Dental Hygienist Interview Questions

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Why should we hire you as our next dental hygienist?

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List of 25 Dental Hygienist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Why should we hire you as our next dental hygienist?

  2. 2.

    What questions do you have for me?

  3. 3.

    Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  4. 4.

    What is a major ethical issue facing dentistry today?

  5. 5.

    How would you handle a situation where the patient was not satisfied?

  6. 6.

    Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was not your fault, to protect a co-worker?

  7. 7.

    What is your experience working with children?

  8. 8.

    How many years experience do you have as a dental hygienist?

  9. 9.

    What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  10. 10.

    Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

  11. 11.

    What is the most challenging aspect of this role for you?

  12. 12.

    What experience do you have performing tasks outside of your role as a hygienist?

  13. 13.

    How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?

  14. 14.

    If you are stressed, what signs occur and what do you do about it?

  15. 15.

    What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good hygienist?

  16. 16.

    What do you like most about being a Dental Hygienist?

  17. 17.

    How do you feel about educating patients on proper oral care?

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    How have your previous dental visits influenced you as a hygienist?

  19. 19.

    Which do you recommend to patients, water flossing vs string flossing?

  20. 20.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about yourself.

  22. 22.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  23. 23.

    Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  24. 24.

    What is your current salary?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle a patient who is scared or uncomfortable?