registered dental hygienist and dental assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
  • Empathetic dental hygiene professional with a record of reassuring and alleviating patient fears. Enthusiastic about dental health and enjoys educating patients about personal dental care, hygiene and preventative techniques.
  • I clean teeth and supporting structures to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and halitosis. My ultimate goal is to ensure optimal oral health for all patients and to increase patient's self esteem.
  • June 10, 1994 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene: Ohio State University-College of Dentistry: Division of Dental Hygiene

  • June 10, 1994 NERB Dental Examiners

  • June 10, 1994 ADA Joint Commission of National Dental Examinations

  • June 10,1994 State Dental Board of Ohio License to practice Dental Hygiene

  • License Number: DH-8931 (Current to December 31, 2013)

  • Health Provider CPR/BLS (Current to November, 2013)
Skill Highlights
  • Soft tissue management
  • Periodontics proficiency
  • Pedodontic and prophylaxis expertise
  • Vital signs aptitude
  • Dental x-rays expertise
  • Handpiece care proficiency
  • Patient educator
  • Suture removal competency
  • Appointment scheduling proficiency
  • State board registered hygienist
  • Periodontal charting
  • Dental assisting talent
  • Child tooth charting

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine and Boosters
  • OSHA certification
  • OSHA training
  • Infection Control (ICE)
  • Sealants (SE)
  • Topical fluoride (TF)
  • Study model pour and trim
  • CPR
Education and Training
Ohio State University, College of Dentistry: Division of Dental Hygiene Columbus, OHIO Expected in 1994 Bachelor of Science : Dental Hygiene - GPA :
  • GPA: 4.0 Dental Assisting Certification
  • Coursework in Dental Hygiene
  • Minor in Psychology
Professional Experience
Dental One/ Public Health - Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant
City, STATE, 05/1994 - Current
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
  • Coordinated appointment schedules for both the dentist and oral surgeon.
  • Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
  • Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
  • Administered local anesthetics and removed sutures and dressings.
  • Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
  • Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs.
  • Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of disease.
  • Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
  • Recommended products and devices for patients’ home care.
  • Evaluated risk of oral cancer by examining patients’ mouths for sores, recessed and bleeding gums and oral lesions.
  • Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Cleaned and filled teeth.
  • Delivered preoperative and postoperative care.
Community Service
  • Volunteer dental services to the Church Community and areas below the poverty line.
  • Volunteer free time to the Church community for most needed areas
  • Volunteer to transport food to local fire and police divisions
  • Volunteer clean-up to local communities via the Church
  • Volunteer free time to serve in the Community kitchens via the Church

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School Attended

  • Ohio State University, College of Dentistry: Division of Dental Hygiene

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science

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