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Top 50 Lead Dental Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Lead Dental Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Lead Dental Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.9% of Lead Dental Assistant resumes contained Dental Procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Lead Dental Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Lead Dental Assistant:

1. Dental Procedures

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Here's how Dental Procedures is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Sterilized and disinfected all instruments and equipment used during dental procedures.
  • Schedule and coordinate dental procedures/appointments.
  • Assist with dental procedures such as: cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, extractions, dentures etc.
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare dental trays of instruments for dental procedures, prepare periodontal charts.
  • Instruct and educated patients on oral health, dental procedures, postoperative procedures and how to use dental appliances
  • Explain various dental procedures to the patient in a manner that is clear, knowledgeable, and reassuring.
  • Ensured that I was up to date and current on all policies governing dental procedures and billing.
  • Managed dental procedures, took x- rays, maintained patient dental records and ordered office inventory
  • Assisted 4th year dental students through all dental procedures they needed in order to graduate
  • Managed patients comfort, ensured patients trust and educated patients on dental procedures.
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Prepare materials, and assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Assisted the dentist in all dental procedures.
  • Assisted in setting up for dental procedures.
  • Assisted in general dental procedures.
  • Assisted dentist in management of dental procedures ensuring patients receive optimal care.
  • Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and keeping operatories stocked as needed.
  • Set up and sterilized operatories for dental procedures.
  • Assisted doctor chairside in all dental procedures.
  • Managed the flow of patients for five doctors Sterilized instruments, prepared tray setups for dental procedures Made impressions and restorations

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Administered routine patient care/monitoring including instrument and material set up and sterilization as well as routine maintenance on dental equipment.
  • Administered routine patient care and monitoring, including instrument and material setup and sterilization.
  • Created and implemented office organization plan to increase productivity and streamline patient care.
  • Administered routine patient care and monitoring, including sterilization of instruments, tray set up, and material set up.
  • Help provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery.
  • Scheduled patient appointments and oversaw patient care and follow up; conducted insurance billing and ordered dental supplies.
  • Experienced with over ten years assisting managing patient care, office and laboratory duties within the dental office.
  • Perform a variety of patient care, office, x-ray and laboratory duties.
  • Lead Dental Assistant in a private practice setting focusing on patient care.
  • Relied upon to organize, sanitize and maintain patient care areas.
  • Educated and provided patient care in a fast-paced dental office.
  • Utilized expanded functions to complete/ assist in patient care.
  • Demonstrated exceptional patient care while assisting the Dentists.
  • Worked with Doctor to achieve superb patient care.
  • Assisted with patient care management including treatment planning, consents, required paperwork, pre-authorizations, scheduling future/ongoing appointments.
  • Provided exceptional patient care Improved patient satisfaction, consistently sought out by patients for personalized care.
  • Evaluate patient care needs, prioritize treatment, and maintain patient flow.
  • set up dental equipment, set up patient care equipment, sterilize.
  • Direct patient care provider Lead emergency assistant Principal oral surgery assistant Senior floor lead for day to day operations of clinical staff
  • Manage staff and patient schedules/training -Inventory/Ordering -All patient care -Assist Doctor in all procedures -Set up and break down of patient rooms

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3. Composite Restorations

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Here's how Composite Restorations is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted doctors with composite restorations, oral surgeries, root canals, etc.
  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.

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4. Oral Hygiene

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Here's how Oral Hygiene is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided exceptional oral hygiene care under supervision to a variety of patients in addition to assigned clerical duties.
  • Prepare patients for dental health services and instruct them in appropriate post dental treatment, diet and oral hygiene.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene, care and maintenance of prosthesis, as well as post-operative care.
  • Traveled to various third world countries to provide dental assistance and oral hygiene education at various orphanages.
  • Focused on patient comfort, proper oral hygiene, treatment and preventative care management.
  • Educate patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Educated patients about oral hygiene, plaque control, and post-operative care.
  • Instructed patients on oral hygiene, plaque control, and daily maintenance.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Educate patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health.
  • Instructed patients on the best methods for practicing oral hygiene.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and flossing.
  • Inform patients of proper Oral Hygiene instructions.
  • Educate patients in oral hygiene.
  • Performed and developed dental radiographs Educated patients on appropriate oral hygiene Verified insurance and explained billing to patients being seen in office

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5. Lab Cases

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Here's how Lab Cases is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Lead assistant in our office, in charge of lab cases, mechanical repairs and ordering.
  • Oversee lab cases and dental supplies to ensure patients receive quality service.
  • Check log and update Lab cases, Keep Inventory of Supplies.
  • Maintained supplies, protocols, procedures and production including lab cases.
  • Ordered lab cases, supplies, and maintained equipment.
  • Handle all lab cases going out and coming in.
  • Handled all lab cases, including verifying charges.
  • Fill out referrals, prescriptions and lab cases.
  • Ensured lab cases were back from various labs.
  • Organized and kept track of all lab cases.
  • Order dental supplies and overseeing lab cases.
  • Manage all lab cases shipping and receiving.
  • Directed all lab cases and shipping.
  • Ship and receive documented lab cases.
  • Maintained in/out going lab cases.
  • Monitored the status of pending lab cases as well as kept track of incoming and outgoing cases.
  • Greeted and reviewed chart with patients Supervised inventory and tracked lab cases.
  • Lead Dental AssistantOSHA training Order suppliesLab cases
  • Managed all clinical operations Trained all new clinical team members Ordered supplies, checked in all lab cases
  • Manage daily activities Train assistants Assist chair-side Lab cases Supply management

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6. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Consulted patients on comprehensive treatment plans to ensure better understanding of benefits.
  • Answered patient questions about their individualized treatment plans and financial responsibility.
  • Devised and implemented customized personal treatment plans.
  • Provided in-depth counseling regarding treatment plans.
  • General office duties, scheduling, booking appointments, treatment plans for patients, account receivables and confirming insurance plans.
  • Assure case follow up by keeping treatment plans current, monitoring patient compliance, and scheduling of appointments.
  • Face to face communication with all patients to present treatment plans and finances.
  • Scheduled appointments, posted payments to accounts and prepared and presented treatment plans.
  • Performed dental charting, treatment plans and placed dental sealants on patients.
  • Educate patients on treatment & review treatment plans, verify dental insurance.
  • Co-diagnosed ailments with the dentist to develop appropriate periodontal treatment plans.
  • Review treatment plans with patients and estimated insurance co-pays.
  • Conducted x-rays and presented and translated treatment plans.
  • Prepare Treatment Plans and Review medical History.
  • Coordinated clinical and treatment plans.
  • Created and presented treatment plans.
  • Explained treatment plans to patients.
  • Assisted doctor in providing dental care, with a focus on cosmetic dentistry Presented and coordinated treatment plans with patients
  • Scheduled and confirmed appointments, detailed treatment plans using eagle soft Placed orders for materials and equipment.
  • Assisted with all Patient Treatment Child prophy Treatment plans All lab work Ordering supplies

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7. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Perform front desk responsibilities when needed
  • Front Desk duties: making appointments, organizing and filing patient records, sending out letters for upcoming and missed appointments.
  • Front Desk: schedule appointments, process credit card payments, file records, make confirmation calls.
  • Performed front desk duties; answering high volume of calls scheduling appointment and referring medical request.
  • Cross trained at front desk to answer phones, filed insurance and took payment for services.
  • Worked front desk ran end of day reports, participated in managerial conferences and meetings.
  • Managed front desk communications, phone calls, and scheduling for a high-volume practice.
  • Involved in all aspects of Dental Assisting, ordering, and front desk duties.
  • Front desk duties as needed, insurance billing, appointments, recall.
  • Managed Front Desk duties including answering phones and filing charts
  • Assisted front desk with recall lists or unscheduled lists.
  • Cross-trained for front desk duties and responsibilities.
  • Answered telephone and assisted front desk operations.
  • Performed front desk office procedures as needed.
  • Handled all front desk operations.
  • Assist front desk when possible.
  • Assist front desk as needed.
  • Provided Front desk Dental assistance.
  • Front desk duuties taking co-pays and reaching out to insurance for coverage break downs.
  • Managed front desk and administrative duties using Dentrix and Improvis software,.

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8. Digital X-Rays

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Here's how Digital X-Rays is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Skilled in capturing optimal quality digital x-rays.
  • Utilize proficient knowledge of digital radiology to take digital x-rays for dentist to review, document previous dental history.
  • Trained assistants on digital X-rays as well as trouble shooting when equipment fails to respond appropriately.
  • Develop and mount x-rays according to the type of procedure also skilled in digital x-rays.
  • Complete cursory exams, charting, digital x-rays and clinical treatments.
  • Take and develop basic and digital x-rays (x-ray certified).
  • Expose dental diagnostic film x-rays, and experience with digital x-rays.
  • Utilize proficient knowledge of digital radiology to take digital x-rays.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic and digital x-rays.
  • Experienced in Taking digital x-rays.
  • Obtain digital x-rays on patients.
  • Perform general chair-side duties and assist with all types of procedures, sterilization, taking digital x-rays and Intraoral Oral Dental Camera
  • Train potential dental assistant in chair side duties, procedures set ups, disinfecting rooms and taking digital x-rays.
  • Expose digital x-rays using Dexis.
  • Capture digital x-rays *Review medical history with patients *Assist in all procedures.
  • Inventory management, Digital x-rays (Shick), Chart tx.
  • Utililized proficient knowledge of digital X-rays and Panos.
  • Sterilized and prepared instruments and operatories ~ Took digital x-rays using Dexis software and developed x-ray film when necessary.
  • Expose of Digital x-rays, instruct patient on pre and post-operative general oral healthcare.
  • Assisted Dentist Changed out traps in lines Sterilized ops and instruments Polished/flossed teeth Took digital X-Rays Informed patient of proper hygiene care

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9. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured outstanding customer service as well as office efficiency are followed under OSHA and WISHA guidelines and dental materials.
  • Update compliance Issues of the clinical staff is following OSHA regulations and safety requirements.
  • Travel to sister offices to instruct assistants on proper flow techniques and OSHA standards.
  • Comply with office policies and procedures, safety, OSHA and MSDS guidelines.
  • Followed and maintained OSHA and HIPPA standard compliance procedures and records.
  • Ensured that all sterilization was complete and met OSHA standards.
  • Established and maintained OSHA standard compliance procedures and records.
  • Train new hires on office policies and OSHA regulations.
  • Train new hires on OSHA and company protocols.
  • Maintained all OSHA, MSDS and clinical records.
  • Maintain MSDS, OSHA requirements and logbook.
  • Manage and maintain MSDS and OSHA manuals.
  • Complied with all OSHA and MSDA regulations.
  • Manage SDS and all OSHA related items.
  • Managed all supply orders and OSHA compliance.
  • Maintained HIPAA compliance & OSHA guidelines.
  • Maintained OSHA and MSDS books.
  • Maintain understanding of current OSHA regulations and sterilization procedures.
  • Filed Patient Records Acquired Patients Vital Signs Trained In Aseptic Technique Under OSHA Guidelines.
  • Maintained ordering supplies and Osha manuels.

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10. Temporary Crowns

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Here's how Temporary Crowns is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Fabricated temporary crowns, filling, and custom tray impressions from preliminary impressions.
  • Fabricate retainers, bleaching trays, temporary crowns, and custom impression trays.
  • Make temporary crowns, try in permanent crowns and inlays.
  • Fabricate and cement temporary crowns during crown & bridge procedures.
  • Fabricated dental trays and temporary crowns and bridges.
  • Fabricate whitening trays and temporary crowns.
  • Fabricate and cement temporary crowns.
  • Fabricated temporary crowns & bridges.
  • Key Accomplishments: Facilitated dental assistant training of new employees and fabricated temporary crowns
  • Fabricate temporary crowns, Sterilization of operatory and instruments.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during clinical treatments, alginate impressions, fabricated and cemented temporary crowns and bridges, and dental x-rays.
  • Manufactured temporary crowns, bleach trays, and essix retainers.
  • Placed Dental Orders/Took Inventory Created Temporary Crowns and Bridge X-Ray Certified
  • Fabricated temporary crowns and bridges Radiographic exposure
  • Performed Zoom bleaching, made temporary crowns, took alginates, preliminary impressions, intraoral photos, and polishing.
  • Skilled in the fabricating and cementation of temporary crowns, placement of rubber dam and gingival cord placement.
  • Fabricate temporary crowns, take impressions for night guards, bleaching trays, ortho appliances.
  • Adjusted temporary crowns : Reviewed pre and post op instructions with patients.
  • Make temporary crowns Take full mouth series x-rays Assistant in many procedures Front desk
  • Process and develop radiographs Fabricate and place temporary crowns Assist dentist Make bleaching trays Perform patient management

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11. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Acquired great skill in front office work as well as expertise with insurance benefits, scheduling appointments and treatment plan presentation.
  • Front office duties include verifying insurance, answering phones, checking patients in and out as well as scheduling appointments.
  • Cross trained with front desk duties, going over financial statements, presenting treatment plans & scheduling appointments.
  • Provide front office support such as filing charts, scheduling appointments and maintain lab cases etc.
  • Assist front desk with scheduling appointments and collecting dental insurance information.
  • Experience utilizing Endovision for scheduling appointments, billing, and insurance purposes.
  • Practice in scheduling appointments, and charting in Dentrix.
  • Front Desk duties calling confirming patients appointments Verify patient insurance and scheduling appointments type 50 wpm

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12. Alginate Impressions

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Here's how Alginate Impressions is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Take alginate impressions for immediate/temporary dentures and partials.
  • Assist with four-handed dental procedures (Fillings, crowns, dentures, alginate impressions, extractions, and implant surgery).
  • Perform routine instrument sterilization, dental tray set-ups, construction of bleaching trays, alginate impressions and model pour-ups.
  • Conducted alginate impressions, poured models, and trimmed casts.
  • Chair side assisting, also taking alginate impressions if needed.
  • Completed alginate impressions, pour ups and trimming models.
  • Take alginate impressions and pour-up models.
  • Take and pour alginate impressions.
  • Trained all new Dental Assistants and ordered dental supplies and inventory Take/Developed x-rays and alginate impressions
  • Performed x-rays, whitening procedures, child sealants, prosthetics adjustments and polishing, cord packing and alginate impressions.
  • Take radiographs Lab work including alginate impressions, mouth guards, bleaching trays, and night guards.
  • Take x-rays, alginate impressions, and clean childrens' teeth.

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13. Dentrix

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Here's how Dentrix is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided technical assistance of Dentrix Software for maintenance and application.
  • Scheduled appointments, recall, confirmed and light front office responsibilities including phones, filling, checking in experience with Dentrix.
  • Maintained patient health records in Dentrix and take digital x-rays and Panoramic.
  • Displayed expert use of Dentrix computer scheduling program to manage patient appointments.
  • Front Desk Reception when needed, Completed Dentrix Training Course.
  • Helped to convert all patient records to Dentrix system.
  • Helped convert from paper filing system to Dentrix system.
  • Prepare crowns using CEREC, skilled with DENTRIX and Eaglesoft
  • Use Dentrix system also worked in Dolphin in Orthodontic system
  • Take and arrange x-rays using Dentrix and Patterson software.
  • Completed patient paperwork and scanned into Dentrix system.
  • Developed expert knowledge of Dentrix software.
  • Experience in digital radiography in DEXIS, Dentrix G6 and intraoral camera.
  • Enter patient paperwork into Allscripts and Dentrix for patient chart.
  • Zoom Bleaching also made bleaching trays Used Dentrix System
  • Utilized Dentrix, Gendex software and digital imaging.
  • Worked with both Dentrix and Vixwin.
  • Utlized Eaglesoft and Dentrix programs; assisted in patient treatment plans and patient education.
  • Used Eaglesoft, Improvis, Dentrix, and Patterson dental software.
  • side assist the doctor with general procedures and duties such as x-rays experience with digital software dentrix, dexis and dolphin.

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Performed routine contact/verification with insurance companies and third party payers for processing incoming outgoing claims.
  • Conduct phone calls to insurance companies, business partners and patients in order to schedule appointments for our 3 dental locations.
  • Assisted with the billing of patients insurance companies, and posting treatments.
  • Contacted Insurance companies regarding patient claims for a database of 700 patients.
  • Posted payments from both insurance companies and patients to the correct accounts.
  • Called insurance companies to verify patients insurance and check their insurance benefits.
  • Communicated with various insurance companies to verify and process dental claims.
  • Receive and process payments made by patients or insurance companies.
  • Put Insurance claims through to the appropriate Insurance companies.
  • Send payment notices to insurance companies and patients.
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested byinsurance companies.
  • Utilize computerized system to bill patients and insurance companies process EOB's and post EOB's payments and adjustments.

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15. Chair Side

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Here's how Chair Side is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with all aspects of Chair side, as well as overseeing three other Dental Assistants.
  • Assisted dentist chair side and in the lab, took x-rays with Schick digital equipment.
  • Train staff on procedures performed and chair side etiquette expected in the office.
  • Assisted chair side dental procedures, while disinfecting and sterilizing dental equipment.
  • Chair side exams, x-rays, extractions, fillings and dentures.
  • Work chair side with doctor as he examines and treats patients.
  • Work chair side with the dentist using four-handed dentistry.
  • Arrange dental instruments and materials for chair side tray.
  • Chair side assisted in the OR at Emanuel Hospital.
  • Assist dentist in four-handed chair side dentistry procedures.
  • Practiced all chair side assisting in general dentistry.
  • Assist chair side with all dental procedures.
  • Performed all chair side duties.
  • Chair side assisted in office sedations, working with an anesthesiologist, for anxious and/or special needs patients.
  • Work chair side with associate dentist to aid and assist both dentist and patient during operatory procedures.
  • Perform all duties of chair side assistant, and knowledgeable with Cerac software.
  • Chair side along with doctor, take digital radiographs using DEXIS.
  • Chair side assist two General Dentists and one Endodontist.
  • Expedited communication between management and dental staff Purchased dental supplies and maintained effective inventory control Chair side assisting
  • Obtain impressions Assistant in crown preps Sterilize insturments Set up operatory Chair side assisting Make appointments Check insurances

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16. Infection Control

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Here's how Infection Control is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained sterilization of equipment and ensured infection control according to Cal OSHA standards.
  • Sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Adhered to infection control policy and procedures and maintained patient confidentiality.
  • Sterilized instruments and adhere to infection control policy and procedures.
  • Assure infection control guidelines are properly implemented.
  • Experienced in infection control/sterilization and OSHA standards.
  • Protect others and self with infection control, sterilized instruments and maintained patient relations 2708 S.E.
  • Train potential Dental Assistants in chair-side duties, set-ups, disinfection control and digital x-rays.
  • Worked in the lab sterilizing office instruments, implements appropriate infection control practice.
  • Implemented infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC and ADA standards
  • Follow all infection control protocols.
  • Organized MSDS Monitored entire office infection control procedures and radiation safety.
  • Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments andequipment.
  • Led dental staff to maintain infection control standards in accordance to OSHA mandates for Bloodborne pathogens.
  • Keep work areas, storage areas and operatories clean by following infection control guidelines.
  • Keep current on infection control procedures, OSHA and WISHA guidelines and dental materials.
  • Monitor of OSHA and Infection Control/Biohazard protocol ensuring 100% compliance.
  • Perform infection control officer duties 6.
  • Assist dentist and perform full mouth X-rays.educate patient .documentation ,supply inventory infection control and stay jonton part with OSHA regulations

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17. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Manage back office, make schedule, order office supplies, manage office bills, train new assistants, and assist doctor
  • Manage ordering of office supplies and instruments, while maintaining budget concerns.
  • Put in the monthly office supply order for the office supplies.
  • Organized and maintained office supplies and implemented monthly budget tracking.
  • Maintain the budget for front desk and clinical office supplies.
  • Managed the ordering of all dental & office supplies.
  • Placed orders for both front and back office supplies.
  • Ordered and maintained office supplies and implant supplies.
  • Implemented inventory tracking system to manage office supplies.
  • Maintain inventory of all dental supplies and office supplies
  • Managed inventory of all back office supplies.
  • Completed all inventory for the office supplies.
  • Order office supplies as needed.
  • Ordered medical and office supplies.
  • Maintained office supplies for practice.
  • order dental and office supplies.
  • Assisted in Dental Procedures, Sterilization, Order all Back Office Supplies .
  • Assisted DDS with chair side procedures Placed weekly orders for all dental and office supplies Maintained patient records Scheduled and confirmed appointments
  • Take X-rays Assist doctor Stock/order all office supplies In charge of anything incoming/outgoing to laboratories.
  • Ordered and maintained all back office supplies Spoke directly with vendors Coordinated patients for hyg maintained lab

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Here's how Back Office is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Devised and implemented back office procedures.
  • Front and back office duties, in charge of writing lab slips, making sure all cases are in.
  • Make sure front and back office are fully sterilized as needed throughout the day according to OSHA.
  • Ordered supplies, managed back office staff, assisted hygienist with dental cleanings and managed patient flow.
  • Work chair side, Manage back office and supplies, train new dental assistants
  • Greet and welcome patients as well as leading patient to back office.
  • Monitor and mentor back office staff and offer guidance and corrections.
  • Trained new dental assistants and managed the back office.
  • Instructed back office staff on clinical policy and procedures.
  • Order all dental materials needed in back office Pt.
  • Managed front and back office work flow.
  • Organized an ordered back office supplies.
  • Organized and made back office functional.
  • Delegated tasks to other assistants, ordered all supplies for the back office, also assisted doctor in all chairside duties.
  • Lead chairside assistant for 3(three) different doctors in the back office
  • Lead chairside dental assistant for doctor in back office
  • Ordered Supplies for back office depts.
  • Polished and applied sealants and fluorides.Place dental office supplies.Work front and back office duties.
  • manage team in back office .
  • Supervised back office operations Assisted the dentist during procedures Facilitated ordering and inventory control OSHA coordinator

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Here's how Endo is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Performed Procurement Analysis to ensure vendor negotiations and pricing was fair and equitable.
  • Developed and maintained excellent rapport with specialty practices and outside vendors.
  • Maintained positive relationship with vendors and oversaw all purchasing and inventory as well as keeping all sales records.
  • Performed chair side duties and assisted in all types of procedures including in General, Endo and Oral Surgery.
  • Aided the dentist with procedures such as diagnostic, preventative, general, endodontic, surgical and periodontal procedures.
  • Assisted with composite/amalgam restoration, crown & bridge preps/seats, endo, extractions, implants, and general anesthesia.
  • Specialize in the assistance of several procedures including General, Endo, Cosmetic, Implants, and oral surgeries.
  • Schedule appointments in office and to specialists such as endodontist, oral surgeon, periodontist and orthodontist.
  • Lead Dental Assistant for Dr. Bergman, assisted in endodontic procedures as well as oral surgery.
  • Experienced in all types of procedures including General, Endodontic, and Oral surgery.
  • Provided chair side assistant for the Periodontist, Oral Surgeon, Endontics and Orthodontics.
  • Specialized in the assisting of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, and Endodontic.
  • Placed weekly orders to Benco and Staples, among other vendors.
  • Assisted Doctor in all general, endodontic and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted Gen DDS, Periodontist, Endodontist and Oral Surgeon.
  • Assist with all endodontic procedures.
  • Performed amalgam, composite, endodontic, and oral surgery procedures (Wisdom teeth/ Apicoectomies).
  • Assist with operative, oral surgical, endodontic, prosthodontic, and periodontal dental procedures.
  • Assisted in the treatment of patients in areas that included operative, endodontic, prosthodontic, periodontic, and oral surgery.
  • Performed chairside assistance in all duties of restoration, which includes prosthodontics, endodontic and surgical procedures.

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Here's how Sterilize Instruments is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Disinfect treatment rooms; sterilize instruments, biological monitoring and autoclave maintenance.
  • Sterilize instruments following infection control protocol.
  • Provide assistance to the dentist with exams and procedures, develop x-rays, prepare and sterilize instruments and exam rooms.
  • Maintained proper patient treatment records and lab equipment; sterilize instruments; billing and insurance claims.
  • Assist during various dental procedures and sterilize instruments and rooms.
  • Clean, bag, and sterilize instruments.
  • Prepare and sterilize instruments and procedure rooms.
  • Sterilize instruments using the proper technique, of autoclaving and placing instruments in cold sterile.
  • Chart and treatment plan *Sterilize instruments and set rooms.
  • Suction and help keep up patient appearance Gave Post-op instruction to patients after treatment Disinfected & Sterilize instruments

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Here's how Invisalign is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted doctor in the taking of INVISALIGN records using PVS impression materials.
  • General dentistry practice that also offers Invisalign and tradition orthodontics.
  • Assisted the doctor's in all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry including but not limited to: Veneers, Crowns and Invisalign.
  • Experience with mouth guards, Clear Correct, Invisalign, dentures, and partials.
  • Order Supplies, Manage back office flow, In charge of Invisalign Cases.
  • Assisted with placement of both conventional braces and Invisalign.
  • General Dentistry-Invisalign-Impressions-X-rays-Restorative procedures, Crowns, Bridges and composites-Itero Scanning-Cord Placing-Place Invisalign Attachments-Inventory Ordering-Sterilization Duties-Scheduling Patients-Child Prophys-Create Treatment Plans and Present Treatment
  • Attended Mid-Winter meeting, Invisalign convention, and had tutorials on different dental products Coronal Polishing and Pit/Fissure Sealant Certified
  • Completed Invisalign Training Seminar Deliver Invisalign Aligners Removal of Attachments at end of Invisalign treatment Impressions and Photos for Invisalign

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  • Performed general dental assisting duties, including coronal polishing and placement of sealants.
  • Performed various procedures solely (coronal polishes; fluoride treatments; crowns, sealants etc.)
  • Certified for Coronal Polishing and Fissure Sealants for Dental Assistants.
  • Assist Hygienist charting, coronal polish, fluoride application.
  • Polished coronal teeth in children.
  • Perform coronal polishing and sealants.
  • Obtained Sealant Application and Coronal Polishing Certifications for licensure.
  • Educated patient in oral hygiene instructions to maintain oral health and boneloss after root plane and scaling and coronal polishing.

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23. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided customer service to patients, assisted the Dentist, performed documentation and sterilization.
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks.
  • Provided fantastic customer service while performing exceptional patient care.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all patients
  • Provided excellent customer service at all times to put patients at ease and provide information related to their dental care.
  • Provided outstanding customer service for the patient; made the patient #1 priority; excellent chair side manners.
  • Schedule treatment & hygiene appointments, collect co-pays, review insurance, customer service, & phone back-up.
  • Continue a fast pace, with Great customer service and a smile to deliver high-quality work.
  • Assisted in multiple areas of operation ensuring optimal customer service and smooth day to day.
  • Oversee aspects of customer service and handle patient s suggestions, feedback and complaints
  • Recognized with 5 Years of Great Customer Service Award by management and team members
  • Provided excellent customer service to put patients at ease in a medical setting.
  • Provided excellent customer service, assisted the dentist with various surgical procedures.
  • Have 17 years of customer service experience.
  • Trained new employees, emphasizing customer service.
  • Provided excellent customer service and patient care.
  • Handle multiple phone lines/Give great customer service.
  • Provide resolution & follow up to customers' inquires in a timely manner to execute superior customer service.
  • prepare medical treatment room, prepare patient for dental work, provide customer service.
  • Trained all clinincal staff on the aspects of dentistry and customer service.

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24. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in taking patients dental health histories and vital signs, as well as providing premium patient care.
  • Record vital signs of the patients, provides post operative instructions prescribed by the dentist.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Greet patients, review medical history, and record vital signs.
  • Maintain patient records, medical history, and vital signs.
  • Obtain & record patient vital signs.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information, weight and height measurements and vital signs.

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25. Cerec

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  • Performed dental laboratory tasks including designing CAD/CAM Cerec restorations.
  • Assisted with doctor with the insertion of veneers and CEREC restorations with Variolink cement.
  • Assisted with restorative, cosmetic and surgical, X-rays and Cerec Crown procedures.
  • Assist with the fabrication of partials, dentures and cerec crowns.
  • Performed designing of dental restorations with CAD/CAM Cerec.
  • Operated the Cerec machine and maintenance on it.
  • Job duties include assisting in operative procedures including basic restorations, cerec crowns, fixed and removable prosthesis .
  • Train all new assistants that come in the office.Skills UsedManagement, Cerec CAD/CAM
  • Tranined 5 other Pacific Dental Services offices concerning Cerec program.
  • Learned to work with the Cerec and Itero.
  • Trained in CEREC (in office crowns), ZOOM, greeted patients, prepar- ing them for procedures.

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26. Treatment Information

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Here's how Treatment Information is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Recorded examination and treatment information as relayed by dentist.
  • Recorded treatment information in patient records.
  • Record treatment information in patient chart, maintain patient confidentiality, provide oral home care instructions.
  • Expose and process dental diagnostic x-rays, record findings and treatment information in patient records.
  • Recorded patient history, vital signs, concerns, and treatment information.
  • Explained, Reviewed, and Recorded Treatment Information In Patient Records.

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27. Night Guards

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Here's how Night Guards is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Take impressions, fabricate temporary restorations, zoom, pack cord, adjust dentures and night guards.
  • Take impressions, pour, trim and polish casts; fabricate temporary crowns and night guards.
  • Supply ordering, all aspects of lab work including making bleaching trays and night guards.
  • Take full upper and lower arch impressions for bleaching trays and night guards.
  • Fabricate night guards, temp crowns, bleaching and custom trays.
  • Organized the office and laboratory area, made night guards, occlusal guards and bleaching trays.
  • Performed Zoom Bleachings, created take home bleaching trays and night guards.

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28. Eaglesoft

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Here's how Eaglesoft is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Take digital radiographs using EagleSoft program
  • Trained in Eaglesoft dental computer software
  • Input diagnosis into eaglesoft and explain dental treatment options to patient.
  • Schedule appointments Used EagleSoft Ordered supplies for the hygiene department.
  • Schedule and chartnotes using EagleSoft.
  • Front office skills including scheduling, insurance verifications, EagleSoft, Dental Radiographs, Sterilization of rooms and instruments.
  • Conducted back office training and orientation for externs including computer software training (EagleSoft).
  • Experience with Eaglesoft.Also do inventory for the office
  • Trained in Eaglesoft and Dentrix.

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29. Postoperative Instructions

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Here's how Postoperative Instructions is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist, assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by the dentist.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
  • Educated clients on dental hygiene, office procedures, and postoperative instructions.
  • Provide pre- and postoperative instructions as directed by the dentist.

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30. Instrument Trays

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Here's how Instrument Trays is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during procedures.
  • Set up instrument trays, prepared materials and assisted dentist during dental procedures.
  • Prepare patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays.
  • Prepared instrument trays for all procedures scheduled for the day.
  • Prepare patients for treatment, set up instrument trays, and sterilize/disinfect instruments and operatories.
  • Correctlyarranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries.

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31. Study Casts

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Here's how Study Casts is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Pour, trim, and polish study casts, apply protective coating of fluoride to teeth.
  • Impress for study casts and bite registrations for mounting study casts.
  • Poured and trimmed night guards and study casts.
  • Poured, trimmed, and polished study casts.
  • Make preliminary impressions for study casts.
  • Provide diagnostic information by radiographic photos; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Take preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.

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32. Patient Scheduling

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Here's how Patient Scheduling is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assist with patient scheduling, billing and insurance claims.
  • Organize billing, patient scheduling and collections.
  • Assist doctor in a dental procedures, order dental supplies, front office duties such as answering phones and patient scheduling
  • Full responsibilities include management of Doctors schedule, patient scheduling, lab, selling of large Dental procedures and Collections.
  • Utilized Eaglesoft software in patient scheduling and charting, as well as helping with other front office duties as needed.
  • Provide personal oral care instructions Dental terminology proficient Filing/Editing patient charts Patient scheduling

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33. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Demonstrated compliance in coordinating CPR training for staff.
  • Certified as an instructor for CPR.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation in CPR Documents patient related activities/information in the patient's electronic medical record.
  • Team Leadership Built a loyal patient following, often requested by patients to serve as theirCPR Certified dental assistant.
  • Protect patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential Awards and Acknowledgments CPR/ First Aid OSHA Radiology License

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34. Msds

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  • Maintain all update documentation on clinic information including MSDS and the dental manual.
  • Implemented MSDS record keeping and biological monitoring system logs.
  • Maintain manuals (update MSDS)
  • Fabricated Palatal Stents for use after tissue grafting, updating of MSDS.

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35. Exam Rooms

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  • Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms and equipment.
  • Set up exam rooms and dental trays in preparation for exams and procedures.
  • Prepare exam rooms for procedure.

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36. Dexis

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Here's how Dexis is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Experience with Eaglesoft and Dexis.

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37. Surgical Extractions

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Here's how Surgical Extractions is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Dr. Dickson in dental Implants, Composite fillings, crown Preps, veneers, surgical extractions and Conscious oral Sedation.
  • Completed complex surgical extractions of partially and fully impacted teeth that required a surgical handpiece for sectioning of teeth.
  • root canals, crowns and bridges, surgical extractions, composite and amalgam restorations.
  • General Chariside Assisting Assisting Simple/Surgical Extractions Oral Surgery (Assisted Oral Surgeon 1-2x monthly) Sterilization Use Ordering supplies/maintain stock

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38. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assist the Doctor with various surgical procedures including dental implants, sinus grafts, ridge augmentation, and gum tissue regeneration.
  • Worked as a Dental Assistant performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties from cleaning clients to assisting with surgical procedures.
  • Assisted dentist with dental non surgical and surgical procedures.
  • Assist dentist in performing dental and surgical procedures.
  • Follow up with patients post surgical procedures.
  • Provided chairside assisting during surgical procedures, sterilized and disinfected instruments and equipment.
  • Worked chair side along Dr. Hornbeak in hygiene and operative surgical procedures.
  • Develop and mount x-rays Prepare patients for surgical procedures.
  • Check patients insurance , help with all surgical procedures

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39. Hippa

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Here's how Hippa is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Organized, updated and maintained patient charts by HIPPA confidentiality compliance.
  • Supervised Dental Assistants, OSHA and HIPPA training officer.
  • Maintained dental records in accordance with HIPPA policy.
  • Experienced in front office duties, HIPPA.
  • keep the patients flow in order, follows all HIPPA requirement.
  • Maintained all OSHA records and HIPPA compliances.

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40. Treatment Procedures

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Here's how Treatment Procedures is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted dentist during examination and treatment procedures.
  • Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Assist dentist in variety of treatment procedures, set up/break down operatory before and after treatment.

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41. Custom Trays

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Here's how Custom Trays is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Take preliminary impressions for study models, pour/trim models and fabricate custom trays, bleaching trays and mouth guards.
  • Fabricated custom trays and occlusal rims as needed.
  • Make temporary crowns- Make custom trays and bite rims- Repair broken dentures
  • Can fabricate clear retainers, mouthguard, nightguard & custom trays for denture or partials.Can make diagnostic models, intra/extraoral pictures.

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42. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Completed OSHA, ADA and HIPAA compliance trainings.

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43. Bleach Trays

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Here's how Bleach Trays is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Obtain impressions for bleach trays, retainers, partials, and dentures.
  • Fabricated bleach trays, delivered and gave instruction for bleaching.
  • Pour casts and make bleach trays.
  • Constructed bleach trays, assisted with all steps of dentures, sterilized all instruments and maintained dental equipment.
  • Fabricated bleach trays, stents, night guards and sports guards.

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44. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided preventative maintenance of suction lines and compressor system.

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45. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Help the front desk with making charts, appointments, answering phone calls and going over treatment plans with patients.
  • Answer phone calls to assist patients with canceling/confirming appointment and answer various questions dealing with dental treatment.
  • Discharge patients, instruct home care, take phone calls for doctors and schedule patient appointments.
  • Set appointments and made phone calls along with filing and other office tasks.
  • Screened all phone calls and handled them accordingly.
  • Answer phone calls and organize the office.
  • Answer phone calls and answer accountant questions.
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled appointments.
  • Answered phone calls and scheduled patients.
  • Scheduled appointments and place phone calls to remind patients of their recare and unscheduled treatment.
  • Answered phone calls, scheduledappointments as well as made follow up calls.
  • Light receptionist activities; answering telephone calls, greeting patients and making patientappointments* Calling patients to remind them of appointments.

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46. Oral Care

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  • Provided oral care instruction to patients according to surgery or alternate dental procedures.
  • Provided patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment.
  • Provide patients with instructions for oral care following all dental treatment procedures.
  • Educated patients about proper oral care and preventative care.
  • Provide personal oral care instructions.
  • Educate patients in oral care; and ensure the sterility of instruments and operatory before subsequent patients arrive.

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47. X-Ray Machines

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Here's how X-Ray Machines is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Expose, process radiographs using a panoramic and intraoral x-ray machines.

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48. RCT

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Here's how RCT is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted doctor in all chair side procedures RCT, Roundhouse, BioLase treatment, crown and bridge and fillings.
  • Doctor chair side assisting in all categories: RCT, Filling, Crown etc.
  • Assist with all minor and major procedures including oral surgery, POI, RCT., Crn./Br.

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49. Dental Services

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Here's how Dental Services is used in Lead Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Schedule and confirm appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete and submit insurance forms.
  • Schedule appointment, prepare bills, and receive payments for dental services and many other functions
  • Scheduled appointments, prepared bills and received payment for dental services using computer data base.
  • Assist in all dental services including general, implants, pediatrics, and orthodontics.
  • Provided weekly reports on students receiving dental services to local school stakeholders.
  • Implemented policies, programs and procedures related to dental services.
  • Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services Complete insurance forms, and maintain records using computer software.
  • Performed chairside 4-handed dentistry for a 3 dentist office providing general, cosmetic and implant dental services,.
  • LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT PACIFIC DENTAL SERVICES March, 2013- April-2016

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50. Occlusal Registrations

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20 Most Common Skills For A Lead Dental Assistant

Dental Procedures

18.8%

Patient Care

8.9%

Composite Restorations

8.7%

Oral Hygiene

5.9%

Lab Cases

5.7%

Treatment Plans

5.3%

Front Desk

5.2%

Digital X-Rays

5.1%

Osha

4.8%

Temporary Crowns

4.5%

Scheduling Appointments

3.3%

Alginate Impressions

3.1%

Dentrix

3.0%

Insurance Companies

2.9%

Chair Side

2.8%

Infection Control

2.7%

Office Supplies

2.6%

Back Office

2.6%

Endo

2.2%

Sterilize Instruments

1.8%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Lead Dental Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Dental Procedures 14.9%
2 Patient Care 7.1%
3 Composite Restorations 6.9%
4 Oral Hygiene 4.7%
5 Lab Cases 4.5%
6 Treatment Plans 4.2%
7 Front Desk 4.1%
8 Digital X-Rays 4.0%
9 Osha 3.8%
10 Temporary Crowns 3.6%
11 Scheduling Appointments 2.7%
12 Alginate Impressions 2.4%
13 Dentrix 2.4%
14 Insurance Companies 2.3%
15 Chair Side 2.2%
16 Infection Control 2.1%
17 Office Supplies 2.0%
18 Back Office 2.0%
19 Endo 1.8%
20 Sterilize Instruments 1.4%
21 Invisalign 1.4%
22 Coronal 1.2%
23 Customer Service 1.1%
24 Vital Signs 1.1%
25 Cerec 1.0%
26 Treatment Information 0.9%
27 Night Guards 0.9%
28 Eaglesoft 0.8%
29 Postoperative Instructions 0.8%
30 Instrument Trays 0.8%
31 Study Casts 0.7%
32 Patient Scheduling 0.7%
33 CPR 0.7%
34 Msds 0.7%
35 Exam Rooms 0.6%
36 Dexis 0.6%
37 Surgical Extractions 0.6%
38 Surgical Procedures 0.6%
39 Hippa 0.6%
40 Treatment Procedures 0.5%
41 Custom Trays 0.5%
42 Hipaa 0.5%
43 Bleach Trays 0.5%
44 Preventative Maintenance 0.5%
45 Phone Calls 0.5%
46 Oral Care 0.5%
47 X-Ray Machines 0.4%
48 RCT 0.4%
49 Dental Services 0.4%
50 Occlusal Registrations 0.4%
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