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Seek the Challenging Position of Dental Hygienist
A highly talented Dental Hygienist with huge experience in cleaning and polishing teeth, instructing patients in good oral hygiene habits and after care for dental treatments rendered, and providing other preventative dental care, and working chair-side as needed, with the dentist during examinations and treatments.
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience as Dental Hygienist.
Great ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans.
Excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
Sound ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental, periodontic, and associated conditions and pathology in dental outpatients.
Remarkable ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocol and procedures
Uncommon knowledge of patient screening, charting, and medical history procedures and
In-depth knowledge and understanding of dental surgery and associated procedures, terminology, and techniques.
Sound ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with
established regulations and guidelines.
Unmatchable ability to independently perform emergency dental procedures.
Great ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
In-depth knowledge of patient admission, triage, transfer, and discharge procedures and documentation.
Mount Carmel University, Tarrytown, NY 2003 - Present
Assess dental condition and needs of patient; use patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; take patient vital signs as required.
Deliver direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; perform routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and flourides, and related procedures.
Develop and implement individualized dental care plans for patients; perform patient education, discharge planning, and patient/family teaching under the supervision of a qualified dentist.
Provide chair-side assistance to dentist in the performance of special tests, procedures, and complex treatments.
Make impressions of patients' teeth for study casts.
Document dental history or chief complaint; record and report pertinent observations and patient reactions to dental staff, as appropriate; document lab procedures and ensure follow up on results.
Assist with and institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.
Perform patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate for walk-in patients.
Assist in preparation of patient care areas, and in the patient admission, transfer, and discharge process, as required; prepare reports and assist as required with patient reception, telephone calls, routine triage, and other office duties.
St. Michael Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 1997 - 2003
Removed calculus, stains, and plaque from teeth.
Taught patients how to practice good oral hygiene and provided preventive dental care.
Performed root planting as a periodontal therapy.
Took and developed dental x-rays and made temporary fillings.
Participated in practice marketing activities.
Recorded oral conditions and findings in computer charts, updated tooth chart, work needed to be done, procedures performed, cost of procedures and recommendations needed for the patient.
Cleaned hygiene room, sterilized instruments, and prepared hygiene room for patients.
Performed assisting, recare, ASAP and clerical duties during hygiene downtime.
Provided intraoral camera tour of patient's mouth.
Attended office training and meetings along with continuing education classes as needed.
Education and Professional Training
Certified Dental Hygienist by the State of New York
New York University, NY
Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene (1996)