Certified Dental Assistant with over 12 years of experience assisting with direct patient care, patient record and office management. Empathetic dental assistant professional with a record of reassuring and alleviating patient fears. Enthusiastic about dental health and enjoys educating patients about personal dental care, hygiene and preventative techniques. Dental professional with vast knowledge of clinical procedures and medical and dental terminology. Preventative, Endodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry expert. Dedicated and energetic assistant providing skilled dental treatment. Focused on patient comfort, proper oral hygiene, treatment and preventative care management.
South Dakota Certified Dental Assistant License, DANB or Dental Assisting National Board License.
Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations and procedures. Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist. Proficiently assisted dentist with diagnostic, preventative, general, endodontic and surgical procedures. Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay. Actively participated in outreach programs for insured/uninsured patients. Directed staff training programs according to the dental policies and procedures. Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment. Coordinated appointment schedules for both the dentist and oral surgeon.Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies. Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies. Reviewed status of waiting room on a routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in a timely fashion.Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories. Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist. Removed sutures and dressings. Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries. Actively participated in outreach programs for uninsured and uninsured patients. Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs. Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs. Recommended products and devices for patients' home care. Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies. Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral health care services. Consistently ensured the functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies. Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.Consistently ensured the functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of infection. Assisted the hygienist enabling her to do exhilarated hygiene. Ordered dental supplies and routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies. Coordinated appointment schedules for both the dentist and oral surgeon. Assisted the oral surgeon and registered nurse with iv sedation simple and surgical extractions and sent off his dental/medical claims.
Assisted in the dental forensic identification for all of western South Dakota. Preformed front desk operations.
Reviewed status of waiting room on a routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in a timely fashion. Assisted in dental implant procedures. Coordinated appointment schedules for the dentist and hygienist. Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries.Expertly filed patients' charts and processed billing and payments.Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
Volunteered for Health Care for the Homeless, Rapid City Homeless Count, Sealant Clinics, United Way Day of Caring, Children's Fairs.
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