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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

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.

Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 15 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.

Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.

Skills
  • Dentrix proficiency
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Exam room setups
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Treatment room setup
  • Taking X-rays
  • Dental staff support
  • Restorative procedures
  • Patient schedule management
  • Chairside assistance
  • Patient records gathering
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Four-handed procedures
Education and Training
Valley Medical Institute Waterbury, United States Expected in 07/2006 : - GPA :
Kennedy High School Waterbury, CT Expected in 06/2004 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Experience
Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc - Dental Assistant
Saint Louis, MO, 03/2021 - 11/2021
  • Monitored proper clinical area appearance, sterilization and restocking by creating daily, weekly and monthly assistant tasks lists.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Supported dentist chairside with root canal and extraction procedures.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using appointment software.
Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc - Dental Assistant
Saint Louis, MO, 04/2018 - 03/2021
  • 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.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc - Dental Assistant
Saint Louis, MO, 02/2013 - 07/2019
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using appointment software.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Managed use, cleaning, sterilization and storage of instruments according to American Dental Association standards.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Supported dentist chairside with root canal and extraction procedures.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Monitored proper clinical area appearance, sterilization and restocking by creating daily, weekly and monthly assistant tasks lists.
  • Assisted dentist with completing procedures.
  • Supported dentist with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, applied dental fillings, placed temporary crowns and seated permanent crowns.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.

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School Attended

  • Valley Medical Institute
  • Kennedy High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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