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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary
Compassionate Registered Dental Assistant well-versed in four-handed and six-handed chair side dentistry, routine restorations and intra-oral techniques. Organized and detail oriented versed in instructing patients on proper dental hygiene techniques to maintain optimal oral health. Dental Assistant adept at all patient care and front office procedures. Holds current OSHA, CPR and BLS certifications. Certified Dental Assistant experienced in direct patient care, routine laboratory tasks, creating and updating patient records.
Work History
08/2019 to Current Dental Assistant Instructor Concorde Career Institute | Kansas City, MO,
  • Sterilize dental instruments
  • Evaluated oral and dental health
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures
  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies when necessary
  • Provided immediate and constructive feedback to students individually and as group
  • Analyzed clinical settings' effectiveness in helping students achieve course and program outcomes
  • Evaluated students' competencies through written assignments and examinations
  • Distributed course syllabus and communicated course standards and learning objectives to students
  • Conducted clinical simulations and provided feedback for each individual student
  • Increased learning initiatives by educating students using theory methods and laboratory studies
  • Collaborated with dental instructors to implement best practices to enhance student learning
  • Implemented new educational techniques to ensure student comprehension while reducing learning time
  • Enhanced learning outcomes by incorporating tests into curriculum
  • Delivered individualized instruction on observation, assessment, decision-making and patient health teaching
  • Communicated value and position to sales team and developed tools to support selling process
  • Improved quality processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Instructed students on how to perform head-to-toe assessments on patients and how to intervene in medical emergencies
09/2009 to 06/2018 Lead RDA Smile Brands | Bellingham, WA,
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage
  • Assisted dentist with chair side assisting , and in six handed procedures
  • Documented patients’ dental health information, medical history and vital signs
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel strength and minimize cavity risk
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, Pulpotomy , crowns and extractions
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Educated patients on pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices
07/1999 to 08/2009 Registered Dental Assistant Dental Care Alliance | Yorktown Heights, NY,
  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Competently exposed, developed and mounted dental x-rays (both intraoral and extraoral).
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Maintained clear, organized dental records and reports.
  • Evaluated oral and dental health.
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Competently prepared dental materials including cements, amalgams and composites.
  • Developed and implemented individualized dental care plans for patients.
  • Regularly attended dental society and treatment team meetings and in-service trainings to continuously learn about best practices.
  • Prepared patients for Orthodontic appliance and Braces placement.
  • Placement of arch wires
  • Took alginate  impressions of full mouth for start and finish of orthodontic treatment and retainers.
04/1995 to 09/1999 Lead Registered Dental Assistant Smile Brands | Bountiful, UT,
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Evaluated oral and dental health.
  • Maintained clear, organized dental records and reports.
  • Designed a dental report card that explained patients’ dental health status and treatment plans.
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Competently prepared dental materials including cements, amalgams and composites.
  • Developed and implemented individualized dental care plans for patients.
  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies when necessary.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Competently exposed, developed and mounted dental x-rays (both intraoral and extraoral).
  • Supervised and led a team of dental assistants and support staff of 8 .
  • Regularly attended dental society and treatment team meetings and in-service trainings to continuously learn about best practices.
  • Assisted Oral Surgeon in surgical procedures.
  • Prepared teeth for orthodontic appliance and braces placement.
  • Routinely performed monthly orthodontic adjustments and change arch wires .
  • Fabricate temporary crowns .
  • Coronal polishing and fluoride application.


Education
Expected in 2024 to to Bachelor of Arts | Law Drivon School of law, Stockton, CA GPA:
Expected in 1995 to to Diploma In Dental Assisting | Dental Assistant High Tech Institute, Sacramento, GPA:
Expected in 1994 to to Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering University of Wales, Australia, GPA:
Skills
  • Quality assurance maintenance
  • Mentoring proficiency
  • Record preparation
  • Dental radiography
  • Chairside assisting
  • Effective communication
  • Oral surgery knowledge
  • Ability to perform evaluations
  • Coordinating student schedules
  • Treatment room cleanup
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Room set up and preparation
  • X-rays

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School Attended

  • Drivon School of law
  • High Tech Institute
  • University of Wales

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Assistant Instructor
  • Lead RDA
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma In Dental Assisting
  • Bachelor of Science

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