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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Talented Certified Dental Assistant (EFDA) with 20 years of experience working with dental staff to treat patients, with in-depth knowledge and progressive experience in dental and orthodontic practice environments. Demonstrating comprehensive business acumen in all facets of clinical office operations, regulatory compliance and patient-centered, superior-quality service. Skilled at taking dental x-rays, preparing dental impressions and assisting dental hygienists and dentists. Expert at creating and maintaining clean and sterile environments.

Skills
  • Patient intake procedures
  • Treatment room cleanup
  • Local anesthetic proficiency
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental staff assistance
  • Dental radiography
  • Strong manual dexterity
  • Infection control proficiency
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Full Mouth Radiographs
  • Critical thinking
  • Customer service
Education
Florida Health Institute Fort Lauderdale, Expected in 04/2021 Certification : Dental Assistant - GPA :
Florida Health Institute Fort Lauderdale, FL, Expected in 04/2021 Certification : Expanded Functions Dental Assistant - GPA :
Florida Health Institute Fort Lauderdale, FL, Expected in 04/2021 Certification : Dental Radiography - GPA :
Los Andes University Venezuela, Expected in 03/1992 Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry : Dentistry - GPA :
Zulia University Venezuela, Expected in 12/2008 Master of Science : MAXILLARY ORTHOPEDICS - GPA :
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support (AHA)
  • HIPAA
  • OSHA
  • INFECTION CONTROL
  • HIV | HEPATITIS
Work History
Pacific Medical Centers - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Torrance, CA, 04/2021 - Current
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Operated x-ray equipment.
  • Applied fluoride varnish and sealants.
  • Assisted in coronal polishing.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • 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.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
Western Dental - Orthodontist
Lake Elsinore, CA, 2003 - 2021
  • Communicated effectively with patients and parents to discuss treatment processes, what to expect and potential length of expected treatment.
  • Evaluated needs of new patients through careful examination and review of X-rays and health histories.
  • Fostered growth of brand new practice through outstanding patient care, high level of integrity and excellent clinical results.
  • Provided restorative work using anchor plates for patients with birth defects.
  • Treated patients by fitting mouth appliances, braces and retainers and checked on progress at each office visit.
  • Coordinated orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.
  • Adjusted dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.
  • Diagnosed teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.
  • Studied diagnostic records such as medical or dental histories, plaster models of teeth and X-rays to develop patient treatment plans.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
Western Dental - Orthodontist
Lancaster, CA, 2000 - 2003
  • Communicated effectively with patients and parents to discuss treatment processes, what to expect and potential length of expected treatment.
  • Evaluated needs of new patients through careful examination and review of X-rays and health histories.
  • Provided restorative work using anchor plates for patients with birth defects.
  • Treated patients by fitting mouth appliances, braces and retainers and checked on progress at each office visit.
  • Fostered growth of brand new practice through outstanding patient care, high level of integrity and excellent clinical results.
  • Studied diagnostic records such as medical or dental histories, plaster models of teeth and X-rays to develop patient treatment plans.
  • Diagnosed teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.
  • Adjusted dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.
  • Coordinated orthodontic services with other dental and medical services.
  • Improved operations through consistent hard work and dedication.
Veterans Health Administration - Dentist
Bronx, NY, 1992 - 1993
  • Improved patients' comfort by providing calm and professional care, explaining procedures, answering questions and carefully managing pain.
  • Extracted teeth, performed root canals and filled cavities with dedication to pain management.
  • Performed root canal procedures to treat nerve and dental pulp issues and prevent further damage to teeth and gums.
  • Interpreted X-rays to make accurate diagnoses and decisions about treatments.
  • Interviewed patients, reviewed health history information and performed checkups to diagnose oral issues and diseases.
  • Created individualized treatment plans to maintain or restore oral health of patients.
  • Educated patients and families about dental issues and proper oral care to prevent dental decay and disease.
  • Checked growth, development and maxillary changes for verification of typical developmental milestones for age group.

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School Attended

  • Florida Health Institute
  • Florida Health Institute
  • Florida Health Institute
  • Los Andes University
  • Zulia University

Job Titles Held:

  • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
  • Orthodontist
  • Orthodontist
  • Dentist

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  • Certification
  • Certification
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
  • Master of Science

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