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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Dependable Dental Assistant actively seeking a Dental Assistant position in Pittsburg KS. Experience meeting with clients and discussing dental needs and expectations. Over a twelve year background assisting.

Skills
  • Dental pulp assessment
  • Patient dental histories
  • Dental malocclusions
  • Dental impressions
  • Dental insurance expertise
  • Dental procedure knowledge
  • Dental procedures
  • Dental materials conservation
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Dental hygiene
  • Dental terminology knowledge
  • Fully Expanded Dental Assisting
  • Knowledge of dental terminology
  • Dental x-rays expertise
  • Placing crowns
  • Educating consumers
Experience
Dental Assistant , 08/2018 to 05/2020
Department Of Health And Human ServicesSyria, VA,

Performed basic clerical duties such as appointment setting and replying to emails.

  • Entered patient data into dental records system using Dentrix 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.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Discussed patient needs and expectations.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Assisted dentist in day-to-day operations.
  • Broke down and set up equipment and sanitized various dental tools.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • 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.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, flossing methods, brushing techniques.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Supported Dr. with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using Dentrix
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
Dental Assistant, 06/2009 to 08/2018
Department Of Health And Human ServicesTaos, NM,

Built loyal patient following and retained twelve years return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.

  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, flossing methods, brushing techniques
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
Dental Lab Technician, 05/2007 to 06/2009
Veterans Health AdministrationAdrian, MI,
  • Used articulators and micrometers to check conformance of appliances and occlusion accuracy.
  • Modeled patient mouth to produce accurate fits by using dental impression plaster and molds.
  • Evaluated model functionality with use of bite-mimicking apparatus, adjusting devices to optimize performance.
  • Created artificial teeth by bonding porcelain to metal, producing attractive and durable dental work.
  • Created models of patients' mouth by pouring plaster into dental impressions and allowing plaster to set.
  • Created implants using waxes, ceramics and metals.
  • Matched appearance of natural teeth by applying stains and glazes to restorations.
  • Polished finished work to smooth rough edges and provide ideal fit.
  • Cleaned and disinfected equipment using appropriate techniques to avoid contamination.
  • Cleaned work area daily to maintain neat and organized environment.
  • Corrected and restored natural teeth by creating removable or permanent appliances.
  • Marked impressions with case numbers for easy patient identification.
  • Melted metals or mixed plasters, acrylic and porcelain to pour into molds, creating dental apparatuses and prosthetics.
  • Fabricated, altered and repaired dental devices such as dentures, bridges, inlays and crowns.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: , Expected in 05/2006
Brown Mackie College - Lenexa, KS
GPA:

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School Attended
  • Brown Mackie College
Job Titles Held:
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Lab Technician
Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science

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