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dental assistant resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Friendly, patient-focused Dental Assistant offering 14 years of experience in providing dentistry support in rapidly growing dental offices with experience in efficiently handling administrative tasks (can work front office) and assisting chairside with dental procedures. Skilled in preparing patients for examinations and providing chairside assistance during routine and complex procedures. Quick to build relationships and successful in easing patients anxiety. Well-rounded with strong skills in taking X-rays, setting up exam rooms, preparing materials for impressions or restorations, and sterilization. Flexible in quickly handling requests from dentist, colleagues and patients. Have experience scheduling appointments, filing records, charting tooth decay and maintaining dental equipment. Precise communicator skilled at working with dental team staff, entering patient data with accuracy and maintaining confidentiality. Highly adaptable with great problem-solving skills, organized, and complete knowledge of dental terminology.

Skills
  • Treatment Room Cleanup
  • Strong Manual Dexterity
  • Patient Intake Procedures
  • Patient Data Gathering
  • Infection Control Proficiency
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Patient Relations
  • Data Confidentiality Measures
  • Dental radiography
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Dental office administration
  • Chairside assisting
  • Proficient in Easy Dent, Eagle Software
  • Electronic Charting
  • Team collaboration
  • Data Entry
  • Dental Staff Assistance
Work History
Dental Assistant, 05/2016 - Current
Neighborcare Health Olympia, WA,
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Easy Dent Software while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Helped Dr. Bernard complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • 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.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images by taking necessary radiographs for review by dentist.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy and applying lead aprons.
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo and oral surgery.
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Scheduled appointments, prepared bills and received payment for dental services by completing insurance forms, verifying insurance information and maintaining records.
  • 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 procedures daily.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
Dental Assistant, 04/2013 - 06/2016
Neighborcare Health Seattle, WA,
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images for review by dentist.
  • Supported dentists during root canal treatments, apicoectomies, and retreatment of prior root canaled teeth.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids.
  • Helped Dentists complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Used [Software] to document and maintain patient information and health background.
  • Prepared periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to problem areas needing root canals, apicoectomies, or retreatments.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentist with root canals, retreatments, and apicoectomy procedures.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
Scheduling Coordinator, 05/2012 - 04/2013
Guardian Elder Care Effort, PA,
  • Set up Dental appointments with Patients.
  • Scheduled New Patients.
  • Scheduled procedures, surgeries and doctor appointments for patients.
Front Desk Dental Receptionist, 07/2006 - 06/2012
Montour Dental City, STATE,
  • Maintained and managed patient records in compliance with security regulations.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Organized referrals to other medical specialists.
  • Adhered to strict HIPAA guidelines at all times to protect patient privacy.
  • Assisted patients in completing all necessary forms and documents.
  • Scheduled, rescheduled and handled cancelled appointments for patients.
  • Prepared claim forms for dental insurance.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Easy Dent Software .
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
Education
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1994
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Montour High School - Mckees Rocks, PA
GPA:
Status -
Bachelor of Science: History, Expected in 11/2009
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
GPA:
Status -

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School Attended

  • Montour High School
  • Pennsylvania State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Front Desk Dental Receptionist

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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