Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Resourceful, precise and enthusiastic Dental Assistant with 1 year of expertise using teamwork and communication to drive outstanding patient care. Efficient when prepping exam rooms and sterilizing tools and equipment using standard infection control procedures.

Dedicated to enhancing patient relationships by applying excellent communication skills, effective problem-solving abilities and attention to detail. In-depth knowledge of preparing patients and tools for various dental procedures, including composite, crowns, extractions and space maintainers procedures. Offering hands-on expertise in sustaining patient comfort.

Eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in every new journey that comes my way .

  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Patient Relations
  • Data Confidentiality Measures
  • Full Mouth Radiographs
  • Computer skills
  • Treatment Room Cleanup
  • Strong Manual Dexterity
  • Patient Data Gathering
  • Dental radiography
  • Team collaboration
  • Electronic Charting
  • Insurance billing
  • Equipment sterilization
Work History
05/2019 to Current Dental Assistant Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic | Yakima, WA,
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by laying them back, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images for review by dentist.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • Took dental/ cavity detecting images following strict patient protection rules by applying lead aprons.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel strength and minimize cavity risk.
  • 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, including how to protect dental work and boost healing
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using DentalVision while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, impressions, placed/cemented space maintainers
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Captured/prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials, including cement, composites and impression materials.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
07/2018 to 03/2019 Interpreter Osf Healthcare | Oak Lawn, IL,
  • Attended over-the-phone meetings to provide accurate consecutive translations of conversations between members.
  • Conferred with subject matter experts to establish precise understanding of specialized concepts.
  • Facilitated communication between law enforcement personnel and individuals involved in crimes such as witnesses, persons of interest and suspects.
  • Maintained message content, tone and emotion as closely as possible.
  • Consulted specialized dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to identify closest equivalents for nuanced terminology, words and phrases.
  • Attended training programs to improve professional knowledge and interpretation skills.
  • Provided cultural input to speakers to help parties who did not speak similar languages communicate with and understand one another.
  • Provided oral interpretations for clients during special events, successfully maintaining pace with native speakers to deliver real-time comprehension.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Actively listened to customers, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to all customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Delivered exceptional level of service to each customer by listening to concerns and answering questions.
01/2014 to 12/2017 House/construction Cleaner Family Company | City, STATE,
  • Learned how to complete demolition, painting and general cleaning with minimal supervision, contributing to successful completion of each house remodeled.
  • Efficiently cleaned/maintained safety at job sites by removing debris, wearing proper PPE and following orders
  • Prepared and cleaned surfaces for rebuilding purposes by removing damaged tiles, bricks and mortar.
  • Demonstrated safe and proper operations of hammers and high pressured equipment to prevent harm to team members or equipment.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Conducted research, gathered information from multiple sources and presented results.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
Expected in 05/2016 High School Diploma | Basic Studies Lanier High School , Buford, GA, GPA:
  • Certified dental assistant, dentistry for children - certified for application of sealants and fluoride

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