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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Driven Dental Assistant with 7 years of success in building relationships with patients and colleagues. Expert in all areas of dentistry assistance and skilled at anticipating dentists' and patients' needs. Attentive, prepared and proactive when working closely with various dental team staff to deliver top-notch services. Outgoing Dental Assistant Intern with experience supporting dental office staff and boosting customer service ratings by offering high level of service to all individuals. Confident individual experienced in sterilization procedures, and patient education. Upbeat in high-pressure situations to promote positive work environment and customer satisfaction. Dependable Dental Assistant offering 7 years of experience caring for patients' dental needs. Expertise in assisting dental hygienists, dentists and dental surgeons by prepping exam rooms. Well versed in infection control procedures and patient education. Certified Dental Assistant with hands-on experience. Skilled at chairside assisting, dental radiography and building relationships with patients. Well-rounded knowledge of dentistry and enthusiasm to bring strong work ethic to excellent dental practice.

Skills
  • Taking X-rays
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Dental staff support
  • Restorative procedures
  • Exam room setups
  • Patient schedule management
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Treatment room setup
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Oral Healthcare
  • Knowledgeable in Eagle soft and Dentrix
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Patient counseling
  • Chairside assistance
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Multitasking
  • Patient records gathering
Education and Training
Afton High School Afton, OK Expected in 05/2006 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Certifications
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Licensed Dental Assistant - 7
  • Registered Dental Assistant in State of Oklahoma Board of Dentistry
Experience
Unc Health Care Systems - Dental Assistant
Knightdale, NC, 12/2019 - 10/2020
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including implants, bone graft and extraction.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients.
Unc Health Care Systems - Dental Assistant
Kinston, NC, 06/2019 - 09/2019
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, flossing methods, brushing techniques.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including restorative, extractions and endo.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist 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.
University Of Florida Health - Dental Assistant
Saint Marys, GA, 09/2014 - 06/2019
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • 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.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
Accomplishments
  • Wrote dental hygiene and post-surgical oral care instructions for patients.
  • Recommended and initiated improved procedures to streamline exam room turnover.
  • Trained dental assistants during internships and externships.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.

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School Attended

  • Afton High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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