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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Skills
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Dental radiography
  • Treatment Room Cleanup
  • Strong Manual Dexterity
  • Patient Intake Procedures
  • Patient Data Gathering
  • Infection Control Proficiency
  • Dental Staff Assistance
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Patient Relations
  • Data Confidentiality Measures
  • Team collaboration
  • Electronic Charting
Education
Expected in | Accounting LDS Business College, Salt Lake City, UT GPA:

Transferred to University of Utah before graduating

Expected in | Pre-Law University Of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT GPA:

Transferred to Weber State University before graduating

Expected in 05/2022 Bachelor of Science | Microbiology Weber State University, Ogden, UT GPA:

Minor in chemistry

Current GPA: 2.78

Current BCPM GPA: 1.88

Expected in 06/2013 High School Diploma | Layton High School, Layton, UT GPA:
  • Participated all three years on the football team
Extracurricular
05/2017 to Current Dental Assistant Harris Health System | Houston, TX,
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo and oral surgery.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Open Dental while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Managed office schedules and calendars to coordinate administrative planning and execution.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Open dental.
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, spacers, casts and impressions.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • 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 and arranged instruments, medications and required materials, including cement, composites and impression materials.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images by taking patient X-rays and saving them into Pattersen imagining for review by dentist.
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel strength and minimize cavity risk.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • 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.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by instructing them where to sit and making them comfortable, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies by preparing patient for procedure's, taking patient X-rays for diagnostics.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment, wiping down all surfaces and preventative materials.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • 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 45-50 patient procedures daily.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • 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, pulpautomy and extractions.
06/2018 to 07/2019 Behavior Technician Fullbloom | Fairfax, VA,
  • Observed, monitored and recorded problem behaviors through accurate behavior-consequence data collection, graphs and anecdotal notes.
  • Promoted positive interactions of children with ADHD, Autism and oppositional defiance behavior by using visual supports, simplifying communication and utilizing stress scales to turn emotions into concrete concepts.
  • Implemented and established behavior strategies by setting rules, reiterating expectations and rewarding good behavior for over fifteen to twenty students.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
10/2016 to 07/2017 Tax recepionist 9Round Fitness | Concord, NC,
  • Delivered clerical support by efficiently handling wide range of routine and special requirements.
  • Answered multi-line phone system to respond to inquiries and transfer calls to correct departments and personnel.
  • Maintained files and records by implementing effective filing systems that boosted efficiency and organization.
  • Maintained transaction security by verifying payment cards against identification.
  • Retrieved mail, packages and documents on behalf of guests, promptly verifying receipt and arranging for pickup or transmittal.
  • Monitored office supplies by checking inventory on weekly basis and placed orders whenever stock appeared low.
  • Politely welcomed arriving guests, providing room keys and information on amenities and policies.
  • Reported facility and room maintenance problems to appropriate personnel for immediate remediation.
  • Sorted mail and other important data upon paralegal's absence, promoting quick delivery of all messages to recipients.
  • Promptly answered multi-line phone system and greeted callers enthusiastically.
  • Welcomed patrons and immediately offered assistance by asking open-ended questions.
  • Confirmed relevant guest information and payment methods to prevent fraud.
  • Protected guest valuables with main safe or in individual boxes to maximize security.
  • Resolved customer issues quickly and notified paralegal immediately when problems escalated.
  • Carefully transcribed phone messages and relayed to appropriate personnel within 5-10 minutes of each call.
  • Updated customer accounts with add-on room charges, including minibar use and room service bills.
09/2015 to 10/2016 Office Assistant Callister Nebeker & Mccullough | City, STATE,
  • Delivered clerical support by efficiently handling wide range of routine and special requirements.
  • Welcomed office visitors warmly and alerted staff to arrivals of scheduled appointments.
  • Interacted with customers professionally by phone, email or in-person to provide information and directed to desired staff members.
  • Arranged rapid office equipment repair and maintenance with vendors.
Service

Serve as an assistant in the Layton YSA Stake Presidency

In charge of multiple projects and events

Speak monthly to local congregations

Teach a religious class weekly the topic is life skills for Young Single Adults

2018 I served on a committee that provided a new years eve party. We spent 6 months planning and preparing for this event. It was held at the Egyptian theater in Ogden, Utah.

Leadership

I was in charge of a service activity that ranged from Ogden to Salt Lake City. We had different locations throughout the region where socks were donated for local homeless shelters. We ended up gathering over 7,000 pairs of socks that were distributed throughout the different homeless shelters. We prepared a variety show that was broadcast before we began the event.

Shadowing

I have had the opportunity to shadow both Dayne Jensen, and Darin Knudson. Both have given me great opportunities to learn and explore their own specific disciplines. I am grateful for their mentorship. Dayne is a Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. I have enjoyed watching the skill and knowledge that is involved. Working at a pediatric office it has bee fun to shadow Darin and gain grasp of the many procedures that are involved in general dentistry.

Additional Information
  • Served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand
  • Eagle Scout
  • Work well with others
  • Friendly, happy disposition
  • Self-starter

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School Attended
  • LDS Business College
  • University Of Utah
  • Weber State University
  • Layton High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Behavior Technician
  • Tax recepionist
  • Office Assistant
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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