CHRISTINE NEWMAN, RDH, BS, MPH Last Updated: 04/21/2016 (about 1 year ago)

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
* Increasing responsibilities in clinical positions with specialty, general and group dental practices in Arizona, Switzerland and California with both PPO, HMO and self pay patient experiences;
* Personal and professional commitment to preventive care, using the wellness model of health;
* Gentle clinical skills, including scaling, root planning, local anesthesia and medication administration;
* Comfortable in presenting treatment plans & making recommendations to the patient/doctor;
* Self-motivated, exhibiting a warm and friendly personality, with exceptional communication skills.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
* Extensive experience in the various aspects of the practice of dental hygiene, including soft tissue
management, CAMBRA, geriatrics and pediatrics; provides treatment for adults and children of all ages;
* Effective use of modern dental diagnostic, treatment and record keeping modalities, including digital
radiographs and intraoral cameras; DIAGNOdent, CariesID and Velscope; prophy-jet, sonic/ultrasonic scalers;
CariFree; soft tissue lasers; and computer software including EagleSoft, SoftDent and Dentrix;
*Successful communication, planning, development & implementation of goals & objectives with the dental
team and our patients that we serve.

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Education

Masters in Public Health @ California State University Northridge
Aug 1993 — Jun 1995
• Associate of Arts in Dental Hygiene: Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona
• Certificate in Expanded Functions; Bachelor of Science in Health Management:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
• Masters in Public Health, Health Education: California State University, Northridge, California

Experience

Substitute Dental Hygienist @ Self
Mar 2013 — Current
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1998 – present Consulting – Clinical Dental Hygiene, National Staffing, Los Angeles, CA
Excellent adaptation to various dental practices as a temporary RDH to augment existing staff as needed
2010 – 2013 Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor – West Coast University, Anaheim, CA (left because of long commute)
(temporary position) Junior& Senior, clinic and lab, BSDH training, including local anesthesia, root planing,CAMBRA
2007 – 2010 Clinical Dental Hygiene - Dr’s Frederick & Wolfe, Santa Barbara, CA (left for teaching position)
Administered expert soft tissue management in a high tech environment, with Dentrix, digital radiographs&CAMBRA
2005 – 2007 Clinical Dental Hygiene – Oak Park Dentistry for Children, Newbury Park, CA (returned to perio)
Gentle prophys and anesthesia delivered in a low tech environment; developed new methods for oral hygiene acceptance; established patient treatment protocols
2003 – 2005 Clinical Dental Hygiene - Dr. Christopher Connor, Thousand Oaks, CA (left for full-time job)
Implemented a new soft tissue management program to increase the wellness of the patient populations
2001 – 2003 Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor - Oxnard College Dental Hygiene Program, Oxnard, CA (temporary position) Senior and Junior clinic, radiology, local anesthesia RDH training for associate degree

Certifications & Licenses

• Associate of Arts in Dental Hygiene: Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona
• Certificate in Expanded Functions; Bachelor of Science in Health Management:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
• Masters in Public Health, Health Education: California State University, Northridge, California
• California Dental Hygiene license: RDH 7826, expires 9/30/2017
• American Heart Association Professional CPR/AED certificate expires 1/31/2017

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