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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Patient-focused Dental Assistant offering 28 years of experience in providing dentistry support in rapidly growing dental offices. Skilled in preparing patients for examinations and providing chairside assistance during routine and complex procedures. Quick to build relationships and successful in easing patients anxiety.

Skills
  • Dental radiography
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Dental impression
  • Treatment Room Cleanup
  • Strong Manual Dexterity
  • Patient Intake Procedures
  • Patient Data Gathering
  • Infection Control Proficiency
  • Dental Staff Assistance
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Patient Relations
  • Electronic Charting
  • Data Confidentiality Measures
  • Proficient in Dentrix
  • Full Mouth Radiographs
  • Critical thinking
Work History
10/2018 to Current Dental Assistant Baylor Scott & White Health | Barton Creek, TX,
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including composites, crown and bridge, oral surgery, dentures, partials, flippers, implants, prophy, new patient exams.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies by taking information, taking xrays, intra oral photos.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, composites, mixing cements, taking alginates impressions, pouring impressions, fabricating whitening trays and giving instructions, fabricating surgical guides for implant placement. Writing up lab rx and preparing impressions to send to lab.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, carivu allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies. Monitor nitrous and oxygen and order if needed.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing instruments.
  • Autoclave maintenance, spore tests on autoclave, handpiece maintenance, run cleaner through lines, change traps in ops, main trap, water testing, xray test on sensors
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions
09/2017 to 10/2018 Dental Assistant Baylor Scott & White Health | Brenham, TX,
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, composites and alloys, casts and impressions.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Scheduled appointments for existing customers, confirmed appts
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Dentrix while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
10/2016 to 08/2018 Dental Assistant Baylor Scott & White Health | Pflugerville, 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.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies by taking xrays, intra oral photos
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, composites, casts and impressions, fabricating temp crowns
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
07/1997 to 12/2014 Dental Assistant Baylor Scott & White Health | Denton, 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.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies by taking xrays.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, composites, alloys, casts and impressions.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions
Education
Expected in 01/1993 | Dental Assisting Medix, Towson, MD, GPA:
Expected in 06/1985 High School Diploma | Kenwood Sr High School, Baltimore, MD, GPA:
Certifications
  • RDA - Registered Dental Assistant, CPR certified, Nitrous certified

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School Attended
  • Medix
  • Kenwood Sr High School
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  • Dental Assistant
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  • Dental Assistant
Degrees
  • High School Diploma

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