Certified Dental Assistant with over 25 years of experience assisting with direct patient care, routine laboratory functions and patient record and office management.
Dental software skills
Appointment scheduling proficiency
Dental office expertise
Front office procedures expertise
Dental records management
Dental x-rays expertise
Coronal polishing ability
Skilled in patient settings
Digital radiology professional
Current X-Ray certification
Nitrous Oxide Sedation-2007
Recipient of Fayetteville Technical College Alumni Scholarship 1988-89, Dean's List at Fayetteville Technical Community College,
Certified Preventive Function Dental Assistant-March, 2012,
CPR Certified, 2014
Certificate of Appreciation for Employee Appreciation Day-2010
Performance Awards- January 2012, December 2010, January 2010
March 2008 March 2007, April 2006, September 2005, June 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
Dental Assistant02/2002 to Current Dr. Douglas JacksonRed Springs, NCWork partime as a Dental Assistant for a a license Dentist in the delivery of dental care in the Private Sector. This includes chair side duties of four-handed dentistry and infection control measures and maintenance of instruments, supplies and equipment. Prepare clinic and operator for the delivery of dental treatment, procures the dental and medical charts for all patients schedules and emergencies. Take medical and dental history and perform accurate dental charting, Take and develop radiographs of diagnostic quality, Observe all infection control policies, barrier techniques and proper disposal of sharps.
Associate Minister01/2001 to Current Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist ChurchSt. Pauls, NC2917 East Great Marsh church road Fayetteville, NC 28301 US 01/2001 - Present Hours per week: 5 Associate Minister Supervisor: Phillip Marks (910-670-2516) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes As an Associate Minister at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church I have served in various capacities such as Assistant Sunday School teacher and Chairperson for the Outreach ministry. My duties have included frequent visits in homes, hospitals and Nursing Homes to provide spiritual comfort and support. Serving presently as chairperson for the Outreach Ministry we visit the Nursing Home residents to provide spiritual and personal needs. I coordinate schedules for other associate Ministers who will expound on the word during monthly visits. Most importantly, I assist the Senior Pastor in delivering sermons and administering religious ordinances such as Holy Communion and Baptism. Established a Prison Ministry and insured that all necessary paper work was submitted in a timely manner. Coordinated several Women's Conference and retreats. Instrumental in design and publish of programs and brochures for special events.
Dental Assistant03/2000 to Current Department of Veterans AffairsFayetteville, NCHours per week: 40 Supervisor: Robin Burke (910-822-7030) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes In my position as Dental Assistant with the Department of Veterans affairs, I am responsible for chair side assisting in multiple specialties such as Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Implantology, as well as special areas of Prosthodontics and also restorative dentistry under the direct supervision of the Staff Dentists. Assignments include advance use of the computerized dental patient records Dental Record Manager (DRM) to include storing and viewing images, entry of diagnostic data and setting up for treatment planning presentation. I am also responsible for scheduling all appointments, filling gaps in doctor's schedule due to late cancellations or failed appointments. I was selected by management to serve as Hand Hygiene Champions for Dental Service to insure that JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) infection controls requirements are meet. On a weekly basis hand hygiene practices are observed and analyzed for compliances or non-compliance and reported monthly to the Chief of Dental Service and Infection Control committee. Additional I serve as the Safe Patient Handling Peer Leader to provide expertise in safe patient handling and movement of patients and residents, assisting in program monitoring, evaluation, training co-workers in program elements, acting as a coach and sharing other applicable knowledge. Assisted in 2010 to acquire safety equipment two patient lifts for dental service and coordinated relevant training for all staff members. I have established effective work relationships not just in the Dental service but other departments and the community as well to include: served as a liaison for the Homeless stand down for twelve years, volunteers at the Care clinic, Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific Program sponsored by the EEO (Equal Employee Opportunity), Notary Public for fellow employees and veterans, Facilitator for Treating Veterans with C.A.R.E program for over four years. I am frequently sought out by my fellow Dental Assistants and co-workers for my opinion and expertise as being a Senior Dental Assistant and have received many accolades for my exceptional customer service skills as well as my compassionate attitude and willingness to help others keep with the mission of the Veterans Administration. Currently filling in as needed front desk dental support help in scheduling and certifying elgibility of dental patients, assigning new patients to providers.
Dental Assistant03/1997 to 03/2000 Hoke Corrections InstituteRaeford, NCPO Box 700 Raeford, NC 28376 US 03/1997 - 03/2000 Salary: 18,000.00 USD Per Year Hours per week: 40 Dental Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Ronald Perlow (910-944-7612) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes As a Dental Assistant for Hoke Correctional Institute assist a license Dentist in the delivery of dental care to the inmate population. This includes chair side duties of four-handed dentistry and infection control measures and non-chair side duties such as scheduling of appointments and maintenance of instruments, supplies and equipment. Prepare clinic and operator for the delivery of dental treatment, procures the dental and medical charts for all patients schedules and emergencies. Take medical and dental history and perform accurate dental charting, Take and develop radiographs of diagnostic quality, Observe all infection control policies, barrier techniques and proper disposal of sharps.
Certificate: Dental Assisting1989Fayetteville Community CollegeFayetteville, NC, USFayetteville Community College Fayetteville, NC Technical or Occupational Certificate 06/1989 GPA: 3.3 of a maximum 4.0 Credits Earned: 80 Quarter hours Major: Dental Assisting