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dental assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Friendly and upbeat Dental Assistant with 23years of success building strong relationships with patients and providing quality support during dental procedures. Knowledgeable and experienced in all dental procedures. Able to work well with all personality types when interacting with patients and staff.

Skills
  • Patient schedule management
  • Patient counseling
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Restorative procedures
  • Taking X-rays
  • Exam room setups
  • Dental staff support
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Treatment room setup
  • Dentrix proficiency
  • Oral Healthcare
  • Multitasking
  • Patient records gathering
  • Four-handed procedures
  • Medical records management
  • Knowledgeable in Dentrix
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Chairside Assistance
  • Patient schedule management
  • Assist Hygiene
  • Dentrix knowledgeable
Education and Training
Hickory High School Hickory, NC Expected in 06/1986 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Western Piedmont Community College Morganton, NC Expected in 11/2001 Certification in Dental Radiology : Dental Radiology - GPA :
Experience
Wexford Health Sources Inc - Dental Assistant
Indianapolis, IN, 05/2019 - Current

Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.

  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using Dentrix and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • 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.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, use of gauze after surgery procedures, flossing methods, brushing techniques.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by going over procedure, making sure patient understands what may or may not occur during surgery procedure and making sure they have all post op instructions when dismissed.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained numerous return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed cements, etch and bond materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, Bridges.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details,
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using Dentrix.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including composite fillings,root canals,crown and bridge prep, extraction and some oral surgeries, denture and partial impressions.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Supported Dentist with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using [Software] and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
Wexford Health Sources Inc - Dental Assistant
Moundsville, WV, 01/2021 - 11/2022
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service
  • Trained to use Itero for crown preps and Invisalign and Removable appliances
  • Assisted with dental implant procedures
  • Assisted with Invisalign treatment
  • Open Dental Knowledgeable
Wexford Health Sources Inc - Dental Assistant
New Castle, IN, 04/2001 - 05/2019

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School Attended

  • Hickory High School
  • Western Piedmont Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Certification in Dental Radiology

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