Dental Assistant Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Reliable and Motivated Dental Assistant that can effectively handle assisting chairside with dental procedures. Able to set up procedures, set up exam rooms, taking dental radiographs, and preparing materials for impressions or restorations. Team-focused with commitment to providing exceptional care to all patients.

  • Treatment Room Cleanup
  • Infection Control Proficiency
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Dental radiography
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Full Mouth Radiographs
  • Oral surgery
  • Patient Intake Procedures
  • Responsible
Penn Foster College Scottsdale, AZ Expected in 01/2020 Medical Billing And Coding : Medical Billing And Coding - GPA :
GED Plymouth Indiana , Expected in 11/2012 GED : - GPA :
X Ray Dental Certification ONLINE , Expected in 05/2021 X RAY CERTIFIED DENTAL : - GPA :
Work History
Baylor Scott & White Health - Dental Assistant
Ennis, TX, 05/2021 - Current
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials, including cement, composites and impression materials.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, ,casts and impressions.
  • 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 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.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images for review by dentist.
  • Helped complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for 15 procedures daily.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo and oral surgery.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
Enloe Medical Center - Mental Health Worker
Chico, CA, 03/2020 - 04/2021
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Worked with family members to develop support networks and multifaceted coping techniques focused on client needs.
  • Utilized techniques to support clients in meeting therapeutic goals.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Helped manage a home for autism.
ISTANLEY - General Laborer Carpenter
City, STATE, 01/2019 - 03/2020
  • Used measuring tools such as gauges and tape measure to identify conforming parts during production.
  • Participated in safety seminars.
  • Transported heavy materials using tugs, hand trucks and pallet jacks throughout work zone.
  • Expanded revenue by effectively prioritizing jobs and processing work orders.
  • Performed thorough quality checks on products and materials to identify any defects.
  • Read work orders or received oral instructions to determine work assignments and equipment and materials needed.

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Penn Foster College
  • GED
  • X Ray Dental Certification
Job Titles Held:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Mental Health Worker
  • General Laborer Carpenter
  • Medical Billing And Coding
  • GED