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dental hygienist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Skilled Dental Hygienist with 19 years of experience in fast-paced,high-volume dental offices. Expert at performing dental examinations, prophylaxis and treating periodontal disease with Scaling and Root Planing. Focused on maintaining dental health and preventing disease through patient education. Friendly and Patient-focused and quick to build long-term relationships with patients and colleagues.

Skills
  • Digital radiographs
  • Patient safety proficiency
  • Root planning and scaling expertise
  • Preventive oral health education
  • Eaglesoft
  • Periodontal evaluation
  • Dental charting
  • Dental disease management
  • Anesthetic administration
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Treatment planning
  • Chronic disease management
  • Certified in administering nitrous oxide
  • Certified in Basic Life Support(CPR)
  • Patient relationship building
  • Patient education and counseling
Education
University of Kansas City Dental School Kansas City, MO, Expected in 05/2001 Bachelor of Science : Dental Hygiene - GPA :
Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO Expected in 05/1990 Associate of Arts : General Education/prerequisites - GPA :
Work History
Tend - Dental Hygienist
Boston, MA, 01/2014 - 05/2020
  • Maintained accurate medical and dental records by documenting important patient data in Eaglesoft
  • Captured patients' dental radiographs and provided to dentist for interpretation and diagnosis
  • Exposed, developed and mounted both intraoral and extraoral dental x-rays
  • Interpreted patients dental radiographs
  • Screened patients for signs of oral cancer, lesions or disease by visually and manually inspecting mouth and gums
  • Capably performed prophylaxis in absence of periodontal disease or gingivitis
  • Removed soft and hard deposits, cleaned and polished teeth using hand instruments and Ultrasonic Scaler and Prophy Jet Air Polisher
  • Carried out advanced dental cleaning services, including Scale and Root Planing
  • Correctly administered local anesthetic and adjunctive therapies such as fluoride treatments and irrigation
  • Educated patients on importance of oral hygiene and demonstrated techniques for flossing, brushing, and using a Waterpik
  • Designed dental report card that explained patients' dental health status and treatment plans
  • Scheduled patients recall appointments
  • Supported dentists during emergency dental situations by assisting with taking needed x-rays and assisting with procedures
  • Improved and developed knowledge through continuing education courses and seminars
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
Tend - Dental Hygienist
Brooklyn, NY, 06/2001 - 01/2014
  • Maintained accurate medical and dental records by documenting important patient data in patients chart
  • Captured patients' dental radiographs and provided to dentist for interpretation and diagnosis
  • Exposed, developed and mounted both intraoral and extraoral dental x-rays
  • Interpreted patients dental radiographs
  • Screened patients for signs of oral cancer, lesions or disease by visually and manually inspecting mouth and gums
  • Capably performed prophylaxis in absence of periodontal disease or gingivitis
  • Removed soft and hard deposits, cleaned and polished teeth using hand instruments and Ultrasonic scaler and Prophy Jet Air Polisher
  • Carried out advanced dental cleaning services, including Scale and Root Planing
  • Correctly administered local anesthetic and adjunctive therapies such as fluoride treatments and irrigation
  • Educated patients on importance of oral hygiene and demonstrated techniques for flossing, brushing and using a Waterpik
  • Designed dental report card that explained patients' dental health status and treatment plans
  • Scheduled patients recall appointments
  • Supported dentists during emergency dental situations by assisting with taking needed x-rays and assisting with procedures
  • Improved and developed knowledge through continuing education courses and seminars
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
Pacific Medical Centers - Dental Assistant
Levelland, TX, 02/1994 - 03/1999
  • Successfully assisted dentist by performing four-handed dentistry and other chair-side duties
  • Performed general chair-side duties to assist with various procedures, including general, endo and oral surgery
  • Provided diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies
  • Prepared bitewing, panoramic and periapical radiological images, allowing dentist to spot cavities, decay and problem areas needing treatment
  • Prepared and arranged instruments, medications and required materials, including cement, composites and impression materials
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety
  • Sterilized rooms and prepped equipment and instruments for the days procedures
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies
  • Maintained dental supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels and placing and expediting orders for supplies
Sheila's Dry Cleaners - Counter Person in a Dry Cleaners
City, STATE, 01/1989 - 04/1993

* Waited on customers.

* Assembled customers orders.

* Did some light sewing.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Kansas City Dental School
  • Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Counter Person in a Dry Cleaners

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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