you learn basic skills dealing with patients?
+73.3%
-46.7%
Top Answer
I learned basic skills dealing with patients hands on at Smokey Point Institute of Dental Assisting.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
I learned my basic skills when I was learning how to be an assistant at college. We had a mock clinic before the school year ended and patients from the city came and we interacted with them and did procedures with them.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
3.
at my mom and school
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
4.
I never actually dealt with a patient but learning from taking care of kids it comes naturally
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
At my college
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
From my several jobs in customer service over the years.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
I did look after an elderly lady when I was younger. She could be described as pernickity. I had to quickly adapt as well as set out my boundaries with her.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
I was an Etna before an assistant so I picked up my skills from that work experience.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
At school, my teacher was very informative, and my ex-tern ship was a great experience as well.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
Well i attended abc dental school where i learned the basics with how to deal with patients. but over all i have gained most of my exprience while working on the job.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
I learnt through my colleagues and through my certificate program.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
In school and also in my first job working as a dental assistant.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
25. What experience do you have?
+68%
-52%
Top Answer
I have experience in four-handed dentistry,Knowledge and experience in chair side assisting, traing in all specialties and instrument tray set up,sterilization and preparation of all dental instruments
+90.9%
90%
+ / -
-81.8%
Second Best
none
+41.7%
36%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
I worked for Dental Dreams for 1 year.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
4.
In x rays sterilization and some chairside.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
Taking xrays cleaning and disinfecting rooms chairside assistant setting up instruments taking impressions,
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
I have much experience in exposing radiographs and filling out claim forms. I am knowledgable in sterilization of dental instruments also operatories.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
I workd as a social worker 8 years.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
The only experience i have thus far is my internship.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
I have a associate degree in secretarial science, and have worked as a secretary and also a bank teller. Which gives me experience with secretarial work and handling money.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
My experience is working in Just Save as an cashier.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
When I took my dental assistant course I learn how to disinfect rooms .. Set up Trays and do chair side assisting,set up rooms before a patient comes in. But I have never had the oportunity to work as a dental assistant.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
None as far as dentristy goes.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
I have no experience.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
Well i can pour models take x-rays and a fast learner.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I have 2 year experince doing clinical work at granby river dental. and my practums during school.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
I have several years assistant.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
I have experience in dental assisting.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
I have 20 years as a dental assistant with experience in various areas of dentistry.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
My exp is ive been weorking at a pediatric office for 4 months now. Ive worked 300 hrs. I can see myself working in pediatric because I love it.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
I hve my externship that's it.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
I have experience doing an internship for 120 hours.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22.
I have experience in four handed dentistry, chair side assisting and training in preparing the instrument tray, decontamination and sterilise of the dental instruments.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
I have work in a dental office for 8 months I was in charged of taking x-rays, impressions, setting up the rooms,sterilizing instruments, setting up instruments for procedures, and getting the patient ready for the dentist.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
Within dental field, I have a little experience and knowledge but I have a great intention to take the position to gain more experience to the best of my ability.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
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Dental Assistant
Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
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Hours per Week
Health
90%
Average
Not Provided
One Week
32 Hrs/Wk

Dental assistants assist the dental operator (dentist or other treating dental auxiliary) provide more efficient dental treatment, by preparing the patient for treament, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, holding a suction device, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions, and fabricating provisional crowns. Dental operators can focus more time on the procedure, the dental assistant then effectively becomes the operator's extra hands.

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Education Requirements

High school students interested in a career as a dental assistant should take courses in biology, chemistry, and anatomy. Some states require assistants to graduate from an accredited program and pass a state exam. Most programs are offered by community colleges, take about 1 year to complete, and lead to a certificate or diploma. Programs that last 2 years, also offered in community colleges, are less common and lead to an associate’s degree. The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), part of the American Dental Association, approved more than 250 dental-assisting training programs in 2013.

Work Environment

Almost all dental assistants work in dentists' offices. Dental assistants work under the supervision of dentists and may work closely with dental hygienists in their day-to-day activities. Dental assistants wear safety glasses, surgical masks, protective clothing, and gloves to protect themselves and patients from infectious diseases. They must also follow safety procedures to minimize risks associated with x-ray machines.

Pros in Dental Assistant

Dental assistants are the right hand, left hand and brain to a dentists who appreciates her presence.

Submitted On: May 30, 2012, 2:43 am

Get good benefits, working as a team, socializing with others and meeting a lot of new people. Working as a Dental Assistant is fun and exciting, knowing that you are helping others makes me feel good and like my job even more.

Submitted On: May 30, 2012, 2:44 am

Good environments good working hours and compensation.satisfying job.

Submitted On: May 30, 2012, 2:44 am

Flexible working hours. You are interacting with people everyday and working as a team.

Submitted On: May 30, 2012, 2:44 am

To communicate with a variety of people, establishing a long term client/working relationship with many. Enjoying the ability to help bring relief, restoration and improvement to the overall wellbeing of another. Always the ability to learn more about the physiology of the body and it's direct impact on the procedures or visa versa.

Submitted On: July 19, 2012, 8:59 pm

Being able to interact with different people.

Submitted On: July 19, 2012, 8:59 pm

Meeting new people. Making their smiles brighter.

Submitted On: July 19, 2012, 9:00 pm