Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Organized and detail-oriented Dental Assistant versed in instructing patients on proper dental hygiene techniques to maintain optimal oral health. Certified Dental Assistant experienced in direct patient care, routine laboratory tasks, creating and updating patient records and general office management. Dental Assistant adept at all patient care and front office procedures. Holds current OSHA, CPR, BLS, PALS certifications.
  • Dental materials knowledge
  • Sterilization techniques familiarity
  • Dental Radiography certificate
  • Tofflemire retainers
  • Gentle patient care
  • Periodontal dressings
  • Detailed patient histories
  • Instrumentation familiarity
  • Certified in First Aid
  • Topical anesthetic (TA)
  • Alginate impression expertise
  • BLS
  • Pediatric care
  • Patient education
  • Keeping patients comfortable
  • Prophylaxis
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Full mouth radiographs
  • Plaque control instruction
Work History
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, 08/2015 to Current
Heartland DentalDickson, TN,
  • Applied fluoride varnish and sealants.
  • Assisted in administering nitrous oxide.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Operated x-ray equipment.
  • Assisted in coronal polishing.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images by developing for review by dentist.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Eaglesoft.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy, and applying lead aprons.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel strength and minimize cavity risk.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Eaglesoft while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, 06/2012 to 08/2015
Heartland DentalDublin, PA,
  • Politely answered phones and scheduled or confirmed office appointments and surgeries.
  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Correctly mixed compounds for cleaning or filling teeth.
  • Completed patient paperwork and scanned into Dentrix system.
  • Alerted other staff when patients arrived and prepared records for dentist review.
  • Accurately recorded treatment information in patient records.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies when necessary.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Competently prepared dental materials including cements, amalgams and composites.
  • Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.
  • Successfully completed OSHA, ADA and HIPAA compliance trainings.
  • Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Felt and visually examined gums to detect any sores or signs of disease.
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Took impressions for retainers and appliances.
  • Developed and implemented individualized dental care plans for patients.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Regularly solicited patient feedback to improve customer comfort and satisfaction.
  • Capably performed prophylaxis in the absence of periodontal disease or gingivitis.
  • Competently exposed, developed and mounted dental x-rays (both intraoral and extraoral).
  • Assisted with or instituted emergency procedures for sudden adverse developments during treatments.
  • Quickly and thoroughly set up trays and sharpened instruments.
  • Displayed expert use of Dentrix computer scheduling program to manage patient appointments.
  • Formulated treatment plans with restorative dentists and orthodontists.
Hemodialysis Technician , 2009 to 05/2011
St. Catherine Of SienaPort Jefferson Station, NY,

Sets up and operates hemodialysis machine to provide dialysis treatment for patients with kidney failure: Attaches dialyzer and tubing to machine to assemble for use. Mixes dialysate, according to formula. Primes dialyzer with saline or heparinized solution to prepare machine for use. Transports patient to dialysis room and positions patient on lounge chair at hemodialysis machine. Takes and records patient's predialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate. Explains dialysis procedure and operation of hemodialysis machine to patient before treatment to allay anxieties. Cleans area of access, using antiseptic solution. Connects hemodialysis machine to access in patient's forearm or catheter site to start blood circulating through dialyzer. Inspects equipment settings, including pressures, conductivity, and temperature to ensure conformance to safety standards. Starts blood flow pump at prescribed rate. Inspects venous and arterial pressures as registered on equipment to ensure pressures are within established limits. Calculates fluid removal or replacement to be achieved during dialysis procedure. Monitors patient for adverse reaction and hemodialysis machine for malfunction. Takes and records patient's postdialysis weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate. May fabricate parts, such as cannulas, tubing, catheters, connectors, and fittings, using handtools.

Bank Teller, 01/2007 to 11/2008
Pacific Western BankDana Point, CA,
Balance currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts, and calculate daily transactions using computers, calculators, or adding machines.Cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds.Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips. Examine checks for endorsements and to verify other information such as dates, bank names, identification of the persons receiving payments and the legality of the documents.Enter customers' transactions into computers in order to record transactions and issue computer-generated receipts. Count currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machine, in order to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 1997
Marianna High School - 3546 Caverns Road Marianna, FL 32446
Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certification: , Expected in 2014
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL 32611

Radiology for Dental Auxiliary Certification: , Expected in 2014
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

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