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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Highly-motivated student and employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Skills
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Relationship Building
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Supply Ordering
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Emergency Response
Experience
Dental Assistant, 03/2022 - 12/2022
Community Care, Inc Saint Francis, WI,
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
Lead Dental Assistant, 02/2019 - 02/2020
Department Of Veterans Affairs Queens, NY,
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • 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.
Dental Assistant, 02/2015 - 01/2020
Community Care, Inc Mequon, WI,
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
Customer Service Representative, 08/2017 - 11/2019
Overhead Door Corporation Albuquerque, NM,
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Answered incoming calls and emails, providing frontline customer support or assistance with product and service transactions.
  • Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and effectively diffused tense situations.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills in resolving product and consumer complaints.
  • Collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Delivered high level of customer service to patrons using active listening and engagement skills.
  • Worked closely with front-end staff to assist customers.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Answered product questions with up-to-date knowledge of sales and store promotions.
  • Helped with purchases and signed customers up for rewards program.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 05/2024
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Illinois Central College - Peoria, IL,
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Certificate: Esthetics , Expected in 12/2022
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Tricoci University of Beauty Culture - Peoria, IL
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Certificate: Certified Nursing Assistant, Expected in 08/2022
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Illinois Central College - Peoria, IL,
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High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2014
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Richwoods High School - Peoria, IL,
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Certifications
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • CPR certified
  • Esthetic certified
  • COVID-19 Training certificate
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School Attended

  • Illinois Central College
  • Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
  • Illinois Central College
  • Richwoods High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate
  • Certificate
  • High School Diploma

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