lead dental assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Energetic [Job Title] with [Number] years experience in a [Facility Type] facility.

Empathetic dental hygiene professional with a record of reassuring and alleviating patient fears. Enthusiastic about dental health and enjoys educating patients about personal dental care, hygiene and preventative techniques.

Dental professional with vast knowledge of clinical procedures and medical and dental terminology. Periodontics, Endodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry expert.

Dental Hygienist focused on providing exceptional patient care. Excels in fast-paced, high-volume medical offices.

Skill Highlights
  • Dentrix software
  • Dexis dental x ray softwareVital
  • Vital signs aptitude
  • Handpiece care proficiency
  • Patient educator
  • Skilled in patient settings
  • Suture removal competency
  • Post-extraction dressings
  • Mouth mirror inspection
  • Appointment scheduling proficiency
  • Alphanumeric filing
  • Computer charting
  • Infection Control (ICE)
  • Topical fluoride (TF)
  • Study model pour and trim
  • OSHA training
  • Front office procedures expertise
  • Dental equipment maintenance
  • Child tooth charting
  • CPR
  • OSHA certification
  • Perio charting
  • Dental records management
  • Desensitizing agents
  • Diagnostic aids
  • Tobacco cessation programs
  • Nitrous oxide sedation training
Education and Training
Jerome High Jerome, Id Expected in 1977 High School Diploma : - GPA :

While I was employed with Dr. Kulm I took classes at CSI. The certifications that I earned are no longer required as a dental assistant in Idaho and I have not needed to go on for more training in my position.

When I started working for Dr.Dodds, I was employed in a small one practioner office. Dr. Dodds build a new office with 3 operatiories for his dental procedures, and 2 operatories for a dental hygenist. Dr. Dodds hired a dental hygenist and another dental assistant. Upon moving I got to use my experience to develop an organized back office, 2 labs and assist with the dental hygiene program that we set up in our new facility.

Professional Experience
Pacific Dental Services - Lead Dental Assistant
Trinity, FL, 07/1990 - Current
  • In my current position I am responsible for a multitude of jobs.
  • I of course am first a dental assistant, assisting with all dental procedures.
  • While our office does not have an office manager many of the things I do in my job require me to play the unofficial leader.
  • I have also over the last few years have developed an OSHA program for our office and have been currently developing an updated HIPPA program.
  • I am also responsible for all ordering for the back office.
  • I am a trouble shooter for our computers to help avoid delays.
  • I have also learned to make minor repairs to dental equipment.
  • I am currently CPR and first aid certified.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.Coordinated appointment schedules for both the dentist and oral surgeon.Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies.Reviewed status of waiting room on a routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in a timely fashion.Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.Made preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries.Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.Expertly filed patients' charts and processed billing and payments.Performed laboratory and radiologic support functions such as preparing materials and models.Managed invoices and transaction receipts.Proficiently assisted dentist with diagnostic, preventative, general, orthodontic, endodontic, surgical and periodontic procedures.Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.Actively participated in outreach programs for uninsured and underinsured children.Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.Recommended products and devices for patients’ home care.Maintained proper graphical and perio charting.Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.Consistently ensuring the functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
Jack Kulm D.M.D - Dental Assistant and Front
City, STATE, 1981 - 1990
  • Dr.
  • Jack Kulm DMD.
  • This is where I earned my first training as a dental assistant.
  • I was the only assistant in a busy practice, as the practice grew Dr.
  • Kulm built a new office and I initially worked both front and back office positions.
  • I was responsible for setting up the new back office to be a complete organized flow able dental operation.
  • During this time I had my first opportunity to learn about computers and software.

CPR, dental assistant, first aid, office, office manager, repairs

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School Attended

  • Jerome High

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  • Dental Assistant and Front


  • High School Diploma

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