dental assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

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.

  • 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
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
  • 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
Delta High School - Delta, CO
Expected in to to
: Certified Nurse Assistant
Technical College Of The Rockies - Delta, CO,
Expected in to to
: Wildland Firefighter Certification

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School Attended

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

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • USDA Enumerator
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • CNA


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