Orthodontic Assistant Resume Example

Updated on: September 13, 2015

Overview and Guidelines

The word unfocused is considered ugly in Orthodontic Assistant job search circles and if your resume borders on this, you need to give it some serious thought. Too many jobs in your background threaten your focus. Even if you cannot help being experienced, make sure that you mention only the ones that are relevant to your present job search.

The rest can be discussed but should not be part of your resume. Mishmash of jobs that are not connected to your present target, eliminate your chances of acquiring the employer’s favor.

Rule of thumb: always focus your resume on your present target. Something like this…

See also: Dental Assistant Resume Sample

 

Orthodontic Assistant Resume Example

 

Georgia Darby

54 Brenton Street ● Litchfield, NH 82938 ● (000) 101-7474 ● gerogia.dar @ email . com


ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

Committed to provide exceptional chair-side assistance.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Top-performing dental assisting professional with 7+ years’ track record of providing orthodontists with assistance in handling complex dental procedures.
• Well-versed in ensuring patient comfort during each dental procedure along with the ability to educate patients and their families about dental concerns.
• Hands-on experience in delivering quality and compassionate care to patients based on their individual orthodontic needs
• Excellent skills in preparing patients for examinations and treatments by informing them about what to expect during each procedure
• Proficient in taking dental x-rays and saving them to patients’ charts
• Competent at preparing tray setups to be used during dental procedures

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANCE COMPETENCIES

● Orthodontic photography ● Instrument setup ● Chairside assistance
● Patient education ● Sterilization ● Materials preparation
● Dental x-rays ● Oral evaluations ● Oral hygiene
● Fabrication ● Dental impressions ● Retainers making

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PERFECT TEETH, Litchfield, NH (5/2010 to Present)
Orthodontic Assistant
• Interview patients to determine their dental histories and any allergies that they might have
• Provide patients with information on orthodontic procedures and educate them on how to handle care at home
• Document patient information and treatment plans appropriately
• Educate patients in oral hygiene procedures and answer their questions
• Take x-rays of and them to patient charts
• Process orthodontic facial photos and ensure that they are developed in a time efficient manner
• Prepare setup trays with appropriate instruments and ensure that examination and procedure rooms are prepared properly
• Provide chairside assistance by handing instruments to orthodontists
• Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment on a constant basis

Key Achievements
• Revamped the instrument sterilization system by introducing “side by side sterilization”
• Wrote a 10 page booklet to be used for patient education purposes
• Trained 5 new orthodontist assistants in the use of sophisticated dental photography equipment
• Reduced material buying costs by 60% by preordering materials with long expiry dates in bulk

SMILE BRANDS INC., Litchfield, NH (1/2009 to 5/2010)
Orthodontic Externship
• Assisted in setting up procedure and examination rooms
• Provided patients with education on orthodontic procedures and after procedure care
• Sterilized instruments and ensured that examinations and procedures rooms are sanitized
• Verified patient health history by interviewing them and recorded information in patient files

EDUCATION

REMINGTON COLLEGE, Litchfield, NH – 2008
Dental Assistant Diploma
Coursework: Oral Anatomy ~ Radiology ~ Chair-side Assisting ~ Dental Office Emergencies

COMPUTER SKILLS
MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Internet, Email and Social Media