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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Seasoned, professional, patient-focused Dental Hygienist bringing 30+ years of experience caring for patients through dental hygiene services. Working with a wide variety patients and students. Expert in prophylaxis, as Scaling and Rootplaning and patient education resulting in reduced dental decay and fewer cavities for patients. Team-oriented with success in building long-term relationships with patients to gain loyal return customers.

Skills
  • Dental radiography
  • Dental impression
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Dentrix
  • Appointment scheduling proficiency
  • Fluent in Dutch
  • Multitasking
  • Topical fluoride (TF)
  • Sealants (SE)
  • Digital radiology
  • Computer charting
  • Member, ADHA Dental Association
  • Infection Control (ICE)
  • CPR
Experience
Dental Hygienist, 08/2002 to 02/2020
Hero Practice ServicesSanta Fe, NM,
  • Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using to keep important patient information on file.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Maintained proper graphical and periodontal charting.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
Dental Hygienist, 12/2019 to 01/2020
Hero Practice ServicesAlbuquerque, NM,
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
Dental Hygienist, 06/2017 to 12/2019
Hero Practice ServicesGlendale, CA,
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Maintained proper graphical and periodontal charting.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • Implemented irrigation and desensitizing procedures or products as adjunctive to periodontal therapy.
  • Performed laboratory and radiologic support functions such as preparing materials and models.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using dentrix to keep important patient information on file.
  • Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
JeugdTandVerzorgster/Dental Therapist, 10/1982 to 03/1989
JeugdTandVerzorging Suriname, South-AmericaCity, STATE,
  • Treated, supported and cared for about 20 patients per day on average by administering simple emergencies extractions, fillings, oral prophylaxes, scaling and rootplaning, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instructions, medical and dental history checkups, Referral to dentist or the JeugdTandVerzorging Center for further treatment
  • Evaluated teeth for problems such as misalignment and [Type] to diagnose conditions and treat or refer for specialist care.
  • Treated patients on emergency basis to repair any tooth injuries,
  • Followed up with patients after procedures for proper pain management.
  • Educated patients on proper oral hygiene to promote oral health and disease prevention.
  • Consulted patients to explain treatment plan details and information about upcoming dental procedures.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Dental Lab Technician, Expected in 05/2013 to Indian River State College - Ft. Pierce, FL
GPA:
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School Attended

  • Indian River State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • JeugdTandVerzorgster/Dental Therapist

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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