Dental Assistant

Knowledgeable dental assistant with over six years of experience seeks to apply training, strong relational and administrative skills, and hard work ethic to a dental assistant position with a growing dental practice.

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Education

Dental Assistant @ Clarita Career College
Jan 2000 — Sep 2000
Dental Assisting Diploma

Experience

RDA @ Chatsworth Dental Group, Barbara Pampalone, DDS
Oct 2006 — Apr 2008
Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
Assisted with direct patient care, routine laboratory functions and office management.
Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
Taking and developing dental radiographs​
Impressions for study casts and fabrication of bleaching trays Fabrication of dental temporary
crowns and bridges.
Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.
Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
Order supplies and other materials for the dental office
Front Office Assistant @ Paul Schoenbaum DDS
Oct 2003 — Oct 2002
Politely answered phones and scheduled or confirmed office appointments and surgeries.
Alerted other staff when patients arrived and prepared records for dentist review.
Confirmed patient insurance benefits and checked claim statuses
Received insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
Maintained current accounts receivable at 80% or higher and keeping all accounts under 60 days
Reduced DSO (Days Sales Outstanding) Obtaining authorizations and chart notes to process claims
Successfully completed OSHA, ADA and HIPAA compliance trainings.
RDA @ Golden Triangle Dental
Jul 2003 — Feb 2006
Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
Taking and developing dental radiographs​
Impressions for study casts and fabrication of bleaching trays Fabrication of dental temporary
crowns and bridges.
Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.
Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
Dental Assistant @ Dr. Lawrence Fealy, DDS
Sep 2000 — Oct 2002
Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
Expose radiographs and process dental X-rays as directed by a dentist.
Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies when necessary.
Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
Order supplies and other materials for the dental office.

Certifications & Licenses

RDA
Coronal Polish
Radiograph Certification
CPR-BLS

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