Understanding and Evaluating Associateship Opportunities
Interview Questions

Course Author(s): David G. Dunning, MA, PhD; Robert D. Madden, DDS, MBA

Interview Questions

While it is difficult to know exactly what questions you will be asked during the interview process, prepare by considering various scenarios. Some questions you may be asked include:

  1. What is your practice philosophy? How does it reflect with the goals and mission of the DSO?
  2. What is your leadership style?
  3. What is your ability to work as a team member?
  4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. What are your qualifications? Certifications?
  6. What is your overall knowledge of dentistry? How have you demonstrated an openness to new ideas?
  7. What are your past work experiences?
  8. Describe your good work ethic? What evidence can you give the interviewer?
  9. Why should we hire you?
  10. Do you know how to fail forward?
  11. Are you open, positive, and mentally flexible?
  12. Do you know you can make a difference? Be prepared to state how.
  13. Are you a flexible communicator and are you genuine? Do you have a sense of humor?