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Certified Dental Assistant with years of experience and dedication as Register Dental Hygienist and  Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, assisting with direct patient care, routine laboratory functions and patient record and office management. Possessing a highly developed patient philosophy of care and consistently demonstrating the highest level of personal and professional standards. Seeking for a position as a EFDA that will enable me to consolidate my experience, expand my knowledge and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Familiar with current dental care treatment and methods
  • Sound knowledge of ethics and practices
  • Solid dental clinical skills
  • Enthusiastic people person
  • Proactive team player  
  • English and Spanish speaking
  • Dentrix and Eaglesoft computer skills
  • Digital radiography experience
  • Patient care and goal oriented
  • Professional, dependable and flexible
  • Reliability and responsibility   
Professional Experience
Doctor Shadowing and volunteered Dental Assisting
November 2015 to Current
Coast Dental Orlando, FL.
  • Prepared the patients and assisted the Oral Surgeon in performing treatment.
  • Prepared materials and equipment, took x-rays and assisted in laboratory work and some related work as making appointments.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
Doctor Shadowing and volunteered Dental Assisting
June 2014 to Current
East Orange Endodontics Orlando, FL
  • Prepared the patients and assisted the Endodontist in performing treatment.
  • Prepared materials and equipment, took x-rays and assisted in laboratory work and some related work as making appointments and note taking.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
Register Dental Hygienist
October 2013 to Current
Modern Smiles Dentistry Orlando, Fl
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Gently and skillfully took  radiographs.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated and documented treatment for prevention, intervention, and control of oral diseases as diagnosed by the Dentist.
  • Achieved company metrics and goals by providing highest standard of patient care.
Doctor Shadowing and Volunteered Dental Assisting
October 2013 to Current
Modern Smiles Dentistry Orlando, FL
  • Chair side assisting in cosmetic and restorative dentistry including implant placement and restoration, bone graft and membrane placements, cosmetic porcelain veneers, smile design.
  • Charted conditions of decay and disease to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
Register Dental Hygienist
June 2006 to October 2013
Coast Dental Lake Mary, FL.
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
  • Gently and skillfully took  radiographs.
  • Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
  • Assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated and documented treatment for prevention, intervention, and control of oral diseases as diagnosed by the Dentist.
  • Achieved company metrics and goals by providing highest standard of patient care. 
Dental Assistant
October 2003 to June 2006
Greenberg Dental and Orthodontics Orlando, FL.
  • Chair side assisting on cosmetic and restorative dentistry, oral surgery for general dentistry, endodontics, pediatric and prosthodontic dentistry.
  • Dental Radiology.
  • Expanded Functions of Dental assisting.
July 1999 to September 2001
Tolima's Dentistry Association Ibague
  • Performed all duties related to practicing dentistry, diagnosed and treated periodontal disease, endodontic treatments, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Assisted in training of Dental Assistants during internships.
July 1998 to July 1999
Health Department Ibague
  • Provided care in rural areas and inner city community clinics to those who did not have access to dental care.
  • Participated in Elementary school preventative dentistry programs providing fluoride and dental cleanings.
Education and Training
Register Dental Hygienist, 2006
  • Successful completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination, Dental Hygiene Licensing Examination administered in Florida and Florida Laws and Rules Examination
Expanded Functions of Dental Assisting and Radiology Health and Safety, 2003 American School of Nursing Orlando, FL, United States
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , 1998 Dentist Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Professional Summary
Registered Dental Hygienist with over eight years professional experience in family practice. Exceptional chair side manner, ensuring high patient retention rate. Proficiency in modern dentistry including digital radiography and soft tissue lasers. Provides positive patient experience in a timely, efficient manner. Team oriented, friendly, flexible and responsible.
Registered Dental Hygiene 
Local Anesthesia
Nitrous Oxide
Dental Radiography 
Soft Tissue Laser Certified
Pit and Fissure Sealants
CPR certified
Skill Highlights
  • Patterson Eaglesoft Software
  • Dentrix
  • Soft tissue Diode Laser
  • Arestin
  • Fluoride Varnish application
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Appointment scheduling proficiency
  • Patient education
  • High level of patient retention and requests
  • Non surgical periodontal therapy
  • Front office support
  • Periodontal charting
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
Professional Experience
Registered Dental Hygienist 08/2011 to Current Folsom Family Dental Folsom, CA
Responsibilites include being the main Hygienist in a solo-doctor family practice. Prophylactic cleanings and caries prevention. Fluoride varnish application. Root debridement with local anesthesia, including soft tissue laser therapy. Arestin placement for antimicrobial therapy. Placement of pit and fissure Sealants. Use of Patterson Eaglesoft system for charting, treatment planning and recall appointment scheduling. Schick digital radiography for recall series and full mouth series. High patient retention rate because of friendly, caring, confident, personalized chairside manner
Registered Dental Hygienist 11/2011 to 08/2013 Lincoln Smiles Dental Lincoln, CA Digital radiography, Patterson Eaglesoft, soft tissue laser, local anesthesia, computer charting, fluoride varnish, pit and fissure sealants, piezo instrumentation,
Registered Dental Hygienist 08/2008 to 08/2010 Wheatland Dental Care Wheatland, CA Prophylactic cleanings, traditional intraoral radiography, patient education, root debridement, instrument sterilization, fluoride application, local anesthetic administration, pit and fissure sealants. Dentrix 
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene 2008 Western Career College Dental Hygiene Program Sacramento, CA, United States Graduated with honors
Associate of Science: Health Sciences 2006 Gavilan Community College Gilroy, CA, United States
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Professional Summary
Organized and detail-oriented dental hygienist versed in instructing patients on proper dental hygiene techniques to maintain optimal oral health.
Work History
Dental Hygienist, 01/1996 to 02/1997
Dr. James Slepski Riverside, CA.
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene practices such as proper tooth-brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Competently exposed, developed and mounted dental x-rays
  • Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and plaque control procedures.

Dental Hygienist, 02/1996 to 06/1997
Riverside Dental Group Riverside, CA.

Dental Hygienist, 09/1996 to Current
Denatl Assopciates of Corona Coroan, Ca

Bachelor of Science: Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program, 2015
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
Certficate: Dental Hygiene, 1995
University of Hygiene - Honolulu, HI.
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Professional Summary
As a passionate Registered Dental Hygienist of 14 years, I believe in the importance of patient education and the treatment of periodontal disease. I am organized and detail-oriented with high ethical standards. I deeply value the patients time and comfort so that they may have an optimal dental experience.

Skilled in providing proper oral hygiene therapy, home care instruction with nutritional guidance.

Routine prophylaxis in the presence of health.

Accurate periodontal measurements that includes recession notations.

Gross debridements for aid in clinical examinations.

Assistance in new patient examinations as needed.

Prompt with annual recall exams that include vertical bitewings or full mouth series.

Excellent in patient education specific to the individual patient.

Oral Cancer Screening with visual and palpitation techniques or use of the Visilite and Oral ID.

Clinically supportive and gentle reminder of planned dental treatment.

Topical, Cetacaine and Oraqix anesthetics with limited local use.

Gentle patient care throughout scaling and root planning procedures.

Periodontal Maintenance therapy at intervals of 3 and 4 months.

Arestin placement when prescribed.

Proficient in the treatment of Gingivitis.

Periodontal Charting according to protocol.

Strong team work ethic.

Certified in First Aid and CPR.

Work History
Registered Dental Hygienist, 02/2017 to Current
American Dental Wellness Orange Park, Florida
Registered Dental Hygienist, 07/2016 to 12/2016
Dental Care Alliance / Advanced Dental Care Jacksonville, Fl.
Registered Dental Hygienist, 04/2016 to 07/2016
Normandy Dentistry Jacksonville, Florida
Registered Dental Hygienist, 05/2003 to 04/2016
SmileCare D.D.S / Great Expressions Dental Centers Jacksonville, Fl.
Local Anesthesia: 2015
Miami Dade College - Miami, Fl
Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene, Florida State College of Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL
Dental Hygiene
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About Me
I am well-versed in the general dental practice setting. I am highly adept at working with children, elderly and compromised patients including those with sensory processing disorders. I proudly exercise a gentle, compassionate approach to thoroughly meet patients' comfort and therapeutic needs. I appreciate and thrive in a positive, patient-centered, team-approach environment. I am a quick study and welcome the opportunity to learn and expand my skill set to better serve my practice and, ultimately, my patients.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Efficiently work within schedule constraints
  • Maintain very high patient request rate and retention
  • Maintain accurate, detailed documentation 
  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Limited experience: Dentrix, SoftDent, ScanX radiography
02/2007 to 02/2017
Registered Dental Hygienist Dr. Keith A. Cohrs, DDS Portage, MI Treated eight to eleven patients daily; updated health histories including medications and vital signs at each appointment; performed routine child and adult prophylaxis; performed routine periodontal evaluation and treatment including charting, scaling and root planing and disease maintenance prophylaxis; applied topical fluorides; provided routine head and neck exams and oral cancer screenings; provided oral hygiene instruction, education, recommendations and nutritional counseling; routine, proficient use of KaVo DiagoDENT, intraoral camera and Oraqix non-injectable anesthetic; helped in sterilization, inventory and front office when needed.
08/2004 to 02/2007
Registered Dental Hygienist Dr. Robert W. Clements, DDS Kalamazoo, MI Provided routine child and adult prophylaxis; performed periodontal screenings; utilized film radiography; provided oral hygiene instruction, product recommendations and patient education; scheduled patient recare appointments; maintained callback list to keep full schedule
Bachelor of Science: Psychology Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI Emphasis in cognitive behavioral therapy; Graduated cum laude; Member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity - Gamma Rho Chapter
Associate of Applied Science: Dental Hygiene Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI
Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student Award - Class of 2004; Graduated cum laude
Activities and Honors
Member, American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)
Routine participation in continuing education courses
Volunteer, Bronson Childrens' Hospital
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Enthusiastic accounting major with excellent communication skills and strong motivation to succeed.
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
  • Cooperative team member
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Attention to detail
09/2017 to Current
Intern Seaside Sustainability Rockport, MA
-Assisted in development of business plans, drafting of contract agreements, program descriptions, and grant funding proposals, forecasting financial needs and adjusting future plans
-Planned and executed community-based projects around an environmental focus to inform and involve local communities
09/2004 to Current
Office Manager/Dental Hygienist Sorrento Dental Ipswich , MA
-Production manager, quality control, management of personnel records, internal scheduling, facility compliance officer for OSHA, HIPPA, dental board, state and federal regulations         
-Marketing for practice, including event scheduling, promotions, outreach, website design and social media 
-Perform routine monitoring of vital signs, prophylaxis, oral cancer screenings, and/or periodontal therapy on patients of all ages in a general practice, main sales representative for case presentation and treatment planning coordinator to triage dental care        

08/1998 to 08/2004
Surgical Assistant Cail Caldwell & Morgan Lexington, MA -Involved in all aspects of patient care, including pre operative preparations, assisting and post surgical care for a large group practice with multiple locations
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Accounting University Of Massachusetts Amherst, MA GPA-3.96
Certified Personal Trainer: Personal Training American Council on Exercise Boston, MA
Local Anesthesia Licensure: Dental Hygiene Board of Dentistry Boston, MA
Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene Middlesex Community College Lowell, MA
Activities and Honors
Member Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society                            
Member Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Volunteer Work:   
Wellspring House-worked during holiday season to distribute gifts, organized and collected toys 2011-2013  
Operation Troop support-preparing gift packages to be sent overseas to soldiers serving tours 2012-present  
Stop Hunger Now:  Food packaging 2015-1016 Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.   
Belle of the Ball-organized collection of prom dresses for donation 2014-present