Orthodontic Assistant Resume

Work Experience

Dr. Robert Sears pediatric dentistry and Orthodontics – Herndon, VA (December 2004 to Present)
Orthodontic Assistant

  • Assist the Doctor with all clinical, restorative, and orthodontic treatments as well as sedation and surgical procedures.
  • Efficiently utilize four handed dentistry techniques of instrument exchange, oral evacuation, tissue retraction, and materials preparation.
  • Skillful use of hand instruments, ultrasonic cavitron inserts and prophy handpieces.
  • Trained in assisting the Doctor with the initial bonding and removal of braces and other orthodontic appliances.
  • Responsible for taking impressions and bite registrations as well as pouring and trimming plaster models for labs or presentation.
  • Able to perform routine maintenance of braces including changing arch wires, elastic ligatures and power chains, placing of open and closed coils, etc.
  • Responsible for properly placing separators, and fitting and cementing bands.
  • Trained in taking digital panoramic and ceph x-rays.
  • Proficiency in accurately charting patient’s treatment and progress.
  • Accountable for educating patients on oral hygiene and appliance care to motivate patients in order to achieve the best results from orthodontic treatment.
  • Scheduled patient appointments, collected payments and submitted for dental claims.

Presentation of Treatment Plans, Financial Contracts and Payment Options (February 1994 to December 2004)
Orthodontic Assistant

  • Presentation of treatment plans, financial contracts and payment options
  • Managed flow of practice through efficient scheduling
  • Provided Oral Hygiene instructions, education of care and maintenance of braces
  • Took orthodontic records, x-rays, impressions, intraoral and extraoral photos
  • Experience with Invisalign
  • Managed inventory and procurement of clinical supplies
  • Responsible for intraoral photographic records
  • Prepped patients and assisted doctor for bonding and banding procedures, gingival recontouring, TAD placement and teeth exposure
  • Removed, adjusted and inserted arch wires, appliances and retainers
  • In charge of OSHA protocols and training

Dr. John P. Burke DMD – Londonderry, NH (January 1990 to January 1994)
Orthodontic Assistant

  • Debanding of braces and bands, removal of cement, impressions of retainers, photo’s
  • Responsible for full diagnostic records including digital panoramic and cephalometric, photo’s for diagnostic with dolphin software, impression for study models
  • Sterilization of chairs and instruments
  • Welcomed all new patient with a tour of the office and staff introduction
  • Filled in at the front office scheduling appointments, answering phone as well as additional tasks on the OPMS computer system
  • Head of maintaining OSHA protocols and training.
  • Educated patients on oral health.
  • Proficient taking impressions, wax bites, pouring models and making retainers


Office Management Certificate – Concorde Career Institute – Kansas City, MO
General Studies ┬áCertificate- Maple Woods Community College – Liberty, MO
Ceritifated in CPR , X-Ray , Mass, New Hampshire – Boston University