Skilled in using probes to examine and locate periodontal recessed gumsand other signs of gum disease; recording dental decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentists; maintaining dental equipment and x-ray machine; feeling and visually examining gums for signs of disease, sores,and other dental health issues
Proficient in gathering patient information and health background; pulling-up patient dental and relevant medical history to refer to during examination; preparing patients for dentist; providing patient care and support; cleaning patient teeth to remove plaque
Deft in sharpening andsterilizing dental instruments; promoting preventative dental care to improve patient oral health care; applying fluorides and otherdental decay preventing agents; working with dentists and dental assistant; maintaining a dental hygiene program for patients
Ability to administer local anesthetic agents; able to use an x-ray machine; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; comfortable using computers for a variety of tasks; knowledgeable about oral hygiene and dental health; understanding of standard practices and procedures
BDS, Bachelor's degree
Completed June 2003
April 2006 - August 2017
Key Result Areas:
Assessed dental condition and needs of patient; uses patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, periodontal charting and oral cancer screenings; takes patient vital signs as required
Delivered direct dental hygiene patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, radiographs, application of sealants and fluorides, fabrication of appliances, teeth whitening and related procedures
Provided local anesthesia to dental hygiene and dental patients as needed
Developed and implemented individualized dental care plans for patients; performed patient education, discharge planning, and patient/family teaching under the supervision of a dentist
Provided chair-side assistance to dentist in the performance of special tests, procedures, and complex treatments
Makes impressions of patients'teeth for study casts, mouth guards or trays
Assisted with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients
Performed patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate for walk-in patients
Assisted in preparation of patient care areas, and in the patient admission, transfer, and discharge process, as required; prepared reports and assists as required with patient reception, telephone calls, routine triage,etc.
Any existing systems/ processes streamlined???? Results obtained????Major assignments handled????
Any unique initiative taken to improve customer satisfaction level???? Any major accounts/clients handled???
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