dental assistant resume example with 10+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, as well as creating concepts individually and with a team to develop a successful outcome. Demonstrating adaptability, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to make critical decisions during difficult challenges. Often complimented for positive energy, strong work ethic, and friendly disposition during 7+ year career in the medical field. Seeking challenging opportunity to virtually exercise problem solving, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Project management
  • Customer service/patient care
  • Creativity and problem solving
  • Organization and time management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making
  • Collaboration
  • Basic Spanish language skills
  • Patient schedule management
  • Multitasking
Education and Training
University Of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford, PA Expected in : Continuing Education in The Dental Field - GPA :

Continuing Education in several fields of study including but not limited to Pathology, Dental Materials, Caries, Endodontics, Smile Design and Treatment Planning, and Preventative Dentistry.

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES Olean, NY Expected in 10/2013 DANB Registration And Certification : Dental Assisting - GPA :
Wellsville High School, Wellsville, NY Wellsville, NY Expected in 06/2009 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Altamed - Dental Assistant
Long Beach, CA, 10/2013 - 07/2020
  • Assisted dentist in surgical and restorative procedures including but not limited to implant placement, bone and gingival grafting, endodontics, the placement of composite fillings (including subgingival), preparation and fixation of crowns and bridges, impacted third molar removal, crown lengthening, sinus lifts, and root amputation.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery, as well as a wide variety of restorative and preventative procedures, providing a sense of security and comfort.
  • Independently constructed and placed composite fillings, including full onlay buildups due to lack of tooth structure or to add durability after endodontic treatment.
  • Created and cemented temporary crowns, seated permanent crowns, affixed orthodontic bands, built bruxism appliances and worked in adjustment of prostetics.
  • Built loyal patient interrelationships in the dental office and retained countless return patients by being attentive and sympathetic to patients' needs, making it a priority to provide them with the best care. Because of this type of service, our practice has saw over 32,000 patients.
  • Responsible for taking inventory and placing all implant related orders, as well as conducting meetings with sales reps.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care, hygiene, dosage of prescribed medication, recommendation of necessary changes to diet, flossing methods, brushing techniques and usage of appliances.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, conducting length of appointments, and working with the dentist to determine method of procedure.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using Eaglesoft, Dexis, and Invivo, while observing all confidentiality to maintain patient privacy.
  • Provided pediatric patients and patients with dental anxiety with encouragement and emotional support.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Sterilized instruments using ultrasonic machine, autoclaves, and cold sterilization solution in order to provide a clean and safe dental office.
  • Defined strategies and created plans to achieve ambitious operational objectives.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate openly and constructively to problem solve efficiently.
Uncle Julio's - Dental Assistant Intern
Durham, NC, 07/2013 - 09/2013
  • Administered and developed x-rays under supervision to assist dentists detect tooth decay and make diagnoses to create treatment plan.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and preparing each operatory.
  • Recorded and discussed medical and dental history with patients and dentists.
  • Developed a great rapport with patients and team that would later prove useful in future career at Wellsville Dental Associates.
The Hon Company - Waitress
Aledo, IL, 11/2010 - 02/2015
  • Increased sales of high margin menu items through effective upselling.
  • Completed customer transactions, reviewed monetary profit, input orders from customers dining in and over the phone, assisted in kitchen duties, including completing orders and clean up, and made food preparations.
  • Coordinated and created charity events and drives through the Pizza Hut company.
  • Earned "Employee of the Month" several times throughout years of employment.
  • Maximized beverage sales by suggesting appropriate food and drink pairings to suit unique customer preferences.
Fashion Bug - Sales Associate
City, STATE, 09/2009 - 02/2010
  • Kept apprised of emerging trends and provided informative customer service to assist in product selection.
  • Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
  • Sold various products by explaining unique features and educating customers on proper application.
  • Collaborated with fellow sales team members to achieve group targets, frequently exceeding quotas.
  • Provided every customer with comprehensive assistance upon entering store through merchandise selection and completion of purchases.
  • Managed difficult situations such as shoplifting while maintaining a good rapport.

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School Attended

  • University Of Pittsburgh - Bradford
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES
  • Wellsville High School, Wellsville, NY

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant Intern
  • Waitress
  • Sales Associate


  • DANB Registration And Certification
  • High School Diploma

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