dental assistant resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 5 years of expertise assisting with all areas of dental treatment. Committed to supporting administrative duties such as charting, records management and appointment setting while supporting dentists. Talented at closely monitoring patients during procedures to quickly address issues with pain or discomfort.

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Dental Staff Support
  • Treatment Room Setup
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Exam Room Setups
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Treatment Planning
  • Procedure Support
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Taking Medical and Dental Histories
  • Advising Patients
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Dental Radiography
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Medical Charting
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Occlusal Registrations
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Customer Service
  • Strong Writing and Verbal Skills
  • Chairside Assistance
  • Patient Records Gathering
  • Knowledgeable in Eaglesoft and Epic
  • Four-Handed Procedures
  • Office Management
Dental Assistant, 06/2017 - Current
State Of North Carolina Kenansville, NC,
  • 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.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • 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.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
Administrative Assistant, 05/2012 - 05/2017
Providence Health & Services Richland, WA,
  • Scheduled appointments, meetings and events for management staff.
  • Provided secretarial and office management support while building cooperative working relationships.
  • Handled payment processing and provided customers with receipts and proper bills and change.
  • Welcomed patrons to front desk and engaged in friendly conversations while conducting check-in process.
  • Answered multi-line phone system and managed calls by routing to proper extensions or taking messages.
  • Greeted visitors to provide information and direct to appropriate personnel.
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments.
Human Resources Manager, 06/2005 - 09/2010
Chewy Wilkes Barre, PA,
  • Advised leadership on vacation and sick time, benefits, job services and employment discrepancies.
  • Managed full-cycle human resource operational activities to maximize HR employee performance.
  • Developed hiring and recruitment policies to drive transparent and fair hiring process for selecting candidates on basis of merit and relevance with job.
  • Provided HR consultation services to leadership and department heads.
  • Initiated employee evaluation process and recommended policy changes to help staff progress toward desired readiness goals.
  • Held exit interviews and documented information discussed with employees.
  • Handled sensitive employee and company information with highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Directed HR programs, policies and processes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Encouraged open communications, promoting positive and pro-employee work environment.
  • Investigated workplace issues with professionalism and sensitivity and detailed incidents in reports to senior executives.
Education and Training
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Iowa Central Community College - Fort Dodge, IA
Status -
  • Dean's List Honoree 2021

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School Attended

  • Iowa Central Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager


  • Some College (No Degree)

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