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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

Driven Dental Assistant with 15 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.

Skills
  • Restorative procedures
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Treatment room setup
  • Exam room setups
  • Patient schedule management
  • Patient counseling
  • Dental staff support
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Taking X-rays
  • Multitasking
  • Medical records management
  • Patient records gathering
  • MS Office
  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Team building
  • Inventory management
  • Customer service
Experience
11/2007 to Current
Dental Assistant Trinity Health Corporation Hickory Hill, IL,
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • 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.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • 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.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • 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.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Supported Dentist's with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures
10/1998 to 03/2009
Store Manager Five Below, Inc. Dedham, MA,
  • Leveraged ERP software to coordinate and enhance inventory delivery.
  • Maintained current accounts and deposited funds to keep on-site cash low.
  • Hired, trained, evaluated performance and enforced disciplinary actions for [Number] associates.
  • Improved store status from market worst to best by implementing process improvements and identifying performance gaps for corrective action.
  • Generated repeat business by responding to customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Translated marketing information into strategic plans for establishment.
  • Oversaw company merger to drive seamless transition and integration of operations.
  • Oversaw POS operations and cash management to reduce errors.
  • Shared product knowledge with customers and offered personal recommendations to boost upselling and cross-selling goals.
  • Secured store perimeter and enforced safety procedures to minimize losses and protect assets.
  • Trained employees on store security, monetary procedures and customer service expectations.
  • Delegated work to employees based on shift requirements, individual strengths and unique training.
  • Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.
  • Developed and optimized store schedules to meet expected coverage demands and maintain optimal service levels.
  • Strengthened work flow productivity by hiring, managing and developing top talent.
03/2005 to 11/2007
Dental Assistant Trinity Health Corporation Hilliard, OH,
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • 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.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • 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.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
11/2003 to 05/2006
Lead Sales Associate W.S. Badcock Corporation Clarksville, TN,
  • Monitored performance of sales team and implemented improved methods where needed.
  • Delivered quality customer service while cultivating client satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Processed payments and returned receipts, cash, coin and payment cards to customers.
  • Coached other employees in effective customer service and successful selling techniques.
  • Trained newly hired employees by explaining job responsibilities and overseeing task prioritization.
  • Researched items at other locations to find products requested by shoppers.
  • Marketed brand and products to drive revenue growth.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1994
High School Diploma:
Agawam High School - Agawam, MA
GPA:
Expected in
: Dental Assisting
New England Dental Assistant School Inc. - Worcester, MA,
GPA:
Expected in
: Dental Assisting
STCC - Springfield, MA,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Agawam High School
  • New England Dental Assistant School Inc.
  • STCC

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Store Manager
  • Dental Assistant
  • Lead Sales Associate

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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