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dental assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Patient-oriented Dental Assistant bringing over 34 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. Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 34 years of expertise assisting with all areas of dental treatment. Committed to supporting administrative duties such as charting, records management and appointment setting while supporting dentists. Talented at closely monitoring patients during procedures to quickly address issues with pain or discomfort.

Skills
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Treatment Room Setup
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Exam Room Setups
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Dental Radiography
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Supply Ordering
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Inventory Management
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Procedure Support
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Treatment Planning
  • Taking Medical and Dental Histories
  • Knowledgeable in Open Dental
  • Four-Handed Procedures
  • Chairside Assistance
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Patient Records Gathering
Education and Training
Northern Kentucky Health And Occupation Center Crestview Hills, Ky, Expected in 06/1988 Dental Assisting : Dental Assisting - GPA :
Campell County High School Alexandria, KY, Expected in 06/1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • CPR certified by American Heart Association
  • Radiology License
Experience
Western Dental - Dental Assistant
Maywood, CA, 09/2017 - 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.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • 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.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
Western Dental - Dental Assistant
Mesa, AZ, 08/1998 - 09/2017
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • 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 fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
Western Dental - Dental Assistant
Montebello, CA, 06/1997 - 08/1998
  • 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.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • 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 patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.

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School Attended

  • Northern Kentucky Health And Occupation Center
  • Campell County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Dental Assisting
  • High School Diploma

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