Dental Hygienist passionate about helping people through preventative care. Exceptionally strong in clinical hygiene. Team leader helping mentor and train new employees. Strong understanding of business side of the hygiene department.
Gentle patient care and education
American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)
Scaling and root planning
Crown lengthening expertise
Extended training with sleep apnea
7 years dental assisting experience
Oral cancer screenings
Dental HorizonsDental Hygienist/ Team Lead | Longmont, CO | June 2011 - Current
Successfully completed and managed OSHA, ADA and HIPAA compliance trainings.
Cleaned stains, calculus and plaque deposits from supra and subgingival areas of the teeth.
Examined gum tissue for proper periodontal probing, recession and mucogingival defect measurements.
Correctly administered local anesthetic and adjunctive therapies such as fluoride treatments and Velscope screenings.
90% average adult fluoride varnish acceptance.
Successfully managed periodontal disease and gingivitis through non-surgical therapy treatment.
Assisted with or instituted emergency procedures for sudden adverse developments during treatments and managed OSHA procedures and protocols.
Displayed expert use of Softdent dental computer software.
Administered and managed successful Hygiene department's periodontal protocol program.
Pamela J. Ota, DDSFront office/Dental Assistant | Brea, CA | July 2007 - June 2009
Traditional front office duties: schedule management, insurance and patient billing, insurance verification, financial planning and treatment plan presentations.
Substitute chairside assisting when needed.
Michael Crial, DMDDental Assistant/Lead Assistant | Fullerton, CA | February 2006 - July 2007
Traditional chairside assistant duties.
Specialized in esthetic dentistry.
Oversaw supply ordering and lab materials management.
Bachelor of Applied ScienceCommunity College of DenverDenver, CO | Current
Associate of Applied ScienceDental HygieneCommunity College of DenverDenver, CO | 2011
Undergraduate studiesFullerton CollegeFullerton, CA | 2008
Recipient of Colgate's Clinical Excellence Award 2011
Dental Hygiene school class representative 2009-2011
SADHA president 2010-2011
Current Colorado state licensure for RDH and local anesthesia