Dentist (Female, Age 32) in Chaska, MN
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||4 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.
private practice one location, 10 employees
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I oversee the employees and diagnose and treat oral decay
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I enjoy working with other employees as well as being around people, that is a must
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.
Private practice office. I enjoy it but the maintainance is costly
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 3
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 1
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||staff meeting, we meet and go over our schedule, problems that may happen and finanically anything that is relevant about the patients. this helps us try to be on the same page with the front of the office and the back office.|
|8am to 9am||treating patients, doing hygiene checks according to the schedule|
|9am to 10am||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary|
|10am to 11am||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if needed|
|11am to 12pm||lunch hour|
|12pm to 1pm||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if needed|
|1pm to 2pm||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if needed|
|2pm to 3pm||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary|
|3pm to 4pm||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary|
|4pm to 5pm||treating patients, doing hygiene checks, writing in charts, communicating with the lab on cases if necessary,help with cleanup if needed, make sure all files are accounted for, finish with the day|
|5pm to 6pm||na|
|6pm to 7pm||na|
|7pm to 8pm||na|
|8pm to 9pm||na|
|9pm to 10pm||na|
|10pm to 11pm||na|
|11pm to 12am||na|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted resume and then interviewed
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, we had a couple meetings where i met the dr. and then the staff
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
qualifications, why i wanted to be a dentist, skills, grades
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, my dr. gave me the staffing and the tools to succeed
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, there is a lot of school training. You have to go to a 4 year college, 4 years of dental school and i did another year of residency
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes in ways, the education gives you the basics to operate however, experience is also good
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, it gave me more practice
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Undergraduate study in the sciences and have very good grades, also apply for dental school and gain acceptance into a program
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
socially they need to be outgoing, good with their hands, smart, good in the biological sciences
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, constant training is essential, this is an always learning, always trying to get better position
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be organized and confident, have good references and a good work history, have good grades and do community service
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, this was a long and hard road but definately a career position
What are your current career goals?
get better and faster with treatment, learn more, produce more dentistry
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
i enjoy it but it is not just for the money, you could make more money in other fields. it is stressful at times but very rewarding
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||dentist||4 years||110000||diagnose and treat dental disease|
|Prior Job 2||na||na||na||na|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.9
|3.4||Hamline University||biology, bach of science|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.5||University of Pittsburgh school of dental medicine||Doctor of Dental Medicine|
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