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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary
  • Veteran Dental Hygienist with 30 + years of experience in the field. Empathetic professional capable of reassuring and alleviating fears. Selected by colleagues as the dental hygienist of choice for working with special needs patients and those with severe dental anxiety for the ability to communicate effectively and gingerly while performing necessary procedures. Proven leader with success training and mentoring staff, putting equal weight on education and creating a positive, communicative environment, expediting their learning process and created high-functioning teams that routinely exceeded expectations.
Areas of Expertise
  • Patient relationship building
  • Patient education and prophylaxis
  • Treatment planning and execution
  • Collect and Record Medical Health History
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and great social skills
  • Effective communication
  • Adheres to protocols and guidelines of CDC, OSHA, ADHA, ADA, OSAP, HIPAA
  • Coordinate and execute treatment plans
  • Empathetic to patients needs during stressful times
  • Successful education to patients of dental needs
  • Ability to assess needs and make necessary referrals to resources
  • Strong ability for critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Professionally can handle confidential information
Work History
04/2008 to 03/2020 Registered Dental Hygienist Specialty1 Partners | San Francisco, CA,
  • Trained and further mentored staff, creating high-functioning teams that routinely exceeded expectations through the accuracy of documentations and the quality of patient care.
  • Worked effectively with dentist and office staff through the care of each patient.
  • Empathetically and professionally worked with all patients, including those with special needs and severe dental anxiety; successfully communicating with patients and caregivers regarding procedures before and during implementation of care.
  • Experienced with multiple complex computer software and equipment used for daily work, such as: Dentrix , Open Dental and Kodak software, -Performed intra and extra oral dental examinations, head and neck oral cancer screenings; necessary radiographs, full mouth periocharting, recall and periomaintence cleanings, scaling and root planing with sub-gingival irrigation and fluoride treatments.
  • Executed in depth medial history interviews with patients and caregivers for extensive documentation as may be required for implementation of the best care for the patient.
  • Proven problem-solver, troubleshooting dental equipment and resolving malfunctions.
  • Coordinated hygiene inventory management by tracking supplies, implementing orders, and verifying accuracy in receipt of items.
  • Consistently punctual, maintaining an excellent attendance record, and acting as a positive example for our team in executing proper work ethic.
  • Effectively communicated with and successfully educated patients and the community about oral hygiene and care.
02/2003 to 04/2014 Registered Dental Hygienist Specialty1 Partners | Annapolis, MD,
  • Executed in depth medical history interviews for application of proper dental procedures and preventative dental plans.
  • Performed intra and extra oral dental examinations, head and neck screening, Vizilite oral cancer screenings; necessary radiographs, full mouth periocharting, recall and periomaintence cleanings, scaling and root planing with sub-gingival irrigation and fluoride treatments.
  • Effectively communicated with patients about their dental health and explained in detail all procedures which would be done in office in order to alleviate dental anxiety.
09/2006 to 01/2014 Registered Dental Hygienist Specialty1 Partners | Concord, NH,
  • Performed all functions of simultaneous Dental Hygienist position above with Dr. John Gordon as well as executed the application of sealants.
  • Additionally utilized the Sheck dental imaging system and worked within the EZdent computer program to schedule appointments.
07/1998 to 03/2008 Registered Dental Hygienist State Of North Dakota | Drayton, ND,
  • Expanded dental hygiene duties in this orthodontic office, performing extra-oral and intra- oral examinations.
  • Utilized sensitive equipment such as high resolution cameras with dental mirrors to process intra-oral and extra-oral pictures.
  • Handled with care and expertise the exposing and developing of panoramic, cephalometric, occlusal and size two dental films.
  • Fabricated and adjusted orthodontic wires and retainers.
  • Prepared teeth for bracket placement and removal of braces.
  • Ordered supplies for the entire orthodontic practice.
  • Maintained the appointment scheduling with accuracy.
Education
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Health And Society SUNY College At Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY GPA:
  • Received Certificate of Academic Excellence in Recognition of High Academic Achievement
  • Graduated with 3.6 GPA
  • Received Semester Honors
Expected in to to Associate of Science | Dental Hygiene SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY GPA:
  • Received Certificate of Award in Recognition of Dedication and Outstanding Community Service in Dental Hygiene
  • Member of Student Dental Hygienist Association
  • Dean's List
Expected in to to Associate of Arts | Liberal Arts And Sciences SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY GPA:
  • Dean's List
Certifications

FEMA incident command systems IS-00100, IS-00200, IS00700, IS00800

Suffolk County Department of Health Services, “Point of Distribution” POD training

Basic Disaster Life Support training, Hazardous Materials Awareness 29CFR 1910.120

American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR and AED Program Current training for Infection Control

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School Attended

  • SUNY College At Old Westbury
  • SUNY Farmingdale
  • SUNY Farmingdale

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Hygienist

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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