Dental Assistant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Trustworthy team player seeking entry-level dental/dentist opportunities to expand talents while contributing with solid time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to create captivating experiences for customers to assist with company growth. Adaptable and driven Entry-level all around professional with excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities. Eager to build solid career foundation while being an integral part of your team.

  • Dental staff support
  • Restorative procedures
  • Exam room setups
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Treatment room setup
  • Patient counseling
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Patient schedule management
  • Periodontics
  • Chairside Assistance
  • Taking X-rays
  • Multitasking
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Oral Healthcare
  • Medical records management
  • Knowledgeable in Dentrix/Dentrix Ascend
  • Four-handed procedures
  • Knowledgeable in Excel, Word
  • Can quickly gather information online and compel into one document
  • Understands the need of co-workers
  • Can work under pressure
  • Knowledgeable in grout maintenance and tile solutions
  • Detailed in work
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2023 High School Diploma | Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL GPA:
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member
09/2019 to Current Dental Assistant Emblem Health | Staten Island, NY,
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care through by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, recommended diet, flossing methods, brushing techniques and dry-socket relief to 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, root canal procedures and more.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, sanitizing and disinfecting operatory and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed the proper materials within sufficient use to support dentists during procedures.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and took preliminary impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Gathered, entered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment to preserve all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by educating the patient of possible risks/injuries, informing the patient of co-pays, informing patient about anesthetic methods and after-care procedures.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods such as bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained a multitude return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Supported the dentist(s) with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • 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.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using Dentrix/Dentrix Ascend based on provider availability.
05/2019 to 09/2020 Tile, Grout Cleaning Ufg Insurance | Springfield, MO,
  • Scrubbed kitchens and bathrooms, removing soap scum, mold and excess dirt from sinks, toilet seats, shower area, and dining surfaces.
  • Performed and documented routine inspection and maintenance activities to meet client expectations.
  • Followed proper handling procedures for chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floor and fixtures and maintain safe environment.
  • Stripped, sealed, finished and polished floors to maintain appearance and remove scratches.
  • Applied grout between joints and smoothed every line to achieve clean finish.
  • Followed specific project requirements when preparing mixtures such as grout and cleaning solutions.
  • Completed installations by applying agents such as caulk and sealants.
  • Removed damaged materials and prepared surfaces for optimal installations.
08/2015 to 07/2019 Underwriting Intern Old Republic Professional | City, STATE,
  • Drafted loss control support documents by conducting online and financial research and delivering it to the Underwriters.
  • Inspected financial statements, credit information and title data to help complete underwriting process.
  • Organized/pulled out files containing customer claims
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Saint Xavier University

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Tile, Grout Cleaning
  • Underwriting Intern


  • High School Diploma

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