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Dental Assistants provide operational and administrative support to dentists. Their duties include delivering oral healthcare services, sterilizing instruments and equipment, offering oral care advice, ensuring emotional support, and updating records. Based on our most successful sample resumes, Dental Assistants must demonstrate dexterity, infection disease control, communication abilities and empathy. Those seeking to work as Dental Assistants should make display of specific certification in their resume. In some cases, state licensure may be required as well.

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1

AFRES Dental Assistant/homemaker

Orientated myself in my reserve unit; familiarized myself with the facilities, the layout of my unit, some of my co-workers and learned the nature of the job.

  • Managed the household mail; made sure monthly bills were paid properly and in a timely manner and ensured mail that needed replies or further action were accurately attended to.
  • Networked within my reserve unit; met and got acquainted with several individuals in the Medical Group that were not associated with the dental office.
  • Single-handedly maintained entire the house for a short period of time; cooked the meals, cleaned the dishes and laundry, and kept the house presentable.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
Dental Assisting
2

Dental Assistant

Assisted professional staff in all facets of patient treatment.

  • Performed delegated tasks unique to individual dental specialties.
  • Assisted in four handed dentistry.
  • Involved the operation and adjusted equipment.
  • Developed fixing, washing and drying the film.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AAS
Electrical Engineering Technology
3

Dental Assistant

Assisted in the dental treatment of over 1,200 active duty and reservist military personnel

  • Conducted a combination of nearly 500 panoramic, bitewing, and periapical x-rays
  • Scheduled, organized, and logged dental appointments for active duty and reservist military
  • Educated arriving student marines and sailors of the command on dental care and readiness
  • Responsible for maintaining the dental readiness for my fellow co-workers
  • Restocked needed dental materials for hygienist, civilian, and military providers
  • Assisted in the collection and sterilization of dental instruments
  • Checked in and checked out over 1,000 military to and from the command
  • Organized over 1500 dental records
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
4

Dental Assistant -volunteer

Preformed chair-side duties that include handing the dentist the proper tools, taking x-rays and operating the suction

  • Prepared the patients before the check-up.
  • Expedited the talents and knowledge of Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment, preparing trays of instruments for dental procedures, and instructing patients on postoperative and general oral health care.
  • Coordinated with the other staff of the practice.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Dental Surgery
5

Dental Assistant

Organized patient's medical records, assisted in billing insurance, and tracked monthly income and expenses

  • Prepared patients pre- and post-dental procedure(s) through consultation
  • Assembled dental equipment based on procedure specifications
  • Wrote notes on each procedure to confirm with Dentist's record
  • Obtained extensive dental knowledge
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Biology
6

Dental Assistant

Set up medical tools for various procedures including fillings, root canals and extractions

  • Scanned and recorded digital radiographs and periapical film
  • Maintained compliance with OSHA standards, blood borne pathogen regulations, and sterilization procedures
  • Took impressions for temporary crowns and dentures
  • Greeted patients at front desk and received incoming calls; scheduled appointments
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Certificate
C
Business Administration
7

Dental Assistant

  • Performed as third assistant for surgical procedures
  • Took inventory, stocked all supplies, instruments and medication
  • Sterilized instruments and prepared equipment for all procedures
  • Greeted patients, scheduled appointments and provided clerical support
Candidate Info
10
months in
workforce
10
months
at this job
8

Dental Assistant

Provided chair side assistance during all dental procedures.

  • Sterilized room and prepped equipment and instruments for each procedure.
  • Greeted, prepared and guided patients through their visits.
  • Prepared patients and assisted during X-ray taking.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
9

Dental Assistant

  • Managed office schedules and calendars to coordinate administrative planning and execution.
  • Received, greeted, and documented patient arrivals through overlapping continuous shifts.
  • Provided administrative support to multiple doctors to facilitate completion of patient process.
  • Cleaned, sterilized, and packaged instruments according to stringent American Dental Association standards.
  • Briefed lead doctor of high-priority issues, emergencies, and complications on hourly basis.
  • Assisted and trained subordinate dental assistants on new standard operating procedures.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biology
10

Dental Assistant

Assisted 1 doctor chair side with general dentistry procedures.

  • Maintained and sterilized equipment and instruments
  • Acquired x-rays using digital sensors
  • Set up and broke down of operatory
  • Answered phone and set up and confirmed appointments
  • Tracked lab cases
  • Audited charts for incomplete treatment and overdue recall appointments.
  • Processed referrals and coordinated with specialists to ensure patients completed necessary treatment.
  • Attended business networking meetings on behalf or the doctor to promote the office.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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