Modern Dental Assistant asked dental assistants to rate their dentist on 21 different traits.

In all, 211 assistants responded to Modern Dental Assistant’s question. We asked them to rate their dentist on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “very poor” and 5 being “Excellent on all fronts. No complaints.” We asked assistants about 21 different traits their dentists might or might not possess, ranging from “resistant to new technologies/techniques” to “listening skills” to “overall attitude at work every day.”

The answers were anonymous and honest. They were also very telling about what some of the biggest problems dental practices are facing internally on a daily basis.