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Sonia L.

Reid 278 East 55th Street Brooklyn, NY 11203 Tel: (718) 495-1813 Cell: (917-656-8226 E-mail: srd2dfea@westpost.net OBJECTIVE Seeking to secure a challenging and rewarding position as a Dental Assistant, wh ere my skills and experience are effectively utilized to their fullest potential . QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY * Highly trained Dental Assistant with extensive experience in preparing patient s, sterilizing instruments, setting up instrument trays, and preparing the mater ials used in dental procedures; handing the Dentist the appropriate instruments; taking impressions; and taking and developing x-rays. * Able to communicate effectively utilizing sound judgment, self-motivation and willingness to learn. * Successfully connects with patients through the use of superb patient relation s skills. Always focused on the comfort and needs of the patients. WORK EXPERIENCE ARNOLD ZOMICK'S FAMILY DENTAL OFFICE, Brooklyn NY Dental Assistant, February 1985 - July 2010 * Twenty-five years experience as a Dental Assistant. * Prepare dental materials: cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, e tc. * Promptly follow all instructions from the doctor dealing with the comfort of p atients. * Take inventory, stock all supplies, medications and instruments and other supp lies. * Other responsibilities include: taking, developing and processing dental x-ray s, maintain x-ray machinery, performing required laboratory procedures, assistin g the dentist and keeping dental equipment in good, clean condition at all times . * Deep sense of punctuality, accuracy, efficiency and professionalism. * Maintain instruments (including autoclave) and working areas in strict accorda nce with sterilization/ disinfection protocols per OSHA guidelines. * Maintain personal protection per OSHA guidelines as it pertains to personal sa fety, i.e., protective clothing, eyewear, gloves. * Responsible for maintain and ordering supplies, kept records of all orders wit h items codes for all vendors. * Called patients post-op after complicated treatments. * Explain Dental procedures to patients. * Generate and recycle appointments. RICHARD BLACKMAN D.D.S: CLARKSON DENTAL OFFICE, Brooklyn NY Dental Assistant, June 1982 - August 1984 * Prep Operatories * Generate and recycle appointments * Encode claims for Medicaid billing EDUCATION MUNICIPAL TRAINING CENTER, Brooklyn, NY Nursing Assistant Program, 1993 Topic: American Health Care System, Safety and Emergency Care, Medical Asepsis, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Lab Practice, Geriatric Patient Care, Post-Operati ve Nursing Care, Home Health and Private Care. EXTERNSHIP: Haym Soloman Nursing Home, Brooklyn NY

SAMUEL J. TILDEN, H.S., Brooklyn NY High School Diploma, 1984