LiveCareer-Resume

dental assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Friendly Dental Assistant with 23 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.

Skills
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Dental Staff Support
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Customer Service
  • Medical Charting
  • Relationship Building
  • Advising and Educating Patients
Education and Training
South Central Technical College Mankato, MN, Expected in 06/1998 Associate of Applied Science : Dental Assisting - GPA :
Experience
Pacific Medical Centers - Dental Assistant
Lake Oswego, OR, 7/1/00 - Current
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • 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.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Managed use, cleaning, sterilization and storage of instruments according to American Dental Association standards.
  • Attached wiring for braces and advised patient on how to properly and gently brush and floss.
  • Prepared and polished patients' teeth before having braces installed.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Assisted with fitting and adjusting orthodontic appliances and materials like bands, brackets, arch wire and retainers for patients.
  • Educated patients about how to use and care for dental appliances like retainers and braces.
  • Created impressions of patients' teeth and gums used to make retainers and other dental appliances.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and bonding equipment.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, using wax, flossing methods, brushing techniques and food restriction.
Pacific Medical Centers - Dental Assistant
Anaheim, CA, 11/19 - 08/20
  • Attached wiring for braces and advised patient on how to properly and gently brush and floss.
  • Provided chairside assistance by handing Orthodontists instruments during surgeries and procedures.
  • Made impressions of teeth for mouth guards and other oral fixtures.
  • Prepared and polished patients' teeth before having braces installed.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Sterilized instruments, set up instrument trays, and prepared materials for orthodontic procedures.
  • Assisted with fitting and adjusting orthodontic appliances and materials like bands, brackets, arch wires for patients.
  • Educated patients about how to use and care for dental appliances like retainers and braces.
  • Created impressions of patients' teeth and gums used to make retainers and other dental appliances.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Gathered and documented patient medical and dental histories and vital signs.
  • Relayed dentist instructions regarding postoperative care.
  • Updated patient records with new data and treatment information.
Pacific Medical Centers - Dental Assistant
Happy Valley, OR, 11/98 - 5/00
  • Attached wiring for braces and advised patient on how to properly and gently brush and floss.
  • Provided chairside assistance by handing Orthodontists instruments during surgeries and procedures.
  • Made impressions of teeth for mouth guards and other oral fixtures.
  • Prepared and polished patients' teeth before having braces installed.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Sterilized instruments, set up instrument trays, and prepared materials for orthodontic procedures.
  • Assisted with fitting and adjusting orthodontic appliances and materials like bands, brackets, arch wires for patients.
  • Educated patients about how to use and care for dental appliances like retainers and braces.
  • Created impressions of patients' teeth and gums used to make retainers and other dental appliances.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your data is safe with us

Any information uploaded, such as a resume, or input by the user is owned solely by the user, not LiveCareer. For further information, please visit our Terms of Use.

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • South Central Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in:As seen in: