Christopher Metcalf D.D.S,
Jun 2010 – Current
Primary duties include prophylaxis on ages 2-90+, periodontal and oral cancer screening, periodontal maintenance procedures, scaling and root planning, delivery of antimicrobial agents including Arestin as well as oral irrigation and other prescription medicaments, routine and emergency digital x-rays, utilization of Nitrous Oxide and anesthetic, use of intra-oral camera as an educational tool, Diagnodent, application of fluoride/varnish treatments and desensitizing agents, as well as patient education and oral care instructions. Non-clinical duties include paperless record keeping, treatment planning, fabrication of bleaching and bruxism appliances, verifying and discussing insurance plans with patients, correspondence and follow up with major insurance companies and referring specialists, and maintenance of all supplies and instruments related to the hygiene department.
Dec 2003 – Jun 2010
Provide temporary and permanent job placement of all dental staffing positions, train new dental hygiene graduates, consulting services included but not limited to establishing effective hygiene protocol and systems, treatment plan presentations, and increasing overall productivity using various schedule block systems. Also trained staff members on proper dialogues to strengthen patient acceptance of treatment plans and solid communication skills to debate and argue with insurance companies on behalf of patients. Individual contracts with private and government funded dental programs as well as mobile dentistry including CPS Sealant Program and Mobile Care 2 U.
May 2002 – Dec 2003
Primary responsibilities include routine prophylaxis, periodontal maintenance, scaling and root planning coupled with therapeutic agents, delivery of Nitrous Oxide and anesthetic, fluoride, desensitizing agent, and pit and fissure sealant applications, and oral cancer screening. Non-clinical duties include fabrication of bleaching and bruxism appliances, sharpening all hygiene instruments, maintenance of Phillips and Proctor and Gamble accounts, and correspondence with all referring specialists.