Experienced Dental Hygienist seeking part time position in Angola Indiana. Extensive Soft Tissue Management experience and truly appreciate teamwork and good communication. I am very able AND willing to assist in all aspects of front and back office duties. I have digital radiograph and chartless clinical experience. Very computer literate.
Scaling and root planing
Oral cancer screenings
Eaglesoft, Dentrix proficient
Keeping patients comfortable
Alginate impression expertise
Superior/gentle patient care
Accurate model trimming
Substitute Dental Hygienist01/2013
to Current Substitute – Angola,
Educate patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.
Maintain proper universal precautions and infection control procedures at all times.
Clean stains, calcareous deposits and accretions from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
Examine gums with probes, and identify periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
Detect and visually examine gums to detect any sores or signs of disease.
Perform oral cancer checks by feeling lymph nodes to detect swelling or tenderness.
Skillfully use hand instruments, ultrasonic scaler and prophy handpieces to remove hard deposits and stains from teeth.
Administer and manage successful Soft Tissue Management programs.
Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant/Office Manager01/2002
to 02/2013 Affordable Family Dental Care – Battle Creek,
Hygiene Duties: Implemented successful soft tissue management program, provided new patient screenings, periodontal charting and assessment , patient education, alginate impressions, pouring/trimming models, fabrication and delivery of whitening trays, scaling/root planing, Arestin, Oraqix and local anesthesia administration, periodontal maintenance , prophylaxis, fluoride, sealants, digital radiograph exposure and modification
Dental Assisting: Chairside assisting as needed for exams, composite and amalgam fillings, extractions, crown and bridge
Managerial Duties: Implemented effective recall system, computer scheduling and treatment planning, performed daily opening/closing duties, verifying and maximizing patient insurance, data entry, bookkeeping , patient billing, claim processing, payment processing including Care Credit, greeting patients, presenting treatment plans, payroll processing, inventory control/ordering, computer training, interviewing and hiring staff
Dental Hygienist and Office Manager11/2001
to 06/2002 Dr. Thomas Endicott, D.D.S. – Adrian,
Hygiene duties: Trained hygiene assistant, initiated computerized recall system, implemented profitable soft tissue management program , performed preventive therapy and periodontal maintenance, placed sealants, administered fluoride, provided patient education, exposed and developed x-rays, panoramic and intra-oral, whitening impressions and sales, treatment planning
Managerial duties: employee training, insurance billing, scheduling, re-structured/increased collections, politely answered phones and scheduled or confirmed office appointments and treatment.
Dental Hygienist - Dentrix software10/1997
to 03/1999 Dr. Hyrum G. Hatch – Tempe,
Soft tissue management and preventive treatment, periodontal care and maintenance, adept with whitening impressions and sales, fluoride treatments, intraoral and panoramic radiograph exposure and developing, sealant placement, treatment planning and scheduling, effectively providing quality, individualized patient care.
Routine administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide.
Supervised recall program and provided computer training of new employees.
to 04/2001 Southwest Dental Group – Chandler,
increased production goals, effective prophylaxis, scaling and root planing, irrigation, fluoride and sealant placement, periodontal education and maintenance, intraoral and panoramic radiograph exposure and developing, duplication of radiographs, instrument sterilization, routine administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide.
to 04/2001 Valley Dental Care – Chandler,
Periodontal treatment and maintenance with daily administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, general preventive care included scaling, polishing, fluoride treatments, radiographs, sealants, treatment planing and sterilization.
Bachelor of Science: Dental Hygiene1996Indiana University Northwest-
Top 10% of class
Indiana Dental Hygiene License Current CPR Certification
Office management, staff training, dental assisting, sterilization, lab work, inventory control, treatment planning/presentation, employee supervision, bookkeeping, typing, filing, appointment scheduling, computer training, data entry, insurance benefit verification, all front office duties, billing, bookkeeping, opening/closing office, computer training, data entry, hiring/training staff, insurance estimates, Excel, Word, Quickbooks and payroll processing