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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - resumesample@example.com - -
Summary

Multi-talented Dental Assistant with 13 years of expertise assisting with all areas of dental treatment. 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
  • Disinfecting Rooms and Equipment
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Dental Staff Support
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Treatment Room Setup
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Exam Room Setups
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Supply Ordering
  • Medical Charting
  • Taking Medical and Dental Histories
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Occlusal Registrations
  • Customer Service
  • Relationship Building
  • Advising Patients
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Inventory Management
  • Dental Radiography
  • Procedure Support
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Postoperative Care Instructions
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Four-Handed Procedures
  • Patient Counseling
  • Medical Records Management
Experience
11/2017 to Current
Lead Dental Assistant Benevis Tallassee, AL,
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • 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.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, applied dental fillings, placed temporary crowns and seated permanent crowns.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • 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.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
07/2011 to 05/2017
Lead Dental Assistant Benevis Terre Haute, IN,
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • 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.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, applied dental fillings, placed temporary crowns and seated permanent crowns.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments and prepared necessary equipment for procedures.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • 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.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
05/2010 to 06/2011
Dental Assistant Ascension Health Marriotsville, MD,
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Handled telephone and in-person requests for assistance from new and established dental practice patients.
  • Supported dynamic patient flows by setting up and breaking down rooms, cleaning surfaces and restocking supplies.
  • Prepared new patient files and updated existing records with new personal, insurance and medical information.
  • Educated patients about post-operative and at-home care for optimal outcomes.
  • Checked patients in and out, verified insurance and collected co-pays to keep business administrative and financial records current.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2010
Dental Assisting: Dental Assisting
Kaplan College - Bakersfield, CA,
GPA:
Expected in 05/1996
High School Diploma:
James E Taylor HS - Katy, TX,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Kaplan College
  • James E Taylor HS

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant

Degrees

  • Dental Assisting
  • High School Diploma

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