Dental Assistant Interview Questions

A job as a dental assistant can be both daunting and rewarding, and you will want to know that the prospective candidates are well qualified to manage a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis. While some questions can be unique to the actual dental office, some are more universal.

A range of sample dental assistant interview questions are given below:

  • Describe how you sterilize and clean dental appliances.
  • If you like dealing with children or adults? Why is this so?
  • What piqued your interest in a career in dentistry?
  • Do you have some laboratory experience, such as making tooth casts or temporary crowns?
  • What are the guiding rules for providing excellent medical service?
  • Do you have prior experience keeping dental records? If you have some other managerial or office experience?
  • What kind of dental preparation experience do you have?
  • Do you have CPR certification?
  • Describe a time when you were working as a team and two people disagreed. How did you deal with the situation?
  • How do you perform when you are always being supervised? How do you respond to constructive criticism?
  • Why do you want to work for our firm specifically?
  • Describe a situation in which you have to deal with a troublesome patient. How did you deal with the situation?

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