Lead Surgical Dental Assistant resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Dental assistant turned nursing assistant, with an incredible bedside manner and multitasking skills. Thorough personal and professional experience and training surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Meticulous attention to detail in clinical work and written charts. Strong in communication, leadership, and team-building abilities. Well-versed in activities of daily living, transfers, mealtime restrictions, and tending to resident safety and comfort. Happy to lend a hand anywhere needed and ready to work hard with a positive attitude every shift. CPR certificate current through the American Heart Association BLS.

  • Proficient multitasking and prioritization
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills
  • Efficient problem resolution and time management
  • Meticulous punctuality and attention to detail
  • Assiduous work ethic and team building skills
  • Scrupulous organization with patient charts and clinical notes
09/2015 to 05/2021 Lead Surgical Dental Assistant City Of Round Rock | Round Rock, TX,
  • Positioned patients for treatment by making chair adjustments, placing oral retractors, securing moisture control devices, and pillows for patient comfort.
  • Supported periodontist chairside with procedures including periodontal surgery, professional cleanings and examinations by retracting tissues, applying suction tubes, applying sterile gauze, preparing sutures, passing and handling surgical instruments, exposing radiographs
  • Provided post operative care, including: placing and removing surgical dressings, removing oral sutures, assessing healing tissues (alerting dentist to signs of infection), educating on post operative care measures, discussing pain management, and advising on behaviors to mitigate risks of post operative complications.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using Curve Hero software following each patient interaction, maintaining HIPAA confidentiality protocol to maintain patient privacy.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Sterilized tools, exam chair, trays and surfaces for clean and safe dental office.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained hundreds of return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Juggled multiple tasks between appointments to ensure smooth daily operations while maintaining a timely schedule.
03/2014 to 10/2014 Recreation Assistant Edgewood Summit | Charleston, WV,
  • Utilized specialized interpersonal skills to deliver superior quality care to residents suffering with various types and stages of Dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Carefully assisted with transporting and escorting residents to, from and within program activity locations and on external trips.
  • Effectively assisted in delivering meals to residents, being mindful of specific diets and restrictions, including thickened liquids.
  • Creatively developed and events and programs in consideration of needs, abilities and personal interests of the residents
  • Mindfully utilized programs to fulfill resident's needs, including: emotional, physical, intellectual, and sense of purpose.
  • Economized on resources by encouraging paralleled activities, such as small and large group programs running synchronously to achieve facility revenue targets.
09/2012 to 04/2014 Server Red Robin | City, STATE,
  • Greeted newly seated guests quickly in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Presented patrons with menus and specials promptly after seating, following up to address questions before taking orders.
  • Strictly adhered to food quality and safety measures, including being mindful of various food allergies and restrictions guests have.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Successfully managed delivering service to existing guests, maintaining work stations, and welcoming new guests seamlessly without sacrificing work quality.
  • Carefully transferred orders from kitchen and bar areas to tables and cleared plates as patrons finished food and beverage items.
  • Efficiently operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2012 High School Diploma | Chicopee Comprehensive High School, Chicopee, MA GPA:
Expected in 05/2021 Nursing Assistant | Excel Nursing Institute, Wilbraham, MA, GPA:
Expected in | Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA GPA:
  • Certified Certified Dementia Practitioner, National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners - 2014
  • CPR certified by American Heart Association BLS - 2021
  • Certified Dental Assistant - Dental Assisting National Board - 2018

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School Attended

  • Chicopee Comprehensive High School
  • Excel Nursing Institute
  • Holyoke Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Server


  • High School Diploma
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Some College (No Degree)

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