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Dental Hygienist

Mount Vernon, NY

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Summary

Responsible, organized, self motivated, dedicated and patient- focused Registered Dental Hygienist seeking a dental hygiene position where I can utilize my extensive knowledge about oral health to educate patients and assist the dental team members to facilitate patients in attaining and maintaining optimal oral health.

Work Experience

Dental Assistant

Alcan Dental Group, Anchorage, AK

Dec 2010Jan 2013

Supervisor: Dr. Scott Laudon, DMD, Contact: 907-562-4774

Hours per week: 35-40
Proficiencies:
  • Reviewing and updating medical and dental histories.
  • Preparing operatories for patient care.
  • Building rapport and seating patients in operatories.
  • Explaining and prioritizing treatment plans with patients according to their needs.
  • Assisting dentist with procedures.
  • Ensuring patient comfort.
  • Exposing and processing traditional radiographs/panographs.
  • Exposing digital panographs/intraoral radiographs using Dexis software.
  • Capturing intraoral images.
  • Cord packing.
  • Taking impressions.
  • Constructing temporary crowns.
  • Applying sealants.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting operatories after each patient.
  • Washing and sterilizing instruments with the use of an ultrasonic cleaner and autoclave.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Keeping an account for dental supplies.
  • Assisting dentist in motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health.
  • Dentrix software.
  • Assisting front office staff with answering phones, scheduling appointments, collecting payments, and addressing patients concerns.
  • Administering Nitrous Oxide under the direct supervision of the dentist.

Dental Assistant

Dr. Thomas Munger, DDS, Anchorage, AK

Sep 2010Dec 2010

Supervisor: Thomas Munger, DDS, Contact: 907-345-3744

Hours per week: 30-40
Duties:
  • Review medical and dental histories.
  • Prepare operatories for patient care.
  • Build rapport and seat patients in operatories.
  • Assist dentist with procedures.
  • Ensure patient comfort.
  • Coronal polishing of patient's teeth and applying fluoride.
  • Expose and process radiographs.
  • Clean and disinfect operatories after each patient.
  • Wash and sterile instruments.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Update medical history.
  • Keep an account for dental supplies.
  • Assist dentist in motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health.

Tutor

Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

Aug 2009May 2010

Supervisor: Silvia Reyes, Contact: 718-518-6637

Hours per week: 15
Duties:
  • Engage students in problem solving.
  • Aided students to better understand course work material.

Education

AAS in Dental Hygiene

Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

2010

Additional Information

COMPETENCIES
  • Carefully reviewed medical and dental histories and observing any contraindications and any additional health concerns.
  • Thoroughly performed Oral Cancer screenings.
  • Intra/extraoral exams, hard tissue chartings, comprehensive periodontal evaluations, gingival assessments, and individualized treatment plan development.
  • Individualized patient education in proper home care as well as using adjuncts such as interdental brushes, end tufted brushes, and waterpiks.
  • Treating periodontal disease with pursuing periodontal maintenance.
  • Calculus, stain, and biofilm removal utilizing hand scalers and curettes, ultrasonic scalers, and rubber cups and occlusal brushes for coronal polishing in periodontal patients with type I to type IV periodontal disease.
  • Soft tissue management.
  • Exposing and processing diagnostic periapical, bitewing, and panoramic radiographs.
  • Capturing intraoral images.
  • Interpreting radiographs.
  • Presenting and sufficiently applying cavity prevention agents including fluoride, sealants, and nutritional counseling.
  • Tobacco cessation Program.
  • Making proper referrals when necessary.
  • Fostering good rapport with patients.
  • Guiding and motivating patients to attain and maintain optimal oral health.
  • Updating medical histories.
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