Dental Assistant Externship resume example with 1+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Motivated DA1 seeking to find a long term position within a thriving Dental office that makes everyone feel like family. Although, my novice, but hands-on experience, lies in foundational knowledge of numerous dental procedures. I look forward to hone my skills, and grow my talents to exceed all expectations. As a Dental Assistant (DA1), I demonstrate a willingness to learn and to apply that of which I have been taught. Additionally, I welcome the opportunities in which I can practice and improve my dexterity and hand-eye coordination because I feel that it is critical to ensuring the safety of patients and the integrity of the Dental profession. I am also well versed in understanding the importance of infection disease control, communication abilities and empathy for not only the patients, but also for my Dentist, my Supervisors, my colleagues, and my surrounding office Staff.

  • Performed delegated tasks unique to individual dental specialties; Sterilized room and prepped equipment and instruments for each procedure
  • Prepared patients for pre- and post-dental procedure; Assembled dental equipment based on procedure specifications
  • Assisted with chair-side duties which include handing the Dentist the proper tools, taking x-rays and operating the suction equipment
  • Assisted with the combination of panoramic, bitewing, and periapical x-rays; Taking impressions
  • Assisted in four handed dentistry; Involved in the operation and adjustment of dental equipment; Performed as 3rd assistant for surgical procedures
  • Expedited the talents and knowledge of Sterilizing and disinfecting dental instruments and equipment, preparing trays of instruments for dental procedures, & assisted with instructing patients on postoperative & general oral health care.
  • Took inventory, stocked all supplies, instruments and medication; Scheduled, organized, and logged dental appointments in Dentrix
  • Maintained compliance with OSHA standards, blood borne pathogen regulations, and sterilization procedures
  • CPR certified by The State of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Dental X-RAY/RAD Certification
  • Infection Control Certification+ BloodBorne Pathogens /HIPAA
  • CPR for the Health Care Provider
  • Dental Office Emergencies
  • Certificate of Course Completion from NC Dental U
  • Health Insurance Probability & Accountability
07/2020 to 08/2020 Dental Assistant *EXTERNSHIP* Signature Retail Services | Traverse City, MI,

Dr.'s Barker, Rhoner & Hunt DMD, PLLC

I was greatful for the opportunity to gain valuable experience, develop my clinical skills under expert supervision, and contribute to an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals through this life-changing cultural and pre-professional externship experience.

01/2020 to Current Retail Merchandising Associate Hunterdon Healthcare | Pennington, NJ,

Responsible for delivering a highly satisfied customer experience demonstrated by engaging and interacting with all customers, embodying customer experience principals and philosophy, and maintaining a clean and organized store environment.

  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of store policies regarding payments, returns and exchanges
  • Cross-trained to work in multiple areas of the store to support the needs of the business
  • Supports and embodies positive store culture through honesty, integrity, and respect
08/2019 to 02/2020 CASHIER Carlie C's IGA | City, STATE,

I realized that providing prompt and friendly customer service is priority #1. Being courteous, compassionate, and cooperative with the Customer, my Supervisors, and my Co-workers, was a critical aspect of maximizing sales and building business for years to come. I enjoyed serving the public as I could communicate in a positive, effective way that resulted in exceptional customer satisfaction.

  • Effectively operated all functions of the cash register, including; Maintained a balanced cash drawer
  • Scanned all merchandise presented by the customer while working together with the Bagger to make sure all items are accounted for
  • Helped other cashiers bag groceries or perform other manager objectives when I did not have any customers
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2020 Diploma | Charles B. Aycock High School, , GPA:
  • Wayne UNC Healthcare Hospital Shadowing
  • Completed coursework: Health Science Honors 1 & 2
  • Honor Roll
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Technical Honor Society Member
Expected in 12/2019 Career & College Promise | Dual Enrollment W/ CB Aycock High School Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC GPA:

The program allowed Qualified high school students to enroll in college courses and earn College credits while still enrolled in high school classes.

Expected in 08/2020 Dental Assisting 1 (DA1) | Dental Assisting NC Dental University, Wake Forest, NC, GPA:


Introduction to Dental Assisting provides an introduction to dentistry; establishes fundamentals of the dental assisting profession; licensure, the dental team, and dental specialties.

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School Attended

  • Charles B. Aycock High School
  • Wayne Community College
  • NC Dental University

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant *EXTERNSHIP*
  • Retail Merchandising Associate


  • Diploma
  • Career & College Promise
  • Dental Assisting 1 (DA1)

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