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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Compassionate Dental Assistant well-versed in four-handed chair side dentistry, routine restorations and intra-oral techniques.
Skills
  • Dental materials knowledge
    • Tofflemire retainers
    • Model trimming
    • Gentle patient care
    • Detailed patient histories
    • Proper telephone etiquette
    • Instrumentation familiarity
    • Certified in First Aid
    • Endo, ortho and oral surgery
    • Alignate impression
    • Adult tooth charting
    • Radiographs expertise
    • Composite restoration
    • Keeping patients comfortable
    • Eaglesoft
    • CEREC
    • Fixed and removable prosthetics
    • Skilled at pulpotomies
    • RPD and complete dentures
    • Root canal therapy


  • Sterilization techniques
  • Syringes and anesthetics knowledge
  • Organized file management
  • Topical anesthetic
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Full mouth radiographs
  • Oral surgery/Extractions
Work History
02/2012 to Current
Head Dental Assistant University Of Southern California Pasadena, CA,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Took impressions for retainers and appliances.
  • Correctly administered local anesthetic and adjunctive therapies such as fluoride treatments and irrigation.
  • 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.
  • Administered appropriate amounts of topical and local anesthetics and nitrous oxide.
  • Designed and fitted prosthodontic appliances, including bridges, space maintainers and dentures.
  • Regularly attended dental society and treatment team meetings and in-service trainings to continuously learn about best practices.
  • Maintained clear, organized dental records and reports.
  • Lead, encourage, and support Dental Assistants.
  • Train newly employed Dental Assistants.
02/2010 to 02/2012
Dental Assistant University Of Southern California Irvine, CA,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Took impressions for retainers and appliances.
  • Regularly solicited patient feedback to improve customer comfort and satisfaction.
  • 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.

  • Maintained clear, organized dental records and reports.
08/2009 to 02/2010
Dental Assistant Dentistry For Kids City, STATE,
  • 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.
  • Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.
  • Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Competently exposed, developed and mounted dental x-rays (both intraoral and extraoral).
  • Quickly and thoroughly set up trays and sharpened instruments.
  • Regularly attended dental society and treatment team meetings and in-service trainings to continuously learn about best practices.
Education
Expected in 1994 to to
High School Diploma:
Waianae High School - Waianae, HI
GPA:
Certifications

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School Attended

  • Waianae High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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