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Can you work on extended shifts in the absence of other dental assistants? | Dental Assistant Questions

I am willing to work overtime, in nights and weekends as well.

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Can you work patiently under stressful situations and in emergencies? How would you manage emergencies? | Dental Assistant Questions

I can work calmly in hectic situations. While following the standard operating procedures, I am able to prioritize tasks according to the emergency’s severity and contact the doctor for specific instructions.

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Are you familiar with x-ray machine’s functioning? | Dental Assistant Questions

Yes. The IR certification and my previous job have allowed me to gain hands on experience in radiology/radiography. I can not only operate the machines but also handle exposing and imaging.

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How would you manage clinical cleanliness and infection control? | Dental Assistant Questions

The clinic’s standard procedures for infection control should be followed and taken care of while operating any/all equipment. The instruments should be properly sterilized, the disposable items should be properly disposed of e.g. breaking off injections and sending paper waste … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with the machines used for equipment sterilization and the process? | Dental Assistant Questions

Yes! There are different machines used for this purpose and they have to be operated according to their operation manual. The machines need to be maintained and tested on regular basis. The dental equipment needs to be sterilized daily.

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Do you hold an active WA dental assistant registration? | Dental Assistant Questions

Yes! In addition, I possess an EFDA certification, OSHA training and an Intramural Radiology Certification as well.

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How much chair-side experience do you have with children? How did you handle them? | Dental Assistant Questions

Out of every ten dental patients at Dental Habitat, two were children. I found it easy to handle children during a dental procedure because I can make them comfortable by diverting their attention to stories and jokes.

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Do you have any dental laboratory experience? | Dental Assistant Questions

Yes, I do. I can effectively and accurately make casts and crowns. I can also make retainers and both temporary and permanent braces.

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What do you feel is the most important job of a dental assistant at a dental facility? Why? | Dental Assistant Questions

While I feel that every task that a dental assistant performs is important, making patients feel comfortable is probably the most important. This is because a patient who is at ease is easy to handle. Equally important is sterilizing instruments … Continue reading

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What were the typical tasks that you performed in the role of a dental assistant? | Dental Assistant Questions

I was responsible for both procedural and administrative support at Dental Habitat. From taking and recording patients’ information to providing support to complex dental procedures, I was expected to manage it all.

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