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

Personable Dental Assistant with 7 years of experience in thriving dental office settings. Well versed in assisting with restorative dentistry and oral surgery. Highly skilled in dental radiography, preparing impressions, sterilization and 4-hand procedure chairside assistance.

Skills
  • Oral surgery
  • Treatment room cleanup
  • Dental staff assistance
  • Chairside assisting
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Infection control proficiency
  • Dental radiography
  • Strong manual dexterity
  • Proficient in Dentrix
  • Electronic Charting
  • Local anesthetic proficiency
Work History
Dental Assistant, 06/2016 - 11/2018
Trinity Health Corporation Fort Wayne, IN,
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel strength and minimize cavity risk.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo and oral surgery.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
Lead Dental Assistant, 01/2016 - 07/2017
Department Of Veterans Affairs Menlo Park, CA,
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Dentrix, while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
Lead Dental Assistant, 04/2015 - 01/2017
Department Of Veterans Affairs Chico, CA,
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
Oral Surgery Assistant, 07/2015 - 10/2015
Charleston Area Medical Center Ronceverte, WV,
  • Prepared surgical area by ensuring that all necessary dental instruments were sterilized and patients were ready.
  • Greeted patients upon arrival to office and helped prepare for surgeries.
  • Educated patients prior to surgery regarding what to expect, how to treat pain and which side effects could occur.
  • Calmed nervous patients by speaking softly, answering questions and providing compassionate care.
  • Assisted dentist with Extractions, and suturing procedures.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
Education
Dental Assisting Certificate: Dental Assisting, Expected in 11/2015
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Everest Institute - Dearborn, MI,
GPA:
Status -
Dental Laboratory Technician Certificate: Dental Laboratory Technology, Expected in 04/2014
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Wayne County Community College District - Detroit, MI
GPA:
Status -
Dental Assisting And Dental Technician Certificate: Dental Laboratory Technology And Assisting, Expected in 07/1995
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Naval School of Dental Assisting And Technology - San Diego, CA,
GPA:
Status -
Certifications

BLS, C.P.R. (Adult/Child/Infant) Current until 04/22/2022

Dental Assisting Certificate

Dental Technician Certificate

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School Attended

  • Everest Institute
  • Wayne County Community College District
  • Naval School of Dental Assisting And Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Oral Surgery Assistant

Degrees

  • Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Certificate
  • Dental Assisting And Dental Technician Certificate

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