Highly motivated, self-directed professional with almost 12 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist. Last Updated: 04/28/2014 (over 3 years ago)

Strong foundational skills in the technical, customer-service, administrative, and business-oriented aspects of this field. Extensive experience in patient assessment, Highly motivated, self-directed professional with almost 12 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist.cleaning and dental procedures, dental x-rays, treatment plans, tracking patient progress, patient education, and administrative duties involved in successfully running a dental office. Can-do attitude with the ability to make patients feel comfortable and work positively under difficult circumstances.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
DR. BRENT MEINHARDT D.D.S. - NORTHRIDGE, CA (818-993-0846)
MAY 2003-CURRENT
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
● Complete patient screening procedures, such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting, taking blood pressure and pulse
● Expose, process, and interpret dental x-rays
● Remove plaque and calculus from above and below the gumline; apply cavity-preventative agents
● Administer local anesthetic and/or nitrous oxide analgesia
● Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and proper nutrition for oral health
● Responsible for documentation and office management activities
● Inventory control and management
● Instrument sterilization/disinfection/recirculation, and operatory disinfection

DR. STEPHEN POTHIER D.D.S. - NORTHRIDGE, CA (818-886-2260)
OCT 2002-OCT 2007
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
● Removed tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth
● Applied sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth
● Took and developed dental x rays
● Kept track of patient care and treatment plans
● Taught patients oral hygiene, such as how to brush and floss correctly
● Front desk duties such as appointment set up and post insurance claims

DR. JOHN DANDONA D.M.D.
DR. KATHERINE CURRY D.M.D. - NORTHRIDGE, CA (818-366-8180)
MAR 1994-JUNE 2000
REGISTERED ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT
● Performed oral health care assessments
● Made impressions of patients' teeth for study casts and bite registration
● Bracket set up
● Ligature and wire placement and removal
● Separator placement
● Etching
● Intra and extra oral photographs
● Dental x-rays

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EDUCATION & AWARDS
WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE, CULVER CITY, CA
Associate’s Degree in Science 2002
Sigma Phi Alpha National Honor Society Member, 2002
Dental Hygiene Director’s Award for Didactic and Clinical Excellency, June 2002

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