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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

certified Dental Assistant with hands-on experience. Skilled at chairside assisting, sterilization, dental radiography. taking impressions, making temporary crowns, preparing op rooms for patients and dentist, and building relationships with patients. Well-rounded knowledge of dentistry and enthusiasm to bring strong work ethic to excellent dental practice. I am also recently certified with my EDDA certificate. I am very detail oriented and I work with purpose. I am also a very hard working driven individual who has an open mind to learning every day. I am still a little fresh with my experience, however I am fully ready to take on my journey to becoming a more successful dental assistant and gaining knowledge and training. I have high ambition and I'm very dependable.

Skills
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Product understanding
  • Persistent
  • Inbound and outbound calls
  • Performance-driven
  • Mathematics proficiency
  • Excellent negotiating tactics
  • Goal-oriented
  • Relationship building
  • Internet savvy
  • Customer relationships
  • Treatment room setup
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Restorative procedures
  • Patient schedule management
  • Exam room setups
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Multitasking
  • Patient education
  • Four-handed procedures
  • Knowledgeable in Dexis
  • Dentrix proficiency
Experience
01/2020 to Current Dental Assistant Saratoga Medical Center | New York, NY,
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, flossing methods, and brushing techniques.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns,
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using Dentrix.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including RCT BUC, Restorative and Oral Surgery, Sedative Fillings, SRP and Perio Maintenance.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
08/2019 to 09/2019 Dental Assistant Scrub Technician Tti, Inc. | Boston, MA,
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, flossing methods, brushing techniques.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, and seating permanent crowns.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Entered patient data into dental records systems, and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including Limited Exams, Crown Preps and Seats, Fillings, Surgical Extractions.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
03/2018 to 06/2018 Telemarketing Sales Representative GCS Global Callcenter Solutions | City, STATE,
  • Gave information about available products and services including membership details and purchase advantages.
  • Developed at least 300-400 new leads each day.
  • Broke down objections using friendly, persuasive strategies.
  • Contacted private individuals or businesses by telephone to solicit sales.
  • Provided customers with knowledgeable and timely responses to questions and concerns.
  • Maintained proficiency in revenue and sales.
  • Made 300-400 per day.
  • Maintained and recorded customer information in database.
  • Responded to questions with knowledgeable responses.
  • Utilized scripted sales strategies to converse with customers reached by manual dialing and automatic systems.
  • Made appointments with interested customers according to schedule availability.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2019 to to Certificates | Dental Assisting Assist To Succeed , Pueblo West, CO, GPA:
Expected in 10/2019 to to Certificate EDDA | E.D.D.A. Dental Assisting Pima Medical Institute , Colorado Springs, CO, GPA:
Certifications
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Certified Nitrous Oxide
  • Certified Dental Radiology
  • Certified E.D.D.A.

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School Attended

  • Assist To Succeed
  • Pima Medical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant Scrub Technician
  • Telemarketing Sales Representative

Degrees

  • Certificates
  • Certificate EDDA

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