When searching for a new position, you may notice that there are a few common phrases in dental job listings, but what do they really mean? What is the employer really looking for in a potential hire, and why is it important? Here are 5 common phrases employers use to describe open positions in dental job listings, what they mean, and why they’re important.
This one is pretty straight-forward: The employer wants you to be experienced and great at what you do. This could apply to hygienists, lab technicians, or dental assistants. Most jobs in the dental field require previous hands-on experience. If you have a great track record and are experienced with patient treatment, you’re good to go!
Let’s decode communication skills by type of dental job:
Dental practices never have the same day twice. Every patient that walks through the door brings a unique situation to the practice. This means every employee needs to be on their toes and ready for anything that can come their way.
This is a big one. Dental care comes down to the details, and employers aren’t looking for anyone who cuts corners or is content with mediocre work. It’s easy to say you’re a detail-oriented person, but employers want you to show it. A few ways to show them right off the bat can include: reading the job listing fully and following the directions to apply or contact them.
…or some variation of that regarding people skills. Hygienists especially need to have a calm, upbeat, and empathetic demeanor. This ensures that the patients are totally comfortable at all times. Patients will absorb whatever vibe the hygienist is giving out, so it should be a positive one!
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Posted March 3, 2021
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