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.
State of Washington Registered Dental Hygienist, with school sealants and fluoride varnish endorsement.
Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries. Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations. Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. Gently and skillfully took and developed radiographs. Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of disease. Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays. Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services. Examined teeth and gum with appropriate dental instruments, x-rays and other diagnostic equipment. Maintained proper graphical and perio charting. Implemented irrigation and desensitizing procedures or products as adjunctive to periodontal therapy. Recommended products and devices for patients' home Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay. Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides treatments. Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs. Co-diagnosed ailments with the dentist to develop appropriate periodontal treatment plans. Expertly charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist. Expertly managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs. Cleaned and filled teeth. Delivered preoperative and postoperative care. Taught staff about the latest dental research and techniques. Properly administered topical and local anesthetics to lessen pain and discomfort. Directed staff hygienist training programs in periodontal techniques and procedures. Actively participated in outreach programs for uninsured and underinsured children.
Coursework in Dental Hygiene
Continuing education in Malameds effective local anesthesia
Yearly OSHA training
Volunteered hygiene services for veteran and homeless groups.
Provided sealants and fluoride varnishes to school age children and mentally handicapped.
Community Service Award/Project Oral Health S.W. Washington Health District
Co-Authored Article, Restorative Dental Hygienist, for RDH Magazine: Nov. 2005 issue.
Authored Pilot Restorative Program for Willamette Group
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