Dental Assistant

Writing a great dental assistant resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Donne Eiswerth

donne.eiswerth@gmail.com | (854) 223-3734 | Biloxi, MS

Summary


As a Dental Assistant, I have over 1 year of experience in the field. I am responsible for providing patients with dental care and education. I work closely with dentists to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. In addition to my clinical duties, I also handle administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments and maintaining patient records.

Experience


Dental Assistant at Dental Works, MSApr 2022 - Present

  • Assisted in providing dental care to over 500 patients.
  • Maintained a 97% patient satisfaction rating.
  • Acted as Lead Dental Assistant on numerous occasions, responsible for training and supervising other assistants.
  • Spearheaded the implementation of new infection control protocols that resulted in a decrease in infections by 30%.
  • Recognized by Dentist as “most valuable assistant” 3 years in a row.

Dental Assistant II at Smile Designers, MSJul 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Assisted in the implementation of a new patient charting system that increased efficiency by 15%.
  • Trained 4 new dental assistants on best practices and procedures.
  • Led infection control efforts that reduced risk of exposure to patients by 25%.
  • Developed an inventory management system that decreased waste and cost of supplies by 10%.
  • Created educational materials for patients on proper oral care habits.

Education


Dental Assistant Diploma at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeAug 2016 - May 2021

I have learned how to take X-rays, chart teeth, and make temporary crowns.

Skills


  • Dental X-Rays
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Braces
  • Oral Surgery

Connie Pata

connie.pata@gmail.com | (406) 709-4330 | Newark, DE

Summary


I am a Dental Assistant with over 1 year of experience. I have experience working in both private and corporate dental offices. I am proficient in all aspects of chair-side assisting, including taking X-rays, charting, sterilization procedures and infection control protocols. I have excellent patient communication skills and work well under pressure.

Experience


Dental Assistant at Christiana Care Health System, DEJun 2022 - Present

  • Assisted in providing dental care to over 500 patients.
  • Assisted in performing over 100 root canals.
  • Assisted in placing over 200 fillings.
  • Helped educate patients on proper oral hygiene habits and techniques.
  • Maintained a sterilized and organized work environment.

Dental Assistant II at Bayhealth, DESep 2021 - May 2022

  • Assisted in the development of a new patient charting system that is now used company-wide.
  • Trained 4 new dental assistants in chairside procedures and equipment operation.
  • Instrument sterilization protocols developed by me are now adopted as best practice by 3 other clinics in the area.
  • Decreased office waste output by 15% through identifying and eliminating single use items from clinic inventory.
  • Initiated a paperless recall system which has resulted in 100% of patients being seen for their 6 month check up appointments.

Education


Dental Assistant Diploma at Dental Assistant Diploma in state DE:Sep 2017 - May 2021

I have learned how to take X-rays, impressions, and clean teeth.

Skills


  • Dental anatomy
  • Dental instruments
  • Infection control
  • Radiology safety
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Patient education • charting