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Dental Assistant Office

Laguna Beach, California, United States
October 26, 2016

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Arghavan Zabihi

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Irvine, CA *****


Professional Summery

Certified Dental Assistant with more than three years of experience assisting with

direct patient care, routine laboratory functions, and back office management.

Strong knowledge of clinical procedures and dental terminology. Experienced with

Periodontics, Endodontic, Oral Surgery, Implants, Pediatrics, Orthodontics and

Skills and Proficiencies

• Taking x-rays including panoramic, paralleling and bisecting techniques, as

well as traditional and digital techniques

• Maintained all working areas and instruments with strict sterilization

according to OSHA guidelines

• Have excellent chair side skills including aspirating, passing instruments,

• Fabricating bleaching trays

• Taking alginate impressions and pouring study models

• Making temporaries (metal/acrylic)

• Mixing various permanent and temporary cement

• Loading final impression material, and all the principles of four-handed

• Experienced in scheduling and confirming appointments

• Utilizing recall systems and managing phone lines

• I am also familiar with filling out insurance forms and claims


• Licenses and Certification X-ray CPR

• Infection Control

• Coronal polishing

• Pit/Fissure Sealant placement

Professional Experience

Dental Assistant, 07/2013 to 05/2015

Saddleback Dental Center – Mission Viejo, CA

• Making appointments, answering the telephone, maintaining and filing

record cards

• Making sure that all telephone inquiries are handled and recorded correctly

• Ensuring that all patients leave with a future appointment made

• Presented treatment plans coordinated plan of care

• Knowledge of Quick vision, X-Ray Kodak Digital system, Intraoral photos

• Perio-Charting, Chair side assisting, Tray Setups, Coronal Polishing

• Experienced making temporaries crown and bridges

• Removing excess cement from crown and bridge

• Teeth whitening and making a custom tray

• Assisted with Dental Implants and IV Sedation

• Assisted in sinus lift surgery for the dental implant

• Assisted full mouth reconstruction of Implants & Veneers

• Assisted with extraction and bone graft

• Assisted filling & root canal

• Prepare patients for dental health services and instruct them with appropriate

post dental treatment, diet and oral hygiene

• Managing medical supply inventory

Dental Assistant (back/front office), 05/2015 to 11/2015

Dr. Stan Chien, DDS – Irvine, CA

• Prepare trays appropriately after review of daily scheduled procedures and


• Knowledge of Eagle Soft, X-Ray Kodak Digital system, Intraoral photos

• Perio-Charting, Chair side assisting, Tray set-ups, Coronal Polishing

• Making temporaries crowns and bridges

• Removing excess cement from crown and bridge

• Teeth whitening and making a custom tray

• Assisted with extraction and bone graft

• Assisted in laser gum disease

• Assisted filling & root canal

• Knowledge of Invisalign

• Back office manager

• Ordering dental supplies

Dental Assistant (back/front office), 01/2016 to 10/2016

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics – Mission Viejo, CA

• Successfully assisted the dentist by performing fourhanded dentistry and

other chair-side duties

• Worked with confidence with very young patients and patients with a special


• Assist Doctor with many difficult patients, including special needs and

extremely nervous children

• Accurately recorded treatment information in patient records

• Placed and removed temporary restorations and periodontal dressings

• Responsible for taking impressions and bite registrations as well as pouring

and trimming plaster models for labs or presentation

• Prepared essential equipment and assisted on treatment procedures such as

composite fillings, amalgam fillings, pulpotomies (child root canal),

Stainless steel crowns, and extractions

• Removing excess cement from crown and bridge or orthodontic appliance

with hand instruments

• Competently prepared dental materials including cement, amalgams, and


• Assisted with routine dental procedures using nitrous oxide and oral sedation

• Gained experience in behavioral management of special needs children

• Providing patients and parents with instructions for oral care following

surgery or other dental treatment procedures

• Knowledge of Easy Dental software, Prof.Suni

• Took and developed X-rays (Bitewings, Pa's, and Pano)

• Performed oral prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, sealants, and seated dental


• Instructed patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth brushing

and flossing

• Mixed and poured up impressions for space maintainers and pedo-partials

• Responsible for properly placing separators, power chains and single elastic


• Assisted the doctor with patient care and treatment as bracket placement, a

direct and indirect bond of porcelain and traditional brackets, fit bands,

removes cement from bands using hand scaler, change archwires

• Assisted the doctor with the initial bonding and removal of braces

• Performed routine maintenance of braces including changing archwires

elastic ligatures, placing of open and closed coils, etc.

• Impressions for mounted models, retainers and Invisalign

• Managed inventory and procurement of clinical supplies

Dental Assistant, 03/2013 to 05/2013

Marguerite Dental care – Mission Viejo, CA

• Externship: completed 160 Hours of hands-on training

Educational Background

• Concorde Career College, Garden Grove, CA

Dental Assistant Diploma (2012)

• Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA (2008)

• SaddleBack College, Mission Viejo, CA (2008)

• University of California Irvine (2010)

• AmirKabir University, Iran, Tehran (2004)

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