Dental School Interview Questions

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Which dentistry related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new dental discoveries, and current events?

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    Which dentistry related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new dental discoveries, and current events?

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    We believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

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    Why should we accept you over another dentistry student with the same qualifications?

  4. 4.

    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending dental school.

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    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

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    What do you feel is the single most important quality a dentist should possess?

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    In your opinion, what is the most concerning topic facing the dental industry today?

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    Many dentists have an area of specialty in which they work. What area of dentistry interests you the most?

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    How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?

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    What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to dental school?

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    What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our university?

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    Have you ever had significant dental work? Tell me about your experience as a patient. What made it memorable?

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    There is a high suicide rate among dentists. How do you feel about this fact and how do you plan on remaining grounded during your career?

  14. 14.

    It is important that our university exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into our school of dentistry this year?

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    At our university, we seek students who have a true passion for dentistry. What appeals to you most, about working in the field of dentistry?

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    What do you know about our university?

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    Are you aware of cases of medical malpractice in the dentistry field? How will you cope if you are faced with one of these situations?

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    How does your family feel about you attending dental school? Do you have a great deal of support?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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    What questions do you have for us about our university?

  21. 21.

    Dental school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs at our university, and beyond?

  22. 22.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

  23. 23.

    How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?

  24. 24.

    Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

  25. 25.

    Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

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    What are you reading right now?

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    Talk to us about your experience and thoughts on handling blood and saliva. You will be subject to difficult scenarios in your role as a dentist. How do you feel about this?

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    What other dental schools have you applied to and where does our university rank?

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    Do you have aspirations to own your own practice in the future? What appeals to you about business ownership?

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    What was your DAT score? Were you happy with it?