orthodontic dental assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Certified Dental Assistant with hands-on experience. Skilled at chairside assisting, dental radiography and building relationships with patients. Well-rounded knowledge of dentistry and enthusiasm to bring strong work ethic to excellent dental practice.

Customer-focused Retail Associate with solid understanding of retail dynamics and customer service standards. Experienced providing quality product recommendations and solutions to meet customer needs and exceed expectations. Committed to executing sales, service and customer experience initiatives driving strong sales.

Focused Waitress with an outstanding history of handling busy restaurants with excellent service. Committed to best-in-class dining experiences and maintaining accuracy, efficiency and professionalism in high-traffic times. 2 year background providing high-quality service to customers.

  • Point of Sale (POS) System Operations
  • Menu Memorization
  • High-Volume Dining
  • Transactions and Cash Handling
  • Dining Room Cleaning and Upkeep
  • Warm and Friendly
  • Workflow Coordination
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Menu Memorization and Presentation
  • Upselling and Cross Selling
  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Taking X-Rays
  • Dentrix Proficiency
  • Treatment Room Setup
  • Dental Staff Support
  • Patient Schedule Management
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Patient Flow Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Advising and Educating Patients
  • Instrument Tray Preparation
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Oral Hygiene Techniques
  • Dental Radiography
  • Customer Service
  • Preliminary Impressions
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Medical Charting
  • EMR Software
  • Strong Writing and Verbal Skills
  • Oral X-Rays
  • Knowledgeable in [Software]
  • Four-Handed Procedures
  • Chairside Assistance
Orthodontic Dental Assistant, 11/2022 - 01/2023
Pacific Dental Services Deerfield Beach, FL,
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
Dental Assistant, 01/2021 - 11/2022
Comprehensive Community Health Centers Highland Park, CA,
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Explained dental services and payment plans to help patients make informed decisions.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
Waitress, 11/2021 - 06/2022
Healthcare Services Group Katy, TX,
  • Took reservations and to-go orders to streamline process for both customer and restaurant.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts for customers.
  • Presented food and beverages to guests at tables.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and garnishes to assist kitchen staff.
  • Informed customers of daily specials and signature menu items.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Relayed orders to service bar and kitchen via point-of-sale register system.
  • Brought wine selections to tables with appropriate glasses and poured for customers.
  • Prepared checks, itemizing total meal costs and taxes.
  • Collected dirty dishes and glasses from tables or counters, preparing areas for next diners.
  • Addressed concerns quickly to improve customer experience and escalated issues to management for resolution when necessary.
  • Explained menu items, describing ingredients and cooking methods upon request.
Sales Associate, 11/2018 - 10/2019
Sherwin-Williams Hamilton, OH,
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Answered product questions with up-to-date knowledge of sales and promotions.
  • Tracked company inventories, moved excess stock and arranged products to improve sales.
  • Collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
  • Assessed customer needs to provide assistance and information on product features.
  • Obtained signatures for financial documents and internal and external invoices.
  • Sold various products by explaining unique features and educating customers on proper application or usage.
  • Developed trusting relationships with customers by making personal connections.
  • Built and maintained relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success.
  • Increased purchase amounts by cross-selling with similar products.
  • Worked with fellow sales team members to achieve group targets.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Psychology, Expected in 05/2022
Houston Community College - Houston, TX
Status -
: Dental Assisting, Expected in 05/2021
Alterius Career College - Houston, TX,
Status -
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2018
Alger B Wilkins High School - Fayetteville, NC,
Status -
  • Licensed -Dental Assistant - 2022

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School Attended

  • Houston Community College
  • Alterius Career College
  • Alger B Wilkins High School

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  • Orthodontic Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Waitress
  • Sales Associate


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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