Dental Assistant
Top 25 Interview Questions and Answers

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1. If a patient complains I didn't properly care for them during the last appointment, how will you react?
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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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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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Let them know that I am sincerely apologetic and that I am still learning, also ask them how I can serve them better next time.
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I will apologise and see to it he is treated well in his next appointment.
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Apologise sincerly and re assure them that this wil not happen again.
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2. Have you shadowed a dentist's office before?
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Yes to check what it is like been in dental clinic.
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Yes, For my co-op in school. Anytime I wasnt assisting, I was in the room watching, trying to soak it all in.
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Yes i have externed in a high paced patient oriented evniornment, which allowed me to fully apply all my skills.
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I have never shadowed a dentist office before.
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no but one time i saw a shadow that looked sorta like a dentist
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Yes, I have shadowed all sorts of dental offices, also i have interned here in Oklahoma, and in California.
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Yes I have a number of them and soaked up as much as I could.
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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.
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I haven't, though I have had practice in a dental office through dental carreers.
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Yes, thinking looking at the dental nurse that will be me one day.
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Almost never during my trying I was working chair side with my doctor the most of the time. And ever time I finish my work early I will go seeking to work in other area to expand my knowledge.
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Yes during my internship and it was a good experience.
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No , I havent but I had an internship for 6 months.
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3. How would you rate your listening skills?
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I am a detailed and attentive person and rate them above average.
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Tell us about yourself?
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I'd say 10.
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Very good.
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I would rate my listening skills a 10 because I am a great listener and I am able to follow procedures well.
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I listen very well. if focused i am great.
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Very good I always do what I am told as soon as I can.
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I would rate my skills of listening as a 8 making sure i understand everything thats important.
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In this line of work you have to listen to the patient to understand what the symptoms are.
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10 I tend to be an attentive person and always take instructions well
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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.
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I would say that over the years working as an assistant i have develope an excellent ability to listen carefully to instruction.
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Excellent, I pride myself on my active listening skills
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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.
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Pretty good! listening and observing are my great strengths.
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I would say my listening skills are strategically great! 10! its important to listen so you dont mess anything up. Might lead to some consequences.
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I always make sure that I listened carefully and make sure that I understand everything. I would rate my listening skills above average.
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4. Are you an outgoing individual?
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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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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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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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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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I will say that I am pretty outgoing once you get to know me. I tend to mesh with different kinds of people very no matter their sex, race, religion and their personality.
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Yes I like to have people around me, like to have a good healthy talk with them .
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I am outgoing but I think it is important to keep your private life at home. I am an outgoing professional.
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Yes, I am an outgoing person and also down to earth person.
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IN work I am! being a dental Assistant you need to be amiable and friendly coz you will be the mediator of the patient and DR.,and since you will be thefirst to see the patient it is important to be approachable and provide a good environment.
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Yes. I am a very outgoing individual. I enjoy meeting new people and interacting with others.
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Yes I am, I would like to interact with people. But I think it is important not to put you own life into your work. At work, I am an outgoing person in a professional manner.
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5. What is your favorite type of patient?
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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.
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Honestly my favorite type of patient would be the kind that doesn't bite :)
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the talkative patients who seem at ease
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A good patient who trusts u and knows u would give them the best services..it does not matter whta age ,sex or religion.
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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.
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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.
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Someone who is cooperative, easy going.
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I have no favorite patient. I treat them equally.
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I dont have a certain amount of dislike or like when it comes to my patient i welcome all with love and respect.
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Patient with bigger moth..
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I dont catogorize my patients because i love them all the same.
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I dont have any dislikes when it comes to my patients i love them all the same.
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The ine who where phobic and are no longer phobics , because of the care the team has given them.
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Treating everyone equal is the key to keep any patient happy and also that i am a people person. :]
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Adults and children.
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My favorite type of patients are the patients that are calm and have a happy and patient personality.
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I would say none! Because I like to work with anyone.
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any type
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the one who listen to me patiently and donot show tantrums
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I love all patients.
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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.
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All patients that come into the practice are favourites. I prefer to treat them all with respect and equality.
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I have no favourite type of patient, I treat them equally.
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I have no favourite type of patient, I treat them equally.
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Every patient because they each bring their own uniqueness into the office and offer new personalities and I enjoy the variety of personality.
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I do not have favourite patient since we need to treat them equally.
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All patients because every patient is different and you get to interact with them.
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No favourite ones bu t talkative ones r easy to get going.
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I dont have a favourite but it is always nice to have a pleasant and coperative patient.
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My favorite type of patient is one who asks questions because they are truly interested in learning how to better take care of their teeth. A patient who has an overall pleasant demeanor.
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From my point of view, everyone patient is an different individual and I should treat them equally. But I like patients who always communicate with me to express their concerns and questions about their health and any other questions. Therefore I can help them which really make me feel happy.
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6. What is more important to you, money or work?
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I think they both are important, but in order to make money you must work.
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well both but without work i wouldn't get money so work its more important to me
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No amount of money can satisfy me if I'm not happy with the work I do.
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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
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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.
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Knowing that im advancing and doing quality work.
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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.
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Money because it makes the world go around.
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Work and money are like siblings in a way, but working hard will keep the money flowing so work is more important.
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Work is more important to me because i love and enjoy helping people.
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Work is more important because at the end of the day i know that ive helped my patients in making them happy.
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I would say a combination of both.
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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.
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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.
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I feel they have the same importance.
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Well being.
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Haha. Well, neither are more important. I believe happiness is important.
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They are both got the same importance, but in order to get money you need to work.
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I think they are both important, but in order to make money you need to work.
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If it wasnt because of my job I wouldnt have money so I would say work.
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They are both important, in order to get money you must work.
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If there is no satisfactory in what I do then money will always be in issue. That is why its important to know what you like as a career.
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Work right now because I m desperate to start working.
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I think both of them are important. In order to make money, we need to work hard. But work is not only for money, it is kind of passion to help people to achieve their optimal health goal.
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7. In the past, how have you calmed down upset patients?
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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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I have listened to them carefully and reassured them about the situation .
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By ensuring and giving them information about the procedure to relieved their anxiety and doubt.
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Walk the patient through the procedure, wait until they are ready.
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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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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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Being calm ,,having the right facila expression listening quietltyand reassuring the pateint that they will be given the best service.
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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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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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Give them all the undivided attention and let them know that you care and how you can be a better service to them the next time they come back to their next appointment.
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I would just make conversation with the patient, try to find things that are pleasant to discuss to with him or her to take his or her mind off of anything that is making them upset.
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Calmed patient down by talking them thru the proceedure and explaing what is happening. Let them know that I understood why they were upset, finding out their cponcern and assuring them that evertything would be fine. Used my exstensive yrs of experience with patients to put patient at ease.
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I apologised to them and talked them through the problem.
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8. What do you think you will dislike most about being a dental assistant?
+60%
-54.7%
Top Answer
To be perfectly honest, the mother's who stand behind the assistant while she's trying to polish their child's teeth
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
Dealing with hard headed patient and patient who doesn't know how to listen and follow instruction carefully.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
3.
Nothing I got into this line of work because I enjoy it.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
4.
I honestly do not believe I will dislike any part of being a dental assistant. I love team work,people, and working hard.
+60%
56%
+ / -
-50%
5.
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
+55.6%
50%
+ / -
-44.4%
6.
If i be there just for suctioning..
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
7.
Phone calls.
+40%
25%
+ / -
-20%
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.
+50%
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%
13.
Lets see, nothing actually. Dental field is where I want to be in the first place. I enjoy it.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I will not dislike anything about been dental assistant I love dentistry and desperate to get this job.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I dont think there is anything I would dislike as its my personal dream to be a dental nurse but im sure along the way like every job there might be little things you may not love.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9. Where do you see your career in five years?
+60%
-54.3%
Top Answer
As a successful DA hopefully going toward EFDA
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
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.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
3.
I see myself in the dentistry field, very experienced with a lot of knowledge about all areas of dentistry.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
4.
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.
+85.7%
85%
+ / -
-81%
5.
I will myself as a lead assistant in the coming 5 years.I will keep on learning new things and grow with my experience.
+84.6%
84%
+ / -
-80.8%
6.
Working full time as a team member. Learning new things to better myself for my position.
+77.8%
75%
+ / -
-66.7%
7.
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.
+77.8%
75%
+ / -
-66.7%
8.
My long term goals growing in a company where i can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
9.
I would hope to see my career growing in a practice that has lots to offer me as an assistant career wise.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
10.
Possibly going back to school for hygeine.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
11.
If i have the oppurtunity to work here i plan still being employed at your office.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
12.
Being succesful in my career and enjoying my life job wise and personally.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
13.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
14.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
15.
In five years i see my myself working for a stable company enjoying and loveing what i do.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
16.
Working full time, persuing a degree in dental hygiene.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
17.
Working not as a assistant but a nurse someday.
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
18.
Working at a dental office.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
19.
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.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
20.
I see my self going into other field.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
21.
Here in this office.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
22.
I see my career advancing to an expanded duties dental assistant.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
23.
I would like to see myself as the best dental assistant, with fast work
+28.6%
23%
+ / -
-21.4%
24.
is to become a dental hyience
+27.3%
20%
+ / -
-18.2%
25.
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.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
26.
I see myself as a top employee at a office like this one.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
27.
I see myself as a successful certified dental assistant. I already have plans to complete certificate 4, specialising in radiography.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
28.
As a successful RDA and gaining more experience and knowledge every year.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
29.
Working in a dental office and getting my rda license.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
30.
I see my self as a Succesfully qualifed Dental Nurse.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
31.
If I would be given a chance to work with you then I think IM still with you asI like a company that will make you grow personally and profesiionaly.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
32.
Become a successful dental assistant with rich experiences. And take further education or training.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10. Give me an example of a tough patient you had to deal with?
+58.9%
-54.7%
Top Answer
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.
+82.4%
81%
+ / -
-76.5%
Second Best
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.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
3.
We see several special needs patients at my previous job, but they are so sweet so it is worth it.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
4.
Someone that would sit still in the chair.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
There was a young child that kept flailing his arms even under nitrous gas, and he wouldn't listen.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
Patients arent that hard to really deal with i always like to make sure i can accomadate them in any way that i can.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
7.
To me patients arent really tough to deal with because my patients with them are very smooth sailing.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
8.
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.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
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%
19.
Patient wouldnt listen and follow directions. I calmly asked if he would like to speak with someone with more senority. Patient calmed down and agreed I then got the doctor.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
Pts are not tough but sometimes en pt has a bad gagging reflex and you need to take a iopa of the ptyou have to put in all of your skills and abilities to get the work done smoothly especially wh.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
I woudlnt say ive ever had a tough patient but I have had circumstances in which I had to use my skills to figure out the needs of a client and do my best to make their experience as pleasent as possible.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22.
I have never had a tough patient, only situations were I have utilized my skills and training to acommadate the patient.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
Some patient can be tough by choosing not to understand or listening to the information the dentist are passing on to them and sometime this can be tough. r.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
Every once in a while a patient will be unhappy with the service received. The best way to handle the situation is to always remain calm, listen to their complaint, and explain to them that you are sorry and hope that their next experience with the company will be better.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11. Tell me some techniques you employ to keep an office organized?
+62.9%
-51.4%
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%
+ / -
-80%
Second Best
Making sure that everyone is on the same page with how things are supposed to run.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
3.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
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%
12.
Steady pace. Follow all safety guidelines and keep my head focused.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
I belive in a clean and positive attitude and having everyone on the same page definitely will help the office grow.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
Keeping a positive attitude with both clients and patients and also making sure everything is in stock.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I am used in Putting things back to where there should be so that I twill be more easy to find the instruments,cements, and etc.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
Keeping a notebook, making sure that I write down messages from patients, the dates and times that they called. Keeping separate folders for each patient according to their needs.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
Keeping organizational skills and be s team player.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
Make the day run smoothly, and sterilize instrument after each procedure.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12. What roles of leadership have you performed in your career so far?
+60%
-53.3%
Top Answer
Honesty,trustworthy,inner strength ,team work.cooperation
+80%
78%
+ / -
-70%
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 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.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
11.
I have had responsibilities as superisor office manager and financial manager.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
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%
13.
Honest, trustworthy, inner strength and team work.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I have no experience in leadership in this career but I was an ambasador for 5 months before I switched all my credits to a different school. I took pride in helping my classmates. Introducing new students to our technology and helping them on the first day of school with the supplies they needed.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I have been a assistant dentist and an dentist at some point of life I know the importance of teamwork trust dependability and responsibility to get the office running smoothly.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
I am honest , trustworthy and I am a good team worker with good co operation skills.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
I can say that I am the leader of my Own self but also as a Team player.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
Just showing initiative by cleaning up and if something needs to be done not waiting for someone else to do it.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13. How would you rate your professional skills?
+58.9%
-54.4%
Top Answer
I would rate my professional skills as above average.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-66.7%
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.
I would say my professional skills are above average.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
Above average. Coz I know there is still things that I am not that good about it and I am willing to learn continuously.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14. What is your most valuable attribute you will bring to our office?
+63.3%
-50%
Top Answer
The ability to multi-task and work as team with the dentist and the other emplyees.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-75%
Second Best
My positive vibes.Trust of patient in dentist,i will build that.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
Honesty,excellent communication skills multitasking and hardworking.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
4.
My out going personality.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
5.
Optimism. It's always important to stay optimistic during situations. Also, the ability to learn and apply it.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
6.
Liability!
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
7.
Hard working.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
8.
My most valuable attribute i would bring to your office is my ability to work under pressure, My positive attitude, and my loveing since of humor.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
9.
My ability to Multics task and to work as a team player.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
To work as a team player and to use my strenghths to help Obed people.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
11.
Team work and positive vibes.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
Great listener, willing to step up and take responsibility. Always endeavouring to do the best and maintain high standards of proffessional service.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Maintaining a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and requlation.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
I use my own initiative when working with dentist to make patient comfortable and I create a safe and effective environment.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
Teamwork and always maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15. Tell me about your last experience working with a dentist? How did you two get along?
+60%
-51.1%
Top Answer
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.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
Second Best
I learn a lot from him. i also gain a lot of experience..and we got along great he is really understandable..
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
it was good. we got along terribly.
+27.3%
20%
+ / -
-18.2%
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.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
10.
The dentist is very loyal to his patients and that is what matters the most. A good dentist a good office button line.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16. Do you pay attention to detail? Give me an example of a time when you caught yourself nitpicking something?
+60%
-51.1%
Top Answer
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.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
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.
+62.5%
57%
+ / -
-50%
3.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
4.
Yes i'm very detail oriented. Especially for cleaning and discinfectin.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
6.
Yes, when i was manager for housekeeping i would inspect patient rooms to make sure they were clean and orderly.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
7.
Being a dental assistant it is very important to have attention to detail. I wouldn't call it nitpicking but rather being professional.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
8.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
9.
When the instruments were not sterilized enough.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
10.
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
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
11.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
12.
I have neevr done nitpicking.
+42.9%
33%
+ / -
-28.6%
13.
Yes I do pay attention to detail.No,i donot do nitpicking.
+27.3%
20%
+ / -
-18.2%
14.
Yes, alot. I am alwys looking at ways to improve service for clients. As I say " perfect practice makes perfect"
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I am very detail oriented. Especially in cleaning and sterilisation.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
Yes I am detail oriented, especially cleaning and sterlisation.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
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.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
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.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
Detailing is very important in a dental office since we are always in a patients mouth and with a slight irresponsibility can cause a huge consequence such as pulling out the wrong tooth.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
Everyday I pay attention to detail to my personal apperance as this is very important to me It is very important to me to pay attention to detail.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
Yes specially in maintaning Infection Control. This is important to prevent cross infection.also in pt. Appointment and Instruction like take home meds.and interventions.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17. Tell me about yourself.
+64%
-48%
Top Answer
My name is sill im 20 years old I am currently attending UEI college. I speak both English and Spanish , very hard working and self motivated enjoy working with others.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
I am 19 years old, I am an out going person who likes to help others. I appreciate work, and consider every opportunity a blessing.
+66.7%
66%
+ / -
-63.3%
3.
rmy name is stephanie rosales im 17 years old. I wanna become a hygientist i am a really hardworking woman really mature and,nice
+54.2%
52%
+ / -
-50%
4.
I have a certain level of maturity brought by working through life experiences. Empathy and interest in people balanced with a respect for order and procedure motivate me in the workplace. I have a great deal of experience working with challenging clients, mediating acceptable resolutions while working for the Telephone Company. Not all clients were challenging, I preferred to take the time to listen and explain step by step our response.
+50%
44%
+ / -
-40%
5.
I love working with people , I enjoy having the opportunity to be part of a team which educates the public on there homecare and help them better their smiles.
+50%
44%
+ / -
-40%
6.
I am fun, motivated dental assistant.
+50%
43%
+ / -
-37.5%
7.
a little bit about myself would be I enjoy beiong in the dental field, I raise and show cattle, and in hgih school was highly involved in the FFA doing a lot of speech competitions.
+41.2%
38%
+ / -
-35.3%
8.
I went to to everest for dental assistant before that i worked for customer service for about 3 yrs.
+44.4%
38%
+ / -
-33.3%
9.
I am outgoing, funny and a great cook. I work well with others and i have an associate degree in business.
+44.4%
38%
+ / -
-33.3%
10.
Well i am a hard working and self motivated individual, i enjoy working with people and caring for them. i have been a dental assitant for over 2 years. in my spare time i enjoy working in my nieghborhood church and in he commuinty.
+44.4%
38%
+ / -
-33.3%
11.
What does team work mean to you?
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
12.
My name is silvia luna I am currently attending UEI college for dental assistant.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
13.
Within dentistry field I have very little experience but I have a great intention to the position and gain experience to the best of my ability.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
14.
Within the dentistry field I have a little experience or knowledge but I have a great intention to take the position and gain experience to the best of my ability.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
15.
I am outgoing person, I like meshing with different type of people. I appreciated work and consider every opportunity a blessing.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
16.
I am 22 ive a 22 month old son who I dearly love I have a great interest in the dental field I am a nice caring and conciderate person by nature.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18. Tell me a little bit about yourself?
+60%
-51.1%
Top Answer
I am confident hard working I work well as a tem player but also just as good as an indivual.I have very little knowledge in or experience in the dental industry but I have great intentions to take the position and gain experience tothe best of my ability.
+100%
100%
+ / -
-50%
Second Best
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.
+84.6%
83%
+ / -
-76.9%
3.
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.
+75%
71%
+ / -
-62.5%
4.
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
+69.2%
67%
+ / -
-61.5%
5.
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.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
6.
Workig toghter to finish a pice of cake.
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
7.
What are your weakness?
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
8.
I noticed that some people need to learn how to spell.:)
+66.7%
60%
+ / -
-50%
9.
Low pay and lack of respect.
+62.5%
57%
+ / -
-50%
10.
300 hours in clinic doing several responsibilities.
+62.5%
57%
+ / -
-50%
11.
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
+60%
56%
+ / -
-50%
12.
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.
+60%
56%
+ / -
-50%
13.
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.
+52.2%
50%
+ / -
-47.8%
14.
Nervous patients.
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
15.
I have more than 2 and half years expereince in this field which make me a good skilled worker.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
16.
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.
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
17.
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.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
18.
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.
+55.6%
50%
+ / -
-44.4%
19.
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.
+55.6%
50%
+ / -
-44.4%
20.
I have recently graduated from Everest College with honors and perfect attendance.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
21.
I recieved my DA diploma and RDA license 4 years after that.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
22.
I ahve been a dental assistant for many years, i am hard working and friendly.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
23.
I enjoy working and helping other people and i also enjoy teaching them how to take care of their teeth.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
24.
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.
+50%
40%
+ / -
-33.3%
25.
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.
+45.5%
40%
+ / -
-36.4%
26.
Im 20 yrs old, graduated in 2009 and oldest of 4.
+41.7%
36%
+ / -
-33.3%
27.
How would you be an a sset to our practice.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
28.
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.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
29.
I have experience in four handed dentistry, knowledge and experience in chairside assisting, instruments set up , sterilisation and preparation of all dental instruments.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
30.
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.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
31.
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.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
32.
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.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
33.
I am 20 years old. I am outgoing person and like to help other people. I appreciate work and consider every opportunity a blessing.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
34.
I graduated from a vocational and career training course in Everest college in Anaheim California. I completed my internship in Bellingham Washington at a prosthodontics office. I had a good amount of responsibilities such as taking oral x-rays. I am knowledged in four handed dentistry. Such as suctioning, aspirating and following safety guidelines on not to injure the patient the doctor and myself.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
35.
I am soo with graduation and 8 yrs experience in this field.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19. What does team work mean to you?
+58.3%
-51.7%
Top Answer
It is helping each other and working towards the same goal.
+90.9%
90%
+ / -
-81.8%
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
+88.9%
88%
+ / -
-77.8%
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.
+63.2%
61%
+ / -
-57.9%
15.
when we work together and help each other
+52.9%
50%
+ / -
-47.1%
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%
22.
A team that works towards the same goal. Helping and lifting our spirits by letting us know each day on what we need to absolutely focus on.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
Team work means cooperating and being sensitive to your colleges having one goal.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
Team work to me means everyone in the dentist office pulling together to reach goals, everyone has a responsibility that they take very seriously and everyone is more than willing to do their part, and also to take on another responsibility and help out their co workers.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
25.
Team work is working together to get the job done and make the schedule run smoothly.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20. What procedure do you use to sterilize dental equipment?
+60%
-50%
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.
+92.3%
92%
+ / -
-84.6%
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.
Strength and weakness.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
6.
disinfect, ultrasonic,autoclave
+72.2%
71%
+ / -
-66.7%
7.
Autoclave.
+71.4%
67%
+ / -
-57.1%
8.
Rinse the instruments then ultrasonic then bag and autoclave.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
9.
One every procedure.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
10.
Transport, cleaning, autoclave, package, sterilize.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
11.
Rinse, scrub, place in ultrasonic,and then statim or autoclave.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
12.
the ultrasonic
+66.7%
64%
+ / -
-58.3%
13.
ultrasonic
+60%
56%
+ / -
-50%
14.
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%
15.
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%
16.
Ultrasonic is not a form of sterilization^^. autoclave or cold sterile.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
17.
Remove instruments, change gloves and spray or use sani wipes to sterilize equipment.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
18.
I would assume proper sterilization instruments.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
19.
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%
20.
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%
21.
Ultrasonic.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
22.
Autoclave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
23.
Auto clave.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
24.
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%
25.
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.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
26.
boil for 30minutes in hot water
+42.9%
38%
+ / -
-35.7%
27.
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%
28.
First instruments are scrubbed and inspected, put into ultrasonic cleaner, and then bagged and sterilized.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
29.
I clean the instrument then ultrasonic them rinse then autclave.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
30.
I start by cleaning them then ultrasonic and autoclave the equipment.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
31.
Desinfect in the ultrasonic bag them then put them in the autoclave.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
32.
Clean the instruments and then ultrasonic then rinse them and put them into autoclave for sterilisation.
+50%
0%
+ / -
-0%
33.
Rinse instruments then palce them in ultrasonic then rinse them off and bag them, then palce in autoclave.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
34.
Clean wiith disinfectant then ultrasonic and packing to put in autoclave.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21. How do you handle stress?
+56.4%
-52.7%
Top Answer
I calmly assess the situation and deal with situations as they come along.
+83.3%
80%
+ / -
-66.7%
Second Best
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.
+75%
67%
+ / -
-50%
3.
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%
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.
By priortizing.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
10.
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%
11.
very well, i stay as calm as i can and i can multitask.
+50%
33%
+ / -
-25%
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%
17.
Stress is my forte! I would either sleep eat or read a book and under no circumstance I take it out on anyone else.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
Can I say that I am at my strongest self during Stress, Its like preparing my self to be courageous to face what ever ahead of me.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
I would keep myself calm and listen to the patient what he says.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
By having lots of rest and relaxing, eating properly.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
21.
I look at the situation and decide the best way to manage and deal with it. I deal with it as soon as I can to prevent getting more stressed or worrying.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22.
I keep clam and try to handle situations with as little tension as possibe, breathe and relax.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23.
I handle stress calmly and always think of a solution to the problem.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
24.
I try to stay calm and ask for help from other assistants if needed.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
22. If a patient complains they had to wait too long to see the doctor, what will you do the next time they visit?
+58.2%
-50.9%
Top Answer
I'll give patients an advice to book an appointment earlier in the morning, then they would not wait so long.
+80%
75%
+ / -
-60%
Second Best
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.
+77.8%
75%
+ / -
-66.7%
3.
I would make sure the next time they will not have to wait they will be seen right away
+57.1%
50%
+ / -
-42.9%
4.
I would make sure they get seen on time for there next visit.
+60%
50%
+ / -
-40%
5.
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%
6.
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%
7.
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%
8.
Be sure to bring that pt to the back as soon as possible.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
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%
16.
Let them know that we are doing the best we can and that the patient is very to us. Explain the reason why it took so long and that we will try better next time.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
17.
I apologise and see that next time he does not has to wait that long.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
18.
I would make sure that they would be seen to on time and not have to wait on their following visit.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
19.
Insuring that the appointment is running smoothly.meanwhile explain to the patient about the cause of delay and apologised.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
20.
I would apologize to the patient for the inconvenience and if its possible try to schedule that patient at a time of day or on a day that is not as busy.
+100%
0%
+ / -
-0%
23. What experiences do you have in a medical office?
+65%
-45%
Top Answer
I have never work in a dental office yet.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
Second Best
Just training that i got while on my exsternship.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
3.
Very little.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
4.
I have been a various office positions. The ones in the dental field were during my military career. We would book appointments, take calls, and file dental records. Sometimes the front desk would have to put in procedures on the computers also if the assistants were running behind with patients.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
5.
I do not have any experiences in the medical field.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
6.
During my internship, I gained clinical exerience in taking oral x-rays, assisting in composite restoration and crown and bridge.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
7.
I don't have a lot of experience within the medical office but what i can assure you is that i am willing to learn what it takes to improve the hands on training that i have received during school.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%
8.
I trained for over two weeks with a dentist in two of his offices. The first day, I observed and sterilized equipment. After that, I assisted chairside with all its duties, took radiographs, assistied with impressions, restocked the shelves, sanitized, conversing with the clients.
+66.7%
50%
+ / -
-33.3%