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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Personable and Hard working Dental Assistant with over 10 years of reliable experience working directly with patients to offer superior dental care. Dependable and Organized when documenting patient information chairside, preparing dental instruments for procedures. Expert at helping patients feel at ease by keeping cheerful attitude.

Skills
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Patient schedule management
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Taking X-rays
  • Treatment room setup
  • Exam room setups
  • Patient counseling
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Oral Healthcare
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Multitasking
  • Chairside Assistance
  • Restorative procedures
  • Periodontics
  • Dentrix proficiency
  • Dental staff support
Experience
Dental Assistant, 03/2011 - Current
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Grandview, WA,
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments,and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system, observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage,flossing methods, brushing techniques.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed and materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • 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.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
Dental Assistant, 01/2002 - 09/2008
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Portland, OR,
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, [Action] and [Action] and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by [Action], [Action] and [Action].
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using [Software] and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, [Action], flossing methods, brushing techniques and [Action].
  • Built loyal patient following and retained [Number] return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients and [Action].
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed [Type], [Type] and [Type] materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details, [Action] and [Action].
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and [Type] equipment.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using [Software].
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Supported [Job title]s with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
General Dentist, 02/2001 - 09/2002
Community Dental Care Maplewood, MN,
  • Treated, supported and cared for patients per day on average by efficiently focusing on individual patients.
  • Analyzed X-rays and reviewed patients' health backgrounds to devise appropriate treatment course.
  • Prepared patients for procedures by administering medication for pain control.
  • Treated patients on emergency basis to repair tooth.
  • Consulted patients to explain treatment plan details and information about upcoming dental procedures.
  • Followed up with patients after procedures for proper pain management.
  • Performed dental procedures.
  • Taught patients how to properly brush and floss for optimal dental health.
  • Calmly explained procedures, answered questions and administered additional pain relief to help patients feel comfortable.
  • Examined patients' teeth, gums and oral tissue to identify and diagnose conditions.
  • Collected information from patients, parents and guardians about dental care and issues of concern.
  • Educated patients on proper oral hygiene to promote oral health and disease prevention.
  • Designed and fit patients with prosthodontic dental appliances, including dentures, bridges.
Education and Training
DDM: DENTISTRY, Expected in 03/2000
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DE OCAMPO MEMORIAL COLLEGE - MANILA, PHILIPPINES,
GPA:
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Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And Science , Expected in 03/1996
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DE OCAMPO MEMORIAL COLLEGE - MANILA, PHILIPPINES,
GPA:
Status -
DENTAL TECHNICIAN: DENTAL TECHNOLOGY, Expected in 03/1994
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CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY (CEU) - MANILA, PHILIPPINES,
GPA:
Status -

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School Attended

  • DE OCAMPO MEMORIAL COLLEGE
  • DE OCAMPO MEMORIAL COLLEGE
  • CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY (CEU)

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • General Dentist

Degrees

  • DDM
  • Associate of Arts
  • DENTAL TECHNICIAN

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