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dental hygienist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Skills
  • Soft Tissue Management
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Patient Needs Assessment
  • Relationship Building
  • Medical Charting
  • HIPAA Awareness Training Certification
  • Caring and Compassionate
  • Patient Communication
  • Dental Scaling
  • Patient Care
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Gum and Tooth Examination
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Dental Radiography
  • Fluoride Application
Education and Training
Darton State College Albany, GA Expected in 05/2005 Associate of Science : Dental Hygiene - GPA :
Colquitt County High School Moultrie, GA, Expected in 06/1999 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Experience
Madrona Dental Care - Dental Hygienist
City, STATE, 11/2006 - Current
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Conducted dental cleanings and checked teeth for cracked fillings.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Cleaned and polished removable dentures, brackets, wires and other appliances.
  • Removed plaque and tartar from teeth using hand and mechanical scaler tools.
  • Took medical and dental history and recorded vital signs of patients.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods.
  • Kept track of treatment information in patient records.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Positioned patients properly during examination or treatment for comfort and safety.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Answered phones, scheduled appointments, greeted patients and ordered supplies.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patient examinations.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • Handled general office duties to support administrative staff during peak hours.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using [Software] to keep important patient information on file.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Examined gums manually and visually to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Established clean, sterile and welcoming environment for patients.
Dr. Alton Whiddon - Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist
City, STATE, 04/2005 - 11/2006
  • Established clean, sterile and welcoming environment for patients.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Examined gums manually and visually to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • 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.
  • Answered phones, scheduled appointments, greeted patients and ordered supplies.
  • Took medical and dental history and recorded vital signs of patients.
  • Assisted dentist during examination by retracting patient's tongue and cheeks.
  • Exposed dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Applied cavity preventing agents, like fluoride and sealants, to protect patients' teeth from decay.
  • Kept track of treatment information in patient records.
  • Managed dental records and entered information using [Software] to keep important patient information on file.
  • Conducted dental cleanings and checked teeth for cracked fillings.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Removed plaque and tartar from teeth using hand and mechanical scaler tools.
  • Positioned patients properly during examination or treatment for comfort and safety.
  • 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.
  • Cleaned and polished removable dentures, brackets, wires and other appliances.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Prepared treatment rooms for patient examinations.
  • Handled general office duties to support administrative staff during peak hours.
Ginger Jenkins - Bridal Consultant/Sales
City, STATE, 08/1999 - 03/2005
  • Developed strong customer relationships through honest and personal assistance.
  • Recommended, selected and located merchandise based on customer desires.
  • Answered store and merchandise questions and led customers to wanted items.
  • Organized store by returning merchandise to proper areas and restocked displays.
  • Opened and closed cash registers by counting money, separating charge slips and balancing drawers.
  • Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays to focus customer attention on specific items.
  • Maintained knowledge of sales and promotions, return policies and security practices.
  • Cleaned shelves, counters and tables to maintain organized store.
  • Recommended merchandise to customers based on needs and preferences.
  • Assisted bride in picking out perfect dress, groom's tuxedo and bridal party fashions.
  • Ticketed, arranged and displayed merchandise to promote sales.
  • Computed purchases and received and processed cash or credit payment.
  • Unboxed new merchandise and restocked shelves in appealing and organized arrangements to promote items.
  • Greeted customers to determine wants or needs.
  • Performed floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping to keep sales areas well-stocked, organized and current.
  • Prepared merchandise for purchase or rental.
  • Steamed gowns and assisted brides in choosing flattering and fitting pieces.
  • Kept stock room organized so merchandise could be transferred quickly to sales floor.
  • Developed and maintained positive customer relationships through effective communication.
Ronnie Barrett - Floral Designer Assistant/Delivery Driver
City, State, 02/1997 - 08/1999
  • Prepared and processed floral orders to customer specifications via phone or resulting from in-store consultations.
  • Ordered and maintained floral inventory and supplies to meet customer demand and offer seasonal varieties.
  • Utilized expert communication skills to collaborate with customers and design bouquets, corsages and other floral pieces to meet requirements.
  • Cut, arranged and produced flower bouquets and potted perennial plants according to customer specifications.
  • Created tabletop and various other custom arrangements or pieces.
  • Promoted customer satisfaction by recommending flower pairings and greenery options for floral arrangements.
  • Delivered and set up flower arrangements for banquets, weddings and funerals.
  • Participated in client consultations to discuss floral designs for special occasions, christenings, weddings and funerals.
  • Pruned flora and fauna to fit perfectly into bouquets and arrangements.
  • Set up colorful and inspiring store displays and arrangements.
  • Maintained portfolios of artistic work to demonstrate styles, interests and abilities.
  • Communicated clearly and effectively with customers to determine type of arrangement desired, occasion and date, time and location for each arrangement needed.
  • Assisted with customer requests and answered questions to improve satisfaction.
  • Planned and completed group projects, working smoothly with others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Delivered products to customer locations on time.
  • Identified needs of customers promptly and efficiently.
  • Presented clean and sanitized vehicle to customers for utmost satisfaction.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Darton State College
  • Colquitt County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist
  • Bridal Consultant/Sales
  • Floral Designer Assistant/Delivery Driver

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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