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Dental Hygienist (Spanish)

Dental Hygienist (Spanish)

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Dental Hygienist (Spanish)

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
  • Record and review patient medical histories.
  • Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
  • Feel and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.
  • Expose and develop x-ray film.
  • Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Maintain dental equipment and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.
  • Feel lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Dental Hygienist (Spanish) Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Dental Hygienist (Spanish) test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Atención al detalle
  • Pensamiento analítico
  Behavioral History
  • Estudio de historial – desempeño
  • Estudio de historial - permanencia en el puesto
Personality
  • Adaptabilidad
  • Busca la perfección
  • Civismo Corporativo
  • Competitivo
  • Desarrolla relaciones
  • Disfruta resolviendo problemas
  • Expresivo y extrovertido
  • Innovador y creativo
  • Muestra una actitud positiva ante el trabajo
  • Requiere de una estructura
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Autoconsciencia emocional
  • Autocontrol emocional
  • Empatía

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-2021.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2018)
Bottom 10%:
$51,930 or less
Bottom 25%:
$62,490 or less
Median:
$74,820 (Average)
Top 25%:
$89,610 or more
Top 10%:
$101,820 or more

Hourly US Wages (2018)
Bottom 10%:
$24.97 or less
Bottom 25%:
$30.04 or less
Median:
$35.97 (Average)
Top 25%:
$43.08 or more
Top 10%:
$48.95 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
207,900
2026 (projected):
248,900
Annual U.S. Job Openings:17,500

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Education and Training
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computers and Electronics
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Writing
  • Service Orientation
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Recognition
Education Requirements
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
39%
Bachelor's Degree:
10%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
26%
3 - 6 Months:
4%
1 - 2 Years:
17%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygienist, Mobile Coordinator, Dental Nurse, Education Coordinator, Hygienist, Implant Coordinator, Oral Hygienist, Pediatric Dental Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), Registered Dental Hygienist, Part Time Clinical Faculty, Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygienist, Mobile Coordinator, Dental Nurse, Education Coordinator, Hygienist, Implant Coordinator, Oral Hygienist, Pediatric Dental Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), Registered Dental Hygienist, Part Time Clinical Faculty

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