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

Energetic employee who can provide efficient, organized and friendly secretarial support. Skilled at managing inventory and supplies, handling phone duties and correspondence scheduling. Specializes at creating a friendly and receptive office environment.

Skills
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Project organization
  • Team building
  • Planning and coordination
  • Customer service
  • Relationship development
  • Communications
  • First Aid/CPR
Experience
Dental Assistant, 05/2011 to Current
Northwell HealthShirley, NY,
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using [Software] 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.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed [Type], [Type] and [Type] materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients and [Action].
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and [Type] equipment.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details, [Action] and [Action].
  • 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.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
Waitress, 04/2008 to 09/2010
Hilton WorldwideRockville Centre, NY,
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
  • Served plated dinners, buffet-style dinners and passed hors d'oeuvres for parties.
  • Increased sales of high margin menu items through effective upselling.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts to boost performance of serving staff.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
Dental Assistant, 05/2006 to 09/2010
Northwell HealthSomers, NY,
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed [Type], [Type] and [Type] materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
Waitress, 05/2005 to 04/2010
Hilton WorldwideSan Luis Obispo, CA,
  • Assisted kitchen staff with food counts by determining number of items required for complete service.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and appetizers, entrees, desserts and other menu items.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts to boost performance of serving staff.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2008
Madison County Highschool - Madison, VA
GPA:
: General Studies, Expected in
Germanna Community College - Locust Dale, VA
GPA:

I attended Germanna Community College in hopes to experience the Dental Hygiene program. I completed all pre requisites, and applied. Unfortunately, it is an extremely competitive program where only 7 students are selected each year. I did not get into the program.

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School Attended
  • Madison County Highschool
  • Germanna Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Waitress
  • Dental Assistant
  • Waitress
Degrees
  • High School Diploma

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