Dental Assistant resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Enthusiastic individual with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

  • Exam room setups
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Treatment room setup
  • Periodontics
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Multitasking
  • Team building
  • Inventory management
  • Relationship development
  • Administrative support
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Customer service
Dental Assistant, 05/2015 to Current
Kaiser PermanenteDavis, CA,

Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.

  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using Eagle Soft and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • 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 digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients and
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using Eagle Soft.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
Home Health Aide, 08/2006 to 01/2014
GardantWinchester, IN,
  • Dressed, groomed and fed patients with limited physical abilities to efficiently handle basic needs.
  • Ran errands for clients and transported to appointments to maintain wellness and support daily living needs.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with each patient to facilitate best possible care and assistance.
  • Administered personal care to clients within private home settings and championed patient independence and well-being.
  • Delivered high level of assistance in general household duties, which included cooking, meal prep and food shopping.
  • Assisted disabled individuals to foster independence while still closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Worked to improve patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Maintained patient hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths and shaves.
  • Monitored clients' progress to report necessary changes.
Aftercare Assistant, 07/2003 to 09/2005
Merritt AcademyFairfax, VA,
  • Promoted physical, emotional, intellectual and social development through well-planned classroom lessons, games and outside activities.
  • Observed and monitored play to identify developmental strengths and target areas for enrichment activities.
  • Cleaned toys, play equipment, dishes and other surfaces to keep facility sanitary.
  • Communicated with parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and upcoming events.
  • Established and maintained safe, supportive and welcoming environments for children of all backgrounds.
  • Enforced rules to teach manners and maintain safe environment.
  • Taught children how to complete basic crafts such as paintings, drawings and decorations.
  • Assisted children in developing fine motor skills in preparation of preschool and kindergarten.
  • Discussed new developments, misbehavior and concerns with parents or guardians.
Medical Assistant, 06/2003 to 09/2004
The Arc Of SteubenBath, NY,

Relayed messages from patients to physicians about concerns, condition updates or refill requests to facilitate effective treatment.

  • Performed front desk duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting patients and ordering supplies.
  • Performed routine tests such as urine dip stick, vision and hearing tests.
  • Assessed, documented and monitored vital signs for more than 10 patients per day.
  • Assisted physicians by preparing patients for procedures, including but not limited to EKGs, phlebotomy, glucose testing and pregnancy testing .
  • Checked patients in, collected and verified insurance information, compiled new patient forms, scheduled appointments and updated patient files.
  • Conducted patient interviews to gather health history, vital signs and information about current medical issues.
  • Led patients to exam rooms, answered general questions and prepared patients for physician by explaining process.
  • Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions.
  • Sterilized medical equipment after each procedure.
  • Kept facility stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and instruments.
  • Cleaned and disinfected chairs and equipment according to facility policy.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1999
MM Washington Career High School - Washington , DC
Medical Assistant Certification: , Expected in 08/2002
Sans Schools - Washington , DC

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School Attended

  • MM Washington Career High School
  • Sans Schools

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Aftercare Assistant
  • Medical Assistant


  • High School Diploma
  • Medical Assistant Certification

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