Dental Hygienist (Female, Age 51) in smithtown, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Dental Hygienist|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||18 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
small dental office 2 dentists, 2 assistants, 1 receptionist and myself
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
i preform oral prophlaxis, do exams, take x-rays
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
i’m happy with the pay
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I deal closely with the dentists and office managers. I’m fortunate that they are all wonderful people.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
we depend on each other
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 7
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||n/a|
|8am to 9am||arrive 8:30 am stock room and go through days patient charts|
|9am to 10am||first patient – x-rays, scale and polish teeth, discuss proper oral hygiene dismiss patient, clean room|
|10am to 11am||second patient – x-rays, scale and polish teeth, discuss proper oral hygiene dismiss patient, clean room|
|11am to 12pm||patient no show help at front desk calling patients for next day|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||third patient – x-rays, scale and polish teeth, discuss proper oral hygiene dismiss patient, clean room|
|2pm to 3pm||fourth patient – x-rays, scale and polish teeth, discuss proper oral hygiene dismiss patient, clean room|
|3pm to 4pm||fifth patient – x-rays, scale and polish teeth, discuss proper oral hygiene dismiss patient, clean room staff meeting 20 minutes – all present discussed various office matters|
|4pm to 5pm||sixth patient – x-rays, scale and polish teeth, discuss proper oral hygiene dismiss patient, clean room say goodnight|
|5pm to 6pm||n/a|
|6pm to 7pm||n/a|
|7pm to 8pm||n/a|
|8pm to 9pm||n/a|
|9pm to 10pm||n/a|
|10pm to 11pm||n/a|
|11pm to 12am||n/a|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
a friend was leaving
What was the application process?
called and met with doctors in person, bringing resume
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes – i spoke of my job history and how qualified I was. I was hired on the spot.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why do you love cleaning teeth?!
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, all duties were fully explained
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Only school training, which was intensive
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
It was everything!
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
They go to a college that offers a dental hygiene degree, then take state boards for a license.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Good hand dexterity, getting along well with others, a good communicator
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Remember the good you are doing for others
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes- it is what i trained for
What are your current career goals?
more of the same
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||rdh||5 yrs||$32/hr||dental hygienist|
|Prior Job 2||rdh||4 yrs||$30/hr||dental hygienist|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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