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Jessica Claire
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Summary

DENTAL ASSISTANT with more than 20 years of extensive experience in all phases of dentistry, assisting in the delivery of quality oral health care as a member of private practices and hospital teams. Detail-oriented professional with a proven track record of providing exemplary care to diverse patient populations. Driven, results-oriented individual leveraging strong interpersonal skills and advanced procedural experience to train and mentor future dental assistants while driving positive results for patients of all ages. Resourceful using teamwork and communication to drive outstanding patient care. Efficient when prepping exam rooms using standard infection control procedures.

Skills
  • Infection control
  • Dental radiography
  • Oral surgery
  • Electronic Charting
  • Full Mouth Radiographs
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • Dental impression
  • Patient Intake Procedures
  • Dental Staff Assistance
  • BLS
Experience
Dental Assistant, 03/2022 to Current
Res-Care, Inc.Chattanooga, TN,
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties: endodontics, oral surgery, Implant placements, bone restorations, prosthodontics and crown & bridge.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Assisted dentist with paperwork protocol for both routine and less common procedures.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment and setting up x-ray machines.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for various of procedures daily.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules, applying lead aprons.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, stone, casts and impressions.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials for dental procedures.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Used Dentrix to document and maintain patient information and health background.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • 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 and best practices for protecting dental work and boosting healing process.
Dental Assistant, 03/2020 to 04/2021
Res-Care, Inc.Fenton, MI,
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties: endodontics, oral surgery, restorative,crown & bridge and prosthodontics.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials for dental procedures.
  • Assisted dentist with paperwork protocol for both routine and less common procedures.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules, applying lead aprons.
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • Booked patient appointments and managed treatment details using industry-standard registration software.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Used [Dentrix Software] to document and maintain patient information and health background.
Dental Assistant, 03/2018 to 06/2019
Res-Care, Inc.Flint, MI,
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties: endodontics, oral surgery,restorative,crown & bridge and prosthodontics.
  • Provide translation services for spanish speaking patients as needed.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment and setting up x-ray machines.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Booked patient appointments and managed treatment details using industry-standard registration software.
  • Scheduled appointments, prepared bills and received payment for dental services by completing insurance forms, verifying insurance information and maintaining records.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for various daily procedures.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules, applying lead aprons.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, diagnostics, casts and impressions.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
Dental Assistant, 08/2016 to 02/2018
Res-Care, Inc.Fresno, CA,

As a Pediatric Dental Assistant working closely with first, second, and third year resident doctors and senior attending dentists performed all phases of dentistry including fluoride treatments, restorations, Sealants, extractions, pulpotomy, prophylaxis, alginate impressions for space maintainers, dental charting and assisting in the sterilization department.

  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Performed four and six handed dentistry.
  • Weighing patients in preparation for sedation and setting up papoose.
    Working with difficult and special needs patients.
  • Providing translation services for spanish speaking patients as needed.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment and setting up x-ray machines.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for various daily procedures.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules, applying lead aprons.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, stone, casts and impressions.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Taught patients strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting tooth enamel from long-term damage.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials for dental procedures.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Used dentrix to document and maintain patient information and health background.
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
Education and Training
Certification in Spanish: , Expected in 08/2008 to University of Detroit Mercy - Detroit, MI,
GPA:

Dean's Award, 2008

  • Dean's List 2007
Associate of Science: Dental Assisting, Expected in 11/1987 to Michigan Paraprofessional Training Institute - Oak Park,MI,
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Acquired extensive experience with implant placement and restorations, crowns and bridges, endodontic treatment, pedodontics and dental prophylaxis, and dental and periodontal charting throughout tenure
  • Participated in four-handed and six-handed dentistry concepts, assisting dentists with specialty procedures such as oral surgery, prosthodontics, implant placements, and restorations
  • Oversaw training and teaching of intern students from Everest College, Wayne County Community College, and other dental assistant training programs during tenure at the School of Dentistry at University of Detroit Mercy
  • Successfully anticipated the needs of surgeons and specialists at different stages of treatment, assisting with preliminary impressions, wax and gypsum manipulation, diagnostic casting, and other processes
  • Developed and processed dental radiographs, and other imaging procedures throughout tenure, ensuring accuracy.

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School Attended

  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Michigan Paraprofessional Training Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Certification in Spanish
  • Associate of Science

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