dental assistant clinical lead resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Patient-oriented Dental Assistant bringing over 32 years of experience in fast-paced dental practices. Highly skilled in preparing patients for examinations, assisting with chairside procedures and educating patients on oral hygiene and care. Focused on providing top quality customer service.

  • Taking X-Rays
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Dental Staff Support
  • Treatment Room Setup
  • Exam Room Setups
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Supply Ordering
  • Oral Health Assessments
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Patient Schedule
  • Dental Radiography
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Treatment Planning
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Advising Patients
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Procedure Support
  • Taking Medical and Dental Histories
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Inventory Management
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Chairside Assistance
  • Knowledgeable in Open Dental system
  • Four-Handed Procedures
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Oral Healthcare
Education and Training
Mvctc Tri- Village New Madison, Oh, Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
Ivy Tech Anderson, IN, Expected in : Coronal Polishing And Fluoride Placement - GPA :
Danb Online Course Study Online, Expected in : Dental Radiology - GPA :
  • CPR certified - American Red Cross
  • Coronal polishing and fluoride placement - 2020
  • Indiana Dental Radiographer License -2020
  • Ohio Dental Radiographer License - 2022
University Of Minnesota - Dental Assistant -Clinical Lead
Minneapolis, MN, 11/2020 - Current
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and for Orthodontic work and orthodontic retainers and appliances.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Explained dental services to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
Smile Time Kids - Dental Clinic Manager
City, STATE, 11/2020 - Current
  • Strengthened and aligned daily operations with patient needs based on collected feedback and continuous improvement plans.
  • Managed clinical budgets on supplies
  • Oversaw ordering, purchasing and maintenance of clinical equipment.
  • Tracked, organized and counted clinic stock and supplies.
  • Managed routine operations and clinical projects with expert leadership 7 person team.
  • Managed training of staff on areas such as regulatory requirements, computer charting, materials used for our dental procedures. Sterilization procedures.
  • Supervised day-to-day operations of facility, complying with strict corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Employed active listening and interpersonal talents to effectively interact with various individuals, including physicians, patients and fellow employees.
  • Implemented policies and procedures for effective practice management.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Supported entire practice's staff, which boosted efficiency and improved overall process flow.
  • Ordered supplies needed and kept tabs on inventory levels.
  • Complied with OSHA and HIPAA regulations.
  • Sourced qualified employees to provide skilled and adequate coverage for shifts.
  • Mentored and coached interns and newly hired team members on office procedures and computer systems.
  • Cultivated close working relationships with Staff, boosting morale and giving positive encouragement.
Dr. Jack Reynolds DDS. - Dental Assistant/Orthodontic Technician
City, STATE, 05/1990 - 11/2020
  • Attached wiring for braces and advised patient on how to properly and gently brush and floss.
  • Provided chairside assistance by handing Orthodontists instruments during surgeries and procedures.
  • Made impressions of teeth for mouth guards and other oral fixtures.
  • Prepared and polished patients' teeth before having braces installed.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Performed minor orthodontic procedures such as suture removal and rubber dam placement.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Supported dentist with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Gathered and documented patient medical and dental histories and vital signs.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Updated patient records with new data and treatment information.
  • Relayed dentist instructions regarding postoperative care.

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School Attended

  • Mvctc Tri- Village
  • Ivy Tech
  • Danb Online Course Study

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant -Clinical Lead
  • Dental Clinic Manager
  • Dental Assistant/Orthodontic Technician


  • High School Diploma

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