Dental Assistant Mock Interview

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What are three key traits a dental assistant needs to have?

"I think being able to work well in a team, clearly communicate, and consistently provide excellent customer service are incredibly important traits to have as a dental assistant. Rest assured, I would bring these traits with me to this role."

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25 Dental Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What are three key traits a dental assistant needs to have?

  • 2. Which dental related software and programs have you worked with?

  • 3. When have you worked with a diverse group of people?

  • 4. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

  • 5. How do you handle a situation where the dentist you are supporting does not correctly communicate information to you?

  • 6. Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

  • 7. Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.

  • 8. Tell me about yourself.

  • 9. What are your salary expectations?

  • 10. Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?

  • 11. Tell me some techniques you use to keep an office organized?

  • 12. What questions do you have for me?

  • 13. If a patient complains they had to wait too long to see the doctor, what will you do?

  • 14. Have you progressed in your dental career, as expected?

  • 15. What has been your best experience thus far, as a dental assistant?

  • 16. Where do you see your career in five years?

  • 17. How do you handle stress?

  • 18. Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  • 19. Do you speak any other languages?

  • 20. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

  • 21. Tell me about your relationship with the last dentist you supported.

  • 22. What will you contribute to this dental office?

  • 23. Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?

  • 24. Are you CPR certified?

  • 25. What procedure do you use to sterilize dental equipment?