A passionate dental hygienist 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.
Dental Hygiene License # - 51028558
Hygiene Anesthesia License # - 84004630
Proliability Malpractice Insurance
BLS (CPR) certification
Patient Education / Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
Making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
Performing documentation and office management activities
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTISTRYNew York, NYStudent Dental Hygienist01/2013 to 06/2015
Educated patients regarding preventive dental care, plaque control, causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
Scaled, polished and applied sealants and fluorides.
Examined patients' head, neck and oral cavity for signs of disease.
Implemented irrigation and desensitizing procedures or products as adjunctive to periodontal therapy.Maintained proper graphical and periodontal charting.
Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
Properly administered general and local anesthetics to lessen pain and discomfort.
Participated in orthodontic, pediatric, implant, periodontal, and hospital rotations.
EASTMAN INSITUTE OF ORAL HEALTH - UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTERRochester, NYLead Patient Service Representative01/2012 to 09/2012
Scheduling/Managing appointments (for over 40 doctors) (Axuim).
Check in/ check out Selling treatment plans Follow up / post-op phone calls.
WESTERN NEW YORK DENTAL GROUPRochester, NYPatient Service Representative01/2010 to 12/2011
Answer incoming calls using proper telephone etiquette.
Check patients in and out.
Schedule/confirm patient appointments.
Perform all necessary paperwork (i.e.
patient charts, referrals, appointment cards, welcome packets and treatment plan forms).
Collect all co-payments and past due balances on date of service.
Present financial policies and arrangements accurately to patients.
Facilitate effective patient flow using the proper callback system.
Identify, reference and apply insurance coverage and billing.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science:DENTAL HYGIENE2015New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY, USA
2010University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
New York University College of Dentistry
Washington County, Maine (April 2015)- Participated in a clinical outreach program focused on providing comprehensive and preventative oral care to anunder served community lacking access to dental providers and economic hardship.
Smiling Faces Van (Jan-Jun 2015)- participated in improving access and providing care to children regardless of their medical or financial status, in addition to working with the community and public schools to provide oral health education and treatment to children.
Oral Cancer Walk, New York (April 2013, 2014, 2015) - Educated walkers on signs and early detection of oral cancer, through group sessions.
Poughkeepsie, New York (October 2014)- Participated in a clinical outreach program that provided free dental services to elementary age children facing barriers to oral healthcare including a dearth of dental providers, economic hardship and inadequate health insurance coverage.
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Companies Worked For:
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
EASTMAN INSITUTE OF ORAL HEALTH - UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
WESTERN NEW YORK DENTAL GROUP
New York University College of Dentistry
University at Buffalo
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Associate of Applied Science : DENTAL HYGIENE 2015 2010
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