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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - resumesample@example.com - -
Professional Summary

Patient-oriented Orthodontic Assistant with over 5 years of experience working in the dental health field. Adept at working alongside orthodontists and providing logistical support with patient care and procedures.

An Orthodontic Assistant supports orthodontists in treating patients requiring corrective procedures for spacing and alignment issues. Efficiently arranges dental tools and instruments and sterilizes equipment. Experience taking and developing x-rays and instructing patients on proper care of dental appliances.

Skills
  • Tool retrieval
  • Treatment room cleanup
  • Chairside assisting
  • Infection control proficiency
  • Data Entry
  • Patient data gathering
  • Equipment sterilization
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Verifying insurance
  • Verifying documentation
Work History
05/2019 to Current
Orthodontic Assistant Kool Smiles Orangeburg, SC,
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Helped orthodontist complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Set up all examination rooms and sterilized equipment and instruments and ensured appropriate tray setup is maintained.
  • Prepared patient for orthodontist and performed simple tasks such as tightening braces and conducting preliminary examinations.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
  • Performed administrative duties, including appointment setting and follow up calls.
  • Took x-rays, photographs and impressions of patients' teeth and mouth.
  • Poured and shaped molds from impressions and trimmed molds in grinder.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • 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.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Cloud 9.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Cloud 9 while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Promptly answered multi-line phone system and greeted callers enthusiastically.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Used computer programs and registration systems to schedule patients for routine and complex procedures.
  • Maintained patient databases and updated information in alignment with HIPAA protocols.
11/2017 to 05/2019
Orthodontic Assistant Kool Smiles Roxbury, MA,
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing patients, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Helped orthodontist complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Set up all examination rooms and sterilized equipment and instruments and ensured appropriate tray setup is maintained.
  • Prepared patient for orthodontist and performed simple tasks such as tightening braces and conducting preliminary examinations.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
  • Performed administrative duties, including appointment setting and follow up calls.
  • Took x-rays, photographs and impressions of patients' teeth and mouth.
  • Poured and shaped molds from impressions and trimmed molds in grinder.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • 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.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Cloud 9.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Cloud 9 while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Cloud 9.
04/2015 to 11/2017
Orthodontic Assistant Kool Smiles Savannah Gardens, GA,
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing patients, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Helped orthodontist complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Set up all examination rooms and sterilized equipment and instruments and ensured appropriate tray setup is maintained.
  • Prepared patient for orthodontist and performed simple tasks such as tightening braces and conducting preliminary examinations.
  • Completed tooth impressions to support creation of accurate dental work to correct problems such as missing teeth.
  • Performed administrative duties, including appointment setting and follow up calls.
  • Took x-rays, photographs and impressions of patients' teeth and mouth.
  • Poured and shaped molds from impressions and trimmed molds in grinder.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Cloud 9.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Cloud 9 while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
Education
Expected in 05/2012
High School Diploma :
Pearl River Central High School - Carriere, MS
GPA:
Expected in
:
Pearl River Community College - Poplarville, MS
GPA:

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School Attended
  • Pearl River Central High School
  • Pearl River Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Orthodontic Assistant
  • Orthodontic Assistant
Degrees
  • High School Diploma