Deborah Green

Compassionate and driven dental assistant with certifications and experience in x-ray procedures. Excellent administrative assistant skills with expertise in dental hygeine education and equipment maintenance.
Work Experience

Dental Assistant, Smith's Dental Clinic

Portland, OR June 2017 Present
  • Processed x rays and completed lab tasks
  • Assisted customers with billing and payment plans
  • Advised patients in proper oral hygiene
  • Organized patient and dental records by alphabetical order
  • Took x-rays of patients’ teeth using Gendex Orthoralix and Aribex x-ray technologies
  • Prepared materials for crowns and dental impressions
  • Communicated with suppliers to order materials like toothbrushes and floss
  • Ensured cabinets are stocked with dental materials
  • Cleaned and maintained dental equipment
  • Provided postoperative instructions to patients as directed by the dentist
  • Maintained patient confidence and protected operations by keeping information confidential
  • Assisted with dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory

Dental Assistant, Fivebridge

Portland, OR January 2011 May 2017
  • Prepared work area for treatments and procedures
  • Sterilized dental instruments
  • Assisted dentist with procedures such as crowns and braces
  • Scheduled appointments
  • Handed instruments to dentists during procedures
  • Dried patients’ mouths using suction hoses and other equipment
  • Recorded and inform doctor of patients’ medical history
  • Monitored patients’ blood pressures and pulses during procedures
  • Documented procedures and refresh dentist before follow-up appointments
  • Instructed patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies in order to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • Performed office management and administrative tasks
  • Protected patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
  • Provided customer service by answering phones and emails

Volunteer, Crest Clinics

Portland, OR May 2010 Present
  • Volunteered at free clinic 3 Sundays a month
  • Educated low-income and homeless individuals with dental hygiene information
  • Assorted and distributed free toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Demonstrated proper brushing and flossing techniques
  • Assisted dentist with procedures
  • Comforted patients
  • Documented patients' medical histories
Portland, OR
(578) 173-4982
Hobbies
Camping
Origami
Dancing
Guitar
Skills
Computer Literacy
Record-Keeping
Dexterity
Detail-Oriented
Organized
Education
Gallagher High School
Portland, OR
20062010
High School Diploma
GPA: 3.7/4.0
Certifications
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
2011
Dental Assisting National Board's (DANB)
2011