Dental Hygienist (full Time 40 Hours) resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Highly motivated Clinical Coding Associate with a year of coding experience and 35+ years in dental and medical care settings seeking a position as a Medical Records Technician Coder. Adept at finding methods that improve workflows, cut expenses and boost profit margins. Well versed in working as a part of a healthcare team collaborating with providers, third party vendors and agencies to promote accurate documentation and claims submission. Self-disciplined lifelong learner with exceptional decision making, leadership and organizational skills well trained in ICD-10-PCS, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding practices.

  • Medical record security with training in HIPAA, OSHA, PHI, EHR as it relates to dental, medical, massage and medical billing and coding
  • Possess the ability to classify medical data from a variety of settings such as inpatient and outpatient, physician offices, clinics and multi-specialty centers to abstract and assign proper codes for diagnosis and procedures
  • Able to review quality and completeness of clinical documentation in outpatient and inpatient electronic medical records and educating clinical providers to improved documentation necessary for proper coding.
  • Extensive knowledge in anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, medication and treatment modalities (Eastern & Western Medicine) procedures and clinical outcomes and how the services apply to proper code selection.
  • Ability to review clinical documentation and discuss with clinical staff ways to improve clinical documentation in all types of treatment facilities; including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, mental health, substance abuse, admissions and discharge. Educating providers to the importance of proper documentation to support the coding of procedures to the highest degree of specificity while remaining compliant with coding guidelines.
  • Regular self-guided research through the AHIMA and CMS websites on the current guidelines and coding conventions to choose the appropriate code for procedures, Evaluation and Management, operations,etc to ensure ethical and proper coding.
  • Able to provide advice and education in all areas of clinical documentation, liability issues, advanced directives, informed consent, state reporting, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Experienced in conducting mini-seminars and educational "lunch and learns" in many different settings and a variety of topics. I possess the ability to research a subject and apply the knowledge to educate and engage the target audience.
01/2022 to Current Dental Hygienist (Full Time-40 Hours) Upper Perk Family Dental | City, STATE,
  • Dental record documentation.
  • Assessment of clinical documentation and application of correct coding for maximum insurance reimbursement.
  • Educated staff members in following improved clinical documentation to support diagnosis.
  • Provided clinical data to support proper coding in billing denials.
03/2002 to 01/2022 Dental Hygienist(40 Hours Week) Highpoint Dental Medicine | City, STATE,
  • Coordinated with doctors and other dental professionals to develop care plans for patients utilizing data extracted from patient charts and clinical observations.
  • Direct patient care.
  • Observed HIPAA regulations as it relates to protected health information in the electronic health record.
01/2018 to 04/2021 Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor(30 Hours Week) Manor Care Health Services | City, STATE,
  • Monitored patients' condition and progress and reevaluated treatment as necessary. Applying anatomy & physiology, disease processes and proper treatment modalities to ensure proper code selection for reimbursement.
  • Established direct lines of communication between nursing staff and other interested department
  • Ensured complete documentation on patients condition to accurately reflect the the diagnosis code and medical treatment
  • Analyze patient record to ensure correct diagnosis and documentation
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2022 Clinical Coding Associate | Medical Billing And Coding DeVry University, Philadelphia, PA, GPA:
Expected in 12/2024 Bachelor of Science | Health Information Technology DeVry University, Philadelphia, PA, GPA:
  • Completed national certification in Clinical Coding Associate (CCA) October 2022
  • Anticipated Clinical Coding Specialist (CCS) June 2023
  • Anticipated Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS) August 2023
Expected in 01/2021 Licensed Massage Therapist | Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA GPA:
Expected in 12/2003 Licensed Practical Nurse | Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA GPA:
Expected in 06/1986 Associate of Science | Dental Hygiene Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA GPA:
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Activities and Honors
  • Member, Alumni Association AHIMA (2022)
  • Member, Alumni Association National Society Of Leadership and Success (2022)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist in Pennsylvania (1986)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse in Pennsylvania (2003)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (2021)
  • Clinical Coding Associate (2022)
  • Crossfit Certifications: Level 1, Level 2 Coaching, Olympic Weightlifting, Endurance

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School Attended

  • DeVry University
  • DeVry University
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Montgomery County Community College

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  • Dental Hygienist (Full Time-40 Hours)
  • Dental Hygienist(40 Hours Week)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Supervisor(30 Hours Week)


  • Clinical Coding Associate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Associate of Science

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