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Seek the Challenging Position of Dental Assistant
A highly talented Dental Assistant with huge 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.
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience as Dental Assistant.
Superb knowledge of symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities.
Great ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position.
Immense ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Profound ability to understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Uncommon ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, and assemble very small objects.
Sound ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions.
Excellent communication skills needed to follow verbal and written instructions.
Great ability to understand technical and pharmaceutical terminology.
Deep sense of punctuality, accuracy, efficiency and professionalism.
New York University Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 1997 - Present
Dental Assistant to the Dentist
Prepare and arrange instruments, medications and required material.
Prepare patients for dental health services and instruct them in appropriate post dental treatment, diet and oral hygiene.
Prepare dental materials: 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 said items.
Expose developing and processing dental x-rays and maintain x-ray machinery.
Perform required laboratory procedures, i.e., take dental impressions, pour plaster modals, etc.
Being familiar with and use fourhanded assisting technique.
Maintain dental equipment and operatories in good, clean condition at all times.
Maintain the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/disinfect ion protocols per OSHA guidelines.
Cross-train in other dental support positions as necessary, i.e., reception, orthodontics, oral surgery.
Maintain personnel protection per OSHA guidelines as it pertains to personnel safety, i.e., protective clothing, eyewear, gloves.
Participate in in-service training, department and general staff meetings and clinics.
Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.