Dental Assistant adept at all patient care and front office procedures. Holds current HIV, OSHA, CPR, BLS and Nutrition certifications. Dental Assistant experienced in direct patient care, routine laboratory tasks, creating and updating patient records and general office management.
Gentle patient care
Orthodontic digital x-rays
Proper telephone etiquette
Superior customer service
CTP/ICD-9 and dental coding
Topical anesthetic (TA)
Oral cancer screenings
Keeping patients comfortable
Full mouth radiographs
Administrative support specialist
Works well under pressure
Excellent planner and coordinator
Articulate and well-spoken
Excellent communication skills
CPR/First Aid certified
Minor surgery assistance awareness
Qualified in patient transport
Healthy meal preparation
Trained in pre- and post-surgical care
MS Windows proficient
Cash flow management
Credit card processing
Medical terminology knowledge
Creative problem solver
Trusted key holder
Exceptional communication skills
Oral Surgery Dental Assistant, 09/2006 to Current BRONX ORAL SURGERY BRONX NEW YORK UNITED STATES
Politely answered phones and scheduled or confirmed office appointments and surgeries.
Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
Alerted other staff when patients arrived and prepared records for dentist review.
Accurately recorded treatment information in patient records.
Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies when necessary.
Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.
Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
Competently prepared dental materials including cements, amalgams and composites.
Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.
Confirmed patient insurance benefits and checked claim statuses.
Successfully completed OSHA, ADA and HIPAA compliance trainings.
Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
Cleaned stains, calcareous deposits and accretions from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
Felt and visually examined gums to detect any sores or signs of disease.
Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
Performed oral cancer checks by feeling lymph nodes to detect swelling or tenderness.
Designed a dental report card that explained patients' dental health status and treatment plans.
Instructed patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques.
Correctly administered local anesthetic and adjunctive therapies such as fluoride treatments and irrigation.
Counseled patients about proper nutrition and self-care programs.
Regularly solicited patient feedback to improve customer comfort and satisfaction.
Assisted with or instituted emergency procedures for sudden adverse developments during treatments.
Quickly and thoroughly set up trays and sharpened instruments.
Effectively removed any impacted, damaged or non-restorable teeth.
Surgically removed tumors and other abnormal growths in the oral and facial regions.
Diagnosed and treated infections, mouth ulcers and other problems with the oral mucosa.
Surgically corrected cleft lips and palates and jaw growth problems.
Evaluated oral and dental health.
Diagnosed and treated diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth, gums and other oral structures.
Regularly attended dental society and treatment team meetings and in-service trainings to continuously learn about best practices.
Maintained clear, organized dental records and reports.
Frequently diagnosed conditions of the hard and soft tissues of the teeth, jaws and supporting structures.
Proficiently extracted teeth with severe cavities, teeth previously treated with nonsurgical root canal therapy (NSRCT) and teeth diagnosed as non-restorable.
ANTIQUE ORANGE NEW YORK NEW YORK UNITED STATES
Cashier & Sale Associates
Teacher Assistant, 09/2003 to 06/2005 WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL NEW YORK NEW YORK UNITED STATES
Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
Type, file, and duplicate materials.
Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
Collect money from students for school-related projects.
Monitor classroom viewing of live or recorded courses transmitted by communication satellites.
Certificate: Medical Assistant, Current SANFORD BROWN NEW YORK UNITED STATES - 120 East 16 st New York Ny GPA: GPA: 3.50 Dean List . After i graduate of Medical Assistant I'm going for Nursing.Infection Control CertificateBlood Borne Pathogens CertificateOSHA Training Certificate(CPR and AED) Program Certificate. Medical Terminology Billing & Coding Home Service EKG Urinalysis Vipuncture capillary finger stick Anatomy & Physiology Health Insurance Administrative Eletronic Health Records Phamarcology Viral Signs
High School Diploma: 1 2006 WADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL NEW YORK UNITED STATES -