Julie-dawn Charlesworth

Lead Dental Assistant

Work History

Work History
Nov 2013 - Present

Lead Dental Assistant

MOUNTAIN VISTA DENTAL, Logan UT                                                                                  
  • Prepare and arrange instruments, medications and required material
  • Prepare patients for dental health services and instruct them in appropriate post dental treatment, diet and oral hygiene
  • Prepare dental materials: cements, composite, amalgam, impression materials, etc
  • Promptly follow all instructions from the dentist dealing with patient comfort
  • Take inventory, stock all supplies, instruments, medications, and order said items
  • Processing digital dental x-rays and maintain x-ray machinery
  • Experienced with the art of four-handed dentistry
  • Performed coronal polishing,  and administered fluoride applications as needed
  • Maintain dental equipment and operatoires in good, clean condition at all times
  • Maintain the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/disinfect ion protocols per OSHA guidelines
  • Cross-train in other dental support positions as necessary, i.e., reception, hygiene assistant.
  • Maintain personnel protection per OSHA guidelines as it pertains to personnel safety, i.e., protective clothing, eyewear, gloves
  • Deep sense of punctuality, accuracy, efficiency and  professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills
Feb 2011 - Feb 2012

Dental Assistant/ Red Cross Volunteer

OAK HARBOR NAVAL HOSPITAL DENTAL CLINIC, Oak Harbor, WA 
  • Skilled in basic knowledge in the art of four-handed dentistry
  • Assisted dentist with dental procedures through chairside examination and treatment
  • Prepare patient for examination and treatment processes
  • Maintain and set up dental equipment and instruments
  • Disassembled and reassembled room, cleaned, and seated patient for dentist
  • Recorded treatment information
  • Provided patients with information about ongoing procedures
  • Assisted with x-rays and the development of them
Jun 2005 - Dec 2005

Dental Receptionist

DENTAL ART CLINIC, Westover, WV
  • Ensured a positive experience at Dental Art Clinic by being helpful and upbeat
  • Greeted and scheduled patients on telephone and in person
  • Augmented front desk personnel in scheduling, and retrieving records
  • Provided word-processing and Dentrix-system and clerical support
  • Walkout patients, verified procedures completed, collected payments
  • Confirmed next day's appointments and recalls scheduled 3 month advance 
  • Had patients complete paperwork and enter all pertinent information into computer
  • Retrieved mail, entered and scanned payments and referral documents
Feb 2002 - May 2003

Dental Assistant/ Red Cross Volunteer

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND US NAVAL DENTAL PROGRAM                                                       Evans Naval Dental Clinic, Okinawa, Japan
  • Skilled in basic knowledge in the art of four-handed dentistry  
  • Assisted dentist with dental procedures at chairside examination and treatment of patient
  • Assisted and observed dental hygienist by flossing, giving fluoride treatments
  • Took, developed and mounted radiographs
  • Prepared patient for examination and treatment  processes
  • Maintained and set up dental equipment and instruments
  • Disassembled and reassembled room, cleaned, and seated patients for dentist and dental hygienist
  • Provided over five hundred clinical hours, extending volunteer services over one- thousand hours
  • Expanding further training in several dental specialties including: dental hygiene, oral surgery, periodontics, periodontics, oral diagnosis, and radiology

Education

Education
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

Certificate of  Course Completion

APEX DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM,  Logan, UT   
  • Functioned at an entry level position as a dental assistant 
  • Eighty hours of classroom and clinical training
  • Training in lab, clinical, visual, and audio aids
  • Textbook work, and testing required
Feb 2002 - May 2003

Certificate of Course Completion

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND US NAVAL DENTAL PROGRAM

Evans Naval Dental Clinic, Okinawa, Japan

       Training received in the following:

  • Eighty hours of classroom training
  • Five-hundred volunteer hours required; giving over One Thousand volunteer hours
  • Dental treatment room preparation
  • Dental treatment breakdown
  • Basic assisting techniques
  • Materials usage and the correct mixing and handling of materials
  • Vital signs
  • Charting
  • Rubber Dam
  • Matrix Band
  • Cavity Preparation
  • Front desk procedures, patient contact, record retrieval, appointment scheduling
  • Central sterilization room
  • Watch and assist radiology procedures
  • Watch and assist endodontic procedures
  • Watch and assist periodontic procedures
  • Watch and assist dental hygienist 
  • Watch and assist general dentist

Skills

Skills

Knowledgeable in the art of four-handed dentistry

Assist dentist with all dental procedures 

Record treatment information

Formulate preliminary impressions 

Assisted in basic oral surgery

Performed and taken digtal x-rays

Highly capable of adapting to any dental environment

Excellent customer realtions skills, amiable patient and staff rapport, responsible, dependable, and carry a positive attitude

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014

CPR and First Aid Certified

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

Certificate of Course Competion

APEX DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL

Successfully completed Apex Dental Assisting Program which comprised of eighty hours classroom and clinical application.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

Radiology Certified

Feb 2002 - Aug 2002

Certificate of Course Completion

American Red Cross and U.S. Navy Dental Corps

Successfully completed The American Red Cross and U.S. Navy Dental Assistance Training which is comprised of eighty hours classroom training and five hundred hours of clinical application. 

References

Van B. Johnson, DENTIST, PC                      

 1445 North 400 East, SUITE 1   

Logan, UT  84341

(435)752-4348

Eileen Tarilus, DENTAL HYGIENIST (Okinawa, Japan)

4313 Exxes CT 

Fredricksburg, VA  22408

(540) 846-2947

LT. Ray Nope, DENTIST (Oak Harbor, WA)

US NAVY BRANCH DENTAL CLINIC, EVERETT

2000 West Marine View Drive

Everett, WA  98207

(318) 680-9152