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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

Focused Dental Hygienist with 33 years' expertise in assessment, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases. Highly accomplished in educating patients on oral health, hygiene and disease prevention. Adept in building relationships with patients. Seeking to leverage experience to take next career step with growing dental office.

Skills
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Tooth whitening
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Dental health promotion
  • Dental radiography
Experience
06/2018 to 06/2020
Dental Hygienist Healthpoint Renton, WA,
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Manually and visually examined gums to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods and used a variety dental instruments for deep scalings and root planings..
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • 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.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using Eagle soft wear to keep important patient information on file.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
  • Closely evaluated position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Delivered preoperative and postoperative care.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.
06/2013 to 06/2018
Dental Hygienist Healthpoint Kent, WA,
  • Closely evaluated position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
  • Manually and visually examined gums to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Reviewed status of waiting room on routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in timely fashion.
  • Delivered preoperative and postoperative care.
  • Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Deftly operated air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of disease.
  • Maintained proper graphical and periodontal charting.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using Eagle Soft to keep important patient information on file.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods and various dental scalers for deep scaling and root planning.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
11/1997 to 06/2013
Dental Hygienist Healthpoint Des Moines, WA,
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods and [Skill].
  • Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
  • Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Delivered preoperative and postoperative care.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Implemented irrigation and desensitizing procedures or products as adjunctive to periodontal therapy.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
  • Reviewed status of waiting room on routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in timely fashion.
  • Manually and visually examined gums to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Closely evaluated position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.
  • Deftly operated air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
  • Co-diagnosed Perio Type II III IV ailments with dentist to develop appropriate periodontal treatment plans.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using Eagle Software to keep important patient information on file.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2019 to to
Certificate in Practical Nursing: Practical Nursing
Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy - Charlton, MA
GPA:
Expected in to to
Certificate in Medical Transcription: Medica
Springfield Technical Community College - Springfield, MA
GPA:
Expected in to to
Associate in Dental Hygiene: Dental hygiene
Springfield Technical Community College - Springfield, MA
GPA:
Expected in to to
Associate in Arts: General Studies
Springfield Technical Community College - Springfield, MA
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist

Degrees

  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Medical Transcription
  • Associate in Dental Hygiene
  • Associate in Arts

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