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oral surgery assistant resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Highly skilled, energetic, dependable, flexible healthcare professional with more than 10 years experience in Oral Orthodontics, General, Endodontics and Periodontics and a proven asset to a growing practice. Hard-working individual with exceptional knowledge in dental terminology and post-surgical patient care. An energetic Oral Surgery Assistant considered an expert communicator and a dedicated patient advocate.

Skills
  • ACLS, BLS, CPR Certified
  • Dental Terminology
  • Attentive to Detail
  • Intuitive
  • Educate Dental Procedures
  • Relieving Patient Anxiety
  • Gentle patient care
  • Customer Service
  • Team Building
  • Multi-Task, Prioritize Tasks
Work History
07/2016 to 09/2022
Oral Surgery Assistant Charleston Area Medical Center Ronceverte, WV,
  • Audit paperless charts, anesthesia record and inventory drugs in log book.
  • Inventory office supplies for ordering.
  • Provided assistance in surgical procedures, Nitrous Oxide, IV sedation monitoring.
  • Took and recorded vital signs before, during, after procedures.
  • Gave pre-op/post-op instructions.
  • Performed sterilization procedures under proper OSHA regulations.
  • Prepared medications for general anesthesia procedures.
  • ICAT Scans, CS WinOMS.
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Calmed nervous patients by speaking softly, answering questions and providing compassionate care.
  • Prepared surgical area by ensuring that all necessary dental instruments were sterilized and patients were ready.
  • Greeted patients upon arrival to office and helped prepare for surgeries.
  • Educated patients prior to surgery regarding what to expect, how to treat pain and which side effects could occur.
07/2016 to 09/2022
Certified and Registered Dental Assistant Smile Brands Temecula, CA,
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment and setting up x-ray machines.
  • Supported dentists during procedures, assisting dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns and sealants.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Prepared comprehensive radiological images, allowing supervisory dental staff to spot cavities, tooth decay and areas needing treatment.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies with prompt patient scheduling and surgical support.
  • Documented patient dental health information, medical history and vital signs for future reference.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care and best practices for protecting dental work and boosting healing process.
  • Booked patient appointments and managed treatment details using MS Excel and industry-standard registration software.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Taught patients strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting tooth enamel from long-term damage.
  • Performed general chair-side duties for general dentistry, endo procedures and oral surgery.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules, applying lead aprons.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, fabricated essix retainers, casts and impressions.
07/2001 to 11/2008
Orthodontic Assistant Drs. Montemurno, Langer And Brosnan City, STATE,
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care and best practices for protecting dental work and boosting healing process.
  • Taught patients strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting tooth enamel from long-term damage.
  • Set appointments and made follow-up calls.
  • Poured and shaped molds from impressions and trimmed molds in grinder.
  • Prepped examination rooms, sterilized equipment and instruments and maintained appropriate tray setup.
  • Completed routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Prepared patient for orthodontist and performed simple tasks such as tightening braces and conducting preliminary examinations.
  • Took x-rays, photographs and impressions of patients' teeth and mouth.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, fabricated essix retainers, casts and impressions.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images for review by dentist.
  • Entered patient data into computer system, adhering to strict privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
Certifications


Expanded Functions Certification Lic#22DP00690600

Certified Dental Assistant (DANB) 2001-current( Berdan Institute Wayne NJ)

BLS Clinical Solutions 2001-Current

NJDEP Dental Xray Tech 2001-current Lic#655434

Education
Expected in 05/2016 to to
: General Science
Essex County College - Newark, NJ
GPA:
Expected in 05/2001 to to
: Dental Assisting
Berdan Institute - Willowbrook Dr,
GPA:
Expected in 06/1994 to to
High School Diploma:
Belleville High School - 100 Passaic Ave,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Essex County College
  • Berdan Institute
  • Belleville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Oral Surgery Assistant
  • Certified and Registered Dental Assistant
  • Orthodontic Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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