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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 24.5 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
  • Dental radiography
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Soft tissue management
  • Stain removal
  • Fluoride application
  • Dental disease treatment
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Patient education
  • Regulatory compliance
  • OSHA certification
  • Dental x-rays expertise
  • Handpiece care proficiency
  • Current X-Ray certification
  • Patient counseling
  • Digital radiology professional
  • Diagnostic aids
  • Periodontics
  • CPR
  • State board registered hygienist
  • Desensitizing agents
  • Patient schedule management
  • Skilled in patient settings
  • OSHA training
  • Periodontal charting
  • Multitasking
  • Dental records management
  • Tobacco cessation programs
  • Infection Control (ICE)
  • Periodontics proficiency
  • Child tooth charting
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Mouth mirror inspection
  • Patient educator
  • Dentrix
  • Appointment scheduling proficiency
  • Ultrasonic usage
  • Topical fluoride (TF)
  • Computer charting
  • Pedo and prophylaxis expertise
  • Detail-oriented
  • Dentrix proficiency
Experience
Dental Hygienist, 03/2017 - Current
Community Care, Inc. Madison, WI,
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • 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.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Manually and visually examined gums to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using Dentrix to keep important patient information on file.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
  • Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment.
  • 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.
  • Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • 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.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies.
  • Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Closely evaluated position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.
Dental Hygienist, 01/2017 - Current
Community Care, Inc. Elkhorn, WI,
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Manually and visually examined gums to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Diagnosed diseases and abnormalities.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
  • Maintained proper graphical and periodontal charting.
  • Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment.
  • 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.
  • Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Deftly operated air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • 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.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Closely evaluated position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.
Dental Hygienist, 08/1995 - 12/2016
Community Care, Inc. West Bend, WI,
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Manually and visually examined gums to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Actively participated in outreach programs for uninsured and underinsured children.
  • Diagnosed diseases and abnormalities.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients' mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
  • Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
  • Consistently ensured functioning and sterilization of equipment being used.
  • Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
  • Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Duplicated x-rays when requested by insurance companies.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients' home care.
  • Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of disease.
  • Closely evaluated position of wisdom teeth to determine any existing or potential problems.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Dental Hygiene, Expected in 05/1995
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Northampton Community College - Bethlehem, PA
GPA:
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School Attended

  • Northampton Community College

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  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

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