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Professional Summary

Certified Dental Assistant experienced in direct patient care, routine laboratory tasks, creating and updating patient records and general office management. As well as adept at all patient care and front office procedures. I hold current CPR, BLS, IV Sedation, DAANCE and Nitrous certifications.

Skills
  • Dental materials knowledge
  • Sterilization techniques familiarity
  • Dental Radiography certificate
  • Syringes and anesthetics knowledge
  • Model trimming competency
  • Gentle patient care
  • Superior customer service
  • Endo, ortho and oral surgery
  • Permanent/Primary dental charting
  • Composite restoration specialist
  • Keeping patients comfortable
  • Oral surgery proficient
  • CEREC and NTI
  • Practiced in extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Member, American Dental Association
Work History
Surgical Dental Assistant, 02/2016 to Current
Day & Night Family Dental Fayetteville, NC
  • Proficiently extracted teeth with severe cavities, teeth previously treated with nonsurgical root canal therapy (NSRCT) and teeth diagnosed as non-restorable.
  • Routinely assisted during oral examinations, restorations, extractions, prophylactic and other dental work.
  • Effectively  assisted during removal of any impacted, damaged or non-restorable teeth.
  • Assisted with or instituted emergency procedures for sudden adverse developments during treatments.
  • Competently prepared dental materials including cements, amalgams and composites.
Dental Assistant, 02/2012 to 11/2017
Carolinas Dentist 620 Lillington
  • Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Accurately recorded treatment information in patient records.
  • Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.
Oral Surgery Coordinator , 02/2012 to 06/2016
Carolinas Dentist 620 Lillington Highway
  • Designed appropriate treatment plans.
  • Regularly attended dental society and treatment team meetings and in-service trainings to continuously learn about best practices.
  • Supervised and led a team of dental assistant and support staff of 8.
  • Formulated treatment plans with OMFS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons)
  • Confirmed patient insurance benefits and checked claim statuses.
Education
Dental Assistant: 2013
Sandhills Dental Career Center - Aberdeen
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2012
University Of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
High School Diploma: 2009
Airport High School - West Columbia, SC
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Education
Doctor of dental medicine , advanced standing program: Dentistry, Current
University of Illinois at Chicago/College of Dentistry - Chicago




Master of Sciences (M.sc): Dentistry, March 2011
University of Sciences in Malaysia / School of Dentistry - Malaysia






Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS): Dentistry, June 2004
Baghdad University / College of Dentistry - Iraq
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Registered dental assistant, 08/2010 to 08/2013
Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Amarillo, TX

  • Set up examination room and dental trays in preparation for examinations and procedures.
  • Successfully assisted the dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties.
  • Completed patient paperwork and scanned into Dentrix system.
  • Alerted other staff when patients arrived and prepared records for dentist review.
  • Accurately recorded treatment information in patient records.
  • Diligently cleaned instruments and work areas in accordance with sterilization and disinfectant protocol.


Postgraduate student, 08/2007 to 04/2010
University of Sciences in Malaysia/ School of Dentistry Malaysia
  • Postgraduate research student, School of Dentistry/USM.
  • Clinical attachment in general dentistry, School of Dentistry/ USM. Clinical teaching assistant in undergraduate clinic, School of Dentistry/ USM.
    General Dental intern, 01/2005 to 01/2006
    General practice internship in general dentistry Baghdad/Iraq
    • Delivered primary and elective dental care to patients with diverse educational backgrounds and recommended appropriate treatment plans.
    • Educated patients about preventive and oral hygiene measures to maintain a healthy oral environment.
    • Executed dental treatments: direct restorations, crowns/bridges, scaling and root planning, non-surgical extractions, root canal therapy.



    Skills
    • Software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, outlook
    • Professional teamwork and patient care communication skills in a clinical setting
    • Languages: English and Arabic
    Affiliations
    • American Dental Association, Student Member, 2015 to Present
    Chicago Dental Society, Student Member, 2015 to Present Malaysian dental association, 2007-2010
    • Iraqi dental association member, 2004 to present
    Publications & Accomplishments
    B.Salameh, J.Schwartz, A.Alsaraj, S.Pavlova, L.Tao and G.Adami “Effects of polycyclic hydrocarbons on oral microbes” Dental research day 2016, University of Illinois at Chicago/ College of dentistry. A.Alsaraj, Zaihan Ariffin, Saman Malik “ An agar diffusion study comparing antimicrobial activity of Nanoseal with other endodontic sealers” Australian endodontic Journal/ Australia, Aug-2010 14th National Conference of Medical Sciences, University Of Sciences in Malaysia/ School Of Dentistry, May- 2009
  • 14th National Conference of Medical Sciences, University Of Sciences in Malaysia/ School Of Dentistry, May- 2009.
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    Summary

    Motivated Dental student prepared to bring my compassionate energy to a busy dental office. Well versed in assisting with restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, local anesthesia, and extractions . I am also highly interested in dental radiography, implants, and oral surgery.

    Skills
    • Patient relations
    • Strong communication skills
    • Energetic work attitude
    • Effective team player
    • Strong manual dexterity
    • Infection control
    • Equipment sterilization
    • Taking Radiographs
    • Assisting in RCTs
    • Assisting in supra and sub-gingival scaling
    • Assisting in local anaesthesia and extractions
    • Assisting in restorations
    Education
    DMD : Dental Medicine , Expected in 2021
    University Of Sydney - Sydney, NSW

    Third year Dental Medicine student

    Bachelor of Science: Biology, 2017
    University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB
    • Recipient of Faculty of Science Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • Recipient of T4K Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • Recipient of Jason Lang Scholarship
    • Major in Biological Sciences with minor in Physical Sciences
    • Coursework includes: Speech and Communication, and Psychology
    High School Diploma: 2012
    M.E LaZerte High School - Edmonton, AB
    • Recipient of Honors with Distinction award from grade 10 to 12
    • Honors Recognition Award from grade 10 to 12
    Work History
    Dental Assistant, 04/2016 to 07/2017
    Northside Dentistry, Edmonton Alberta edmonton, Alberta
    • Warmly greeted patients and helped them fill out intake and consent forms.
    • Prepared rooms for patient treatment.
    • Maintained proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
    • Maintained clear, organized dental records and reports.
    • Followed sterilization protocol
    Customer Service, 06/2016 to 07/2016
    Bench Bench Southgate Mall 5015 111 St NW
    • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
    • Executed cash transactions quickly and accurately.
    • Greeted all customers.
    • Assisted the team in meeting sales, stock loss, labor objectives and margin goals to increase profitability.
    • Built attractive holiday and seasonal displays for merchandising program.
    • Developed knowledge about products and sales items to answer shoppers' questions.
    • Checked out customers and bagged items quickly.
    Customer Service Representative, 05/2012 to 07/2016
    Afrah Wedding Design Services Edmonton, AB


    • Informed customers about promotions
    • Managed multiple tasks and ensured customer satisfaction.
    • Provided back-up for other customer service representatives when needed.
    • Greeted customers to ascertain what each customer wanted or needed.
    • Answered product questions with up-to-date knowledge of sales and store promotions.
    Cashier, 10/2011 to 04/2012
    Rexall Pharmacy 16703 82 St NW
    • Conducted price checks for cashiers and service clerks.
    • Offered product samples, answered questions and helped customers find items.
    • Executed cash transactions quickly and accurately.
    • Refilled and rotated items on shelves to maintain well-stocked inventory.
    • Greeted all customers.
    • Scanned shelves and product cases for expired stock and discarded outdated or spoiled items.
    Technical & Computer Skills
    • Experienced in most areas of computer software
    • Sound knowledge of technical terminology
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Proficient and precise in data entry and note taking
    Languages
    Proficient in English and Arabic
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    Summary
    Certified Dental Assistant with over 2 years of experience assisting with direct patient care, routine laboratory functions and patient record and front office.
    Skills
    • Skilled in patient settings
    • Customer Service
    • Computer charting
    • Ultrasonic usage


    Experience
    03/2011 to 06/2011
    Dental Assistant Waialae Dental Care Honolulu, HI
    Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies. 
    Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
    Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries 
    Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.

    01/2013 to 03/2013
    Dental Assistant Pearl Family Dental Care Honolulu, Hi
    Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
    Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
    Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
    Expertly filed patients' charts and processed billing and payments.
    06/2017 to Current
    Sales Associate In My Closet Honolulu, HI
    Education and Training
    2011
    Cetificate: Dental Assistance Hawaii School of Dental Arts Honolulu, HI, United States