Compassionate dental hygienist with 17 years of experience, relocating to Austin, TX. Specialized in helping children and parents become comfortable in the dental setting. Extensive experience with children and adults that have a wide range of disabilities and special needs.
Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Texas, license to
administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide in the State of Wisconsin and Healthcare Provider CPR
Children's Dental Center of MadisonSeptember 2002 to June 2017Pediatric Dental Hygienist Madison, WIProvide dental prophylaxis to children of all ages,
specializing in patients with special needs. This includes removal of soft and hard
deposits from patients' teeth, applying fluoride treatments, taking x-rays and educating children and parents on proper diet and oral hygiene to develop
good habits at a young age. Proficient
in applying dental sealants, administering local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. Unique
skills acquired include behavior management techniques for uncooperative and
apprehensive children to lessen fears and help them understand the dental
process. Proficient in Dentrix.
Children's Dental Center of MadisonAugust 1999 to September 2002Pediatric Dental Assistant Madison, WIPerform clinical
chair side duties including helping with patient exams and treatment, handing
instruments, preparing restoration materials for dental procedures, keeping
patients' mouths dry and clear of debris, exposure and processing of x-rays, applying
topical anesthetic, placing rubber dams, sterilizing and disinfecting
instruments and equipment, preparing tray setups and rooms for dental
procedures, counseling patients and parents on postoperative care. Assisting the dentist in a hospital setting
for children and patients with special needs requiring general anesthesia.
Meriter Physical TherapyAugust 1994 to August 1999Physical Therapy Aide II Madison, WIAssisted
Physical Therapist in Sports Medicine providing services to improve mobility
and relieve joint pain. Job duties included instructing and monitoring
exercise, administering massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot
and cold packs, traction, ultrasound and iontophoresis. Also worked in the
hydrotherapy department, in a hospital setting, performing whirlpools for range
of motion and wound care that included placing sterile dressings.
Education and Training
Madison Area Technical College2002Associates Degree in Dental HygieneMadison, WI