Dental Assistant resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Resourceful Dental Assistant with 6 years expertise, seeking to bring passion for
teamwork and patient care to growing dental practice. Technical proficiency in
taking dental radiographs, prepping exam rooms, cleaning and sterilizing tools
and equipment using standard infection control procedures and educating
patients on dental hygiene. Prepared to transition to challenging assisting role
with practice specializing in major restorations and oral surgery. I am willing to
help in any capacity from scheduling appointments and filing records to charting
conditions of tooth decay and maintaining dental equipment. Communicative
individual known for inputting patient data with accuracy and maintaining
confidentiality. Highly adaptable with great problem solving skills. Friendly
individual with experience taking dental impressions. Skilled in placing pits and
fissure sealants, polishing teeth and administering fluoride treatments.
Experienced with patients of all ages.Certified Dental Assistant with hands-on experience. Skilled at chairside assisting, building relationships with patients. Well-rounded knowledge of dentistry and enthusiasm to bring strong work ethic to excellent dental practice.

  • Patient schedule management
  • Treatment room setup
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Dental staff support
  • Dental radiography
  • Proficient in Dentrix
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Electronic charting
  • Patient data gathering
  • 4 handed dentistry
  • Knowledgeable in implants
  • procedures, extractions,
  • endodontics, bleaching, sealants.
  • Bilingual in Vietnamese
  • Inventory management
  • Infection control proficiency
  • Oral surgery
  • Patient relations
  • Dental staff assistance
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Strong manual dexterity
  • Make temporary crown.
  • Kid friendly.
Dental Assistant, 11/2019 - Current
Sun River Health Jamaica, NY,
  • 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 traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records,ze data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • 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.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • 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.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Schedule next appointment for patient, friendly with patient mostly kids and elder.
  • Call to make appoinment for patient with another dentist office if need to referral.
  • Made dental impressions used in diagnostics, opposing models, and study
  • Helped dentists restore teeth using permanent or temporary fillings.
  • Assisted the dentist, hygienist and other personnel by passing the
    appropriate tools and obtaining the supplies needed for procedures.
  • Assist in Oral surgery procedures including wistom teeth removal.
  • Assist in Gingivectomy, bone graft and implants.
  • Assist in making temporary crowns from scratch (block temp) from a mold
Housekeeper, 01/2019 - 11/2019
Landmark Hospitals Athens, GA,
  • Maintained and organized cleaning supplies stock.
  • Dusted ceiling air conditioning diffusers and ventilation systems to improve airflow.
  • Emptied wastebaskets and disposed of soiled linens in guest rooms to reduce spread of germs and enhance freshness.
  • Removed finger marks and smudges from doors, frames and glass partitions to enhance shine.
  • Moved beds, sofas and small furniture to wipe down baseboards and remove dust and dirt from hard-to-reach areas.
Dental Assistant, 08/2015 - 09/2018
Sun River Health Nyack, NY,
  • • Input patient data using Dentrix with high level of accuracy. Collect patient information: health histories, record from prior visits and report to dentists. Answer phone calls and schedule/confirm office appointments and surgeries. Administer anesthetics and desensitizing agents.
  • • Greet and provide patient information about dental hygiene, (pre-) post- surgical care, and fill out intake and consent forms. Guide patients to position and prepare prior procedures including placing napkleen disposable bibs and patients safety devices. Prepare the rooms for patient treatment.
  • • Assist dentists, hygienist and other personnel by passing the appropriate tools and obtaining the supplies that needed for procedures. Assist in oral surgery procedures include wisdom teeth removal, gingivectomy, bone graft and implants, making temporary crowns from scratch (block temp) from a mold. Restore teeth using permanent/temporary fillings, clean and sanitize dental tools/ equipment. Clean stains, calcareous deposits and accretions from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
  • • Organize dental rooms and restock essential supplies. Multitasking, fast-paced working environment: set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examination and procedures.
  • • Make dental impressions by using diagnostics, opposing models and study casts. Design dental report card that explain the dental health status and treatment plans. Formulate treatment plans with restorative dentists and orthodontists (change wire, elastic.)
  • • Take patient X-rays, intra-oral photos, dental radiographs following strict patient protection rules. Assist the patients to the viewer light box for dentist to assess. Instruct patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques. Take impressions for retainers and appliances.
  • Develop and implement individual dental care plans for patients. Regularly solicit patient feedback to improve customer comfort and satisfaction.
Operator, 03/2013 - 08/2015
Oklahoma Heart Hospital Midwest City, OK,
  • Inspected finished products to verify conformity to quality standards.
  • Produced quality products by palletizing, packaging and assembling finished items.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Dental Assisting, Expected in 09/2016
Bunker Hill Community College - Charlestown, MA

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  • Bunker Hill Community College

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