Orthodontic Assistant Resume Sample3 min read

Updated on: July 30, 2015

So you’ve found a job advertisement for an orthodontic assistant, and you’ve reworked your resume and tailored it to the job description. You’re ready to send it off. Good for you, but do keep some points in mind.

First of all, send your resume for Orthodontic Assistant position only once. If there’s a response, that’s great. If there isn’t, understand that the company doesn’t want you, and look elsewhere. If you send it more than once, you risk offending the hiring manager and they might blacklist you from the company! It has been known to happen.

If there is an absolute need to send it again, for example if the company asks you to, do not take a printout of the email you sent. Again, this will offend the hiring managers because it shows that you don’t care about getting a job here enough to be professional about it. Take a printout of the your resume and resend that.

Here we have a sample of a resume written by an orthodontic assistant:


Orthodontic Assistant Resume Sample


Sally Bond

839 Darrowby Street ● Mesina, TX2786 ● (000) 210-1012 ● sally.bond @ email . com

Orthodontic Assistant

PROFILE: Extremely reliable individual with 9+ years’ track record of installation, care and removal of dental appliances. Self-motivated individual who has a well-developed sense of responsibility and people skills. Demonstrated ability to deal with children, especially those afraid of the “dentist’s chair”.

• Documented success in chair side procedures, with special focus on providing quality support services
• Established proficiency in radiology owing to deep knowledge of orthodontic radiograph procedures
• Special talent for leading orthodontic support services by providing patients with the best care in terms of oral hygiene


Braces/Mouth Guards Lab Procedures Orthodontic Software
Biohazard Prevention Maintenance Treatment Area Cleanliness
Instruments Sterilization Time management Communication

• Planned and organized 8 nationwide orthodontic seminars
• Successfully planned and implemented an awareness tutorial for school children, which resulted in a 22% increase in children visiting their orthodontist on regular basis
• Revamped the records management system which resulted in 50% decrease in time used to pull patient data


Rob Roy Dental Partners, Mesina, TX | 6/2009 to Present
Orthodontic Assistant
• Perform proper sterilization, infection and biohazard control
• Demonstrate deep knowledge of dental terminology to ensure that no miscommunication takes place between orthodontist and assistant
• Perform chair side procedures correctly and efficiently, specifically to put patients at ease
• Exhibit knowledge of dental instruments and tray set-ups
• Take, develop, and mount x-rays: read and explain them to patients
• Carry out lab procedures including screening for diseases
• Handle maintenance of dental equipment and instruments according to set guidelines
• Carry out procurement of orthodontic supplies as well as keep a record of inventory
• Communicate with patients when necessary to ensure reassurance while going through surgical procedures

The Dental Surgery, Mesina, TX | 1/2006 to 6/2009
Orthodontic Intern
• Sterilized dental equipment and instruments and kept them ready for procedures
• Took dental x-rays and provided feedback to orthodontist regarding findings
• Carried out maintenance duties pertaining to orthodontic equipment and instruments
• Prepared examination and surgical rooms and educated patients regarding procedures
• Handled scheduling duties and followed up on appointments

Mesina College of Dentistry – 2008
Associate of Science in Orthodontics

RDA and COA Certification