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Dental Hygienist

Staten Island, NY

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
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Summary

Dedicated and dynamic Dental Hygienist with extensive experience providing expert treatment. Exceptional patient skills focused on oral hygiene and care as well as preventative management. Empathetic professional capable of reassuring alleviating patient fears. Enthusiastic about dental health, enjoy educating patients on dental care and hygiene.

Work Experience

Dental Hygienist

42nd Street Dental Associates , New York, NY

Apr 2008Apr 2013

Handled patient screening and dental charting.  
Performed a variety of dental procedures such as scaling, roots planning and radiographs.  
Examined the head, neck and oral cavity for disease.  
Provided efficient, quality dental treatments and taught patients appropriate oral hygiene techniques.  
Obtained dental history and/or records from patient.  
Administration of local anesthetic agents 
Solicited patient feedback to improve service.

Dental Hygienist

Valentin Lezhansky, DDS, Brooklyn, NY

Jan 2008Apr 2013

Intra/extra oral exam, periodontal evaluation and treatment development  
 
Gentle instrumentation and optimal removal of plaque, tartar and bacteria above and below the gum line  
 
Treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis with following perio maintenance  
 
Dentrix software  
 
Utilize cavitron , piezo and titan sonic scalers, hand scale periodontal patients with type I to IV periodontal disease  
 
Diagnostic and panoramic x-rays, digital imaging, interpreting dental radiographs

Dental Hygienist

Dr. Victoria Edelstain, D.D.S. , Brooklyn, NY

Sep 2007May 2012

Thoroughly reviewing health history, noting contradictions and other health concerns as needed  
 
Intra/extra oral exam, periodontal evaluation and treatment development  
 
Gentle instrumentation and optimal removal of plaque, tartar and bacteria above and below the gum line  
 
Treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis with following perio maintenance  
 
Dentrix software  
 
Utilize cavitron , piezo and titan sonic scalers, hand scale periodontal patients with type I to IV periodontal disease  
 
Diagnostic and panoramic x-rays, digital imaging, interpreting dental radiographs  
 
Administration of local anesthetic agents  
 
Zoom whitening procedures, fabrication of whitening trays  
 
Providing and adequately applying cavity prevention agents such as fluoride and sealants  
 
Expertly instructing proper home care techniques, specifically crafted for each patient  
 
Composing narratives for insurance companies and documentation for health records  
 
Set up recall appointments using Dentrix software

dental Assistant

Dr. Victoria Edelstain, D.D.S, Brooklyn, NY

Jan 1998Aug 2003

Prepare and arrange instruments, medications and required material. 
Prepare patients for dental health services and instruct them in appropriate post dental treatment, diet and oral hygiene. 
Prepare dental materials: cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc. 
Promptly follow all instructions from the dentist dealing with patient comfort 
Take inventory, stock all supplies, instruments and medications and order said items 
Expose developing and processing dental x-rays and maintain x-ray machinery. 
Perform required laboratory procedures, i.e., take dental impressions, pour plaster modals, etc. 
Being familiar with and use fourhanded assisting technique. 
Maintain dental equipment and operatories in good, clean condition at all times. 
Maintain the instruments and working areas in strict accordance with sterilization/disinfect ion protocols per OSHA guidelines. 
Cross-train in other dental support positions as necessary, i.e., reception, orthodontics, oral surgery. 
Maintain personnel protection per OSHA guidelines as it pertains to personnel safety, i.e., protective clothing, eyewear, gloves. 
Participate in in-service training, department and general staff meetings and clinics. 
Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

Education

Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene

Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

2007

Additional Information

SKILLS SUMMARY:
  • Five years of experience as a registered dental hygienist.
  • Highly skilled in oral prophylaxis, Root planning, curettage and soft tissue management.
  • Experience in digital imaging, providing diagnostic x-rays, updating medical histories and perio
charting.
  • Counseling and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health.
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