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

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Dental Assistant interview

Advice
The interviewer would like to see the types of traits you value the most. Likely, the characteristics that you mention while answering this question are going to be traits that you have. When answering this question, focus on your daily routine, personal skills, and organization skills.

Basic answer example
"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."
Entry Level answer example
"Through my dental assistant education, I learned that the best key traits to have include a keen eye on safety, hygiene, and good bedside manner."
Experienced answer example
"I believe that a dental assistant needs to have excellent documentation skills, the ability to make a client feel comfortable, and a strong sense of safety. These are all traits that I possess and will bring with me if hired."

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What are three key traits a dental assistant needs to have?
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Well organized, communication skills, multi-tasker.
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Communication skill, well organized, team player.
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Patients, knowledge and speed.
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Knowledgeable, team player, well organized.
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Knowledge, attention to detail, customer service.
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Adaptability, detail oriented, patience.
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Anticipation, attention to detail, discretion.
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Team Player, personable, and confident.
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Great communication skills, organization, and patiences.
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-aware of there surroundings, with paitents and communicationg with otheres.
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Knowledge of tray-sets ups, taking x-rays and assisting the dentist.
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1. Being able to Mulit-task2. Personable3. Manual dexterity.
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Patients, attention to detail, and organization.
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Communications skilss, well organized and a team playerr.
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Three key traits: A desire to serve others inegrity, compassion and empathy.
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Honesty, being able to work with the public, and being able to work both with a team as well as work independently.
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Organized, good communicator, and good at multitask.
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Be ready for change like emergency respect our patient and be very good team player.
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Communication skills, multi-task, and well-organinzed.
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Time management skills well a good team worker and excellent manual dextrity.
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People skills, communication skills, and self motivated.
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Good communication, team player, patience, well organised.
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Fast learner to new techniques, exceptional communication skills and patience.
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Patience, easy going and know how to make the patient feel at ease.
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Calm, confident and reassuring.
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Knowledgeable in the field of dentistry providing excellence customer service Great Work ethic.
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Paitence empithy good communication.
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Good listener friendly and approachable.
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Good communication skills respect love.
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Communication co ordination anticipation.
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Caring, organised, happy.
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Patience, Communication, Coachable.
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Organization, communication and time management.
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Being one step ahead of the dentist be organized be quick.
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I think dental assistants need to be good listeners, patient and empathetic. Good listener to be able to take direction and hear the patients complaint or problems, Patient as there will sometimes be patients who struggle with anxiety and are quite young therefore they are scared, and empathetic to be able to understand what the patient is going through and putting myself in their shows to see their point of view.
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Understanding, patient care, good personality.
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Integrity, compassion and desire to learn.
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Being able to handle all different personalities and differences not only with patients but with fellow staff and mangement. 2. The ability to anticipate the what the dentist needs and/or what he will do next. 3. Calm demeanor... Not flying off the handle either in emergency situations and/or emotional ones.
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Dedication, ability to respond quickly with changing demand, willingness to be part of a team.
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They need to be a good communicator Have good motor skills And be a friendly and positive person.
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Good communication skills, a drive to help others and being a team player are the traits a dental assistant needs to have.
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Good communication, Great people skills and professionalism.
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A love for assisting. 2. Good listening skills 3. Compassion.
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Clear communication, willing to work on a team or solo, and foresight is crucial to the field.
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Ability listen, learn, and be tenacious.
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Freindly, can deal with fast pace, organized.
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Multi tasker, communication skills, well organized.
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Team work, multitasking, communication.
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Three key traits a dental assistant needs to have are 1: anticipating what the dentist needs before he needs it, 2: knowledge of materials and instruments to prepare for each patient and the dentist, and 3: presenting a friendly, courteous atmosphere for patients and staff.
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Honest communication, sense of humor, a desire to serve others.
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Ambitious Friendly Patient.
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Awareness, multi-task, anticipate the Doctors needs, strong interpersonal skills,
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Communication, good attitude, and energetic.
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Cleanliness, personable & compassion.
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Accurate, helpful and patient.
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Skills, adapting to each office they work at, organized.
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Patience, Empathy and Dedication.
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Strong communicational skill attention to detail. good understanding of dental procedures.
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Patients be able to communicate and be good with people.
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Enthusiasm, patience, detail oriented.
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Soft skills confident realible.
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Compassion, orgainisation, level headedness.
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Organized, Able to multi-task and be a team player.
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Genuine care for others, ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, and multi tasking.
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A good attitude, efficiency, and reliability.
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Multitasking, good people skills and have to always be 1 step ahead.
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Caring, motivated, hardworking.
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Communication skills, work well in a team, and the ability to adjust to difficult and challenging situations.
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Customer Service oriented, cleanliness and organization.
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Personable, reliable, hardworking,
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Strong communication skills, team player and multi tasker.
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Precision, time management, and multi tasker.
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Organisational skill, the ability to adapt and to show empathy.
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A dental assistant need traits such as caring, teamwork and organized.
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Willing to learn, caring, team player.
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Dependability. Team player. Communication with the dentist.
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Organization, communication skills and hard working.
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1. Team player 2. Motivated 3. Positive outlook.
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Strong hygiene. Well organised and multi tasker.
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Good work ethic, honesty, patience.
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Attentive, have strong communicative skills, enjoy working with hands.
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Staying one step ahead of the doctor by being prepared, being a team player and being suffecent.
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A desire to server others, integrity, compaction and empathy, intelligent.
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Attention to detail good communication skills empathy.
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People skills, organization and knowledge.
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Positive teamworker dependable.
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I believe three key traits a dental assistant must have is 1. A desire to serve others 2. A sense of humor - meaning you can see the lighter side of stressful situations when dealing with patients 3. Team playing skills.
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Friendly, Communicative, Positive demeanor.
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Compassion, organization, problem solving.
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Experience, Skills and Abilities.
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Good communication skills which can help relieve anxiety of the patient Good knowledge of sterilization and disinfection protocols Ability to act effectively and calmly in emergency situations.
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Good interpersonal skills multitasking quick learner.
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Anticipate doctor and patient needs, multitask, teachable.
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Organization, people skills, and multi-tasker.
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Cleanliness, respect, and friendliness.
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Efficient, fast learner, over sees.
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Good communication, well organized, professionalism.
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Keen observation, compassionate demeanor and a willingness to learn.
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Patient, mind reader, and to be able to understand a patient with a mouth full of gauze.
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I should have an effective communication skills, interpersonal and calm attitude.
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Good Communication. Good listening skills. Good patient cooperation skills.

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