surgical dental assistant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Quick-thinking with experience scheduling appointments, filing records, charting tooth decay and maintaining dental equipment. Precise communicator skilled at working with dental team staff, entering patient data with accuracy and maintaining confidentiality. Highly adaptable with great problem-solving skills.

Reliable with 4 years of experience efficiently handling administrative tasks and assisting chairside with dental procedures. Expert in assisting with 6-hand procedures, setting up exam rooms, taking dental radiographs, Sterilizing and preparing materials for impressions or restorations. Team-focused with commitment to providing exceptional care to all patients.

High-energy desiring to fulfill new position in office environment. Offer assistant certification and in-depth experience supporting patients and doctors. Diplomatic communicator and diligent about providing detailed education to improve dental health.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Dedicated assistant professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

Enthusiastic assistant, eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of assisting and training in assistant skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.

Ambitious, career-focused job seeker, anxious to obtain an entry-level assistant position to help launch career while achieving company goals.

Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level assistant position in office environment. Ready to help team achieve company goals.

  • Dental staff assistance
  • Patient data gathering
  • Insurance billing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Active Listening
  • Written Communication
Work History
07/2017 to 02/2021
Surgical Dental Assistant St Luke's University Health Network East Stroudsburg, PA,
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Administered desensitizing agents by applying numbing gel to prepare patients for anesthetic injections.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings, casts and impressions.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Recorded patients' health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patients' blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Took dental images following strict patient protection rules by mentioning risks during pregnancy and applying lead aprons.
  • Helped complete routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
  • Typed patient data into computer system using Periovision while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Created dental impressions used for diagnostics, opposing models and study casts to make crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing tools and equipment.
  • Helped dentists restore teeth by applying permanent and temporary fillings and crowns.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by Taking radiographs, clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Worked with patients to understand needs and provide excellent service.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Prepared patient X-rays and images for review by dentist.
  • Supported dentists during procedures to restore teeth, like dental fillings, permanent and temporary crowns.
03/2016 to 12/2016
Cashier Bed Bath & Beyond Boise, ID,
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs.
  • Restocked and organized merchandise in front lanes.
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Collected and authorized payments of guests.
  • Replenished sales floor merchandise and organized shelves, racks and bins for optimal appearance.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Reviewed weekly sales ads and monitored price changes.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Greeted over hundreds of patients per day.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $250 or more per shift.
  • Mentored new team members on POS system operation, customer service strategies and sales goals.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Checked identification for proof-of-age for alcohol and tobacco sales.
  • Used POS system to enter orders, process payments and issue receipts.
  • Demonstrated product features, answered questions, and redirected objections to highlight positive aspects.
  • Performed cash, card and check transactions to complete customer purchases.
  • Operated cash register to record transactions accurately and efficiently.
  • Maintained current knowledge of store promotions and highlighted sales to customers.
  • Greeted over hundreds of patients per day.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $250 or more per shift.
01/2015 to 01/2016
Carefree Catering Carefree City, STATE,
  • Helped chefs prepare and present food to event guests with strong attention to detail and presentation expertise.
  • Cleared dishes and glassware quickly following each course.
  • Observed federal and local kitchen safety regulations to prevent food borne illnesses.
  • Created catering menu based upon client specifications, event type, dietary needs and budget.
  • Monitored dietary restrictions and served guests with special needs.
  • Arranged linens and table settings according to seating plan and event theme.
  • Cleaned and organized kitchen stations to promote team efficiency.
  • Presented food and beverages on buffet tables and drink stations in line with formality and specifications of each event.
  • Adhered to company quality constraints and industry best practices for guest satisfaction.
  • Returned reusable goods and serving equipment for inventory and restock.
  • Prepared dishes for catering events or during high-volume shifts.
  • Delivered catered food and supplies to facility for on-time set-up.
  • Operated standard kitchen equipment with focus on safety and sanitation.
  • Served appetizers, delivered entrees and refilled beverages for banquet guests.
  • Executed synchronized meal service simultaneously serving multiple guests.
  • Provided friendly, courteous service to create memorable moments for guests.
  • Ordered food items and supplies needed to fulfill catering jobs.
  • Maintained flexible work schedule to meet event needs.
  • Maintained effective supply levels by monitoring and reordering food stock and dry goods.
  • Fostered enjoyable event atmosphere through friendly guest interactions
Expected in
Associate Of Business Administration: Business
Maricopa Community Colleges - Mesa Community College - Mesa, AZ
Expected in 2018
Dental Assistant Certificate:
Pima Medical Institute - Tucson, AZ

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School Attended

  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Mesa Community College
  • Pima Medical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Cashier
  • Carefree Catering


  • Associate Of Business Administration
  • Dental Assistant Certificate

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