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Certified Dental Assistants provide support to dentists and help delivering oral healthcare and treatments. Typical resume samples for Certified Dental Assistants mention duties such as preparing patients for dental treatments, sterilizing instruments and equipment, taking X-rays, updating records, and offering oral hygiene advice. Those seeking to work in this field should highlight in their resumes basic dentistry knowledge, empathy, dexterity, infection control expertise, and strong communication skills. Education requirements include dental assistant certification and state licensure.

For more information on what it takes to be a Certified Dental Assistant, check out our complete Certified Dental Assistant Job Description.

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1

Certified Dental Assistant

Prepared patients for dental procedures while ensuring a comfortable and safe atmosphere

  • Performed X-ray examinations for diagnostic purposes
  • Managed an office with a staff of eight assistants and physicians while scheduling patients, staff and conducting payroll and billing operations
  • Ensured compliance with current OSHA requirements while concurrently ensuring patient privacy via current HIPAA regulations
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
18
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BA
Business
2

Certified Dental Assistant

Provided postoperative instructions to patients to help making the healing process faster & better.

  • Prepared patient for examination and treatments processes and made patients feel valuable
  • Assisted dentist with all dental procedures
  • Maintained adequate supply levels
  • Responsible for sterilizing dental instruments and dental unit to protect the patient and other dental team from transmitted disease.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Dental Assistant
BS
Health Sciences
3

Practice Manager / Front Desk / Certified Dental Assistant

Directed all human resource duties

  • Co-managed Accounts Receivable and Waste Prevention along with the CEO to insure financial stability of the practice
  • Directed all personnel matters, including recruitment, hiring, coaching and development of new and existing employees
  • Implemented current biohazard regulation program
  • Organized annual OSHA continuing education for staff
  • Marketed practice and improved design and keywords of existing advertising campaigns
  • Assumed the role of any clinical assistant or front desk team member when necessary due to employee dismissal, vacation, sick leave, etc.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
4

Certified Dental Assistant

Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.

  • Great patient communication.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machine and developed x-rays.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Correctly arranged instruments trays prior to dental procedure and surgeries.
  • Assist in 4 handed dentistry with restorations, extractions and impressions.
  • Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, cause and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Dental Assistant
5

Certified Dental Assistant

Primarily responsible in fourhanded dentistry with sedated and unsedated
pediatric patients.

  • Assisted in an OR setting.
  • Contributed to overall organization and sterilization of four-doctor practice.
  • Ability to stay on schedule with fast pace and large patient load.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
6

Certified Dental Assistant

  • Assisted in all chairside procedures.
  • Assisted the hygienist when necessary/time permitting.
  • Instructed patients in proper care and helped individuals take steps to improve or maintain their oral and overall health.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
Dental Assisting / X-ray
C
Rma, / Cpr
Voc
Vocational Degree
7

Certified Dental Assistant

Responsible for taking patients back to operatory to ensure qualify first impression

  • Knowledgeable about administrating x-rays and treatment plans
  • Setting up operatory for the procedure and turning over operatory rooms in a clean and fast paced order
  • Showing knowledge in assisting the Doctor in any procedure Endo, Ortho, Oral Surgery, and General
  • President's List Winter 2012
  • Honors List Spring 2012
  • Honors List Summer 2012
  • Employee of the Month 2008-2013
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Certified Dental Assistant
8

Certified Dental Assistant

Responsible for sterilizing and disinfecting dental instruments and equipments to maintain all standards.

  • Prepared and arranged instruments and material required.
  • Assisted dentist chair side and followed prompt orders for treatment, such as crowns, bridges, extractions, fillings and implants.
  • Took inventory and stocked all supplies in office.
  • Performed taking and processing single and full mouth series of x-rays, as well as maintaining machine.
  • Performed laboratory procedures such as making temporary crowns, taking and pouring up impressions, pour plaster models, and making whitening trays or night-guards.
  • Maintained all working areas and instruments with strict sterilization according to OSHA guidelines.
  • Maintained all dental equipment and machines up to par such as ultrasonic, autoclave, wet and dry x-ray tank, and glaze machine.
  • Kept all procedure rooms stocked, cleaned, and set-up for dental procedures performed.
  • Documented patients chart with treatment that has been completed.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Radiology
9

Certified Dental Assistant/client Service Representative

Utilized Spanish Bilingual skills in a predominantly Hispanic community supporting clients to convey needs

  • Assisted Dentist at chair side providing the necessary instruments, patient suctions, anticipating needs
  • Sterilized dental instrument appropriately, efficiently, transferred instruments to proper locations
  • Took patient x-rays for dentist to determine treatment and comforting/easing patient
  • Administered front desk duties, explained client forms, collecting insurance cards and identifications
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
10

Certified Dental Assistant/efda/maintenance Supervisor

Assisted in procedures used in general dentistry, implantology, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry

  • Composed maintenance guides and data logs using word processing programs and spreadsheets
  • Exposed digital dental radiographs of diagnostic quality
  • Took accurate preliminary and final impressions
  • Serviced and maintained all equipment, mechanical and non-mechanical
  • Maintained sterilization area using OSHA-compliant aseptic technique
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AAS
Associate of Applied Science
AA
History
BS
Business Administration

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