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Top 47 Oral Surgery Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Oral Surgery Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Oral Surgery Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.3% of Oral Surgery Assistant resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Oral Surgery Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Oral Surgery Assistant:

1. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Set up the room for patient care; prepare instruments for surgery and give patient instruction prior to and after surgery.
  • Managed patient care, assisted surgeon, supervised clinical team, assisted with administrative tasks for busy, solo oral surgery practice
  • Key Accomplishments: 7 Certificates of Achievement and 3 Army Commendation Medals (Duty, Expertise, and Excellent Patient Care)
  • Discussed cases with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
  • Learned 4 Handed dentistry, patient care, HIPA rules and regulations
  • Assisted doctors during surgery and performed all aspects of patient care.
  • Order supplies as needed for surgeries and/or patient care.
  • Maintain proper patient care during oral surgery procedures.
  • Direct patient care prior and after treatment.
  • Direct patient care and post-op treatment.
  • Assisted with surgery and patient care.
  • Coordinated all aspects of patient care.
  • Provided excellent patient care Performed administrative duties to include:* Answering telephones* Record filing using Terminal Digit Method
  • Provided high quality patient care and communication.
  • Directed the outpatient care, admitted and cared for newborn infants in conjunction with local Frenectomy surgeries.
  • Communicated pre and postoperative care to patients, executed complete patient care.
  • Give pre/post operative patient care instructions made custom for each patient.
  • Performed patient care pre- through post- surgery.
  • Assist specialist with precision and accuracy provide excellent patient care Review pre and post-operative details of procedure
  • Seat and dismiss patients Take panoramic and periapical radiographs Assist Doctor on all procedures Provide patient care

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2. Dental Procedures

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Here's how Dental Procedures is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Educated patients on diagnosis and dental procedures, proper clinical treatment and the need to complete.
  • Assisted surgeons during dental procedures and in the management of medical and dental emergencies.
  • Draw up medications and tray setups for all types of dental procedures.
  • Provide comprehensive post-op dental procedures to patients and sustain patients' comfort.
  • Listen to patients' needs and educate them on dental procedures.
  • Worked closely with patients before, during and after dental procedures.
  • Take X-Rays and process them for dental procedures.
  • Maintain proper patient care during dental procedures.

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3. IV

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Here's how IV is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Organize and appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information such as Medical Clearances for patients.
  • Communicated effectively and maintained a cooperative working relationship with staff, patients and surgeon
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
  • Allied Sedation and IV placement Certification
  • Assisted with simple extractions; basic removal of teeth, root tips and third molars with IV sedation.
  • Assist in surgery cases, IV sedation, monitoring vitals, and oversee recovering patients
  • Improved efficiency through strong teamwork with 12 assistants and effective relationships with the surgeons.
  • Participated in Give the Kids a Smile Campaign over the past four years.
  • Keep track of schedule to make the most effectiveness of time.
  • Assisted with simple extractions and biopsies with or without IV sedation.
  • Assist surgeon with general anesthesia and IV Sedation.
  • Apply protective coating of fluoride to teeth.
  • Assist with Oral Surgery, LA and GA, extractions, bone graft, implants, gingivectomy, biopsies, bridge sectioning
  • Assisted with simple exactions as well as iv sedation was in charge of set up and tear down of rooms.
  • Worked for Willamette dental as a temporary oral surgery assistant, while I attended Corban University.
  • Assist with IV Sedations Pull up IV drugs and write RX per patient Experience
  • Instruct patients on pre/postoperative and general Oral health care.
  • Prepared patient rooms prior to their arrival.
  • Assisted Dr. Jee with teeth extraction, implants and root canals all done with IV sedation, took xrays.
  • Assist chairside for full mouth extraction, implant, tori reduction and prosthesis delivery.

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4. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assist doctor and maintain airway during surgical procedures with general anesthesia.
  • Worked in a private practice under supervision of oral surgeon to assist in performing various surgical procedures i.e.
  • Assisted with many surgical procedures under local and general anesthesia, including bone grafts and implants.
  • Assist during procedures, prepare instruments for surgery and set up rooms for surgical procedures.
  • Trained on the job to provide assistance to the oral surgeon during surgical procedures.
  • Provided training for new and existing employees on sterilization, surgical procedures and protocols.
  • Court records kept Set up and sterilized all instruments used for surgical procedures.
  • Assist Doctor's with IV and local surgical procedures.
  • Assisted doctor during surgical procedures, including dental implants.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures and patient office entry.
  • Prepare patients consents forms for surgical procedures.
  • Assisted with Periodontal / Oral surgical procedures.
  • Ordered necessary supplies for all surgical procedures.
  • Assisted in various oral surgical procedures.
  • Prepare tray setup for surgical procedures.
  • Assisted in oral surgery Patient care prior/ post-surgical procedures
  • Assisted with and prepared for oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, extracting wisdom teeth and implants.
  • assisted during surgical procedures, fully trained at front desk.
  • Assisted in surgical procedures and patient enrolment.
  • Assisted in Oral Surgical Procedures with Iv Concious sedation.. Extractions, Implants, Oral fractures, Expose and Bonds.

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5. Digital X-Rays

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Here's how Digital X-Rays is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in OS Take/Pour/Trim polyvinyl impressions Take digital x-rays and CT scans Go over post operative care with patients
  • Perform prophylaxis, coronal polishing, and take digital x-rays and Kodak Film x-rays.
  • Take digital X-rays Panoramic, FMX and CBT Scan.
  • Performed digital x-rays on patients before treatment.
  • Back Office: Lite surgical duties, digital x-rays (Vixwin/WinOMS Imaging)
  • Take digital x-rays (P.A, bitewings, Panoramic, and CT Scan).

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6. Anesthesia

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Here's how Anesthesia is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Doctor in surgery which included administering general anesthesia; instrument passing and monitoring patient vital signs.
  • Sterilized instruments, prepared medications for anesthesia, recorded procedures and called in prescriptions to the pharmacy.
  • Assisted in maintenance of anesthesia/conscious sedation under direction of oral surgeon; knowledgeable of emergency medications.
  • Completed and passed the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination.
  • Administered anesthesia to patient during surgery and monitored their vitals.
  • Assist oral surgeon with general anesthesia and patient surgery preparation.
  • Passed all anesthesia review courses and obtained certificate of anesthesia.
  • Monitored patients under general anesthesia or sedation throughout surgery.
  • Assist surgeons with general anesthesia and intravenous sedation procedures.
  • Assisted doctor with administering local and general anesthesia.
  • Assisted oral surgeon in a wide range of local and general anesthesia surgical procedures in office and hospital setting.
  • Monitor patient's vital signs and maintain precise anesthesia sedation dosage times according to surgeon's administration during surgery.
  • Assist doctor with general anesthesia and intravenous sedation procedures required for root canals, extractions and bonding.
  • Assist during surgery, supporting patient's airway and jaw while under General Anesthesia.
  • Set up anesthesia medications, made sure medical equipment worked properly.
  • Assist chair-side in all procedures done under local and general anesthesia.
  • Assist in local and general anesthesia cases.
  • Recover the patient drone anesthesia.
  • Experience with general anesthesia to include intubation of patients.
  • Monitored patients during anesthesia and helped with Ivs.

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7. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Provide postoperative care with anesthesia patients monitoring vital signs until patient is conscious; establish patient comfort and review prescribed medications.
  • Assisted in administering anesthesia and monitoring of vital signs under direction of the physician.
  • Assist CRNA and Oral Surgeon with anesthetized patients airway and monitor vital signs, while performing assistant duties.
  • Monitor and record patient vital signs before, during and after surgical procedures.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Check vital signs or maintaining IV fluid flows during procedures.
  • Maintain patient's vital signs and intravenous fluids during surgery.
  • Take and record patient vital signs accurately in patient record.
  • Monitor vital signs throughout procedure to ensure patient safety.
  • Monitor intravenous fluids and vital signs during the procedure.
  • Checked and recorded patient vital signs.
  • Take and recorded vital signs.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Provided patients with pre-op/post-op care instructions and monitored vital signs during surgery.
  • Monitor vital signs throughout surgery, review post op instructions, take digital xrays, CT's, prepare surgical trays.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by Dr. Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Assisted Doctor with sterilizing and setting up instruments Recorded medical, dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Assisted in surgical procedure of patients under conscious sedations and monitored vital signs and intravenous fluids.
  • Monitor of patient vital signs pre, during, and post operative.
  • Administered drug via I V. Monitored vital signs.

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8. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Demonstrated superior levels of customer service when answering multiple telephone lines, scheduling appointments, verifying benefits and insurance.
  • Front office duties included answering phone, verify insurance, scheduling appointments, applying payments, electronic insurance filing
  • Cross trained to the front office that included verifying insurance benefits, scheduling appointments and collections.
  • Helped from office staff when needed with scheduling appointments, filing, and answering phone calls.
  • General front office duties including answering phones, scheduling appointments, and insurance verification.
  • Assisted front office with answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking in/out.
  • Assisted front desk with confirming, answering phones and scheduling appointments.
  • Helped in the front desk to check insurances eligibility and scheduling appointments.
  • Trained new clinical staff.. Front desk duties such as: scheduling appointments, confirming insurances, checking patients in/out, etc.

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9. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in surgeries clean and sterilize instruments set up rooms for next surgeries also work front desk Scheduling hospital surgeries.
  • Greeted patients at the front desk, answered phones, scheduled procedures, and processed and managed insurance forms.
  • Front desk Assistant /Customer Service Insurance Verification X-rays Patients check in/ check out Filing patients charts Assisted Oral Surgeon
  • Provide front desk assistance to include: scheduling, verification of insurances, and treatment planning.
  • Train new employees on the duties of front desk and oral surgery assisting.
  • Assisted front desk answering phones, verifying patients insurance, some billing.
  • Order surgical supplies and periodically order front desk office supplies.
  • Trained to work front desk and to verify insurances.
  • Help with ordering supplies and front desk tasks.
  • Cross trained in both front desk and Assisting.
  • Cross trained to cover front desk as needed.
  • Front Desk Receptionist/ Office Management.
  • Assist front desk when needed.
  • Front desk receptionist for three board certified surgeons providing restorative and aesthetic dentistry services in high-volume office.
  • Support for front desk:Entered accurate patient data, made insurance verification calls and precertifications(copays, Max.
  • Assist in surgery Clean and sterilize tools Patient care Front desk; appointment setting, and receive payments
  • Front desk scheduling,phone calls,insurance,payments,coding, customer service.

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10. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Follow required OSHA safety procedures as necessary.
  • Set up and sterilization of instrumentation, making sure OSHA standards and high standards of the practice were met.
  • Worked in compliance to maintain office policies and procedures, safety, OSHA and MSDS guidelines.
  • Maintained the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/disinfect ion protocols per OSHA guidelines.
  • Created a customized OSHA manual, confidential employee risk assessment, acceptance and declination documents.
  • Designated OSHA Officer, responsible for maintaining all new-hire paperwork and office compliance.
  • Maintain all instruments and working areas in accordance to OSHA guidelines and standards.
  • Provided staff training for understanding and meeting OSHA requirements.
  • Maintained office compliance with OSHA regulations and laws.
  • Train employees on required OSHA standards/Monthly OSHA meetings.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and safety.
  • Trained employees on OSHA standards.
  • Manage sterilization of instruments, autoclave, and cleaning operatories according to OSHA and ADA standards for infection and disease control.
  • Prepare the work station Responsible for sterilizations and cleaning of instruments used in surgical procedures under proper OSHA regulations.
  • Prepare, Clean, and Sanitize instruments, handpieces, and clinical areas according to OSHA guidelines.
  • Instrument sterilization and operatory set up in compliance with OSHA guidelines.
  • Assisted in a clinical aspects related to oral surgery *Trained office staff *Implemented OSHA compliance *Inventory and ordering

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11. Post-Op Instructions

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Here's how Post-Op Instructions is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Monitor patient following surgery and give post-op instructions.
  • Started IVs for light sedation in our dental office and monitored patients after surgery, gave post-op instructions.
  • Educate and answer questions regarding procedures, treatment, and post-op instructions prescribed by a dentist.
  • Reviewed post-op instructions with patients.
  • Provide post-op instructions to surgery patients Treatment plan coordinator
  • Discussed pre and post-op instructions with patients and the person who was responsible for driving them home.2003-2004
  • Explained procedures to patients; Reviewed pre- and post-op instructions with patients.
  • Ensured all patients received pre-op and post-op instructions for all operations.
  • Discussed pre-op and post-op instructions with our patients.
  • Explain pre and post-op instructions to patient.
  • Inform patients on pre-op and post-op instructions.
  • Provide patient pre-op and post-op instructions.

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12. Instrument Trays

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Here's how Instrument Trays is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patient > Sterilized and disinfected instruments > Set up instrument trays and prepared materials > Assisted dentist during dental procedures.
  • Prepared patient, sterilized and disinfected instruments, set up instrument trays, prepared materials, before procedures.
  • Set up surgical instrument trays in sterile fashion.
  • Set up instrument trays, prepare materials.
  • Prepared patient, sterilized and disinfected instruments, set up instrument trays, prepared materials, and exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Assisted dentist during the examination and treatment of patients Set up instrument trays, prepared materials and assisted dentist during dental procedures
  • Prepare patient, sterilized and disinfect instrument trays, prepare materials and assistant the Surgeon during the procedure.

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13. Sterilize Instruments

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Here's how Sterilize Instruments is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Sterilize instruments, monitor patients after surgery and give them post-operative care instructions.
  • Sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Sterilize instruments, give post-operative instructions.
  • Sterilize instruments, clean and set up ops, take impressions and pour models.
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment in timely manner to have successful day.
  • Sterilize instruments, cleaning and preparing treatment rooms.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments using the proper technique.
  • Sterilize instruments and prepare tray set-ups for procedures.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, order supplies.
  • Prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Sterilize instruments and maintain patient flow.
  • Sterilize instruments and set up cases
  • Help patients recover from surgery, sterilize instruments, go over patients' medical history, medications, and allergies.
  • Disinfect surfaces and equipment,and or sterilize instruments after procedures.
  • Sterilize instruments, take radiographs, set up/break down rooms.
  • Experience in using autoclaves and dryclaves to sterilize instruments.
  • Take X-Rays Sterilize instruments Prepare surgery rooms for next surgery.
  • Sterilize instruments Disinfect rooms Set-up rooms in a fast paced manner Assist Dentist with Surgical procedures

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14. Infection Control

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Here's how Infection Control is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Ordered all supplies, prepared all instrumentation set ups and monitored all infection control/sterilization procedures by OSHA guidelines.
  • Maintained a sterile and neat working environment according to current infection control procedures.
  • Developed infection control protocol and prepared and sterilized surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Process instruments for sterilization, utilizing DANB Infection Control guidelines.
  • Adhere to infection control, safety guidelines and confidentiality policies.
  • Practiced and enforced infection control standards.
  • Maintained proper infection control measures.
  • Check in patients * Assist during surgeries * Sterilize instruments and set up surgery trays * OSHA and Infection control manager
  • Served as the radiology technician and trouble shooting for the dental clinic all while following strict infection control protocol.
  • Clean and tidy the surgery and implant standard decontamination procedures for infection control process.
  • Set up and disinfected units after each patient using proper infection control.
  • Protected patients and employees by adhering to all infection control policies.
  • Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Chart, expose and process radiographs, inventory control, infection control, excellent customer service.
  • Stock operatories, sterilize, & close for the day Create a hygienic surrounding and practice proper infection control
  • Assist surgeon during patient examination and procedures Infection control and Instrument sterilization Digital X-Rays and Scans (Sirona)
  • Greeted and seated patients Took radiographs Sterilization and infection control Assisted in surgical procedures

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15. Bone Grafts

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Here's how Bone Grafts is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted oral surgeon with bone grafts, dental implants, expose & bond and multiple and single extractions.
  • Educated patients about dental implants, bone grafts, biopsies and all procedures done in the office.
  • Performed X-rays; assisted with implant surgical procedures, extractions, bone grafts, and biopsies.
  • Assisted oral surgeon with bone grafts, dental implants and multiple and single tooth oral surgeries.
  • Assisted surgeon with procedures, including tooth extraction, bone grafts, and dental implants.
  • Assist doctor with extractions, bone grafts, and implants on patients.
  • Assisted with implants, biopsies, and bone grafts.
  • Assist the Dr. in any procedure such as implants, extractions, bone grafts, skin grafts, and perio cleanings.
  • Assist in operating room procedures including hip bone grafts, maxillary and mandible surgeries and a variety of other procedures.
  • Assisted with extractions, dental implants, bone grafts, and frenectomies under local and IV sedation.
  • Assisted doctors with implants, extractions, bone grafts, exposures, apicoectomies, biopsies.
  • Assisted with complicated surgeries daily (wisdom teeth removal ,bone grafts).
  • Assisted with placing implants and bone grafts at the same time.

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16. Oral Hygiene

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Here's how Oral Hygiene is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Travel to companies to educate the personal on oral hygiene.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.
  • Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health.
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

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17. Surgery

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Here's how Surgery is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained surgery suites and instrument sterilization.
  • Sterilized and packaged instruments, ordered supplies, made up surgery trays for each day, took x-rays and processed them.
  • Set up/breakdown/maintenance of exam room, surgery rooms and lab; accountable for sterilization and inventory level of supplies.
  • Cross trained in all aspects and responsibilities as Lead Oral Surgery Assistant, Insurance Coordinator, and Implant Coordinator.
  • Assist in oral surgery procedures under general anesthesia, surgical assistant, passing.
  • Provide oral care instructions to patients according to surgery or other dental treatments.
  • Assisted in all oral surgery procedures (extractions, biopsies and implants).
  • Assist in oral surgery procedures under general anesthesia and or local.
  • Assisted in all chair-side aspects during oral surgery procedures.
  • Assisted in surgery on Dental Implants and Bone Graft.
  • Served as an Oral Surgery Assistant and Anesthesiologist Assistant.
  • Prepared patients for checkups and oral surgery.
  • Assisted with oral surgery procedures.
  • Assisted dentist during oral surgery.
  • Expedite paperwork, maintain flow and processing of patient charts Transport oral surgery instruments to assigned scheduled locations
  • Prepare operatories and patient for surgery and general anesthesia.
  • Assisted Dr. Orbach with oral surgery, reassured patients with fears and answered questions concerning their surgery.
  • Prepared patient for surgery, sterilized and disinfected dental tools,setup instrument tray.
  • Provided high quality care and support to patients prior to surgery and post operatively.
  • X-ray license * Assisting at Kaiser and The Out Patient Surgery Center

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18. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Prepare patients for record temperature and blood pressure, surgical procedures, administer sedatives and insert intravenous units.
  • Prepared patient for oral surgery by attaching blood pressure and heart monitors along with oxygen masks.
  • Take and record patients vital signs such as blood pressure and respiration rate.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Obtained patient's medical history and blood pressure.
  • Prepare surgery area and patients, sterilization, instrument and medication set up, obtaining blood pressure and resperations.
  • Prepare patients for surgery: take vitals such as blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and take dental x-rays.
  • Attach monitors for heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry.
  • Counseled patients for both pre-operative and post-operative Obtained patient's medical history and blood pressure Answered phone and scheduled appointments

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19. Sinus Lifts

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Here's how Sinus Lifts is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted and set-up for all extraction surgeries including, tissue grafts, wisdom teeth, sinus lifts, and ridge augmentation.
  • Assist in oral surgeries including tooth extractions, implants, bone grafting, & sinus lifts.
  • Assisted for Extractions, sinus lifts, bone graphs, implants and biopsy's.
  • Assisted with sinus lifts and bone grafts.
  • Assist surgery( Implants, Wisdom Teeth, Sinus Lifts, Etc).
  • mouth Extractions,Wisdom teeth, bone grafts, Sinus lifts.
  • bone grafts, osseous surgery, tissue grafts, implants, sinus lifts, biopsys etc.

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20. Chair Side

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Here's how Chair Side is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted the dentist in the administration of treatment at the chair side as required or directed by the dentist.
  • Job Duties: Chair Side Assistant with expanded duties in oral surgery and sterilization.
  • Chair side assist for all surgeries and care of patients after general anesthesia.
  • Trained in all specialties of Dentistry as a chair side assistant.
  • Assisted dentist with related chair side treatment procedures and duties.
  • Chair side oral surgery assistant for busy surgeon.
  • Assisted with patients at chair side.
  • Chair side assisting for general dentistry.
  • Chair side assisting with suctioning and operatory procedures.
  • Assist surgeon at chair side and perform intra-oral procedures as directed by Oral surgeon.
  • Assisted Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons chair side in clinic and operating room environment.
  • Carried and maintained Endodontic supplies / Chair side Assisting R.D.A Functions / Cosmetic Dentistry Oral Surgery / Pre-Opp and Post-Opp care.

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21. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Resolved routine patient billing inquiries/problems, followed up on outstanding balances, and typed invoices to insurance companies.
  • Verified insurance, collected payments from patients and insurance companies.
  • Duplicated X-Rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Type narratives to insurance companies.

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22. Surgical Extractions

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Here's how Surgical Extractions is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Set up and tear down of surgical rooms, recording patient vitals and assisting with surgical extractions.
  • Assisted the dentist in surgeries including implants, surgical extractions, and bone grafting.
  • Evaluated dental emergencies, performed simple extractions, suturing, and assisted with surgical extractions
  • Supervised first year GPR residents and dental students in surgical extractions.
  • Assisted dentist at chair-side in Oral Surgery including implants, apiocoectomy surgical extractions and removing sutures.
  • Performed non-surgical extractions and assisted Oral Surgery Residents with surgical extractions, apicoectomies, and biopsies some done under IV sedation.
  • Completed complex surgical extractions of partially and fully impacted teeth that required a surgical handpiece for sectioning of teeth and ostectomy.

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23. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Provide customer service; and managed sterilization, radiology and clinical assistance.
  • Provided customer service and meet and greet of arriving patients.
  • Assist in all procedures, answer phones, customer service.
  • Executed good customer service daily.

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Here's how CPR is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Certified for CPR and Anesthesia/Sedation Assistant Monitoring
  • Experience in both intravenous sedation and general sedation, trained in intravenous placement, crash cart systems, and CPR/emergency response.
  • Assist with doctor, sterilized instruments, cleaned rooms, stocked rooms, assisted sedated patients CPR CERTIFIED
  • Instrument sterilization, Patient Care, Radiography, Inventory, Scheduling, CPR Certified
  • Obtained my ACLS, CPR, PALS and Oral Surgery Assistant Certifications.
  • Certified in basic life support and CPR.
  • X-ray and Advanced CPR certified.
  • Obtained CPR Certification and Knowledgeable of OSHA Standards for Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Four-handed/expanded duties dental assisting Oral surgery and sedation dentistry experience Dental Radiology certification/current state license Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Assist with General Anesthesia Surgeries Draws up anesthetic and drugs for surgeries CPR Certified Takes X-Rays and handled patients charts daily

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25. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Discussed treatment plans with patients and calculated co-pays/estimates.
  • Prepared consults/treatment plans, reviewed medical history, as well as current medications with patients.
  • Explained and answered questions regarding dental treatment plans and financial options to patients.
  • Understand and follow doctor's treatment plans to schedule follow-up appointments.
  • Assist doctor with patient treatment plans, surgery, and x-rays.
  • Schedule OP Appointments; work up treatment plans for patients.
  • Provide patient consultations, present treatment plans and collect co-pays.
  • Constructed treatment plans and presented them to the patients.
  • Sit in on consults and prepare treatment plans.
  • Presented treatment plans to patients and implemented treatment.
  • Document dental care services and treatment plans.
  • Prepare and present treatment plans.
  • Assisted in answering a multi-line phone system as well as prepare treatment plans for patients.
  • Monitor vital signs during an intravenous sedation Patient scheduling, treatment plans and collect patient payments
  • Presented treatment plans As well as discussed and explained the need for recommended treatmet
  • Record treatment plans and instruct patients on pre and postoperative care.

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26. Oral Surgeons

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Here's how Oral Surgeons is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated appointment schedules for all oral surgeons and oral surgery residents.
  • Shadowed specialized dentists and oral surgeons.
  • Assisted in various types of oral surgery with some of the most prominent oral surgeons in the area.
  • Assist oral surgeons in surgical procedures both in the office setting and area hospitals' operating room.
  • Assisted Oral Surgeons in a variety of procedures while overseeing completion of medical charts and records.
  • Interfaced extensively with patients, oral surgeons, staff and personnel.
  • Served as chair-side assistant to four oral surgeons for surgical procedures.
  • Assist Oral Surgeons during a variety of surgical procedures.
  • Assisted oral surgeons in all aspects of surgery.
  • Assisted dentists and oral surgeons in surgery.
  • Assisted Oral Surgeons during oral surgery.
  • Transfer surgical instruments to oral surgeons.
  • Set up instrument trays, prepared materials and assisted oral surgeons during full mouth extraction's Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Prepare patients for procedure and assist Oral Surgeons during procedures Prepare surgical trays
  • Assist Oral Surgeons in pre and post surgical treatment.
  • Set up and broke down rooms Assisted Oral Surgeons Sterilized Instruments Restocked rooms Translated (Spanish)

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27. Nitrous Oxide

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Here's how Nitrous Oxide is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Experienced monitoring nitrous oxide, intravenous and intramuscular sedation.
  • Administered appropriate amounts of topical and nitrous oxide.
  • Experience with nitrous oxide and general anesthesia sedation.
  • Administered panoramic x-ray, also administered nitrous oxide.
  • Assisted in all areas of Oral Surgery Knowledge in areas of implants and bone grafts Experienced in general anesthesia and nitrous oxide
  • Assisted in administering sedations including nitrous oxide and chloralhyrate.
  • Perform the below procedures for oral surgery Bone grafts, extensive extractions, surgical implants IV sedation - nitrous oxide Setup surgery

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28. Local Anesthesia

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Here's how Local Anesthesia is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in general and local anesthesia in extraction, bone graft, sinus lift, implants, biopsy ext.
  • Assist surgeon with local anesthesia and IV sedation procedures.
  • Post op instructions to anesthesia patients and local anesthesia.
  • Assist Surgeons with extractions under local anesthesia.
  • Post operatives, laboratory x-ray procedures and surgeries involving local anesthesia, nitrous oxide administration and IV sedation.
  • Assist Oral surgeon in six handed dentistry during Local anesthesia, IV Sedation and Nitrous.
  • Assisted Doctor in Oral Surgery including General Anesthesia, Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide procedures.
  • Assisted with all procedures local anesthesia and general sedation, Greeted /roomed pts., pt.
  • General anesthesia, local anesthesia surgeries ACLS OMIVision software -Assisted in multiple hospital cases

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29. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Receive telephone calls regarding the availability of and procedures for obtaining dental assistance.
  • Assisted receptionist with phone calls and appointments, typing, transcription, billing, and filing.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Answer telephone calls, schedule appointments, and prepare patient charts.
  • Answered phone calls and scheduled patients for treatments.
  • Assisted with phone calls in front office.
  • Answered patients phone calls with post-op concerns.
  • Answer incoming phone calls and schedule appointment for upcoming surgical procedures as well as follow up appointments.
  • Assisted with extraction cases Produced and developed x-rays Made patient follow-up phone calls
  • Assist doctor on handling instruments Prepare I.V Medications for Sedation Set-up Trays for Surgery Answer phone calls

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30. Intravenous Fluids

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Here's how Intravenous Fluids is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Monitor intravenous fluids and vital signs during a procedure ?Monitor patients following surgery and give post-operative care instructions.
  • Monitored intravenous fluids and vital signs during procedures, gave pre-op and post-op instructions.

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31. Exam Rooms

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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Set up and break down of surgical and exam rooms.

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32. Surgical Rooms

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Here's how Surgical Rooms is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Prepare examination and surgical rooms for procedures.
  • Prepared the surgical rooms/ assisted up to four doctors at a time during procedures and sedation process.
  • Prepared surgical rooms, setting up for specific procedures, lead assist for all procedures.
  • Implemented systems causing the maintenance of clean surgical rooms and sterilizing all surgical implements.
  • Maintain cleanliness in surgical rooms and all working areas.
  • Set up break down surgical rooms.
  • Clean and restock surgical rooms.
  • Assisted with patient consents and review medical history prior to procedures - Ensured surgical rooms equipment were sanitized and cleaned between procedures
  • Set up of surgical rooms & ORs.

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33. Suture Removal

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Here's how Suture Removal is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assist dentist in oral surgery procedures including suture removal.
  • Suture removal and postoperative patient care.
  • Performed follow up care with patients including, post operative instructions and suture removal.
  • Prepared patients for X-rays, suture removal and dressing changes.
  • Suture removal and follow up care patient care.
  • Go over pre op and post op instructions and suture removal.
  • Assisted with Oral Surgery Cases Gave Pre-Post Op Instructions Monitored Patients under general anesthesia Worked in Recovery Room Suture Removal

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35. TMJ

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Here's how TMJ is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted doctor with surgeries such as; implants, extractions, TMJ, and fracture jaws.
  • Assisted Dr. Shabtaie with TMJ, Botox Injections, Implant cases, along with single to full mouth extractions.

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36. EKG

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Here's how EKG is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained current CPR and emergencies preparation certification and was responsible for accurate EKG interpretations.
  • Assist in intravenous sedation, prepare syringes with proper medication, placement of EKG leads, record and monitor during procedures.
  • Monitored patient's vitals blood pressure, oxygen saturation and monitor EKG, during and after all medical procedures.
  • Prepared patients to be put under general anesthetic, set up EKG.
  • Monitor EKG machine for tone changes and alarms and communicate with surgeon if gone unnoticed.
  • Obtain patient's medical history; monitor blood pressure, pulse ox, ekg.
  • Chair side assistant EKG, SPO2, B/P Document

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37. Surgical Supplies

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Here's how Surgical Supplies is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain surgical supplies and Direct assist in Intravenous Sedation
  • Order and monitor surgical supplies, inventory crash cart and anesthesia drugs, and maintain equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Ordered surgical supplies for the office, coordinatedpatient surgeries and financial agreements for patients.
  • Ordered all surgical supplies for the office andcoordinated patient surgeries.

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38. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted surgeons with surgery, patient preparation Customer care/service Computerized accounts receivable, scheduling appointments Knowledge of autoclave Maintaining medical records
  • Maintained medical records, receiving commendations for thoroughness and accuracy in completion of reports and patient documentation.
  • Entered patient data onto medical records electronically in the office system.
  • Maintained accurate medical records and documented patient case history in detail.
  • Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
  • Utilized knowledge of electronic medical records, microsoft word and microsoft excel.
  • Take vital signs pre/post-surgery Update and filed medical records.

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39. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Entered all data entry and prepared dental/medical claims without clerical error.
  • Use of Electronic Health Record for data entry, imaging and patient information.
  • Scheduled patient appointments, data entry, and billing functions.

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40. Recovery Room

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Here's how Recovery Room is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Assist patient in the recovery room and prepare the patient for discharge.
  • Monitored patients in the recovery room and assisted with patients discharge.
  • Monitored patient in recovery room and provided discharge instructions.

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41. Hippa

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Here's how Hippa is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Adhered to professional standards, state and federal requirements (HIPPA).
  • Understand and abide by HIPPA regulations and maintain confidentiality.

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42. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain HIPAA compliance through patient confidentiality.
  • Use DSN/Dentrix software to manage patient records and files Reinforce and uphold patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA and office.

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43. Treatment Information

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Here's how Treatment Information is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained chart examination and treatment information on patient records including prescriptions and a variety of forms related to dental care.
  • Record treatment information in patient records and expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Record treatment information in patient records.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist Record treatment information in patient records.

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44. Surgical Equipment

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Here's how Surgical Equipment is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored and maintained sterilization/surgical equipment.
  • Obtain or inspect sterile or non-sterile surgical equipment, instruments, or supplies.
  • Prepared surgical equipment and instruments for use.
  • prepared upcoming implant cases maintained and tracked all surgical equipment Ordering Assisted in sedation and local cases

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45. Aseptic Technique

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Here's how Aseptic Technique is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Monitor and maintain aseptic technique throughout procedures.

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46. Surgical Tools

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Here's how Surgical Tools is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared and assist various off-site dental surgeons; residents with specialized oral rehabilitation procedures with accurate distribution of surgical tools.
  • Ensured surgical tools are properly cleaned and sterilized before procedures begin.
  • Ensured that surgical tools were sterilized for start of procedure.

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47. Alginate Impressions

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Here's how Alginate Impressions is used in Oral Surgery Assistant jobs:
  • Provided chair-side assistance during clinical treatments, alginate impressions, fabricated and cemented temporary crowns, and bridges.
  • Provided chair side assistance during clinical treatment, alginate impressions, poured, trimmed and mounted models.
  • Take alginate impressions; pour up models (on occasion).
  • Take alginate impressions for occlusal splints.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Oral Surgery Assistant

Patient Care

11.5%

Dental Procedures

11.4%

IV

8.5%

Surgical Procedures

8.4%

Digital X-Rays

7.9%

Anesthesia

7.5%

Vital Signs

7.2%

Scheduling Appointments

4.9%

Front Desk

4.4%

Osha

3.4%

Post-Op Instructions

3.1%

Instrument Trays

3.0%

Sterilize Instruments

2.8%

Infection Control

2.7%

Bone Grafts

2.7%

Oral Hygiene

2.6%

Surgery

2.1%

Blood Pressure

2.0%

Sinus Lifts

2.0%

Chair Side

1.8%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Oral Surgery Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Patient Care 9.3%
2 Dental Procedures 9.2%
3 IV 6.8%
4 Surgical Procedures 6.8%
5 Digital X-Rays 6.3%
6 Anesthesia 6.0%
7 Vital Signs 5.8%
8 Scheduling Appointments 3.9%
9 Front Desk 3.6%
10 Osha 2.7%
11 Post-Op Instructions 2.5%
12 Instrument Trays 2.4%
13 Sterilize Instruments 2.3%
14 Infection Control 2.2%
15 Bone Grafts 2.2%
16 Oral Hygiene 2.1%
17 Surgery 1.7%
18 Blood Pressure 1.6%
19 Sinus Lifts 1.6%
20 Chair Side 1.5%
21 Insurance Companies 1.3%
22 Surgical Extractions 1.2%
23 Customer Service 1.2%
24 CPR 1.1%
25 Treatment Plans 1.1%
26 Oral Surgeons 1.1%
27 Nitrous Oxide 1.0%
28 Local Anesthesia 0.8%
29 Phone Calls 0.8%
30 Intravenous Fluids 0.7%
31 Exam Rooms 0.7%
32 Surgical Rooms 0.7%
33 Suture Removal 0.7%
34 Consent Forms 0.7%
35 TMJ 0.7%
36 EKG 0.6%
37 Surgical Supplies 0.6%
38 Medical Records 0.6%
39 Data Entry 0.5%
40 Recovery Room 0.5%
41 Hippa 0.5%
42 Hipaa 0.4%
43 Treatment Information 0.4%
44 Surgical Equipment 0.4%
45 Aseptic Technique 0.4%
46 Surgical Tools 0.4%
47 Alginate Impressions 0.3%
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