Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Dental Assistant interview
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.
Basic answer example
"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."
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What will you contribute to this dental office?
I think i'll be an asset for this office just to make it grow.
My maximum effort and positive attitude.
Good teamwork and motivated to sucessed in everything I do.
I will contribute the feeling of being energetic, alive, and enthusiastic.
I will give my best into making it a better enviornment.
I belive and have been tolld that I would be a great contribute to any office.I add a positive vibe to the officeI love to work with people and keep things runnign smoothI am a great team playeri learn fastI work hardalwas on time.
U will contribute team effort and responsibility.
Team work and motivation.
My organization skills, and my desire to be apart of a great team with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional dental care.
Great, if not good teamwork and motivation to succeed in everything I do.
I can handle stress very well, as I stay calm as I can and I can multitask.
I handle stress very well, as I stay as calm as I can and I can multitask.
My knowledge and my patience to all my co workers and patients.
I will bring my 110% into this office every day. We work as a team and work towards the same goal is by satisfactory from our patients and completing every task without any mistakes.
My 8 years of experience in this field which includes pts coorination dental skills confidence dependibilty multitasking.
I think being a self motivated person with dedication to work.You can make change others but first start it with your ownself.
I will contribute my organizational skills, calm nature, and professionalism to this office. A team player who is open and willing to learn.
My willingness to learn and positive attitudes. Also the ability to multi-tasking, communicate with clients and/or other team members and work as a team with other dental care team members.
I will bring my skills and talents I developed as a assistant store manager. My approachable personality along with years as a manager will add value to your company.
My 2 yrs experience as a general dental assistant, provides me enough knowledge and skills. I am also a very hard worker, can work even in a time pressured area, and my flexibility where in I can work to any areas.
To be ateam player and to learn much as I can to be one of their best assistant.
Good attitudes, willing to bounce off ideas to improve patient satisfaction.
I am a hard working and reliable contributor to any practice.
At the office, I will help to keep a calm and orderly matter by helping the receptionist with making calls and filling out various forms.
As a team leader I want to keep a good relation ship with my team and to encourage them to work to high professional standards.
I will contribute hard work and continuously wanting to learn new things and I would love to work in a team.
My 15 years of experience as a nurse which I hope will help the transition of a new nurse in your practice be an easier one to deal with, being a freelance nurse has given me the experience of moving around and working with other dentists.
I have an enthusiastic personality, I am eager to learn and I and very good at what I do.
Energetic, open-minded attitude, team oriented, reliable and a quick learner.
My ability to multitask and work with a team towards a common goal.
I will contribute a smooth running office, another helper to turn to for help, a quick reacting employee and efficient work.
I will be overly organized, ask for help when I need it and not mess something up,
Positive attitude, compassion and integrity.
I have had training in all dental procedures including composite and amalgam restorations, temporary crowns, root canals, impressions, bleaching trays, etc. I pay attention to detail and am very reliable to have on your team.
You will have another enthusiastic, loving, caregiver on your team.
Positive attitude, organization skills, multi-tasking, good communication skills, motivation, eager to learn, timeliness, time management,
Punctuality, great customer service, organized & enjoy cleaning.
Good personality, open and honest, hard worker and good team player.
Organised clinical environment, cheerful personality and patient friendly.
A reliable team player that is easy to talk to and thrives under constructive critisism.
I will contribute an upbeat personality, reliability, organization, and hard work.
Friendly and positive manner. Excellent patient service skills. The ability to work on my own as well as part of a team, previous dental nursing experience, knowing how a surgery in ran.
Team work. Strong communication and patient satisfaction.
Giving my best at all times, to become part of the team.
I will contribute efficiency and team player mindset.
I hopefully can contribute not only my experience in clinical procedures, but also in areas of PR and management.
I will contribute a positive attitude, and hard work.
To bring, honest with hard working.
I will contribute a great attitude and personality. I will work as a team with good communication.
Hopefully I can bring a happy, vibrant personality into this office. I'm very hard working and always eager to learn.
I have worked in ortho office for several years. I believe that I have master my skill in the clinical area. I believe that my background also help me to learn quicker in areas that I don't know.
Dependability, fun attitude, hardwoker.
I will contribute dedication and commitment to excellent patient care and overcoming new challenges through learning and experience. I do speak Spanish, and I am continuing to practice to be able to utilize my skills with a client that feels more comfortable speaking that language.
I will bring a postive vibe and energy and a smile goes a long way.
I will contribute honesty, integrity, compassion, hard work and positive outlook to this office and all I come in contact with.
I have gained a lot of skills I can multitask prioratise my work load and I'm conciencious.
A good work ethic. A friendly attitude with a willingness to learn the duties that are required of me.
I would contribute motivation and team work. I am very hard working and organized.
I will contribute my ability to multitask and work as a team.
My dedication, handwork and positive attitude.
My time, dedication and hardwork. I will give my 100 percent to this office I might make mistakes but I promise that I will learn from them and work hard to never make those mistakes again.
My enthusiam and professional manner with brighten anyones day.
A happy enjoyable work environment.
Loyalty, reliablenss, motivation to be and do the best I can, willingness to learn and have a positive attitude.
My wealth of knowledge, optimism, friendliness and team player qualities.
A hard working attitude and a vast source of knowledge.
Good attitude and team player.
I am a good team member and very reliable.
My individualism. I am outgoing, fun, I love to have fun but I am very serious about my job and work.
My ability to give stellar service.
I will contribute a hard worker, detail oriented person. Willing to do what it takes to make the team succeed.
My contributions to this office will be dedication, patience, and thoughtfulness.
My multi tasking abilities dependability and leadership.
Great patient care and a great person to work with.
Good work ethic, positive attitude, easy to work with, and strive to be proficient.