Empathetic dental assistant professional with a record of reassuring and alleviating patient fears. Enthusiastic about dental health and enjoys educating patients about personal dental care, hygiene and preventative techniques. Certified Dental Assistant with over ten years of experienced in direct patient care, routine laboratory functions and patient record , as well as office management. Very organized, motivated and self sufficient. Cleanliness and patient care is my first priority.
Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations. Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies. Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
Coordinated appointment schedules for both the dentist and referring specialist . Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies. Reviewed status of waiting room on a routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in a timely fashion.
Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist. Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. Made preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts. Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. Made preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts. Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries. Expertly filed patients' charts and processed billing and payments. Performed laboratory and radiologic support functions such as preparing materials and models. Proficiently assisted dentist with diagnostic, preventative, general, orthodontic, endodontic, surgical and periodontic procedures. Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories. Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases. Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist. Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay. Administered topical anesthetics and removed sutures and dressings. Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs. Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of disease. Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs. Co-diagnosed ailments with the dentist to develop appropriate periodontal treatment plans. Recommended products and devices for patients' home care. Implemented irrigation and desensitizing procedures or products as adjunctive to periodontal therapy. Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions. Maintained proper graphical and perio charting. Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies. Closely evaluated the position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems. Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment. Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services. Delivered preoperative and postoperative care. Completed all oral sedation procedures and post op care. Implants .
Conducted interviews with potential staff members, trained new employees, and handled conflict within the office .
Worked with numerous dentist within the same office .
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