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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Dedicated dental assistant supports dentist and patient requirements. Skillful supply organization, hygiene promotion and sealant applications. Highly organized and attentive to individual needs. Positive, upbeat and professional in all interactions.

Skills
  • Dentrix proficiency
  • Treatment room setup
  • Restorative procedures
  • Taking X-rays
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Exam room setups
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Knowledgeable in Dentrix
  • Chairside assistance
  • Oral Healthcare
Experience
08/2020 to Current
Dental Assistant Mhm Services, Inc. Chillicothe, MO,
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Created dental x-rays using digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients and giving literature on procedures.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by taking blood pressure, set up procedure and giving post operatory instructions.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, adjusting dentures and placing build ups.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained many return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, placing a napkin, placing topical anesthetic and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed amalgam, IRM and alginate materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using Dentrix and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication administration, flossing methods, brushing techniques and swishing with water in between snacks and meals.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using Dentrix.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • 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.
  • Created bitewing, and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including fillings, root canals, crown preparations, and extractions.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • 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 maintained equipment.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Supported both doctors with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
06/2020 to Current
USDA Enumerator Viejas Enterprises Alpine, CA,
  • Addressed non-responsive initial interviews by informing census interviewees on importance of rights of participation.
  • Returned to houses to obtain additional information or resolve survey issues, politely expressing appreciation for cooperation.
  • Located and approached households and requested participation in census interview, thoroughly explaining process and purpose.
  • Contacted assigned citizens through mail, email or phone to obtain and correct census data.
  • Promoted census significance and rights of participation to prospective interviewees through follow-up calls or in-person visits to address non-responsive initial interview.
  • Studied maps of assigned areas to plan efficient routes, reaching over community households per day.
  • Explained survey functions and objectives.
  • Generated accurate and complete reports and case summaries and compiled work records, including required statistics.
  • Checked all contact information from research subjects for accuracy and implemented it into the company's computer system.
  • Focused and observant of individuals' verbal and non-verbal communication cues such as tone, inflection and body language.
  • Interacted sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational, sexual, gender and religious orientations and backgrounds.
05/2020 to Current
Wildland Firefighter Human Good Los Altos, CA,
  • Operated pumps connected to high-pressure hoses.
  • Extinguished flames and embers to suppress fires using shovels and engine- or hand-driven water or chemical pumps.
  • Attended trainings to maintain wealth of knowledge in firefighting techniques and suppression methods, enabling quick decision making during actual emergencies.
  • Laid hose lines and operated nozzles, pumps, hydrants and fire extinguishers.
  • Trained continuously to maintain required physical fitness for demanding work.
  • Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance of fire department property.
  • Examined and assessed hoses by laying out and checking connections to fire hydrants for effective fire suppression.
  • Rehabilitated fire hoses, portable water tanks and other equipment.
  • Performed fire suppression and fire prevention duties to protect life and property.
  • Minimized devastating wildfires, employing hand tools, dozers and air drops for containment operations.
06/2013 to 08/2016
CNA VOA City, STATE,
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Documented activities and recorded information in EMR system.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
GED:
Delta High School - Delta, CO
GPA:
Expected in to to
: Certified Nurse Assistant
Technical College Of The Rockies - Delta, CO,
GPA:
Expected in to to
: Wildland Firefighter Certification
NMCG - USA.gov,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Delta High School
  • Technical College Of The Rockies
  • NMCG

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • USDA Enumerator
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • CNA

Degrees

  • GED
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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