{1 - 24} GreyGrey
{25 - 49} GreenGreen
{50 - 499} BlueBlue
{500 - 4999} OrangeOrange
{5000 - 24999} RedRed
{25000+} BlackBlack

Please confirm that you would like to report this for an admin to review.


Job Interview Questions

I have an interview this week. It has been 6+ years since I have had an interview. What types of questions were you asked at your interviews and how did you answer them or wished you had answered them?



Confirm that you would like to Remove Email Alerts for your question. You cant undo this and you will not be able to re-subscribe.


Tags

6 Answers

I have interviewed at 2 offices in the last 2 weeks with a total of 3 interviews per office (phone interview, in person interview, and a working interview). I was asked about myself first. I explained how long I have been in dentistry and what got me interested. I was asked how long each phase of care takes me (like how many minutes for xrays, charting, prophy etc). They asked alot about my previous office like how they ran the office, what technology and software am I familiar with and how much time I got per patient. They asked what do I need to see in a patient to recommend SRP. I was asked general questions that weren’t dental related also like when in your life did you exhibit leadership qualities, when did you need to be competative/assertive to reach a goal, when have you exhibited team work, when did you need to be creative to reach a goal, what are your goals for the future, when have you made mistakes and how did your repsonse to the mistakes shape how you approach similar situations in the future, what are your weaknesses, who do you look up to or admire and why. There was more but I can’t remember them all lol. I just answered honestly and obviously the answers will be different for every one. I don’t think I would change any answers because I got offered both jobs. Good luck!

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


I think the key is the be genuine, smile and answer questions honestly. In my office I have been a part of the interview process as the head hygienist. Usually what we look for with our questions are: will this hygienist be a team player, will she be productive and does she have a genuine pleasant nature.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


Often they will ask you first to tell them about yourself and if you have any questions for them. Remember you are also interviewing this office to see if you want to work there. Have a list of questions for them. You may not want a job where you are expected to sell patients a lot of unnecessary products and services or herd patients through like cattle. I had a friend who asked the doctor in an interview how he categorized the importance of his family, religion, patients, and his practice. He told her his practice came first and he expected it to come first for her too. She promptly got up, thanked him for his time and wished him luck in his search. It is just as important for you to be happy with the practice. You want to have similar philosophies and expectations. They are usually really impressed when a candidate comes in prepared with questions of her own.
Also be sure to study their website and educate yourself on their practice as much as possible before you get there.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


I would ask about what the do in iffice and what they typically refer out to treat. I would also ask how they typically schedule srps and how much time you will have for them. Ask how much time is given for adult prophys and children’s as well. Ask about what is typical when you do not have a patient. Do they want you to call patients or clean in central?

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


I had a DDS tell me he was going in the waiting room, and my interview started when I opened the door to greet my patient ( the DDS), so basically my interview was an actual prophy on the DDS from start to finish…he evaluated everything right down to “documentation” of his appt.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


I have had a few interviews lately. It’s very nerve wracking!
these are the questions I was asked:

Tell me about yourself
What are your greatest strengths
What are your biggest weaknesses
Tell me about a situation where you were unhappy in your job and how you overcame it
What is your stance on SRP
How would you feel if you thought your pt needed SRP but the doctor disagreed
How would you explain to a patient the difference between a prophy and periodontal maintenance

Luckily I had brushed up on my answers to these types of questions beforehand, but I still felt afterwards I could have done better. But I get flustered!

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


You must be Logged In to Answer this Question

Already a Member, Log In
Not a member yet? Sign Up

Search

Categories

Like Kara RDH on Facebook!