Dental Assistant Resume

Dental care is a distinct and popular sub category of the vast medical science field. Specialized dentist carry out various teeth operative processes such disease diagnosis, advanced teeth cleaning, surgery and so on. Also other secondary dental operatives, known as dental hygienist, perform primary level dental processes such as teeth cleaning, flossing, general mouth care etc. There is one more profession which takes care of all the administrative tasks and all the non medical activities and that it dental assistance!

Dental assistant’s common job responsibilities are attending the patients at the help desk, searching for their medical history documentation, giving primary level information about a case to the dentist, assisting dentist in actual diagnosis/operation process, interacting with the patient, looking after billing section and other documentation.

Please find below a sample resume for dental assistant.

Sample Dental Assistant Resume:

Tom Green
456, X Street, Y Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA-90003
(123) 456-7890

Career Objective:

To seek the position of dental assistant in a well reputed dental hospital

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Experienced dental assistant with excellent work record
  • In-depth knowledge of fundamental dental care concepts and methods and techniques used for the same
  • Perfect understanding of all the job responsibilities included in the dental assistant’s profile
  • Pleasant personality with fluency in spoken English
  • Deep knowledge of all the preoperative processes at a dental clinic and able to perform all of them efficiently
  • Knowledge of basic concepts of accounting. Able to manage the financial accounts of a clinic
  • Able to prepare medical history documentation, bills, payment record reports, etc.
  • Familiarity with all the operative tools and machinery used in a dental clinic and able to operate them as per the dentists convenience
  • Able to monitor and control all kinds of administrative activities in a clinic

Professional Work Experience:

ABC Dental Clinic, Los Angeles CA (2004-Present)

Dental Assistant

  • Scheduling patient’s appointments through calls, mails and direct visits to patient’s place
  • Conforming the scheduled appointments and informing the dentist about it
  • Receiving patients at the clinic
  • Keeping track of current treatment and linking it with the past treatment records
  • Taking patients to the dental chair and assisting them in sitting on it appropriately
  • Preparing patients for the treatment and gathering all the necessary tools for the treatment
  • Taking x-ray photo impressions of patients as directed by the dentist and providing processed x-ray films for further diagnosis
  • Sterilizing and disinfecting all the tools and preparing tray set ups before the actual treatment
  • Providing assistance during treatment to the dentist by actually handing tools and other materials
  • Collecting waste materials generated during treatment and destroying it appropriately
  • Charging/Sending bills to patients
  • Monitoring the stock of clinical materials and ordering materials from suppliers, as and when needed

Academic education:

  • Associate diploma in dental sciences from California State University, Los Angeles, CA (2004)

References: Will be available on request

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