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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Patient-oriented Dental Assistant bringing over 11 years’ experience in fast-paced dental practices. Highly skilled in preparing patients for examinations, assisting with chairside procedures and educating patients on oral hygiene and care. Looking to transition to an rewarding role with a growing dental office. Committed to supporting administrative duties such as charting, records management and appointment setting while supporting dentists. Talented at closely monitoring patients during procedures to quickly address issues with pain or discomfort.

Skills
  • Multitasking
  • Detail-oriented
  • Study model pour and trim
  • Fluoride application
  • Infection Control (ICE)
  • Fully Expanded Dental Assisting
  • Dental impression specialist
  • Dental radiography
  • Sealants (SE)
  • Chairside assistant
  • Coronal polishing ability
  • Appointment scheduling proficiency
  • Computer charting
  • CPR
  • Experience in Ortho, placing and removing braces, wire placeman, elastics
  • Temporary Crowns
  • Help doctors with Implants
  • Help with Implants restoration
  • Periodontics
  • Stain removal
  • Bleaching and whitening technique
  • Experience with Digital Impression (Carestream)
  • Lab Prescription
  • Assisted in All on X Surgery
  • Delibered Hybrid Dentures
Experience
Head Dental Assistant, 01/2020 - Current
Cleveland Clinic Mantua, OH,
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Prepared patients for dental treatments by seating, welcoming and comforting patient.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, applied dental fillings, placed temporary crowns and seated permanent crowns.
  • Assisted dentist by selecting, mixing and placing materials on instruments and inside the patient's mouth.
  • Documented dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Provided diagnostic information by developing radiographic studies.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Dental Assistant, 07/2022 - 01/2023
Cleveland Clinic Ohio, IL,
  • 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 Digital impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • 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.
Dental Assistant, 11/2012 - 01/2020
Plantation Smile Care City, STATE,
  • Followed dentists directions when administering anesthetics and desensitizing agents.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts, and impressions.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and provided education to prepare them for oral surgery.
  • Positioned patients for treatment and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Took patients’ blood pressure, pulse, and temperature and recorded measurements in patients’ charts.
  • Passed instruments, suctioned fluids and mixed materials for impressions.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms, setting up required instruments, tools, and equipment.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures.
  • Properly removed orthodontic bands, brackets and cement.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Proficiently assisted dentist with diagnostic, preventative, general, orthodontic, endodontic, surgical and periodontic procedures.
Education and Training
: Expanded Function Dental Assistant , Expected in 11/2012
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Concord Career Institute - Miramar, FL,
GPA:
Status -
  • Externship done in Dr, Mankame Office which I was assigned from Concord Career Institute in 2012 and stayed working for 8 years.
Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene, Expected in
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Broward Collage - Davie, FL,
GPA:
Status -
Accomplishments
  • Trained dental assistants during internships and externships.
  • Responsible for maintaining order of supplies and maintain monthly budget goal.
  • Delegate duties and special projects to staff.
  • Manage clinical team schedules and hours to ensure sufficient staffing to cover patients needs.
  • Promoted from Dental Assistant to Head Dental Assistant, in less than 12-months.

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School Attended

  • Concord Career Institute
  • Broward Collage

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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