lead dental assistant resume example with 20 years of experience

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Professional Summary

Patient-focused Dental Assistant offering 16 years of experience in providing dentistry support in rapidly growing dental offices. Skilled in preparing patients for examinations and providing chairside assistance during routine and complex procedures. Quick to build relationships and successful in easing patients anxiety.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level assisting position. Ready to help team achieve company goals.

Enthusiastic Dental Assistant eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of any and all skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in Dentistry.

  • Advising Patients
  • Medical Charting
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Taking Medical and Dental Histories
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Oral Health Assessments
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Procedure Support
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Radiation Protection
  • Protective Coatings
  • Team Collaboration
  • Infection Control Proficiency
  • Digital Radiographs
  • Temporary Restoration Fabrication
  • Lab Work
  • Dental Supply Inventory
  • Patient Intake Procedures
  • Exceptional Written Communication Skills
  • Sealant Application
  • Impression Taking
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Equipment and Instrument Sterilizatoin
  • Critical Thinking
  • Individualized Care Plans
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Autoclave Operation
  • Denture Adjustment
  • Cement Removal
  • Rubber Dam Placement
  • Fluoride Treatments
Concord Career Institute Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Expected in 11/2006 Dental Assistant : Dental Assisting - GPA :
Cooper City High School Cooper City, FL Expected in 06/2001 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Veterans Administration - Lead Dental Assistant
Providence, RI, 09/2007 - 04/2022
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and instruments.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Answer phone
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Keep track of materials and place orders
  • 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 pregnancies, applying lead aprons to patients.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies by everything possible.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns, anything necessary.
  • Performed general chair-side duties for general dentistry, endo procedures and oral surgery.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for procedures daily.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials for dental procedures.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images by Dexis for review by dentist.
  • Used computer software open Dental to document and maintain patient information and health background.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care and best practices for protecting dental work and boosting healing process.
Highmark Inc. - Shift Manager
Mechanicsburg, PA, 11/2006 - 08/2007
  • Trained and mentored new employees to maximize team performance.
  • Supervised employees and oversaw quality compliance with company standards for food and services.
  • Kept employees operating productively and working on task to meet business and customer needs.
  • Coached crew members to optimize performance and motivate toward more efficient work.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated - Electronic Management
Canaan, CT, 04/2002 - 11/2006
  • Explained services and products to customers in friendly and engaging way.
  • Established open and professional relationships with team members which facilitated communication, quickly resolving issues and conflicts.
  • Assisted established management staff with operational oversight, business development and process improvement strategies.
  • Monitored employee performance and enacted improvement plans, coordinated disciplinary actions or provided rewards.
  • Excelled in every store position and regularly backed up front-line staff.
  • Managed and mentored team of assigned employees at the time.
  • Conferred with customers each day to maintain current understanding of needs and preferences, resolve issues and promote brand loyalty.
  • Stayed up to date on changing product and service options to provide top-notch support to customers and employees.
Blockbuster Video - Night Shift Manager
City, STATE, 03/2002 - 06/2004
  • Prepared materials for following shift.
  • Oversaw restocking of supplies and other functions to prepare for daytime business.
  • Exercised composure under pressure and in escalated customer service scenarios.
  • Ran nightly reports closing out various accounts and detailing daily activities.
  • Provided first-rate service to all customers regardless of time or concern.
  • Checked building to confirm maintenance and cleaning met code and regulations.

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School Attended

  • Concord Career Institute
  • Cooper City High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Shift Manager
  • Electronic Management
  • Night Shift Manager


  • Dental Assistant
  • High School Diploma

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