dental assistant resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Skilled Dental Assistant with experience and training necessary to assist with various dental procedures. Hands-on training in dental radiography, chairside assisting and front office administrative duties. Quick learner and successful in building relationships with coworkers and patients. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Enthusiastic Dental assistant, eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of assisting and training in pediatric dental. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the dentistry world.

  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Ordering
  • Dental Radiography
  • Customer Service
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Medical Charting
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Procedure Support
  • Oral Health Assessments
  • Treatment Planning
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Denture Adjustment
  • Appliance Fitting and Adjustment
  • Autoclave Operation
  • Addressing Patient Inquiries
  • Local Anesthetics
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Sealant Application
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Personable Communication
  • Henry Schein Dentrix
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Restorative Materials
Work History
11/2020 to Current Dental Assistant Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. | Waterloo, IA,
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Performed general chair-side duties for pediatric dentistry.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials for dental procedures.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Used Dentrix to document and maintain patient information and health background.
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Taught patients strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting tooth enamel from long-term damage.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns, sealants and frenums.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
03/2020 to 04/2021 Sales Associate Sage Intacct | Beaverton, OR,
  • Provided positive first impressions to welcome existing, new and potential customers.
  • Engaged with customers to effectively build rapport and lasting relationships.
  • Prepared merchandise for sales floor by pricing or tagging.
  • Solved customer challenges by offering relevant products and services.
  • Increased sales by offering advice on purchases and promoting additional products.
  • Achieved perfect attendance and on-time record.
  • Maintained records related to sales and inventory availability.
  • Trained and developed new sales team associates in products, selling techniques and company procedures.
  • Tracked stock using company inventory management software.
  • Prepared large cash deposits with zero discrepancies.
09/2018 to 04/2020 Sales Lead Cole Haan | West Palm Beach, FL,
  • Organized store merchandise racks and displays to promote and maintain visually appealing environments.
  • Contributed to design and setup of merchandise displays promoting key products, creating aesthetically pleasing arrangements to attract customer attention.
  • Trained, coached and mentored new sales associates for maximum performance.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to foster client loyalty and satisfaction.
  • Led sales team to exceed quarterly sales goals.
  • Streamlined team sales processes increase productivity and decrease closing time.
Expected in 06/2025 to to Associate of Science | Dental Hygiene Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT GPA:
Expected in 06/2020 to to High School Diploma | Murray High School, Murray, UT, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Murray High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Lead


  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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