A dental assistant has a wide variety of tasks. They have the patient care side where they participate in dental surgeries, assisting the dentist with instruments and recording patient notes.
There is also the clerical and general office side where all supplies and stock need to be checked. Day to day requires a focus on health and safety, where the sterilizing and disinfecting of the instruments need to be carried out meticulously.
"I plan to contribute my leadership skills to this position. As the lead dental assistant in my last role, I supervised three other techs, mentored their work, and assigned them new duties."
Entry Level answer example
"I am new to my career as a dental assistant and would like to bring my fresh education, and great attitude, to compliment your already successful dental team."
Experienced answer example
"I am calm and compassionate, with a methodical approach when it comes to assisting in dental surgeries. Also, I am well organized and pro-active when it comes to the health and safety of our staff and patients."