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NHS Band 4 Dental Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your NHS Band 4 Dental Nurse interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

NHS Band 4 Dental Nurse was written by on February 10th, 2023. Learn more here.

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This can be a stressful environment. How do you manage stress and a work-life balance?

Healthcare workers, especially nurses, are prone to burnout, so the NHS is proactive in preventing this among their team. The interviewer is being transparent about the potential environment you may be working in and wants to know that you can be successful in this type of fast-paced setting. They want to hear that you will be able to handle the pressure and that you have experience dealing with stress in the workplace. Describe some techniques that you use to manage stress at work and give examples of how you maintain a healthy work-life balance. Examples could include taking breaks, shutting off your work phone/email where appropriate, prioritizing health and wellness, exercising, and open communication with your manager.

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30 NHS Band 4 Dental Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. This can be a stressful environment. How do you manage stress and a work-life balance?

  • Behavioral

    2. What do you feel is one of your weaknesses, either professionally or personally?

  • Behavioral

    3. What qualities or characteristics do you feel make you the ideal candidate or this role?

  • Behavioral

    4. At the NHS, one of our core values is "improving lives." What does this mean to you as a dental nurse?

  • Behavioral

    5. Why do you feel it's important to build and maintain relationships with your team in the workplace?

  • Behavioral

    6. Respect and dignity are core values at the NHS. As a new employee, how will you gain the trust of patients and their families?

  • Competency

    7. Describe two best practices for infection control.

  • Competency

    8. Have you taken any extra courses or topics related to dental nursing?

  • Competency

    9. What are some ways that you protect patient data in the workplace?

  • Competency

    10. Can you name three frequently used dental instruments used in surgical procedures and give me a brief description of each?

  • Competency

    11. What are some symptoms a patient with a tooth infection might experience?

  • Competency

    12. What are some common dental issues that the elderly face relating to their dental health?

  • Competency

    13. What are some of your best practices when working with a new patient?

  • Competency

    14. What can you tell me about the sterilization process for dental equipment?

  • Competency

    15. Many patients experience anxiety at the dentist. How do you help calm or ease those anxieties when working with patients?

  • Competency

    16. How do you provide post-operative instructions to your patients?

  • Competency

    17. At the NHS, we put a great amount of focus on the patient experience. How would you help ensure a positive experience for all patients that you work with here?

  • Discovery

    18. Do you currently possess a Certificate in Conscious Sedation?

  • Discovery

    19. What interested you in dental nursing?

  • Discovery

    20. What motivates you in the workplace?

  • Discovery

    21. What do you feel are the core responsibilities of a dental nurse?

  • Discovery

    22. Are there any trending topics in dentistry that interest you?

  • Discovery

    23. Why are you leaving your current job?

  • Discovery

    24. What interested you in applying for this role with the NHS?

  • Experience

    25. Can you give me an overview of your education and experience as a dental nurse?

  • Experience

    26. What experience do you have assisting with dental screen programmes?

  • Situational

    27. Tell me about a time you experienced a conflict with a coworker.

  • Situational

    28. How would you educate a patient who was concerned about the effects of receiving an x-ray?

  • Situational

    29. How do you handle a patient who complains a lot?

  • Situational

    30. Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a patient.