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orthodontic dental assistant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Hardworking and passionate job seeker that is dependable and eager to seek and secure a full-time position. Ready to help achieve team and company goals by maintaining a positive attitude while utilizing interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, staying organized, and paying attention to detail.

Skills
  • Chairside Assisting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Charting and Clinical Documentation
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Team Player
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Office Supplies and Inventory
  • Dental Radiography
  • Reliable
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Equipment and Instrument Sterilization
Work History
Orthodontic Dental Assistant, 11/2020 - Current
Heartland Dental , , Lexington, SC
  • Set appointments and made follow-up calls.
  • Prepared patient for Orthodontist and performed simple tasks such as tightening braces and conducting preliminary examinations.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care and best practices to care for their braces, Invisalign, appliances, and proper techniques to boost their healing process.
  • Documented patient information and treatment plan details by entering into Dolphin Management.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Cleaned/sanitized and sterilized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Submitted and ordered retainers for patients through Invisalign.
  • Took X-rays, 5D Intraoral scans, 3D cone beam CT's (when necessary), and facial photos on every new patient consultation being evaluated by Orthodontist.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
Lead Dental Assistant, 10/2018 - 11/2020
Ut Health San Antonio , , Lexington, SC
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, extractions, crowns, space maintainers, and impressions.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Administered sealing compounds and protective coatings to boost tooth enamel, strength, and minimize cavity risk.
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Verified proper operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
  • Trained and mentored newly hired assistants.
Dental Treatment/Clinical Coordinator, 03/2017 - 10/2018
Pacific Dental Services , , Lexington, SC
  • Registered and verified patient records before triage with most up-to-date information.
  • Completed administrative patient intakes with medical/treatment histories, insurance information and mandated forms.
  • Coordinated and completed referrals through other medical specialists and documented details in patient charts.
  • Frequently double-checked patient histories and current information during dental hygiene recall appointments.
  • Handled patient complaints quickly and professionally to restore patient confidence and prevent loss of clientele.
  • Documented patients clinical notes, and dental charting in EagleSoft.
  • Created and discussed patient treatment plans with parents.
  • Placed new supply orders, managed inventory and restocked clerical spaces.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, and straightened treatment rooms
  • Captured patients' dental radiographs and provided them to dentist for interpretation and diagnosis.
  • Prepared procedure rooms and tray setups for hygienists and doctors before starting dental procedures.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms, and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
Education
: Biology (Pre-Dental), Expected in
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Lander University - Greenwood, SC
GPA:
Status -
Certification: Dental Assistant , Expected in 11/2017
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Careers in Dentistry - Evans, GA,
GPA:
Status -

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lander University
  • Careers in Dentistry

Job Titles Held:

  • Orthodontic Dental Assistant
  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Dental Treatment/Clinical Coordinator

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Certification

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