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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Friendly Dental Assistant with 30 years of success building strong relationships with patients and providing quality support during dental procedures. Knowledgeable and experienced in dental procedures. Works well with all personality types when interacting with patients and staff. Friendly Dental Assistant with 30 years of success building strong relationships with patients and providing quality support during dental procedures. Knowledgeable and experienced in dental procedures. Works well with all personality types when interacting with patients and staff. Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 30 years of expertise assisting with all areas of dental treatment. Committed to supporting administrative duties such as charting, records management and appointment setting while supporting dentists. Talented at closely monitoring patients during procedures to quickly address issues with pain or discomfort. Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 30 years of expertise assisting with all areas of dental treatment. Committed to supporting administrative duties such as charting, records management and appointment setting while supporting dentists. Talented at closely monitoring patients during procedures to quickly address issues with pain or discomfort. Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 30 years of expertise assisting with all areas of dental treatment. Committed to supporting administrative duties such as charting, records management and appointment setting while supporting dentists. Talented at closely monitoring patients during procedures to quickly address issues with pain or discomfort.

Skills
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dentrix Proficiency
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Treatment Room Setup
  • Dental Staff Support
  • Exam Room Setups
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Dental Radiography
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Supply Ordering
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Oral Health Assessments
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Procedure Support
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Advising Patients
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Occlusal Registrations
  • Office Management
Experience
06/2006 to 03/2020
Dental Assistant Akron Children's Hospital North Canton, OH,
  • 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.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
07/1987 to 03/2003
Dental Assistant Akron Children's Hospital Warren, OH,
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
04/1984 to 07/1987
Dental Assistant Akron Children's Hospital New Philadelphia, OH,
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1984 to to
Associate of Science: Dental Assisting
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Teaneck, NJ
GPA:
Expected in 09/1982 to to
Associate of Arts:
Bergen Community College - Paramus, NJ
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Bergen Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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