lead efda assistant resume example with 10+ years of experience

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

Motivated professional offering continued education for EFDA assistants in the Rogue Valley and surrounding areas. Adding value to any organization in need of great collaboration, interpersonal and multitasking abilities for their back office team.

  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Patient Care Standards
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Dental Radiography
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Sealant Application
  • Document Management
  • Oral Surgery
11/2014 to Current
Lead EFDA Assistant The Centers Cleveland, OH,
  • Performed coronal polishing.
  • Made impressions and took impressions for mouthguards.
  • Placed and removed matrices and temporary separating devices.
  • Applied topical agents to patients.
  • Performed basic supportive services such aiding patients administrative help.
  • Assisted dentist with completing procedures.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and equipment.
  • Updated patient records with new data and treatment information.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Gathered and documented patient medical and dental histories and vital signs.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Relayed dentist instructions regarding postoperative care.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, follow up care, flossing methods, brushing techniques and talked through next visits.
  • Instructed and educated patients to prepare for oral surgery.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Placed tissue conditioner/soft liner when instructed by dentist.
  • Place cord subgingivally and worked with non-invasive materials as well.
  • Placement of sealant material when instructed by dentist.
02/2012 to 11/2014
Dental Assistant Southern Oregon Dental City, STATE,
  • 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 preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • 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.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
09/2011 to 11/2014
Dental Sterile Technician Dr. Hopper, DMD City, STATE,
  • Prepared trays, instrument packs and surgical sets.
  • Readied instruments for sterilization procedures and completed decontamination protocols.
  • Gathered and prepared instruments and surgical supplies.
  • Recorded results of biological and diagnostic tests.
  • Placed orders and restocked supplies for decontamination area.
  • Sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Assembled, documented and packaged instrumentation and sets according to individual department protocols.
  • Maintained detailed records of sterilization procedures, equipment maintenance and supplies.
  • Assisted with teaching appropriate sterilization techniques to new hires and worked in float capacity for other staff members.
  • Cleaned and sterilized rooms.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
: Dental Assisting
Rogue Community College - Medford, OR,
Expected in to to
: Secondary Education
Rogue Community College - Grants Pass, OR
  • Oregon Basic (Dental)
  • Infection Control
  • EFDA Dental Assistant
  • Radiology Certified
  • Instructor for teaching Radiology
  • Sealant Certified
  • Instructor for teaching Sealants
  • Cord Packing Certification
  • Soft Reline Certified

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School Attended

  • Rogue Community College
  • Rogue Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead EFDA Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Sterile Technician


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