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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Skilled Dental Assistant with [Number] years of experience and success providing chair-side assistance to dental hygienists and dentists in fast-paced dental offices. Accurate when preparing equipment and materials for treatment, taking radiographs, [Skill] and educating patients. Clear communicator driven to produce ideal patient outcomes.

Skills
  • Multitasking
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Restorative procedures
  • Exam room setups
  • Periodontics
  • Dentrix proficiency
  • Four-handed procedures
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Treatment room setup
  • Dental staff support
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Taking X-rays
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Chairside assistance
  • Oral Healthcare
  • Patient records gathering
  • Knowledgeable in [Software]
Education and Training
Harrison High School Evansville, IN Expected in 06/1991 GED : - GPA :
Experience
Veterans Health Administration - Lead Dental Assistant
Canandaigua, NY, 11/2015 - 04/2021
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, [Action] and [Action] and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by [Action], [Action] and [Action].
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed [Type], [Type] and [Type] materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using [Software] and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Supported [Job title]s with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and [Type] equipment.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained [Number] return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details, [Action] and [Action].
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, [Action], flossing methods, brushing techniques and [Action].
Veterans Health Administration - Hygiene and Dental Assistant
New Orleans, LA, 10/2010 - 06/2014
  • Educated patients on general oral hygiene and on care and recommended measures specific to current visit.
  • Administered patient health questionnaires and informed dental provider of any conditions that could impact treatment.
  • Tracked patient records, verified confidentiality, accuracy and completeness of data and controlled access to records.
  • Performed and processed x-rays, fabricated crowns, poured impressions, prepared orthodontic equipment and took patients' blood pressure.
  • Welcomed and guided patients during appointments and managed patient flow through facilities and procedures.
  • Assisted dental provider chairside with maintenance cleaning and corrective procedures, such as fillings and root canals.
  • Managed use, cleaning, sterilization and storage of instruments according to American Dental Association standards.
  • Prepared tools and materials for dentist use during procedures and passed instruments to dentist upon request.
  • Reviewed and coordinated patient insurance coverage, collected payments, issued receipts and scheduled follow-up appointments.
  • Monitored supplies for laboratory and dental procedures, placed orders and maintained vendor contact.
  • Coordinated administration of [Number]-dentist office to allow efficient completion of high quality and compassionate dental work.
  • Addressed patients' concerns, complaints and fears with understanding and empathy, establishing loyal patient following.
  • Examined gums manually and visually to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods and [Skill].
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using [Software] to keep important patient information on file.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Provided chairside assistance to [Job title] during emergency situations and trauma by helping with [Type] and [Type] procedures.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
Dr Parvin R Raibley DDS - Lead Dental Assistant
City, STATE, 05/1997 - 04/2009
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, [Action] and [Action] and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery by [Action], [Action] and [Action].
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed [Type], [Type] and [Type] materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using [Software] and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Supported [Job title]s with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and [Type] equipment.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained [Number] return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using [Software].
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients and [Action].
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details, [Action] and [Action].
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, [Action], flossing methods, brushing techniques and [Action].

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School Attended

  • Harrison High School

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  • Hygiene and Dental Assistant
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Degrees

  • GED

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