Dentists are responsible for diagnosing and treating problems that affect oral hygiene, including areas such as the teeth, gums, and tongue. This can include advising patients on relevant preventative care techniques, providing restorative care, and recommending dietary changes based on oral health.
Although dentists can specialize in certain fields, such as oral surgery or orthodontics, typically they will provide routine day-to-day services, such as check-ups and filling cavities. Dentists can also expect to perform certain administrative tasks, such as filling out medical charts or prescriptions. As such, a Dentist must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Dentist responsibilities may include:
- Perform routine teeth cleaning.
- Operate a wide range of dental tools and equipment.
- Fill in cavities.
- Repair chipped or fractured teeth.
- Prescribe medications.
- Document information about all consultations.
- Educate patients on how to maintain good oral hygiene.
Oral hygiene is essential to live a happy, healthy life. In order to better advise and serve patients, a skilled Dentist will:
- Maintain organized records of all patients.
- Have an eye for detail in order to properly diagnose patients.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with both staff and patients.
- Keep patient comfort in mind when performing restorative care.
- Supervise technical, administrative, and medical staff.
Dentists are highly skilled individuals and require extensive training. After graduating from a four year college, candidates must pass a 280 question Dental Acceptance Test in order to get into a dental school. Once approved, participants will then have to complete a four year program to obtain a Doctoral Degree. Once this degree has been completed, students must pass a written and clinical exam in order to receive a license to practice within their state.START INTERVIEW NOW START INTERVIEW NOW
SAMPLE DENTIST INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
What is your dental philosophy?
What do you like most about dentistry? What do you like the least?
How would you handle a patient who is scared of dentists?
What procedures do you have the most experience with?
How comfortable are you working with children?
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