Top Dental Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Dental Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Dental Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.3% of Dental Assistant resumes contained Dental Procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Dental Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Dental Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Dental Procedures

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Here's how Dental Procedures is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided excellent support passing instruments to dentist during various dental procedures in an efficient and organized manner.
  • Assisted doctor's performing dental procedures on medically compromised patients including bedside treatment of in-house patients.
  • Ensured cleanliness of treatment area and availability of instrumentation for all dental procedures.
  • Assisted dentist & specialist during dental procedures and in management of medical/dental emergencies.
  • Conducted medical preparation of dental instruments for dental procedures and oral surgeries.
  • Assisted in general dental procedures and demonstrated proficiency in use of equipment
  • Assist with various dental procedures/preparations as well as equipment sterilization.
  • Experienced in dental procedures for oral examination and routine restoration.
  • Assisted dentist with various dental procedures including oral surgery.
  • Communicate and educate patients about hygiene and dental procedures.
  • Suctioned saliva and dental materials during various dental procedures.
  • Assisted doctor with daily dental procedures specializing with children
  • Assisted with cosmetic and general related dental procedures.
  • Educate patients with information regarding general dental procedures.
  • Assisted directly beside Dentist during invasive dental procedures.
  • Help assistant dentist with emergency dental procedures.
  • Experienced in dental procedures for oral examinations.
  • Prepared materials assisted doctor with dental procedures.
  • Counseled patients, including explanation of dental procedures
  • Prepared patients daily to undergo dental procedures

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided patient care and service while resolving daily complications, projecting a positive attitude, developing positive patient rapports.
  • Dedicated to providing office and laboratory support, while ensuring an unwavering commitment to patient care.
  • Administered routine patient care and monitoring, including instrument and material set up and sterilization.
  • Delivered quality patient care and monitoring, including instruments and material setup and sterilization.
  • Administrated routine patient care and monitoring, including instrument and material setup and sterilization.
  • Administered general patient care and provided assistance with four-handed chair-side dental procedures.
  • Direct patient care and communication regarding treatment and future appointments.
  • Maintained confidentiality in all matters related to patient care.
  • Focused on providing exceptional patient care and satisfaction.
  • Administered routine patient care and monitoring.
  • Learned patient care and business management
  • Played a major role in patient care and management and answering any questions or discussing any complications that may have risen.
  • Assisted with direct patient care, routine laboratory functions, and patient records, including instrument and material setup and sterilization.
  • Performed a variety of routines tasks inclusive of patient care, office, and laboratory duties in a general practice setting.
  • Provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, like Operative, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery etc.
  • Assisted the doctor in patient care including but not limited to root canals, extractions, fillings, and x-rays.
  • Train new staff members practice's techniques and values in patient care to ensure patient's quality of care.
  • Trained new dental assistants to provide top quality patient care for new offices around the Washington, DC area.
  • Assisted the Dentist during patient care, provided patient education, setup and breakdown rooms, sterilization and general housekeeping
  • Prepared patients for procedures, took X-rays, monitored patients recovery, instrument sterilization and ensured excellent patient care.

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3. Oral Hygiene

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Here's how Oral Hygiene is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Educated and promoted proper oral hygiene through educational programs in local preschools and at local community events.
  • Educated patients on maintenance of oral hygiene and post-operative instructions.
  • Educated Spanish-speaking patients by providing comprehensive instructions regarding oral hygiene.
  • Instructed patients of proper oral hygiene and post-operation recovery techniques.
  • Provided oral hygiene instructions, preventive dentistry & dietary counseling.
  • Provided post-operative instruction on oral hygiene and period charting.
  • Demonstrated professionalism while facilitating oral hygiene seminars at schools.
  • Provided oral hygiene instruction while doing dental prophylaxis.
  • Provided patient preventive education and oral hygiene instructions.
  • Provided oral hygiene instructions for current orthodontic patients.
  • Provided education sessions to patients on proper oral hygiene
  • Performed post-operative instruction and oral hygiene information.
  • Provided oral post-operative and oral hygiene instructions.
  • Sterilized instruments and provided oral hygiene instruction.
  • Instructed patient in oral hygiene exposed diagnostic x-rays
  • Performed paraprofessional tasks and oral hygiene duties.
  • Delivered patient with oral hygiene instructions.
  • Provided adequate instructions on oral hygiene.
  • Demonstrate effectively oral hygiene instructions.
  • Educated patients regarding oral hygiene.

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4. Composite Restorations

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Here's how Composite Restorations is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in composite restorations and child cleanings specializing in children's dentistry with minimal orthodontic assisting experience.
  • Served as dental assistant during cleaning and procedures as well as performing composite restorations under supervision.
  • Placed amalgam and composite restorations, assisted with crown preparations.
  • Place and contour permanent composite restorations, fabricate temporary crowns/bridges.
  • Display great proficiency in amalgam and composite restorations.
  • Assisted with composite restorations and oral surgery procedures.
  • Performed complete amalgam and composite restorations.
  • Crown prep/placement, Extractions, Amalgam/Composite Restorations
  • Assisted in dental procedures such as oral exams, composite restorations, crown & bridges, extractions, and root canals.
  • Sterilized equipment Assisted with amalgam and composite restorations, tooth extractions, placement of crowns, and sealants Cleaned and polished teeth
  • Assisted with procedures such as amalgam and composite restorations, extractions, crown preps, cleanings and impressions for partials/dentures.
  • Passed dental instruments to doctor, assisting in composite restorations and white and stainless steel crowns, placed dental dam.
  • Assist Doctor with patient care, assist in placing sealants, composite restorations, crowns, extractions, taking impressions.
  • Assist doctors for different procedures from composite restorations to crown and bridge and implant treatment.561 McIlhaney RdStroudsburg, PA 18360813-528-0881
  • Assisted in composite restorations, extractions, crown preps and deliveries, cleanings, coronal polishing and root canals.
  • Four-handed chair-side experience in various operative procedures: crown and bridge, root-canal therapy, amalgam and composite restorations.
  • Assist in general dentistry procedures such as RCT, various oral surgery procedures, composite restorations, etc.
  • Set up trays for composite restorations, root canals, impressions, dentures, night guards, etc.
  • Performed expanded duties such as rubber dam placement, pit and fissure sealants and, resin composite restorations.
  • Set up rooms for composite restorations, root canals, crowns and a few oral surgery set ups.

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5. Digital X-Rays

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Here's how Digital X-Rays is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patient, sterilized and disinfected instruments; digital x-rays, provided post-operative instructions.
  • Prepared rooms and Patient/ Chair side assisting/ Digital X-rays/ Sterilization/ Charting
  • Processed and developed conventional and digital X-rays.
  • Conducted digital x-rays and sterilization.
  • Performed exposing digital X-rays and panoramic
  • Develop traditional and digital x-rays.
  • Consult Dental Assistant: scheduling, confirming, data entry, digital x-rays, testing, explaining procedures and financial arrangements.
  • Excelled in taking digital x-rays and assisting in procedures while providing quality and compassionate care in a high volume specialty field.
  • Take digital x-rays, chart dental findings, make treatment plan, present treatment plan and offer payment plans if necessary.
  • Assist the Doctor during Procedures, Assist the Hygienist during Sealants and Prophylaxis, Non-Digital X-rays, Dental Prophylaxis, Sealants
  • Work in sterilization, re-stocking, digital x-rays, assisting 2 doctors, filing for front office staff when needed.
  • Job responsibilities: preparing patients for treatment, taking digital x-rays, keeping up with patient's chart notes.
  • Post op procedures, breaking down of treatment room sterilized instruments took digital X-Rays, and maintained with HIPPA/OSHA regulations
  • Prepare tray set-ups, assist during procedures, break down rooms, take digital x-rays and sterilize instruments.
  • Familiarized with modern digital X-Rays machine, that display images in all screens connected to the network facility.
  • Assist with complex oral surgery cases, sterilize instruments, digital x-rays, arrange payment and finance options.
  • Administered digital x-rays and panoramic x-rays * Performed composites * Prep and clean of exam room * Tray set-ups
  • Chair side assisting, coronal polishing, taking digital x-rays, sterilization, tray setups, and procedure preparation
  • Answer phones and make appointments, take digital x-rays, stock, set up and break down rooms.
  • Process Patients through digital x-rays, seating, education and procedure set-ups and assisting the Doctor with procedures.

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6. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Front desk secretary work included making/answering phone calls, entering information into database and ordered materials.
  • Crossed trained in front desk reception and insurance administration tasks
  • Supervised front desk office administrative responsibilities.
  • Maintained front desk and scheduled appointments
  • Helped the front desk with filing, answering phones, billing insurances, taking inventory for the practice and ordering supplies.
  • Helped front desk by filing charts, processing payment, filling out patient's insurance claim form and checking in/out patients.
  • Assisted front office with answering phones, some filing, appointment setting, and data entry and managing the front desk.
  • Front desk administration - Greet patients, schedule appointments, answer phones, access and file charts and insurance coverage breakdown.
  • General dental assistant duties, including helping patients at the front desk, on the phone, or in the chair.
  • Provide coverage for front desk, signing in patients, taking payments, answering phones, contact insurance for eligibility.
  • Front desk-duties include answering phones, checking patients in, verifying insurance, submitting insurance claims for payment and recalls.
  • Handled many front desk tasks including scheduling, billing, insurance and filing, updating, and producing patient charts.
  • Front desk, processing dental claims, Entering EOB's, Scheduling, Insurance verification for new and existing patients
  • Provided front desk support, greeting and sitting patients, scheduling and confirming appointments, supply stocking and ordering.
  • Front desk activities including answering phones, filing charts, scheduling patients, checking patients out and customer service.
  • Worked front desk, answered phones, scheduled appointments, confirmed appointments, posted visits to Verified insurance coverage.
  • Front desk receptionist; handling new patients, paperwork, phone calls, insurance claims, and collecting payments.
  • Provide support for the front desk with patient record keeping, data entry, billing and appointment confirmation.
  • Fill in at front desk doing all aspects scheduling, confirming pulling charts billing both patients and ins.
  • Worked at the front desk daily, sterilization, lab, and ordered supplies for the clinic weekly.

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7. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided general Administrative support, which included scheduling appointments and ordering supplies.
  • Maintained Patient Recall List, scheduling appointments and verifying insurance benefits.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls and assisted patients with scheduling appointments.
  • Performed simulated tasks, including scheduling appointments and ordering supplies.
  • Assisted receptionist in greeting patients scheduling appointments and call reminders.
  • Assisted customers by scheduling appointments for dental procedures.
  • Assisted with administrative procedure and scheduling appointments.
  • Helped patients with scheduling and rescheduling appointments.
  • Front office duties included answering phones, scheduling appointments, receiving and processing payments, verifying insurance, and processing claims.
  • Performed office duties, such as scheduling appointments, filing and having the patients fill out paperwork and answering the phone.
  • Promoted to front office with duties to include, answering phones, scheduling appointments, check-in/out, and preparing patient charts.
  • Team player, going beyond my duties: involving answering telephone, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims and patient filing.
  • Worked as a front desk receptionist and assisted in bookkeeping, scheduling appointments, and assisting patients and hygienists as needed.
  • Front desk administrations included answering telephones, scheduling appointments, filing, billing, pouring study models, and maintaining supplies.
  • Front Desk duties included collections, filing insurance claims, recall, scheduling appointments, filing and answering the phone.
  • Performed various front office task such as a scheduling appointments, answering multiple phone lines, and checking in patients.
  • Assisted with duties such as billing, scheduling appointments of patients, keeping record of treatments, and receiving payments.
  • Support office personnel by assisting in answering patient medical and account questions and scheduling appointments, and filling insurance claims.
  • Contribute to front desk duties, including answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and create and re-file patient charts.
  • Front office procedures including: scheduling appointments, filing insurance, collecting payments, posting payments, and recall system.

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8. Lab Cases

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Here's how Lab Cases is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in all dental procedures* Drafted office procedures manual* Scheduled appointments and worked lab cases
  • Organize monthly meetings, data reports for weekly/monthly review, ordering monthly supplies, care credit, and sending lab cases.
  • Sterilize Make patient feel comfortable Order StockMake appointments Get room ready for procedures Break down room Pour up models/ send lab cases
  • Performed numerous in-house lab tasks as well as organized, logged, and tracked all outgoing and incoming lab cases.
  • Managed 5 assistants, flow of patients, schedules, lab cases, coordination of X-rays, and patient files.
  • Take inventory, stock all supplies and instruments Lab duties: Pour models, lab bills, lab cases etc.
  • Use computer to track and check on lab cases, making sure that everything is there for scheduled patients.
  • Execute general laboratory functions including: pouring and trimming models, processing lab cases, and making custom trays.
  • Recorded and maintained status of lab cases as well as contacted lab techs with all lab related situations.
  • Assisted Doctor with all dental procedures Developed x-rays and created all maxillary and mandibular devices for lab cases
  • Performed routine lab work and processed electronic and written lab cases instructions in organized and timely manner.
  • Ensured all lab cases complete with necessary items, lab slips filed out and sent as need.
  • Assist dentist with procedures, lab cases, check in patients, check/edit patient charts, sterilize rooms/instruments
  • Organize and file all dental information, lab cases, equipment user manuals, MSDS sheets.
  • Tracked lab cases, poured models, fabricated custom trays, bite blocks and whitening trays.
  • Handle all out going of lab cases and make molds/ take impressions for the lab.
  • Know the importance of keeping and maintaining patient lab slips/paperwork regarding all lab cases.
  • Store and schedule all Dental prostheses Lab cases as required by Eagle Soft Software.
  • Logged and tracked outgoing lab cases on spreadsheets and entered nightly deposits into QuickBooks.
  • Make sure all lab cases are handled in a proper, and timely manner.

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9. Chair Side

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Here's how Chair Side is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Chair side assisting * Performed Sterilization and disinfecting procedures * Performed X-ray
  • Chair side assistant to general and cosmetic dentistry practitioners.
  • Provided chair side and laboratory assistant.
  • Assist in chair side dentistry including restorative procedures, crown and bridge, root canals, oral surgery and preventive dentistry.
  • Chair side assisting, fitting bands, taking impressions, pouring models, taking x-rays, nurturing kids, GA cases.
  • Chair side assisting the general dentist and orthodontist, disinfection and sterilization, dental x-rays, comforting patients with dental anxieties.
  • Assisted in providing dental care for patients, including working chair side with the dentist and other experienced dental care personnel.
  • Assisted dentist chair side: prepared and arranged instruments, medications, and required material; used four-handed assisting technique.
  • Performed chair side operations such as composite/ amalgam restorations, taking impressions, sizing and placing crowns and oral surgeries.
  • General Dentist who hired me to be a chair side and office assistant, while I finished Dental Assisting school.
  • Aided dentist chair side with patients undergoing a range of procedures such as fillings, root canals, and implants.
  • Take appropriate x-ray for patient needs, assistant doctor chair side with suctioning and passing of instruments during dental procedure.
  • Worked chair side assisting general dentist with specialized procedures, making patients feel relaxed, confidant and educated on treatment.
  • Assist dentist in chair side procedures, crown preps, bridges, post and cores, dentures and extractions.
  • Assist the dentist in the administration of treatment at the chair side as required or directed by the dentist.
  • Assist Dr. with all chair side procedures: Filling, Root Canals, Extractions and Crown and Bridge preps.
  • Assisted Chair side in all cases involving restorative and extractions as well as new patient consult for future work.
  • Provided chair side assistance, set up and took down for procedures, cleaned utensils, and scheduled appointments.
  • Chair side assistance with composite, bonding, flow able materials, mounting crowns, impressions, pouring models.
  • Assisted the dentist chair side, while providing quality care for the children so that their anxiety was relieved.

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10. Exam Rooms

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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted doctor in procedures* Worked with patients* Sterilized and organized exam rooms and instruments
  • Assured that exam rooms/instruments were sterilized in accordance with guidelines.
  • Executed daily operations of sterilizing instruments and exam rooms.
  • Maintained cleanliness of exam rooms and maintained inventory.
  • Sterilized and sanitized exam rooms and instruments.
  • Cleaned and sterilized exam rooms post-surgery.
  • Executed daily operations of stocking all necessary supplies keeping exam rooms clean keeping restrooms clean and stocked also keeping lobby clean.
  • Assisted with patient charting, intake of patient information, consultation, vitals, and walked patients to exam rooms.
  • Assist Dentist and Hygienist, clean and prepare exam rooms, take and process x-rays, answer phones, schedule appointments
  • Take x-rays, sterilize instruments using autoclaves and chemical disinfectants to maintain accepted industry standards, and prepare exam rooms.
  • Progressed to assisting, taking x-rays, sterilizing instruments, preparing exam rooms for procedures, preparing patients for appointments.
  • Managed sterilization to ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms, and equipment.
  • Help maintain overall cleanliness, and then remove all waste from dental exam rooms, and replace clean containers.
  • Ordered and monitored dental supplies and equipment inventory, took inventory, and kept exam rooms stocked with supplies.
  • Set up medical equipment and exam rooms, clean instruments; assisted the doctor and other assistants in surgery.
  • Prepare exam rooms by sanitizing, stocking with sterile instruments, and maintaining cleanliness throughout patients' experiences.
  • Assisted the Dental Hygienists with cleaning exam rooms, assuring they were equipped with all the necessary tools.
  • Sanitize dental equipment, trays, and exam rooms as well as prepare dental and surgical trays.
  • Prepare trays for restorations and ensure that they are available in the exam rooms, as needed.
  • Escorted patients to and from exam rooms, physician offices, and treatment room as appropriate.

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11. Alginate Impressions

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Here's how Alginate Impressions is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Worked independently taking alginate impressions, pouring models and coordinating delivery pick-ups from dental lab facilities.
  • Performed multiple laboratory duties including; taking alginate impressions and pouring stone models.
  • Administered clinical treatment, alginate impressions, material setup, and sterilization.
  • Perform laboratory procedures such as pouring alginate impressions to create diagnostic casts.
  • Take dental alginate impressions, make bleaching/whitening trays and temporary retainers.
  • Prepared restorative materials, alginate impressions and poured models.
  • Organized incoming and outgoing cases.take and trimmed alginate impressions.
  • Take alginate impressions and temporary crown impressions.
  • Performed alginate impressions on patients.
  • Take preliminary/ opposing alginate impressions.
  • Last dental lab work such as taking alginate impressions, pouring them up with stone, and filling out lab slips.
  • Experience with digital X-rays * Alginate impressions pour models, bleaching trays, custom trays, night guards and sports guards.
  • Experience includes; Four handed dentistry, alginate impressions and pouring, adjustment fabrication and placement of temporary crowns and bridges.
  • Back office: Tray set-up, sterilization, x-rays, prophylaxis, alginate impressions, pour ups, oral surgeon assistant.
  • Pull patients back, obtain chief complains, take X-rays, take alginate impressions, pour models, make temporary crowns
  • Trained assistants on proper record write-ups, infection control, dental assisting skills, alginate impressions, and shade selections.
  • Assisted doctor with dental procedures including: alginate impressions, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges and orthodontics.
  • Place orthodontic appliances as allowed by law, assist doctor with initial consultation, Alginate impressions and cast models.
  • Observed tray -set ups, Composite/ amalgam procedures, Alginate Impressions, X-Ray taking in traditional format and digital.
  • Instrument sterilization, alginate impressions, cast molds, developed x-rays, insurance claims, charting and documentation; shadowing

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12. Infection Control

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Here's how Infection Control is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Perform proper sterilization of all operational dental instruments using the training methods obtained in accordance with clinic infection control guidelines.
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures while maintaining proper universal precautions and infection control procedures.
  • Sterilize and adheres to infection control policy and procedures Provide technical support to dentist during examination and treatment of patients
  • Incorporated over 1850 hours of tool and equipment sterilization in preparation for numerous dental procedures ensuring proper infection control.
  • Served as an infection control officer, developed infection control protocol and prepared and sterilizing instruments and equipment.
  • Operate as infections control officer; delivering infection control protocol, preparing and sterilizing dental instruments and equipment.
  • Sharpened and sterilized dental instruments, maintaining universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Used proper infection control measures while transferring instruments to sterilization area to be disinfected and sterilized.
  • Followed and performed all infection control and sterilization procedures according to OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures always, sharpened and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Cleaned and sterilized dental instruments using autoclave sterilizers and chemical disinfectants with accepted infection control procedures
  • Sterilized and disinfect dental instruments and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Clean and sterilizes dental equipment and instruments using autoclave according to infection control standards.
  • Preformed dental assistant duties, infection control protocol, assisted hygienist with periodontal charting.
  • Experienced in infection control methods including sterilization of instruments and disinfection of procedural room
  • Performed Infection control (Sterilization of equipment before and after any dental procedure)
  • Developed and managed Infection control protocol for sterilization of instrument and equipment.
  • Trained new assistants in proper four-handed dentistry techniques and infection control protocol.
  • Performed basic to advanced dental procedures and adhered to infection control protocol.
  • Ensured dental equipment were sterilized in accordance to infection control policies.

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13. Temporary Crowns

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Here's how Temporary Crowns is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided expanded duty functions when necessary such as fabricating, removing and placing temporary crowns.
  • Fabricate temporary restorations or custom impressions from preliminary impressions such as temporary crowns.
  • Prepared temporary crowns and educated patients regarding post-operative care.
  • Placed sealants, restorations and fabricated temporary crowns.
  • Formulate preliminary impressions and fabricating temporary crowns.
  • Prepared and cemented Temporary Crowns.
  • Fabricated and inserted temporary crowns.
  • Fabricated and cemented temporary crowns.
  • Assist dentist during chair side procedures, including taking and processing x-rays and making temporary crowns, dentures, and bridges.
  • Expose and process dental x-rays, knowledge with Scan-X, Easy Dental, treatment plan charting, and fabricate temporary crowns.
  • Assisted in crown procedures; mixed acrylic for temporary crowns, seated temporary crown and assisted in selection of crown shade.
  • Assisted a general dentist with root canals, crowns preps, making temporary crowns, fillings, extractions, and implants.
  • Assisted doctors with operative procedures Took impressions and made temporary crowns Placed sealants Covered the front desk and performed front desk duties
  • Executed general dental lab functions, including taking impressions, pouring casts, fabricating bleaching trays, and fabricating temporary crowns.
  • Assisted dentist, took impressions, instrument sterilization, prepare exam room for various procedures, x-rays and placing temporary crowns.
  • Four-handed chair side assisting, setting denture teeth, fabrication of temporary crowns, receptionist as needed, patient call backs.
  • Assisted with many cosmetic dental procedures, which included making temporary crowns for patients awaiting permanent crowns from the lab.
  • Stock supplies, take impressions, make temporary crowns, pour and trim study models, and make custom trays.
  • Assisted doctor with dental procedures such as composite fillings, temporary crowns, extractions, cleanings and crown preparations.
  • Experience in aesthetic dentistry and expert in making temporary crowns and impression-taking, as well as ordering and inventory.

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14. Sterilize Instruments

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Here's how Sterilize Instruments is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Update and maintain confidential patient files, coordinate surgeries and additional follow-up appointments, and sterilize instruments and equipment
  • Sterilize instruments using autoclaves, disinfect instruments and equipment according to standards.
  • Sterilize instruments and perform monthly maintenance on equipment.
  • Do inventory organized inventory room, sterilize instruments.
  • Sterilize instruments using the autoclave and ultrasonic machines
  • Sterilize instruments using autoclaves and chemical disinfectants.
  • Maintain sterilization area, and sterilize instruments.
  • Assist Dentist with general procedures, sterilize instruments
  • Sterilize instruments using auto glace and ultrasonic.
  • Sterilize instruments using ultrasonic cleaner and autoclave.
  • Sterilize instruments before and after procedures.
  • Sterilize instruments using proper technique.
  • Sterilize instruments (autoclave/chemicals).
  • Sterilize instruments and examination room.
  • Sterilize instruments and rooms appropriately.
  • Sterilize instruments, Take X-Rays, (familiar with Dolphin Imaging/ Management Software) and add X-Rays and tracings to computer.
  • Learn how to sterilize instruments, clean clinical rooms (before and after patients), assist with suctioning and charting.
  • Expose and process dental x-rays, maintain patient records, sterilize instruments and educate patients on postoperative and general oral health.
  • Sterilize instruments, take preliminary impressions, take x-rays, pour models, and maintain a clean and stocked office.
  • Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures, sterilize instruments, ordering supplies, weekly cleaning and equipment maintenance

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15. Assist Dentist

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Here's how Assist Dentist is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Volunteered to assist dentists in order to gain clinical experience in restorative dentistry.
  • Provided after-hours support to assist dentists in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Assist dentist and dental team with dental procedures and clinical administrative functions
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments to assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Assist Dentists and Dental Hygienists performing routine cleaning and operations
  • Assist dentist in conducting four-handed chair-side dentistry procedures.
  • Assist Dentist in composite and amalgam restorations procedures.
  • Assist dentist with sterilization or disinfecting instruments.
  • Assist dentist in management of medical/dental emergencies.
  • Assist dentist during restorative procedures.
  • Assist dentists during dental procedures, sterilization of instruments, set up and disinfect rooms, assist hygienists and chart dental work
  • Assist dentist as well as Hygienists in ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functions of both clinical and front office.
  • Assist dentist in performing dental procedures such as deep cleanings, crown prep, root canals, and composite fillings.
  • Assist dentist in providing most of the dental procedure mentioned above for low-income patients and patients have state dental insurance.
  • Assist dentist with all dental procedures, composite and amalgam restoration, crowns, bridges, root canals and extractions.
  • Assist dentist with all procedures; processing x-rays; answering phones; filing; setting appointments; other assigned tasks.
  • Job Duties: Assist dentist, sterilization, filing, and patient care, maintain and up keep of office.
  • Assist dentist with extractions, filings, sealants, root canals, periodontal cleaning, crown preps, lab deliveries.
  • Assist Dentist with the fabrication of dental restorations, including metal and ceramic crowns and bridges and complete dentures.
  • Assist Dentist for fillings, sealants, root canals, and giving post op after treatments for each patient.

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16. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated effective patient treatment plans and payment arrangements by communicating the personal needs of the individual in accordance with medical necessity.
  • Generated affordable treatment plans for every patient (insured and uninsured) ensuring incontestable payments and gratified patrons.
  • Scheduled appointments, registered patients, verified insurance and discussed financial obligations pertaining to treatment plans.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and individualized treatment plans recommended by the Doctor.
  • Developed and presented treatment plans to patients coordinating multiple appointments and services.
  • Document both computerized and hand-charted individual patient treatment plans.
  • Submit patient information into computer including treatment plans.
  • Submit treatment plans for predetermination of benefits.
  • Coordinate financial arrangements and treatment plans.
  • Executed accomplished time management to schedule appointments, process treatment plans, maintain records, and perform charting for the provider.
  • Clean teeth; assist Dentist is procedures; work with patients on treatment plans, electronic records; patient/ parent education
  • Reviewed medical histories and recorded dental treatment in medical charts to ensure that treatment plans did not compromise patient health.
  • Maintained medical records, office and clinical inventories, corresponded with sales representatives, and updated and amended treatment plans.
  • Assisted Dentist all general and surgical procedures * Administered and developed X-ray's * Updated treatment plans * Charted periodontal results
  • Interacted with patients at the front desk and chair-side to help with treatment plans and any problems they had.
  • Assist professional dental staff with treatment, document patient information, treatment plans, and procedures in patients chart.
  • Assisted with front office -answering phones, calling patients to schedule appointments for needed treatment & reviewing treatment plans.
  • Described & developed collaborative treatment plans, skillful in identification of oral malignancies & potential roots of the problem.
  • Increased overall revenue by follow ups on recall and treatment plans by phone, emails, and mailers.
  • Consult and motivate patients to complete their dental treatment plans and encourage patients to practice good oral hygiene.

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17. Dentrix

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Here's how Dentrix is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Exhibited advantageous skills in DENTRIX, and ordering, to assist 4 dentists in just over 16 weeks.
  • Trained with DENTRIX program to schedule appointments, chart existing, and treatment plan for needed restoration.
  • Utilized DENTRIX program to: makes appointments, chart existing and treatment plan the needed restoration.
  • Conducted sterilizations, processed paperwork through Dentrix, and provided chair-side assistance with instrument set-up.
  • Utilized and maintained patient charts with Dentrix dental software to include digital radiography procedures.
  • Entered clinical notes, demographics, and insurance information utilizing Dentrix software.
  • Maintained accurate patient records using electronic medical charting and dentrix software.
  • Transfer any new patient/updated current patient paperwork into Dentrix.
  • Recorded periodontal information for hygienists using Dentrix software.
  • Worked extensively with Dentrix Program.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Dentrix software.
  • Utilize the Dentrix computer program to chart dental conditions, record procedures performed, establish treatment plan and document patient information.
  • Cared for patients and gave post-op instructions, charted and planned treatment, assisted in scheduling patients using Dentrix computer program.
  • Assist Front desk with dentrix and e pace checking eligibility for patients Chair side Assisting, mixing and passing dental materials.
  • Use a computer system called dentrix to enter notes, treatment, update health history, charting and re-appointing patients.
  • Train junior Dental Assistants on all aspects of the position and workings of the dental office including Dentrix practice software.
  • Scheduled appointments, prepared bills, accepted payments, completed insurance forms, and maintained computerized records utilizing Dentrix software.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays (Dentrix), and recorded medical and dental histories as well as vital signs.
  • Open and close office, Dentrix, cleaned office every evening, verified insurance, maintained front office.
  • Experience in taking digital x-rays, sterilizing instruments, setting up/ breaking down rooms, and dentrix.

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18. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained OSHA regulations and sterilization for a state of Nevada accredited paperless dental back office.
  • Assisted the hygienist, documented patient information, and utilized sterilization protocols required by OSHA.
  • Maintained instruments by sterilization/disinfection protocols for all work areas in accordance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Maintained instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/disinfection protocols per OSHA guidelines.
  • Maintained instruments and working areas in strict accordance with OSHA sterilization disinfection protocols.
  • Maintained personnel protection and instruments sterilization/ disinfect ion protocols per OSHA guidelines.
  • Follow all safety/risk management practices and security procedure guidelines according to OSHA.
  • Sterilized instruments using autoclaves and chemical disinfectants in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Maintained clean and sterile environment according to regulatory OSHA guidelines.
  • Gained OSHA certification and Massachusetts Dental Assisting License.
  • Followed OSHA requirements by sterilization of dental instruments.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments according to OSHA regulations.
  • Performed sterilization procedures following the OSHA standards.
  • Performed sterilization duties according to OSHA regulations.
  • Performed sterilization procedures under proper OSHA regulations.
  • Sterilized instruments according to OSHA guidelines.
  • Followed OSHA regulations with sterilization.
  • Poured impressions, charted Dental history, ordered all supplies, sterilized the room and instruments in compliance with OSHA Law.
  • Performed daily audits to maintain the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/disinfection protocols as per OSHA guidelines.
  • Ensured office's compliance with OSHA and MSDS regulations for all equipment, lab, patient rooms, and personnel.

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19. Coronal

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Here's how Coronal is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Perform dental assistant expanded duties, coronal polishing, sterilization technician.
  • Chair side assisting Radiography Coronal Polishing and Sealants Diagnostic mouth models.
  • Perform coronal polishing & assisted with aspirations during oral examinations.
  • Performed coronal polishing procedures under the supervision of a dentist.
  • Handled coronal and amalgam polishing, and applied topical anesthetics.
  • Demonstrated experience in coronal polishing on adults and children.
  • Experienced in coronal polishing as well with equipment sterilization.
  • Performed procedures including coronal polishing and fluoride application.
  • Performed coronal polishing and flossing for dental hygienists.
  • Received certification in Coronal Polishing/ Topical Fluoride.
  • Earned coronal polishing and x-ray certifications.
  • Performed coronal polishing and restorative dentistry.
  • Performed coronal polishing on pediatric patients.
  • Performed Coronal polishing on adults and children
  • Certificated for Coronal polishing and sealants.
  • Perform coronal polishing as required.
  • Perform coronal polishing as directed.
  • Assisted in providing dental care by preparing patients for treatments including coronal polishing, x-rays, crowns, and root canals.
  • Perform coronal polishes, fluoride treatments and sealants as well as assist with root canals, fillings, crowns and extractions.
  • Applied protective coating of fluoride to teeth after coronal polishing; replaced arch wires according to the instruction of the Orthodontist.

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20. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored patients during surgery while under general anesthesia by observing their vital signs for any alarms.
  • Assisted in administering anesthesia and monitoring of vital signs under direction of the physician.
  • Monitored vital signs of patients under IV Conscious Sedation and documented appropriately.
  • Exemplified proficiency in recording patient medical history and vital signs.
  • Perform patient assessment including medical history and taking vital signs.
  • Obtained patients vital signs and relevant background medical information.
  • Monitor intravenous fluids and vital signs during surgical procedures.
  • Preformed and documented vital signs and patient consultations.
  • Greet, receive and prepare patient, take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs in patient records.
  • Prepared/helped patients for dental procedures, sets up proper dental instruments used for procedures and takes patient's vital signs.
  • Perform health-related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses or physiotherapists.
  • Assist the doctor, make trays, take vital signs, make appointments, sterilize the room and instruments.
  • Accommodated and prepared patients for examination and took preliminary medical histories and vital signs for review by the dentist.
  • Assisted oral surgeons with various dental procedures including tooth extractions, assessment of patient vital signs and IV Sedation.
  • Review and reconcile patient's health history, medications, allergies, pain level, and vital signs.
  • Checked vital signs, assisted with charting, prepared solutions and molding materials for crowns and denture molds.
  • Observed, recorded, and reported vital signs, condition and behavior of the patient routinely and accurately.
  • Scheduled appointments took and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient, exposed dental X-Rays.
  • Assisted front desk with appointment schedules, updated medical and dental histories with current vital signs of patients.
  • Observed patients for signs of syncope or adverse reaction to treatment; monitored patients' vital signs.

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21. Instrument Trays

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Here's how Instrument Trays is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patient -Sterilized and disinfected instrument -Set up instrument trays -Prepared Materials -Assisted dentist during dental procedures -Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays
  • Prepared patient and materials for dental procedures: set up instrument trays and sterilized/polished equipment.
  • Sterilized instruments Prepared instrument trays and materials used for dental procedures Answered phones and scheduled appointments
  • Sterilized/disinfected instruments, set up instrument trays, prepared materials, assisted dentist in procedures.
  • Autoclave and sterilizing instruments, setting up instrument trays ready for examination.
  • Set up examination rooms/instrument trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Sterilized/prepared instrument trays and materials with 100% accuracy.
  • Sterilized, disinfected and set-up instruments/instrument trays.
  • Prepared patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assisted with dental procedures.
  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Prepare patients, sterilize instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist during any dental procedures.
  • Prepared patient sterilized and disinfected instruments, set-up instrument trays, prepared materials, and assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Prepared and set-up instrument trays, medications and materials needed for each treatment in proper arrangement for use by dentist.
  • Prepare patients, for dental procedures, sterilize and disinfect instruments, setup instrument trays* Provided post-op instructions prescribed by dentist
  • Sterilize instruments and rooms after each procedure and preparation of instrument trays and exam rooms for the next patient.
  • Maintained sterilization room, equipment and instrument trays, and set up exam rooms according to doctor's standards.
  • Set up instrument trays, and prepared materials for dental procedures; helped sterilize and disinfect instruments and surfaces.
  • Organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays and prepare all necessary materials for appointment or procedure.
  • Set up instrument trays, prepared materials and assisted dentist during dental procedures both major restorative and hygiene.

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22. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provide front office administration and support including database administration, scheduling of patient appointments, inventory control, and customer service.
  • Assisted 180 clinical hours with responsibilities for sterilization, radiography, several restorative procedures, customer service and patient communication.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patients including chair side assistance and recommending and selling cosmetic dental products and services.
  • Provide customer service to patients needing scheduled, processing payments, insurance questions and information regarding their upcoming procedure.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patients by providing professional and pleasant atmosphere while visiting the office.
  • Maintained daily scheduling and coverage for the reception division and quality assurance of customer service.
  • Chair side Dental Assistant specializing in customer service/ sterilization/ lab tech/ and clerical duties
  • Communicated with customers and maintained records for customer service department and adjudicated claims.
  • Provided dedicated support to team and delivered exceptional customer service to patients.
  • Contributed to the development of laboratory budget and handled customer services relations.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to each patient ensuring their comfort and satisfaction.
  • Provided exceptional customer service and delivered the highest quality care for patients.
  • Shadowed dentists during major procedures Exemplified superior customer service to all patients
  • Provided exceptional customer service via answering telephone & scheduling all appointments.
  • Promote company by providing superior customer service and inviting referral.
  • Displayed superior customer service while directing and interfacing with customers.
  • Provided ultimate customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Maintain professionalism with excellent face to face/phone customer service.
  • Maintained positive environment for patient care and customer service.
  • Provided quality and efficient customer service in a fast-paced environment

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23. Treatment Information

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Here's how Treatment Information is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Update and record medical and dental histories, record treatment information in patient records and provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
  • Chart examination, update medical history and contact information and diagnostic/treatment information as relayed by the dentist to patient records.
  • Alerted staff of patient arrivals, prepared records for Dentist review, and accurately recorded treatment information following appointments.
  • Record information related to medical history of patient; charts examination and treatment information as relayed by dentist.
  • Established professional rapport with patients, recording examinations and treatment information in patient record as relayed by dentist.
  • Maintained patient's records including recording of treatment information and checking of insurance coverage; scheduled dental appointments.
  • Obtained record information related to medical history, and treatment information relayed by dentist.
  • Maintained orderly and accurate patient records of treatment information and medical and dental history.
  • Chart examinations and treatment information while demonstrating complete knowledge of dental terminology.
  • Recorded treatment information in patient electronic records and processed billing and coding.
  • Reviewed dental health records for accuracy of treatment information and administrative items.
  • Recorded treatment information in patient records and scheduled appointments for follow-up exams.
  • Ensured availability of treatment information by filing and retrieving patient records.
  • Provided postoperative instructions, and recorded treatment information in patient records.
  • Recorded treatment information in patient records, assisted during procedures.
  • Chart examination and treatment information and record information on prescriptions.
  • Recorded treatment information and provided post operative instructions to patients.
  • Recorded treatment information in patient records and maintained digital records.
  • Maintained database containing all patient's treatment information.
  • Recorded patient treatment information utilizing OrthoTrak computer system.

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24. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in the front office and contacted insurance companies regarding eligibility* Managed and controlled inventory of all office supplies
  • Communicate with insurance companies for all claims requiring additional information for processing and eligibility.
  • Called patients' insurance companies to determine benefits and eligibility for services.
  • Scheduled appointments and completed verification of benefits and eligibility with insurance companies.
  • Coordinated with customer insurance companies and processed payments for services rendered.
  • Front office responsibilities scheduling patient appointments, communicating with insurance companies.
  • Scheduled appointments and called insurance companies to verify dental coverage.
  • Contacted insurance companies and verified patient's eligibility and benefits.
  • Coordinated with insurance companies for client payments and benefit verification.
  • Call various insurance companies to verify eligibility and benefits.
  • Interacted regularly with insurance companies regarding dental claims.
  • Called insurance companies to obtain customers benefit breakdown.
  • Composed treatment rendered receipts for dental insurance companies.
  • Call insurance companies to check benefits/verify information.
  • Verified patients insurances through selected insurance companies.
  • Verify medical coverage with insurance companies.
  • Scheduled appointments and billed insurance companies.
  • Assist the dentist, sterilization, lab duties, patient charting, stocking, coding all dental appointments for insurance companies.
  • Conducted digital radiography (X-Rays) for patients before and after procedures, in order to carry information for insurance companies.
  • Assist with paperwork, filing claims to insurance companies, filing charts, making and confirming appointments in the front office.

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25. Postoperative Instructions

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Here's how Postoperative Instructions is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared dental materials and patients for examination or treatment and provided oral hygiene and postoperative instructions.
  • Scheduled appointments, roomed patients prepared them for procedures, provided postoperative instructions prescribed by Dentist.
  • Provided postoperative instructions prescribed by doctor to military personal to ensure proper care is maintained.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for treatment and provided postoperative instructions prescribed by Dentist.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies; provided postoperative instructions.
  • Provided postoperative instructions prescribed by doctor and scheduled follow-up appointments as needed.
  • Presented preoperative and postoperative instructions to patients and offered additional patient education.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist after oral surgery procedures.
  • Instructed patients or practicing oral hygiene and gave patients postoperative instructions.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions, sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms.
  • Educate each patient in oral hygiene instructions and provide postoperative instructions.
  • Recorded vital signs, medical/dental histories, and provided postoperative instructions.
  • Provided postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist after periodontal and implant surgeries.
  • Completed documentation, cleaned teeth, and provided postoperative instructions.
  • Provided postoperative instructions and instructed patients in oral health care.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist both verbally and written.
  • Present patients with oral hygiene and postoperative instructions after treatment.
  • Verified patient information and provided postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
  • Review postoperative instructions and assist in answering routine patient questions.
  • Provide postoperative instructions for patients Took, exposed and processed x-rays

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26. Plaque Control

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Here's how Plaque Control is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed patients in oral hygiene/plaque control programs; provided postoperative instructions by dentist.
  • Educate patients by providing oral hygiene, plaque control, and post-operative instructions, as well as responding to patient questions.
  • Processed panoramic x-rays and oral x-rays and instructed patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs, and performed Coronal Polish.
  • Instructed patients on general means of effective plaque control, health standards, oral and dental care for prescribed post-operative procedures.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist and instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs with a friendly engaging demeanor.
  • Provided direct patient care and ensured patients were thoroughly educated on the topics of oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.-Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Instructed patients on oral hygiene, plaque control programs, and the use and care of their orthodontic appliances.
  • Instructed patients regarding general means of effective plaque control, health standards, and the prescribed postoperative procedures.
  • Record medical and dental history for patients and provide instructions regarding oral hygiene and proper plaque control.
  • Instructed patient in oral hygiene and plaque control programs, provided post operative instructions prescribed by dentist.
  • Applied topical anesthetic agents as directed by dentist and instructed patients in oral hygiene and plaque control.
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene, plaque control, and teaching them to floss proper way.
  • Educated all patients on oral/dental hygiene, plaque control, and post-operative care, write charts.
  • Assist in placing brackets for braces -Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Provided dental instructions, such as instructed patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Instructed patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs to ensure effectiveness of treatment.
  • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays, instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Instruct patient in oral hygiene and plaque control with a friendly and engaging demeanor.
  • Instructed patients both in English or Chinese in oral hygiene and plaque control programs

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27. Study Casts

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Here's how Study Casts is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Fabricated temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions for study casts.
  • Maintained patient records -Align and adjust patients -Scheduled patients -Educated clients in oral hygiene -Poured, trimmed and polished study casts
  • Perform required laboratory procedures such as but not limited to, pour, trim, polish study casts and crowns.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies, poured, trimmed and polished study casts.
  • Set up instrument trays and prepared materials Took impressions poured, trimmed, and polished study casts.
  • Take inventory of supplies and equipment - clean and polish removable appliances - Make impressions for study casts
  • Pour, trim, and polished study casts, fabricated custom impression trays from preliminary impressions.
  • Take impressions of teeth and pour, trim and polish study casts.
  • Pour trim, polish study casts, clean and polish removable appliances.
  • Impress for study casts and bite registrations for mounting study casts.
  • Provided diagnostic information, which included pouring and trimming study casts.
  • Take and pour preliminary impressions for study casts and treatment plan.
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts and bleaching trays.
  • Make impressions for study casts and various dental appliances.
  • Take impressions, pour and trim study casts.
  • Make preliminary impressions and pour for study casts.
  • Poured impressions for study casts and trimmed models.
  • Applied impressions for opposing study casts and restorations.
  • Make impressions for study casts.
  • Prepared impressions and study casts.

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28. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed Dental Students *Chair side and Instruments *CPR Certified *OSHA Standards *Radiology Certified Anatomy and Anesthesiology
  • Certified in dental radiology and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Received certificate* CPR certified /First Aid
  • Received certification for CPR through Petra in 2012, and has maintained certification through Heartland Dental CE Courses including Infection control.
  • Coordinate fire safety training with local fire department, as well as, CPR training with the American Red Cross.
  • Performed a variety of tasks related to the typical, everyday duties of a AHA CPR Cert.
  • Schedule patients, coordinate chart retrieval and handle financial transactions and/or telephones Has knowledge of CPR method.
  • Certified in CPR and Radiology, with expanded expertise in digital radiography through the University of Florida.
  • Utilized knowledge of CPR, when complications arose with clients' breathing, and gave them oxygen.
  • Maintain Dental Assistant Registration for the state of Washington, CPR, HIPAA and OSHA certification.
  • Trained staff regarding medical, dental, safety, nutritional issues and First Aid/CPR training.
  • Set up MacPractice with dental codes, fee schedules, and entered patient information.
  • Certified in Infection Control, Radiology Health and Safety, First Aid & CPR.
  • Received dental certificates on various dental requirements for OOSHA, CPR training, etc.
  • Take blood pressure and pulse of all patients and enter vials into CPRS.
  • Filed and pulled charts as needed.CPR, Personal Protective Equipment, and Infection Control
  • Assessed emergency situations, learned emergency protocols, First Aid, and CPR.
  • Chair Side assistant in all dental procedures* CPR certified* General First Aid certified
  • Certified in CPR and Radiology, with expanded expertise in digital radiography.
  • Attended and successfully completed basic CPR and first aid -4/27/2011 registry number 34032

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29. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated hygiene re-care appointments for existing patients, and facilitated phone calls from patients and scheduled them appropriately.
  • Answered phone calls and scheduled initial appointments while gathering insurance information and vital first visit information.
  • Verified insurance coverage and eligibility, and answered phone calls.
  • Collected payments and made necessary phone calls to insurance providers
  • Cross trained for front desk receptionist * Post checks, answer phone calls, make appointments, accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Assisted on dental procedures Took x-rays Sterilized instruments Cleaned & stocked patient rooms Answered phone calls Made appointments Posted payments Prepared claims
  • Worked as front desk staff checking in patients, setting up appointments, receiving phone calls, and verifying insurance eligibility.
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled patient appointments, writing notes for the Doctors, patient treatment plan and procedure during appointment.
  • Front desk duties: checking patients in and out, answering phone calls, posting patients, filing, scheduling.
  • Job Duties Include: Paperwork, Phone calls, Problem Solving, Sterilizing Equipment prior and after surgery, Schedules.
  • Worked at the front desk, answering phone calls, setting up appointments, filing, billing and verifying insurance.
  • Scheduled appointments, filed patient charts, answered phone calls and took messages, and billed patients and insurances.
  • Communicated with patients, answered phone calls, scheduled appointments and performed the tasks which need to use computer.
  • Performed administrative duties to help the flow of the front desk (phone calls, scheduling, payments).
  • Performed duties such as answering phone calls, scheduled appointments, billing, took x-rays and assisted the doctor.
  • Assist with receptionist duties including scheduling appointments and answering phone calls from patients with inquiries on various issues.
  • Come in every Friday to clean the office, make appointments, restock supplies and answer phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls to set up patient appointments and ensure that crown deliveries were scheduled and on time.
  • Maintain equipment and sterilize dental instruments, answer phone calls, schedule appointments, and chart dental records.
  • Provide administrative support; organize, update and file patient records; answer telephone calls; schedule appointments.

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30. Study Models

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Here's how Study Models is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Completed patient medical history and recorded information in patient record, prepared preliminary and final impressions for study models.
  • Prepare preliminary impressions for study models, then disinfect models to prevent cross contamination.
  • Executed general dental laboratory functions, including taking study models and pouring them.
  • Perform inter-oral procedures such as take preliminary impressions for study models.
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models, Sterilize instruments.
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models, removes sutures, and places and removes rubber dams and matrix bands and wedges.
  • Worked for Dr. Jay Fitzgerald as a dental assistant changing wires and bands, taking impressions, and pouring study models.
  • Poured & trimmed study models, fabricate temporary restorations, multiple extractions, root canal, took digital x-rays, sterilization of
  • Possess the necessary knowledge to complete lab duties that include custom trays, denture repairs, and study models.
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models, remove sutures, and place and remove rubber as directed by dentist.
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models, pour and trim model from impressions and construct custom impression trays.
  • Help orthodontic assistants take patient records such as initial photographs and impressions for study models before starting treatment.
  • Aided the doctor with restorative dentistry, radiography, and oral surgery * Developed study models for treatment planning
  • Operate panoramic machine and digital x-rays, took impressions, poured study models, and assisted chair-side duties.
  • Assisted with new patient exams which included full mouth X rays, diagnostic photographs, and study models.
  • Assisted with daily dental procedures including: impressions for study models, bleaching trays, and implant cases.
  • Assisted Dr with all dental and orthodontic procedures* Trim and polish study models* Lab Technician making all appliances
  • Experienced with lab work such as taking impressions for study models, making retainers and night guards.
  • Fabricate in office lab work such as study models, bleaching trays, and night guards.
  • Make study models up on patients, poor up molds for retainers and other mouth pieces.

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31. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided comprehensive oral health care, fabricating routine lab work and assisting during surgical procedures
  • Reviewed codes for insurance provider reimbursement for anesthesia, radiology and surgical procedures.
  • Prepare materials and provide chair-side assistance for all general dentistry and surgical procedures.
  • Reviewed post operative instructions following surgical procedures, removing sutures upon follow-up.
  • Assisted and supported dentist during all surgical and non-surgical procedures.
  • Provided proper and necessary instructions to patients after surgical procedures.
  • Scheduled and assisted during surgical procedures performed at surgery center.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during routine dental and oral surgical procedures.
  • Sterilized and prepared all operating rooms for surgical procedures.
  • Performed oral surgical procedures, extractions, prosthetic procedures.
  • Assisted dentist in performing dental orthodontic and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted government doctors in general dentistry and surgical procedures.
  • Prepare patients for surgical procedures, administer sedatives.
  • Key Accomplishments General dentistry focus on surgical procedures.
  • Assisted the Dentist during examinations and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted Dentist with patient prep and routine/surgical procedures.
  • Placed periodontal dressings on patients after surgical procedures.
  • Provided assistance to Dentist during routine and surgical procedures
  • Provided second handed dental techniques during surgical procedures.
  • Assisted dentist with dental non-surgical and surgical procedures.

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32. Treatment Procedures

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Here's how Treatment Procedures is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Job responsibilities included daily charting, restorative treatment procedures, fabrication temporary crown and bridge for lab processing.
  • Provided assistance to doctor/hygienist in a variety of dental treatment procedures: preparing instruments and taking panoramic x-rays.
  • Assisted the dentist during treatment procedures, administered regulatory compliance programs, provided training to auxiliary employees.
  • Provide assistance to doctor/hygienist in a variety of dental treatment procedures.
  • Assist various dental treatment procedures, prepare workstations and sterilize dental equipment
  • Augment treatment procedures with advanced functions to support patient care effectively.
  • Referred patients to appropriate dental specialists for advanced treatment procedures.
  • Sterilize and sanitize instruments and equipment used during treatment procedures.
  • Assisted general dentists and hygienists during variety of treatment procedures.
  • Explained treatment procedures and answered any possible questions regarding treatment.
  • Assisted doctor during routine visits and specialized treatment procedures.
  • Assisted Dentist during variety of treatment procedures including Surgery.
  • Assisted dentists during general dentistry and periodontal treatment procedures.
  • Prepared patient for examination and treatment procedures.
  • Assisted during examinations and treatment procedures.
  • Performed regular orthodontic treatment procedures.
  • Performed routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides, and related procedure
  • Assist with a range of treatment procedures such as composites, crown preps, crown inserts, root canal and extractions.
  • Identify, select, and pass the dentist appropriate instruments for dental treatment procedures in the oral surgical and restorative specialties.
  • Assist the Doctor during examination and treatment procedures, providing chair side assistance with the suction, instruments and materials.

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33. Eaglesoft

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Here's how Eaglesoft is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled recall appointments and verified insurance eligibility using EagleSoft.
  • Developed easy-to-understand manual for newly instituted front desk EagleSoft.
  • Improved digital record keeping and utilization of EagleSoft.
  • Enter patient information into EagleSoft software.
  • Recorded periodontal charting (using EagleSoft) for the dental hygienists and provided patients' general dentists with the results.
  • Utilized Patterson EagleSoft software, filed patient forms, assisted clients in filling out paperwork.
  • Answer phones, schedule appointments, and update clinical and demographics information utilizing EagleSoft software.
  • Worked in a very high paced Dental office with knowledge of EagleSoft Dental Software.
  • Instrument sterilization, infection control, and charting with the use of EagleSoft.
  • Confirmed and scheduled appointments for new and regular patients on EagleSoft software.
  • Worked with Patterson EagleSoft products to file, store and organize records.
  • Trained Office Manager in use of EagleSoft front desk program.
  • Assist with front office operations, including EagleSoft office system.
  • Worked with EagleSoft dental software and MS Office.
  • Answered phone and schedule appointments via Patterson EagleSoft.
  • Used EagleSoft and Schick wireless x-ray sensor.
  • Used EagleSoft for patient's files.
  • Documented cares administered and updated patient dental records in Eaglesoft practice management system, using written communication skills.
  • Helped in ordering of office inventory and supplies for operations Proficient in Windows applications and EagleSoft
  • Recorded clinical findings on dentition and periodontal charts on Eaglesoft.

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34. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patients procedures and recorded temperature and blood pressure at every appointment.
  • Prepare patient for dental treatment by taking x-rays, blood pressure, updating patient information and setting room up for patients.
  • Seated & prepped patients for treatment, updated their health history, took blood pressure, & pulse on each patient.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs including blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and respiration rate on patients under oral sedation.
  • Review patient medical history, update patient chart in computer, record blood pressure, enter services received that day.
  • Monitored patients during surgery while under general anesthesia by observing blood pressure, pulse and oxygen level for any alarms.
  • Entered and updated patient treatment plans at the direction of treating Doctor using the company operational system including blood pressure.
  • Monitored patient's vital signs during surgical procedures such as blood pressure, pulse, and blood oxygen saturation.
  • Assist Dentist with all operative Sterilized Instruments Assist with Root canals Took impressions Took and monitor Blood pressure and Pulse/Oxygen
  • Assisted dentist, with proper tray setups, mounted x-ray films, blood pressure taken prior to seating patient.
  • Escorted patients to exam room, sat in chair, recorded medical history, and obtained blood pressure.
  • Record blood pressure, pulse, and temperature, in patients with medical conditions prior to dental procedures.
  • Prepare patients for record temperature and blood pressure, surgical procedures, administer sedatives and insert intravenous units.
  • Greet patients -Take x-rays - Take vitals such as blood pressure - Take impressions for lab work CLARIAN HOSPITAL
  • Instruct patients on post-operative care, take and record blood pressure and prepare for surgery if needed.
  • Reviewed health and dental history as well as taking pulse and blood pressure before and after treatment.
  • Assisted in exam room, took baseline readings(blood pressure) and recorded in patient file.
  • Blood pressure taken on new patients and a patient who is having a minor dental procedure done.
  • Sedate patient, take blood pressure and assure that patient is fine, and other duties.
  • Monitor vital signs, such as blood pressure or pulse, to identify shock during treatment.

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35. Invisalign

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Here's how Invisalign is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Developed marketing strategy for Invisalign and whitening promotions as well.
  • Assisted during Invisalign appointments for obtaining records and placing attachments.
  • Experienced in Invisalign process and digital impressions.
  • Certified to complete Invisalign and orthodontic procedures.
  • Prepared study models for bleaching and invisalign cases
  • Initial impressions for Invisalign and orthodontic treatment.
  • General dentistry including implants and invisalign.
  • Assisted in periodontal and invisalign procedures.
  • Take impressions for invisalign records providing.
  • Impressed for and seated invisalign orthodontics.
  • Completed Invisalign intake when necessary.
  • Delivered Invisalign trays and instruction.
  • Delivered Invisalign aligners to patients.
  • Assisted doctor in various dental procedures like Amalgam and composite restorations, root canal treatment, crowns, extractions, Invisalign.
  • Engaged in the latest treatments in cosmetic and family dentistry such as veneers, Invisalign, bleaching, and digital x-ray.
  • Experience with crowns, bridges, implants, Invisalign, making temps, making night guards and familiar with many procedures.
  • Assist with general dental procedures and familiar with implant procedures and invisalign* Placement of buttons on patients and giving care instruction.
  • Assisted Doctor with Restorations, Root Canal Therapy, Crown preparations, Denture fabrication, Implant restoration, and Invisalign.
  • Assist with direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics (Invisalign, periodontics and oral surgery).
  • Assisted with implant placement, root canal therapy, impressions for dentures and Invisalign, and assisting with various procedures.

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36. Night Guards

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Here's how Night Guards is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Fabricate temporary crown/bridge and bleaching trays/retainers/night guards.
  • Assisted with sealant application, Impression taking, model pouring, lab coordination, and fabrication and delivery of night guards.
  • Completed miscellaneous procedures such as: Triage for emergency patients, fabricate external bleaching trays, retainers, and night guards.
  • Take impressions and obtain bite registration for night guards, crown preps, dentures, and upper and lower partials.
  • Fabricated and fit dental appliances for patients, including night guards, teeth whitening trays and wax rims for dentures.
  • Pour, trim, and polish impression casts, fabricated custom impression trays, bleaching trays, and night guards.
  • Ordered supplies and took digital X-rays, fabricated crowns, poured impressions, trimmed models, made night guards.
  • Help with the construction of many appliances such as night guards, acrylic retainers, retainer repairs, i.e.
  • Pour and trim models from impression, and construct custom impression trays for night guards and whitening trays.
  • Obtain impressions from patient to create study model for crowns, bridges, veneers, and night guards.
  • Fabricated temporary crowns, custom abutments, surgical stints, bleaching trays and night guards for patients.
  • Take impressions and provide seating and adjustment of night guards, TMJ splints, and sleep appliances.
  • Fabricated temporary restorations, custom impressions, athletic mouth guards, bleaching trays, and night guards.
  • Performed various lab duties to include fabricating Night Guards, trimming casts, and pouring impressions.
  • Make bleaching trays, Night guards, Bite blocks and custom trays for dentures and partials.
  • Execute general dental laboratory functions, including pouring models and fabricating whitening trays and night guards.
  • Make molds of patients mold for crowns, night guards or athletic mouth piece.
  • Trimmed models, made temporary crowns, bridges, night guards and bleaching trays.
  • Take bleaching trays and also make night guards for patients and go over instructions.
  • Fabricate in office sports mouth guards, splints, and night guards including NTI.

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37. Patient Scheduling

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Here's how Patient Scheduling is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Managed facility EMR, maintained patient scheduling protocols including postoperative surgical care follow up.
  • Manage front office responsibilities by updating patient scheduling and maintaining client information.
  • Handled administrative functions: patient scheduling, appointments and patient documentation.
  • Maintained weekly appointments for patient scheduling.
  • Maintained patient records, assist office manager with patient scheduling; and educate patients on postoperative and general oral health care.
  • Expose and process dental X - rays; maintain patient records and lab equipment and assist office manager with patient scheduling.
  • Instrument and room sterilization, ordering and putting away supplies, patient scheduling, and helping patients with proper dental education.
  • Performed duties as chair side dental assistant, laboratory personnel, supply manager and assisted in patient scheduling and insurance claims.
  • Assist with patient scheduling needs and answering preoperative and postoperative questions or concerns by answering phone calls at the Specialty Center.
  • Verified patient insurance, completed updates and filed charts, and handled all customer service with patients including patient scheduling.
  • Performed office duties to include, but that are not limited to: reception, patient scheduling, and finances.
  • Maintained patients records and lab equipment, sterilized instruments; assist office manager with patient scheduling, billing and insurance claims
  • Assisted front office with patient scheduling, billing and insurance claims and educated patients on general oral health care.
  • Fill in reception work(filing insurance claims, patient scheduling, deposit, etc.)10.
  • Performed administrative duties including patient scheduling, data entry, filing, billing, and customer service/satisfaction tasks.
  • Perform administrative duties such as: Record keeping, insurance billing, patient scheduling and patient chart reviews.
  • Sterilize instruments, assist with patient scheduling, and educate patients on post-operative and general oral health care.
  • Experienced in patient scheduling, four handed dentistry, and dental charting for oral examination and routine restoration.
  • Front Office Dental Assisting- Patient Scheduling, Supply Stock, Hazardous Material Emergency Procedures, Billing & Insurance
  • Assisted dentists and hygienists with patient scheduling, x-rays, sterilization, routine treatments and specialized procedures.

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38. Cerec

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Here's how Cerec is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Experience in adjusting/cementing provisional restorations, in-office CEREC technology, and Zoom whitening procedures.
  • Assisted with surgical implant placement and observed procedures using CEREC, extractions, and other facets of general dentistry.
  • Assist doctor in procedures including root canals, extractions and crowns Make in house crowns with CEREC, CAD/CAM
  • Assisted in fabrication of crowns, bridges, inlays and on-lays with use of CEREC technology.
  • Skilled in CAD CAM technology, including CEREC dental restorations using digital scanning for crown designs.
  • Master the skill of crowns and inlay/on lay design and their milling on CAD/CAM CEREC machine.
  • Played a key role in the implementation and daily operation of the CEREC 3D system.
  • Certified Dental Assistant, Supply Manager, CEREC restoration fabrication, OSHA and equipment maintenance.
  • Experienced in and very skilled at: imaging, designing, and milling CEREC crowns.
  • Assisted the dentist in fabricating and seating direct temporary restorations using the digital CEREC machine.
  • Certified Scheduling Institute, CEREC Training, various other training certifications and hours.
  • Assisted in chair-side dentistry, Designed and milled CEREC restorations.
  • Used digital x-ray system, CEREC, and autoclave.
  • Attended Patterson training for the CEREC Machine and Technology.
  • Provided support with CEREC CAD/CAM software and milling unit.
  • General and cosmetic dentistry, Designing CEREC Restorations.
  • Trained and knowledgeable in designing CEREC restorations.
  • Trained in state-of-the-art dental CAD/CAM CEREC technology.
  • Complete all denture and CEREC deliveries/adjustments.
  • Trained and certified on CAD Cam/CEREC.

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39. Oral Care

low Demand
Here's how Oral Care is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Performed coronal polishing, irrigation, applied sealants, provided personal oral care instructions and educated patients in post-procedure care.
  • Prepared age appropriate presentations for oral health education and demonstrated correct oral care techniques for students and in-office patients.
  • Provided instructions for oral care following surgical or other procedures, scheduled and confirmed appointments and answered telephones.
  • Consulted on product development and delivered presentations about new products offered by oral care and dental product companies.
  • Assisted general dentist with comprehensive oral care and treatment options, including restorative- fixed and removable prosthesis.
  • Provided patients with instructions for oral care following surgical procedures and/or dental treatments.
  • Supervised prevention and management of dental emergencies, deliver patient oral care instructions.
  • Instructed patients about oral care post-surgery and assisted with periodontal exams for hygienists.
  • Specialized in providing proper oral care instruction to patients according to surgery treatments.
  • Provide patient with oral care instructions, patient communication regarding appointments and follow-up.
  • Assisted office manager and educated patients on postoperative and general oral care.
  • Provide patients with proper oral care management following specific dental procedures.
  • Provided instructions for oral care after every surgery or procedure.
  • Provided patients with information and instruction for oral care/health.
  • Provided post-operative instructions and general oral care.
  • Deliver patient personal oral care instructions.
  • Review health history and inform patient of proper oral care and instruct patient on at home care per dentist treatments plan.
  • Prepare patients for treatment, obtain dental records and give instructions regarding post treatment oral care following all dental treatment procedures.
  • Provide patients with instructions for oral care after procedures and teach them appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain their oral health.
  • Delivered patient oral care instructions; sterilized dental and patient equipment; Assisted Dentist with instruments and materials during procedures.

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40. Greeting Patients

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Here's how Greeting Patients is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Job duties included greeting patients, exam room preparation and breakdown, denture fabrication, instrument sterilization, and office management.
  • Completed other office work as needed, which included making copies, greeting patients, and answering phones to schedule appointments.
  • Welcomed patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answered or referred inquiries.
  • General Dentistry Duties: Greeting patients, setting up, sterilization, assisting during various procedures, ordering and x-rays.
  • Assist with crowns, fillings, extractions, seating and greeting patients, sterilizing instruments/equipment, polishing and flossing teeth.
  • Job duties consist of setting up rooms, greeting patients, assisting the doctor, cleaning, and filing insurance.
  • Handled administrative functions, including making appointments, ordering supplies, greeting patients, supporting billing and maintaining patient files.
  • Acted as a receptionist (if applicable), answering telephone calls, greeting patients and making patient appointments.
  • Provided front office support, including greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling, and maintaining files as needed.
  • Apprentice to lead dentist - Greeting patients - Filing patient s information - Sterilizing tools, equipment, room
  • Worked reception area greeting patients, answering incoming calls, confirming patient appointments, calling in patient prescriptions.
  • Managed front desk activities by greeting patients, making appointments, processing paperwork, and handling insurance claims.
  • Served as dental receptionist, greeting patients, appointment scheduling, record keeping, telephone management and billing.
  • Perform office tasks: greeting patients, answering the telephone, making appointments, and confirming appointments electronically.
  • Lead PSR Exceptional customer service to all patients, in greeting patients via in office or via telephone.
  • Directed front desk: greeting patients and management scheduling, and checking patient's benefits and eligibility.
  • Assisted office staff with setting appointments, answering phones, filing, and greeting patients when needed.
  • Assist with Root Canals, Re-Treatments, Sterilization instruments, greeting patients, Scheduling patients follow up,
  • Work in front office scheduling appointments, follow-up care, greeting patients, filing charts, etc.
  • Assisted with front desk operations, including answering the phone, scheduling appointments and greeting patients.

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41. Treatment Areas

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Here's how Treatment Areas is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment areas, positioning instruments for dentist's access.
  • Disinfect and sterilize instruments and treatment areas; and disposing properly of contaminated or bio-hazardous waste/materials.
  • Sterilized instruments and cleaned treatment areas to prevent contamination and promote an aseptic environment.
  • Provide instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment areas.
  • Assist Dentist during treatment-Break down treatment areas-Sterilize Instruments-Charting-Setup trays for treatment
  • Stock treatment areas/ carts and dental related facility inventory.
  • Assist dentists with routine and complex dental procedures, take and process x-rays, sterilize equipment, and sanitize treatment areas.
  • Exposed, processed and mounted X-ray films disinfected/ sterilized instruments, equipment and treatment areas.
  • Set up treatment areas for appointments, designate instruments and material as needed for procedures.
  • Experienced in patient care as well as set up and break down of treatment areas.
  • Disinfected rooms and treatment areas, sterilized instruments and Prepared rooms/trays for following day.
  • Welcomed and escorted patient in reception to and from the treatment areas.
  • Processed dental instruments, cleaned treatment areas, and stocked supplies.
  • Prepared patients, treatment areas and assisted the doctors as needed.
  • Seated patients in the treatment areas and made them feel comfortable.
  • Performed multiple set ups for high volume office and treatment areas.
  • Cleaned, set-up and stocked dental hygienists' treatment areas.
  • Perform sterilization on all instruments and treatment areas as needed.
  • Break - down, disinfect and set up treatment areas.
  • Greeted patients and escorted them to and from treatment areas.

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42. Occlusal Registrations

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Here's how Occlusal Registrations is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Performed preliminary impressions, occlusal registrations and postoperative instruction to patients.
  • Created preliminary impressions for study molds as well as occlusal registrations for mounting the molds.
  • Acquired preliminary impressions and occlusal registrations.

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43. Removable Appliances

low Demand
Here's how Removable Appliances is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Sterilized/disinfected instruments cleaned/polished removable appliances.
  • Maintain patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations, cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Sterilized and disinfected instruments, cleaned and polished removable appliances.
  • Cleaned and polished removable appliances and fabricated temporary restorations.
  • Pour up molds of the teeth and mouth from impressions, clean and polish removable appliances, and make temporary crowns.
  • Wire changes, reties, fitting and cementing bands/appliances, inserting removable appliances/retainers, taking impressions, x-rays, photos.
  • Make custom impression trays from impressions, clean and polish removable appliances, and create temporary restorations.
  • Sterilized instruments, prepared materials, set up trays, cleaned and polished removable appliances.
  • Make casts of the teeth and mouth from impressions, cleaned and polished removable appliances.
  • Adhere to aseptic precautions to ensure sterile work environment Cleaned and polished removable appliances.
  • Perform pit and fissure sealants, clean removable appliances and prostheses and polishing restorations.
  • Fabricate bleaching trays, mouth guards, and clean and polish removable appliances.
  • Monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory; Clean and polish removable appliances.
  • Clean and polish removable appliances * Follow up with patients after service
  • Cleaned, polished, and made adjustments to removable appliances.
  • Fabricate bleaching trays removable appliances, and night guards.
  • Make bleaching trays -Clean and polish removable appliances.
  • Assisted Orthodontists in both fixed and removable appliances.
  • Cleaned removable appliances, using ultrasonic machine.
  • Sterilize and polish removable appliances.

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44. Hipaa

low Demand
Here's how Hipaa is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information and followed computer security regulations.
  • Supervised and practiced proper security measures when handling patient information as directed by HIPAA.
  • Practiced HIPAA and followed company policy procedures for dental/medical record release of information.
  • Completed insurance benefit verification and maintains an understanding of HIPAA/OSHA requirements.
  • Maintained all information confidential in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Sterilized Instruments-Provided Patient Education-Training with OSHA and HIPAA-Eagle Soft
  • Completed all sterilization and followed HIPAA regulations.
  • Followed all HIPAA regulations in patient confidentiality.
  • Created training manual containing procedural processes, OSHA and HIPAA regulations and other operational guidelines for current and future employees.
  • Prepared HIPAA and OSHA reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
  • Produced statistical data and readiness reports as well as provided training to staff on HIPAA regulations and compliance.
  • Verified patient identification, enforced Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA) and Privacy Act compliance.
  • Trained and implemented inner office HIPAA Compliance guidelines, aseptic techniques, infection control and waste management protocols.
  • Conducted routine audits of patient electronic records ensuring they were in HIPAA and other regulatory compliance.
  • Complied with HIPAA and OSHA for maximum quality control, including daily disposal of bio-hazard waste.
  • Engaged in the collection, organization and management of patient records in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintained dentistry treatments in accordance with OSHA regulations, HIPAA standards, and ADA directives.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and HIPAA regulations, assisted in front office when time allowed.
  • Assisted front desk employees with administrative and all clerical duties abiding by HIPAA regulations.
  • Performed all front office duties including billing of patients always adhering to HIPAA policy.

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45. Bleach Trays

low Demand
Here's how Bleach Trays is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Fabricated temporary restorations and bleach trays.
  • Provided or assisted with patients, sterilization, bleach trays, dentures, partials, crowns, bridges, root canals.
  • Performed In-office bleaching using Boost and Venus, and taking impressions for, pouring up, and making bleach trays.
  • Gained experience in exposing and processing x-rays, taking and pouring impressions; fabricating bleach trays and soft dental appliances.
  • Obtained oral impressions and fabricated night guards, sports cards, bleach trays, retainers, temporary crowns and bridges.
  • Reviewed medical history, took impressions, prepared bleach trays, applied temporary filings, crowns, and bridges.
  • Maintained inventory, poured models, and fabricated custom trays including mouth guards, bleach trays and retainers.
  • Sterilized instruments, prepped composite tray set-ups, took impressions, fabricated bleach trays and night guards.
  • Assist dentist, X-rays, impressions, bleach trays, HIPAA, scheduling, rubber dam, sterilization
  • Complete a variety of laboratory work, including custom trays, bleach trays, and impressions.
  • Zoom Whitening procedure expert (includes taking impressions, pouring models and making bleach trays).
  • Take and process full mouth x-rays, take impressions, pour and trim impressions, bleach trays
  • Executed general dental laboratory functions, including bleach trays and pouring and trimming of models.
  • Take impressions, pour models, fabricate night guards, stints, and bleach trays.
  • Trimmed models, fabricated bleach trays, and provisional coverage acrylic temp (crown).
  • Fabricated custom trays for denture and partials, bleach trays, and night guards.
  • Pour and trim models, as well as fabricate bleach trays and orthodontic retainers.
  • Perform lab work, including: models, custom trays and bleach trays.
  • Adjust removable prosthesis; fabricate custom trays, bleach trays, mouth guards.
  • Obtained impressions for bleach trays, retainers, partials, and dentures.

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46. X-Ray Machines

low Demand
Here's how X-Ray Machines is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Operate dental x-ray machines with strict compliance with local and international regulations on ionizing radiation protection for maximum safety.
  • Operated dental x-ray machines, developed film and made an impression of a patient's jaw or teeth.
  • Operated a variety of dental equipment, including x-ray machines, bleaching devices and curing lights.
  • Operate dental equipment such as suction equipment, X-ray machines as well as sterilization of instruments.
  • Maintain X-ray machines, sterilization of all instruments and equipment and adhere to OSHA guidelines.
  • Perform chair-side duties, operate the suction hose, and operate the x-ray machines.
  • Make preliminary impressions for study cast, Operated Digital X-ray and Panoramic X-ray machines.
  • Operate X-ray machines, make impressions of a patient's mouth or teeth.
  • Operated x-ray machines; developed x-rays for patients according to dentist's request.
  • Used x-ray machines to take dental pictures, and develop the film.
  • Set up equipment such as x-ray machines, sterilization equipment and suctioning.
  • Demonstrate use or operation of CT scans and x-ray machines.
  • Operated dental X-ray machines for diagnosis and treatment procedure.
  • Manage to operate X-ray machines used at that time.
  • Operated x-ray machines and patients' teeth.
  • Prepared x-ray machines to take dental x-rays.
  • Operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations, effectively operated x-ray machines and Developed x-rays.
  • Effectivelyoperated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Effectivelyoperated X-Ray machines and developed-Rays.

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47. Tray Setups

low Demand
Here's how Tray Setups is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared tray setups for procedures using proper sterilizing and disinfecting techniques.
  • Prepared tray setups accurately for dental operation which increased efficiency significantly.
  • Prepared tray setups for dental operation and maintained adequate supply levels.
  • Prepare tray setups accurately for dental examinations and/or treatments.
  • Record, obtain, and review dental history and/or records from patient prepare treatment rooms, tray setups for dental procedures.
  • Assisted the doctor with all dental procedures, oral surgery, tray setups, exam room sterilization, X-rays and Cleanings.
  • Assist doctors with various dental procedures and other back office duties (vitals, tray setups, cleaning, etc.)
  • Prepared dental materials: cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials and tray setups and sterilizing exam room.
  • Support the practice physicians in all functions, setting up Prepare tray setups for dental procedures work with.
  • Organized treatment rooms, prepared instruments and tray setups, chair-side duties including hand instrument to material dentist.
  • Prepare tray setups for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care.
  • Assisted the dentists with instruments and materials; prepared tray setups and materials for dental procedures.
  • Prepare and breakdown tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in the office.
  • Prepared and laid out tray setups for dental procedures, and instructed patients in postoperative care.
  • Prepare tray setups, sterilizing instruments Seating and dismissing patients Checking vitals signs Filing and scanning
  • Sterilize and disinfect all instruments and equipment, as well as preparing the tray setups.
  • Created tray setups for dental procedures & prepared accurate electronic dental records and patient files.
  • Use suction to help keep patients mouths dry and clear.prepared tray setups for dental procedures.
  • Prepared tray setups, passed instruments safely, accurately, and efficiently for dental operation.
  • Prepared treatment rooms, instruments, tray setups, and cleaned up after each procedure.

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48. Custom Trays

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Here's how Custom Trays is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Fabricate provisional restorations and custom trays from preliminary impressions.
  • Assist multiple Dentist and Hygienist in general dentistry, impressions, fabricating custom trays and wax rims for denture patients.
  • Experience in laboratory functions such as pouring and trimming models, constructing custom trays and fabricating temporary crown and bridges.
  • Take preliminary impressions, fabricate custom trays, take x-rays ensuring the safety of the patient and preventing unnecessary radiation.
  • Constructed custom trays, soft mouth guards, and temporary crowns, Answered phones, and made appointments for patients.
  • Assist the doctor chair side and by taking impressions, pouring models and creating whitening trays and custom trays.
  • Performed lab work such as: making custom trays and mouth guards, temporary bridges/crowns, and polishing dentures.
  • Performed laboratory work, poured models, custom trays, base plates, and examination room techniques.
  • Fabricated models in preparation for the fabrication of dental appliances, custom trays, and bite rings.
  • Gained experience taking and pouring impressions, trimming models, and fabricating custom trays and retainers.
  • Make bleaching trays, mouth guards, partials, custom trays, and provisional templates.
  • Fabricate custom trays, to include impressions and bleaching trays, and athletic mouth guards.
  • Assisted in preparing bleaching trays, custom trays, pouring and trimming of dental models.
  • Experience with impressions for repair to dentures and partials and making custom trays for dentures.
  • Performed laboratory procedures by pouring, trimming and mounting models and making custom trays.
  • Gained experience in digital radiography, fabricating crowns, bite registrations and custom trays.
  • Pour models, fabricate custom trays, fabricate whiting trays, and taking impressions.
  • Take imp of teeth pour the models, make custom trays if needed.
  • Experience in taking impressions, trimming models, and fabrication of custom trays.
  • Order all back office supplies fabricated custom trays zoom bleaching OSHA facilitator.

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49. Dental Services

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Here's how Dental Services is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided on-location dental services in a mobile office for active duty military soldiers and their families
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide dental services.
  • Scheduled appointments and assisted with collecting patient receivables for dental services.
  • Scheduled appointments and received payment for dental services using computer.
  • Provided comprehensive dental treatment for patients including emergency dental services.
  • Prepared patients for dental services by maintaining and sterilizing dental equipment and keeping the patient's mouth clean before dental checkups.
  • Scheduled appointments and send reminders, referrals, fill in insurance documents, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services.
  • Provided dental services for low income patient such as: regular check-ups, scaling and root planning, restorations, extraction
  • Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete in and maintain records using computer.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete and submit insurance forms.
  • Prepare patients for dental services and instruct them on post-operative home care, diet, and home care.
  • Travel to and from nursing home facilities, jails, and detention centers to provide dental services.
  • Verify patients' insurance coverage and prepared bills for dental services provided to patients at the clinic.
  • Assisted resident dental assistants and office staff with various treatment preparations, and delivery of dental services.
  • Traveled throughout the county to public schools and community centers to provide dental services to the public.
  • Provided dental services as a member of a mobile dental team to patients preparing for overseas deployment.
  • Participated in philanthropic efforts of office through free or reduced fee dental services for the less fortunate.
  • Receive payment by cash, check, automatic debit, or credit card for dental services.
  • Provided assistance to doctor in performing dental services on patients, which included general patient assistance.
  • Direct, coordinate, and review dental office activities for patient treatment and dental services.

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50. Surgical Extractions

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Here's how Surgical Extractions is used in Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Implant placement/removal/restoration, simple extractions, surgical extractions, bone spur removal, surgical suture removal.
  • Assisted during surgical and non-surgical extractions and suturing while maintaining sterile environment.
  • Provide appropriate postoperative instructions for surgical extractions and crown prep procedures.
  • Assisted - Holding the patients head while sedated-six handed dentistry-surgical extractions
  • Gained experience in surgical extractions and pediatric case management.
  • Performed non-surgical and surgical extractions along with periodontal surgery.
  • Observed various implant placements and surgical extractions.
  • Assist with surgical extractions restorations.
  • Charted patients records and conducted follow up calls with patient to check on post op treatment such as surgical extractions.
  • Assist dentist in procedures such as composite fillings, crowns and bridges, surgical extractions, and root canal procedures.
  • Performed four handed dentistry with doctor during restorative fillings, surgical extractions, and root canal therapy/ crown preparation.
  • Assist Dentist with different type of procedure from surgical extractions to verbal and written instructions to patients after care.
  • Assisted the doctor with procedures such as: Fillings, crowns, root canals, surgical extractions, etc.
  • Assisted with suction, x-rays, suture removal/placement, periodontal surgeries, surgical extractions, and maintaining airway clearance
  • Assist Dental Implant Restorations, Root Canal Therapy, Seating Crowns and Bridges, Simple and Surgical Extractions.
  • Exposed and assisted all phase of dentistry such as: ORAL-SURGERY; Surgical Extractions ENDO; Root-Canal Therapy.
  • Assist with general treatment such as, crown prepping, composites, surgical extractions, root canals.
  • Experience in but not limited to: surgical extractions, bone grafting, scaling and root planning.
  • Assist Doctor Chair side with injections and restorative chair side and with simple and surgical extractions.
  • Assisted Providers with all general procedures, such as RCT, Simple/surgical extractions, composite restorations.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Dental Assistant

Dental Procedures22.9%
Patient Care9.4%
Oral Hygiene7.9%
Composite Restorations7.6%
Digital X-Rays5.4%
Front Desk4.8%
Scheduling Appointments3.8%
Lab Cases3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Dental Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Dental Procedures
Dental Procedures
18.3%
18.3%
2
2
Patient Care
Patient Care
7.5%
7.5%
3
3
Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Composite Restorations
Composite Restorations
6%
6%
5
5
Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
Front Desk
Front Desk
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Lab Cases
Lab Cases
3%
3%
9
9
Chair Side
Chair Side
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Exam Rooms
Exam Rooms
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Alginate Impressions
Alginate Impressions
2.9%
2.9%
12
12
Infection Control
Infection Control
2.8%
2.8%
13
13
Temporary Crowns
Temporary Crowns
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Sterilize Instruments
Sterilize Instruments
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Assist Dentist
Assist Dentist
2.2%
2.2%
16
16
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Dentrix
Dentrix
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Osha
Osha
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Coronal
Coronal
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Instrument Trays
Instrument Trays
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Treatment Information
Treatment Information
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Postoperative Instructions
Postoperative Instructions
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Plaque Control
Plaque Control
1%
1%
27
27
Study Casts
Study Casts
1%
1%
28
28
CPR
CPR
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Study Models
Study Models
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Treatment Procedures
Treatment Procedures
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Eaglesoft
Eaglesoft
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Invisalign
Invisalign
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Night Guards
Night Guards
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Patient Scheduling
Patient Scheduling
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Cerec
Cerec
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Oral Care
Oral Care
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Greeting Patients
Greeting Patients
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Treatment Areas
Treatment Areas
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Occlusal Registrations
Occlusal Registrations
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Removable Appliances
Removable Appliances
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Bleach Trays
Bleach Trays
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
X-Ray Machines
X-Ray Machines
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Tray Setups
Tray Setups
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Custom Trays
Custom Trays
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Dental Services
Dental Services
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Surgical Extractions
Surgical Extractions
0.4%
0.4%

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