oral health educator resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced Oral Health Educator and Registered Dental Hygienist with strong interpersonal skills seeking a position as a Dental Hygiene Instructor at the University of Southern California.

Experience working with patients with complex medical histories.

A forward-thinking patient care provider with extensive knowledge of oral health care and comprehensive dental care.

Experienced management skills and use of sound judgment when handling non-routine matters.

Collaborative and hardworking with strong research and program support.

Hardworking Health Educator passionate about improving individual and community health through education and public awareness.

Good teacher and relationship builder with excellent oral and written communication skills. Ready to offer 10 plus years of related experience in academia and an accredited dental hygiene program.

  • Oral Health Expert
  • Strategic Planning
  • Interventions understanding
  • Prevention strategies
  • Staff training/development
  • Relationship Building
  • Effective leader
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Operations management
  • Teaching
  • Communications
  • Communicate Effectively in Healthcare
  • Support Networks
  • Community outreach
  • Work in Multidisciplinary Health Teams
  • Research abilities
Work History
Oral Health Educator, 03/2015 to Current
Sacramento Native American Health CenterSacramento, CA,
  • Educate and empower patients to become directly involved in facilitating improvement of oral health behavior
  • Direct day-to-day operations of patient arrival to ensure safe and enjoyable patient experience
  • Assisted with development of continuing education and training materials.
  • Maintain current research, skills, and proficiency in the profession of dental hygiene
  • Develop team communications and information by constructing meeting agenda and facilitating monthly meetings.
  • Monitored online sources for current research and industry trends.
Registered Dental Hygienist, 08/2002 to Current
Simpson County School DistrictMendenhall, MS,
  • Provide compassionate care and ensure patient comfort through communication, exceptional clinical skills, gentle approach, and positive rapport development
  • Maintain patient education as the foundation of clinical oral health care
  • Review medical history and information intake.
  • Accurate documentation and data entry.
  • Educate patient on treatment indicated to restore missing dentition, or preserve dentition.
  • Educate patients on Periodontal Disease and treatment to control disease.
  • Carried out advanced dental cleaning services, including Scaling and Root Planing in the presence of active disease
  • Properly Stage and Grade periodontal disease
  • Educated patients on the importance of oral health and hygiene and demonstrated techniques for home care
  • Maintained accurate medical and dental records by documenting important patient data in Eaglesoft Software
  • Screen patients for signs of oral cancer, lesions or disease by visually and manually inspecting mouth and gums
  • Apply preventative fluoride and dental sealants
  • Attend continuing education courses and seminars
  • Administer nitrous oxide, local anesthetic and adjunctive therapies such as fluoride treatments and irrigation
  • Monitor social media and online sources for industry trends
Instructional Assistant, 07/2017 to 01/2018
Tulare County Office Of EducationCity, STATE,
  • Direct instruction
  • Community-based activities and workshops
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based strategies to foster independence and social academic engagement,
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Assessed student social, emotional and academic needs to carry out goals appropriately.
  • Adhered to predetermined behavior and academic plans and collaborated on adjustments with lead teacher.
Master of Arts: Teaching, Expected in 2018 to University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science: Dental Hygiene, Expected in 1993 to University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

California Dental Hygienist's Association

Tulare Kings County Dental Society

Western Society of Periodontology

ADDOM Association of Dental Office Managers

USC Alumni Association

USC Latino Alumni Association

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School Attended

  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern California

Job Titles Held:

  • Oral Health Educator
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Instructional Assistant


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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