Dental Chair-side Assistant Resume

Career Summary:

Highly-professional and talented Dental Chair-Side Assistant with a solid experience in providing operational and administrative support to dentists to deliver high-quality care to patients. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, active-listening, and organizational skills along with the knowledge of dental practices, procedures, and instruments.

Summary of Skills:

  • More than 5 years of experience as a Dental Chair-Side Assistant with thorough knowledge of dental principles and procedures, dental radiographs, infection control protocols, sterilization methods as well as operating and maintaining various dental equipment and tools
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build strong relations with dentists as well as provide appropriate dental care instructions to patients
  • Ability to handle stressful conditions as well as make patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout dental procedures
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills along with the ability to work irregular schedules, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the latest industry trends and dental tools
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and tailor-made software

Work Experience:

Dental Chair-side Assistant
Credit Heights Dental Care, New Orleans, LA
October 2017 – Present

  • Providing chairside assistance and effective administrative support to the clinic
  • Preparing treatment rooms, and sterilizing dental tools and equipment to avoid infection
  • Helping patients feel comfortable before the procedures as well as teaching them proper oral hygiene
  • Applying the suction hoses or other tool to absorb blood, saliva or dental debris and to keep the patient’s mouth dry and clear
  • Performing X-rays, soft plaque removal and polishing, orthodontic apparatus insertion as well as fluoride or sealant application under minimal or no supervision
  • Assisting with performing root canal surgeries, filling cavities for restoration, making fissure sealing as well as cementing and polishing crowns and bridges
  • Keeping up-to-date patients’ records as well as maintaining office records and supplies as needed

Dental Chair-side Assistant
Clove Dental Group, New Orleans, LA
March 2015 – September 2017

  • Assisted dentists during all types of dental treatment procedures as well as provided effective, efficient, and professional nursing services to patients
  • Assisting in performing radiographic procedures that included developing, mounting, and filing radiographs
  • Assisted with suture removal or placements, fixing braces, temporary restorations, cleaning and polishing crowns, biopsies as well as giving local anesthesia to patients before surgeries
  • Regularly cleaned and sterilized dental instruments and equipment, including treatment areas
  • Maintained up-to-date patients’ files that included dental histories, treatment plans, payments and any new symptoms or conditions as well as kept related information accurate and confidential
  • Provided effective administrative support by writing correspondence as well as scheduling and confirming appointments through mails and phone calls

Dental Chair-side Assistant (Part-Time)
Christie Dental Care, New Orleans, LA
December 2013 – February 2015

  • Assisted in preparing dental trays as well as handling dental tools or instruments to the dentists as needed during dental procedures
  • Greeted visitors as well as prepared patients for the treatments or checkups while ensuring they were comfortable in the dental chair
  • Performed various administrative duties such as scheduling appointments for patients, answering phone calls, and preparing invoices, collecting payments, and issuing receipts
  • Maintained office and patients records as well as assisted with checking stocks and ordering dental equipment or tools timely

Education:

  • Associate of Dental Assistant Degree
    New Orleans Dental Assistant School, New Orleans, LA
    2013

Reference:

On request.