Dental Assistant Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Resourceful Dental Assistant with 12 years of expertise using teamwork and communication to drive outstanding patient care. Efficient when taking prepping exam rooms and sterilizing tools and equipment using standard infection control procedures. Capable of problem-solving and handling issues quickly while following protocols. Skilled at taking dental x-rays, preparing dental impressions and assisting dental hygienists and dentists. Expert at creating and maintaining clean and sterile environments.


Army National Guard


Dental Assistant, DEERS/RAPIDS NCO, Yellow Ribbon NCO

Deployment: Kabul, Afghanistan 2013-2014, performed as Dental NCOIC for entire Kabul base cluster.

  • Infection control proficiency
  • Dental staff assistance
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental office administration
  • Data entry
  • Patient intake procedures
  • Patient data gathering
  • Treatment room cleanup
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Chairside assisting
  • Dental radiography
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Dentrix
  • Electronic Charting
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team collaboration
  • Patient relations
Work History
09/2007 to Current Dental Assistant Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. | Waterloo, IA,
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel strength and minimize cavity risk.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy and applying lead aprons.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
10/2017 to 10/2018 Health Technician Aspire Public Schools | Bay Area, CA,
  • Reported on findings and made proactive and targeted recommendation to senior leaders.
  • Enhanced data gathering, extraction and analysis for diverse workflows and procedures.
  • Mapped process workflows to enhance understanding of procedures.
  • Developed and enhanced personnel work instructions to clear up confusion and boost performance.
  • Provided observations, took measurements and performed tests at various stages according to quality control plan.
  • Conducted field visits and met corporate customers for business development.
  • Developed and executed targeted relationship and account development strategy.
  • Established and maintained productive working relationships with staff to resolve operational difficulties and to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to customer service provision.
  • Wrote reports outlining safety issues and potential correction options.
  • As Assistant Safety Officer, provided assistance in managing health and safety programs under the general industry standard.
  • Gathered information, prepared reports, and drafted correspondence related to cases.
  • Collected samples of air, water and other fluids to check compliance with tolerances.
10/2009 to 10/2017 Health Systems Specalist South Carolina Army National Guard | City, STATE,
  • Identified new methods to optimize medical records management.
  • Managed system conversion and maintained minimal downtime during updates.
  • Accurately pulled patient records for upcoming appointments and procedures, typically within 24-hour period.
  • Kept accurate log of all requests for medical information and records.
  • Reviewed charts and flagged incomplete or inaccurate information.
  • Utilized MEDPROS to manage and confirm patient data, such as, demographic and medical history information.
  • Used classification manuals to gain additional knowledge of disease and diagnoses processes.
  • Maintained accuracy, completeness and security for medical records and health information.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Helped patients receive appropriate, high-quality care with reasonable results.
  • Oversaw the entire Dental Readiness for the South Carolina Army National Guard consisting of over 10,000 soldiers
Expected in 06/2018 Bachelor of Arts | Psychology South University, Columbia, SC, GPA:
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA
Expected in 01/2014 Certication | EMT-B Central Texas College, Killeen, TX, GPA:

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School Attended
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  • Central Texas College
Job Titles Held:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Technician
  • Health Systems Specalist
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certication

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