dental hygienist resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Focused Dental Hygienist with 10 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.

  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Stain Removal
  • Sedation Administration
  • Dental Disease Treatment
  • Fluoride Application
  • Dental Health Promotion
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Dental Radiography
  • Digital Radiology Software
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Needs Assessment
  • Documenting Patient History
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Education
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Oral Impressions
  • Team Collaboration
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Patient Communication
  • Patient Care
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Instrument Sterilization
  • Microsoft Office
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Oral Health Management
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Gum and Tooth Examination
  • Gum Disease Identification
  • First Aid and CPR
  • X-Ray Development
  • Dental Scaling
03/2012 to Current
Dental Hygienist La Clinica De La Raza San Lorenzo, CA,
  • 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.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Examined gums manually and visually to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using Easy Dental to keep important patient information on file.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods.
  • Monitored patients for pain and administered topical anesthetic to numb sensitive areas.
  • Meticulously managed hygiene schedule and enthusiastically set cleaning appointments for each patient.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
12/2009 to Current
Dental Front Office Receptionist Pacific Dental Services Mesa, AZ,
  • Checked patients in and out, verified insurance and collected co-pays to keep business administrative and financial records current.
  • Prepared new patient files and updated existing records with new personal, insurance and medical information.
  • Handled telephone and in-person requests for assistance from new and established dental practice patients.
  • Answered and managed incoming calls and emails.
  • Collected payments from patients and arranged payment schedules.
  • Verified, updated and entered patient information into system.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in telephone, e-mail, fax and front-desk reception within high-volume environment.
  • Arranged documents for insurance claims.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using appointment software.
11/2004 to 12/2011
Treatment Coordinator Dental Care Alliance Haverford, PA,
  • Made appointments, contacted patients for follow-ups, coordinated with insurance companies and handled billing issues.
  • Conducted financial consultations with patient and set up payment plans.
  • Coordinated payment with insurance companies and discussed dental benefits with patients.
  • Assisted dentist in helping patients determine optimal treatment options.
  • Communicated with patients to ensure quality of care and develop care plans.
06/2001 to 09/2001
Cashier Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Mcmurray, PA,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments, and provided accurate change.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Accepted cash and credit card payments, issued receipts, and provided change.
  • Processed sales transactions to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Wrapped items and bagged purchases properly to prevent merchandise breakage.
  • Answered customer questions, provided store information, and directed customers to designated store areas.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2022 to to
Bachelor of Science: Dental Hygiene
San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia, CA
Expected in 03/2012 to to
Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene
San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia, CA
  • 3.5 GPA
  • The California Dental Hygienists' Association Student Leadership Award Recipient
  • Inspiration Award Recipient
Expected in to to
: Business
California State University - Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Expected in to to
: General Education
Cerritos College - Norwalk, CA
Native/ Bilingual
Native/ Bilingual

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School Attended

  • San Joaquin Valley College
  • San Joaquin Valley College
  • California State University - Fullerton
  • Cerritos College

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  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Front Office Receptionist
  • Treatment Coordinator
  • Cashier


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  • Associate of Science
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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