dental assistant resume example with 6+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Certified Dental Assistant with hands-on experience. Skilled at chairside assisting, dental radiography and building relationships with patients. Well-rounded knowledge of dentistry and enthusiasm to bring strong work ethic to excellent dental practice. I have a total of 11 years of experience in fast-paced tribal dental practices. Highly skilled in preparing patients for examinations, assisting with chairside procedures and educating patients on oral hygiene and care. Focused on providing top quality customer service.

I am a people person who has some front office experience is able to make strong connections. I am a diligent worker and a hands on learner. I look forward to learning new things and applying newly learned and retained knowledge.

  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Dentrix Proficiency
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Customer Service
  • Supply Ordering
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Advising Patients
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Inventory Management
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Office Management
  • Patient Counseling
  • Patient Records Gathering
  • Knowledgeable in Dentrix,EHR,Greenway Intergy
  • Docket Preparation
  • Legal Documents
  • Public Policy
  • File Management
  • Typing
  • Professional Correspondence
  • Problem-Solving Abilities
  • Agenda Packet Creation
  • Active Listening
  • Basic Math
  • Organizational Skills
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Data Management
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Team Building
  • Information Sourcing
  • Processing Grievance Documentation
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Administrative Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Transcribing Meetings and Messages
  • Office Organization
Education and Training
Carrington College Tucson, AZ, Expected in 06/2014 Certificate : Dental Assisting - GPA :
Chinle High School Chinle, AZ Expected in 05/2011 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Oglala Lakota College Oglala, SD, Expected in : Early Childhood Education - GPA :
  • CPR certified
  • Certified Dental Assistant
New York University - Dental Assistant
New York, NY, 11/2015 - 03/2022
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • HIPPA compliant
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and sterilizing equipment.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Relayed dentist instructions regarding postoperative care.
  • Gathered and documented patient medical and dental histories and vital signs.
  • Updated patient records with new data and treatment information.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, , flossing methods, brushing techniques and .
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by , and .
  • Performed coronal polishing.
  • Made impressions and took impressions for mouthguards.
  • Placed and removed matrices and temporary separating devices.
  • Applied topical agents to patients.
  • Assisted dentist with completing procedures.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Placed class I,II,IV Alloy and resin restorations.
Gold's Gym International, Inc. - Court Assistant
Corpus Christi, TX, 10/2014 - 03/2015
  • Tracked cases and managed electronic and physical records, creating new case files, entering filings, hearings, trials and judgments and closing cases when complete.
  • Prepared and issued summons, complaints, warrants and other documents necessary for daily courtroom operations.
  • Fulfilled document requests by citizens, parties to cases, judges and attorneys, keeping records of documents provided.
  • Answered face-to-face and telephone requests for information about warrants, citations and other court documents or procedures.
  • Acted as court cashier, processing billing and payments for fines, bonds, bail and other court fees, also recording details of payment and reporting missed deadlines or delinquency.
  • Liaised with general public to process document requests and provide customer service by phone or email and in person, keeping records of payments and documents provided.
  • Assembled paperwork and relevant files and briefs for use by judge at hearings and trials, using discretion to indicate key information relevant to judgment and prosecution decisions.
  • Received and submitted payments for fees and fines, accurately tracking amounts, issuing receipts and updating computer systems.
  • Recorded court proceedings and prepared accurate minutes for court hearings and trials.
  • Entered ranger and police citations into Fullcourt.
  • Organized and maintained archived files.
  • Organized and mintained current court files.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe - Human Resources Assistant
City, STATE, 08/2014 - 09/2014
  • Created, organized and maintained employee personnel files to keep sensitive data secure.
  • Developed job postings, recruited candidates and scheduled interviews to fill vacant positions.
  • Scheduled appointments, meetings and conferences with employees to discuss and mitigate personnel issues.
  • Handled sensitive and confidential employee information with complete discretion.
  • Processed onboarding paperwork for new hires and rehires.
  • Supported human resources, controlling resume flow within applicant tracking system.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Conducted employment verification and background investigation to facilitate hiring process.

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School Attended

  • Carrington College
  • Chinle High School
  • Oglala Lakota College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Court Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant


  • Certificate
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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