Dental Assistant Sample Resume

Richard Owens
1234 Post Oak Drive
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556

Seeking to secure a challenging and rewarding position with growth opportunities as a Dental Assistant, where my skills are effectively utilized to their fullest potential.

Qualifications Summary
  • Highly talented Dental Assistant with extensive experience in preparing patients, sterilizing instruments, setting up instrument trays, and preparing the materials used in dental procedures; keeping the patient's mouth free of debris during the procedure; handing the dentist the appropriate instruments; taking impressions; and taking x-rays.
  • Able to communicate effectively utilizing sound judgment, self-motivation, eagerness and willingness to learn, oriented towards efficiency and organization, independent but with a commitment to team success and assignment at hand.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (May 2002)
Dental Assistant Training School (Aug. 1997 - July 1998)

Work Experience
Dental Assistant: June 2006 - Present, Tru Dental Associates, Kansas City, MO
  • Prepare dental materials like cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.
  • Promptly follow all instructions from the dentist dealing with patient comfort.
  • Take inventory, stock all supplies, instruments and medications and order supplies.
  • Other responsibilities include: Taking, developing and processing dental x-rays and maintaining x-ray machinery, performing required laboratory procedures, using four-handed assisting technique and keeping dental equipment in good, clean condition at all times.
  • Participate in in-service training, department and general staff meetings, and clinics.
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Orthodontic Assistant: Feb. 2002 - May 2006, David Dental, Lee's Summit, MO
Assisted doctor with child and adult patients.
  • Fitted bands, inserted arch wires, took oral photos and dental impressions.
  • Other duties performed: Handling Invisalign treatments and procedures, instructing patients on the use and care of their orthodontic appliances, fabricating essix retainers, ordering clinical supplies, sterilization, chart documentation, taking and developing X-rays.
  • Special assignments: E-Arch coordinator, handling other offices duties including answering phones, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient records.
American Dental Assistants Association