dental assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Organized with experience in restaurant environments. Effective creator of service structures with thoughtful organization. Efficient trainer in hosting and facilitator of rapid table turnover, boosting volume and increasing sales opportunities. Ready to grow and learn. Always ready to help when needed and constantly showing a positive attitude. Always focused, reliable, and bringing knowledge to the table. Dedicated to always trying and pushing to be the best she can be. Great customer/ phone service and organization skills.

  • Enthusiastic and friendly
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Scheduling and calendar management
  • Always helpful
  • Service standard compliance
  • Excellent teamwork
  • Time management
  • Relationship development
Work History
10/2020 to Current
Dental Assistant Trinity Health Corporation Carnegie, PA,
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, [Type], casts and impressions.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by [Action], clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Helped [Job title]s complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using [Software] while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
08/2020 to Current
Sterilization Dental Assistant Lakeside Pediatric Dentistry City, STATE,
  • Operated and maintained steam autoclaves by using distilled water, checking for leaks and cleaning air traps and water sensors.
  • Sterilized and disinfected dental instruments to prevent growth of bacteria on instruments and surfaces, using American Dental Association protocols.
  • Prepared trays with standard dental instruments to promote quick turnover from one patient to next, including periodontal probes, air water syringes and dental elevators.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by [Action], clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
05/2018 to 08/2020
Hostess/Restaurant Waitress The Dorsey House City, STATE,
  • Asked customers for feedback, solved problems, provided additional items and [Action] throughout meal.
  • Trained incoming staff on restaurant's practices, culture and procedures to maximize job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and promoted top items service to customers, successfully increasing referrals and walk-in business.
  • Maintained order efficiency and accuracy through clear communication with kitchen staff, earning numerous recommendations from satisfied customers.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness, sending back to be washed again when necessary.
  • Scheduled numerous reservations and managed seating arrangements simultaneously in high-traffic restaurant while maintaining calm, professional demeanor.
  • Applied communication and problem-solving skills to resolve customer complaints and promote long-term loyalty.
  • Took reservations by phone and walk-in, keeping scheduling demands and kitchen output in time to avoid overbooking.
  • Governed dining area with natural leadership talents and organizational strategies focused on balancing guest and business needs.
01/2017 to 03/2018
Cook/Front Cashier Wendys City, STATE,
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs to promote loyalty, satisfaction and sales numbers.
  • Approached every question or concern with calm and level-headed approach to successfully address any need.
  • Processed credit card, EBT, and gift certificate payments with electronic computer system.
  • Followed company policies, procedures and practices for accurate recordkeeping and loss prevention.
  • Determined customer requirements and suggested ideal product offerings to meet needs and boost revenue.
  • Assisted customers by answering questions and fulfilling requests.
  • Supported front end procedures to keep items well-stocked to prevent shrinkage.
  • Assisted with purchasing decisions and located merchandise for customers.
Expected in 07/2020
High School Diploma:
Port Huron Northern High School - Port Huron, MI
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Elected Captain of freshman and sophomore volleyball team
  • Awarded a silver metal nationally, for artwork
Expected in
No Degree: Some General Classes
St. Clair Community College - Port Huron, MI,
Additional Information

I love helping and giving back to those in need. I am a kind hearted person and always ready to learn and become greater.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Port Huron Northern High School
  • St. Clair Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Sterilization Dental Assistant
  • Hostess/Restaurant Waitress
  • Cook/Front Cashier


  • High School Diploma
  • No Degree

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