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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly qualified Dental Assistant with 10+ years of experience providing efficient patient care in fast-paced dentistry environments. Strong knowledge of a variety of clinical procedures and dental terminology. Experienced with periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics,Implants & orthodontics.

Skills
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Taking Medical and Dental Histories
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Autoclave Operation
  • Data Entry
  • Dentrix
  • Open Dental
  • Treatment Room Breakdown
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Radiation Protection
  • Addressing Patient Inquiries
  • Personable Communication
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Inventory Management
Work History
Certified Dental Assistant, 01/2013 to Current
Smile BrandsOcala, FL,
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo, oral surgery & Implants.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for procedures daily.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials, including cement, composites and impression materials.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Taught patients strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting tooth enamel from long-term damage.
Temporary Certified Dental Assistant, 03/2019 to 07/2019
Avera HealthMilbank, SD,
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo and oral surgery.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images by using Dentrix software for review by dentist.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
Temporary Certified Dental Assistant, 04/2017 to 11/2017
Harmony DentalCity, STATE,
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy and applying lead aprons.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Open Dental while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
Daycare Provider, 05/2006 to 01/2013
Self Owned Home DaycareCity, STATE,
  • Maintained safe play environment by emphasizing and maintaining cleanliness and organization.
  • Created and implemented diverse educational strategies to boost development.
  • Maintained effective schedule balance between rest periods, active play and instruction.
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline.
  • Met with parents about daily activities, positive developments and issues.
  • Taught children to organize toys, wash hands and share by leading by example.
  • Sanitized dishes, tabletops, toys and frequently touched surfaces to prevent spreading of germs.
  • Kept notes of behavior issues, food served and medications administered to children.
  • Prepared healthy foods and beverages for children based on optimal dietary guidelines and individual restrictions.
  • Assisted children with putting on coats and cold-weather gear before going outside.
  • Distributed food, napkins and beverages in preparation for snack time.
  • Introduced children to educational games and activities to boost learning.
  • Prepared group activities to enhance socialization, communication and problem-solving skills for children.
  • Instructed children in crafts and other activities to promote gross and fine motor skills, including creating paintings, drawings, paper crafts and decorations.
Education
Certified Dental Assistant License: Dental Assisting, Expected in 2013 to Online Course Texas State Board of Dental Examiner - Houston, TX,
GPA:
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate: Dental Assisting, Expected in 10/2010 to Jefferson Community College - Colorado Springs, CO,
GPA:
Child Development Associate : Child Development, Expected in 2009 to FCC - Fort Drum, NY,
GPA:
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate: Dental Assisting, Expected in 10/2003 to US Army Red Cross - Fort Carson, CO,
GPA:
Languages
Spanish:
Native or Bilingual
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School Attended

  • Online Course Texas State Board of Dental Examiner
  • Jefferson Community College
  • FCC
  • US Army Red Cross

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Temporary Certified Dental Assistant
  • Temporary Certified Dental Assistant
  • Daycare Provider

Degrees

  • Certified Dental Assistant License
  • Certified Dental Assistant Certificate
  • Child Development Associate
  • Certified Dental Assistant Certificate

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