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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Quick-thinking Assistant with experience scheduling appointments, filing records, charting patient history and maintaining equipment. Precise communicator skilled at working with staff, entering patient data with accuracy and maintaining confidentiality. Highly adaptable with great problem-solving skills.

Skills
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • Excellent Communication
  • PPE Compliance
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Data Entry
  • Oral surgery
  • Patient Management
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Patient relations
  • Controlled substance inspector for 1 year for WPB VA Medical Center
  • Local anesthetic proficient
  • Infection control proficiency
  • Electronic Charting
  • Strong manual dexterity
  • Patient intake procedures
Work History
01/2013 to Current Certified Dental Assistant Smile Brands | Dallas, TX,
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Booked patient appointments and managed treatment details using MS Excel and industry-standard registration software.
  • Performed general chair-side duties for general dentistry, endo procedures and oral surgery.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for multiple procedures daily.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Worked with Dental Residents and assisted them in multiple procedures during their year of training.
01/2006 to 01/2013 Dental Assistant West Coast Dental | Monrovia, CA,
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Performed general chair-side duties for general dentistry, endo procedures and oral surgery.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • Used software to document and maintain patient information and health background.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using GUI and CPRS, while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • 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.
  • Booked patient appointments and managed treatment details using MS Excel and industry-standard registration software.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Managed office schedules and calendars to coordinate administrative planning and execution.
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies by taking health histories and triaging severity of their emergency.
  • Assisted Oral Surgeon in operating room procedures.
  • I set up and broke down operating room before and after surgery.
  • Responsible for operating room dental cart, making sure all supplies were accounted for and supplies were ordered.
  • Scheduled all dental OR cases and made sure patients had all blood work and history and physicals completed prior to their surgery dates.
  • Maintained all dental clinics bone and implant log on spread sheets to assure we had no recall on our bone or grafting materials.
01/1996 to 01/2006 Dental Assistant West Coast Dental | Hemet, CA,
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Performed general chair-side duties for general dentistry, endo procedures and oral surgery.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for 10 to 15 procedures daily.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials for dental procedures.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images by digital imaging for review by dentist.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
06/1986 to 01/1996 Veterinary Assistant The Mentor Network | Verona, PA,
  • Cleaned and disinfected exam areas, surgical equipment and kennels to prevent diseases and control odors.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays and scans.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment and documented changes in condition.
  • Recorded symptoms and documented medical observations to inform treatment decisions.
  • Answered owner animal health questions and advised on best care practices.
  • Processed new patients and updated client records with key information using standardized registration systems and encrypted databases.
  • Provided care for animals before surgeries, administering anesthetics as necessary for overall comfort and health.
  • Triaged incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Aided veterinary surgeon with routine and emergency surgeries and procedures for domestic and exotic species with complex requirements.
  • Bathed and dipped dogs afflicted with mange, parasitic infections and applied specific medications for itch relief.
  • Cleaned, sterilized and maintained kennels, operating rooms and surgical equipment.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
Education
Expected in 08/1980 to to High School Diploma | Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee, FL GPA:

Health Service Aide course and worked in the local hospital as a nursing assistant, where I did patient care.

  • Extracurricular Activities: [Activity]
  • Elected to Secretary for Student Council in 1979
Certifications

DANBE Certification

  • Certified Dental Assistant
Languages
English:
Native or Bilingual
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School Attended

  • Okeechobee High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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