I have given lessons at the college level and adult learning. I have a Masters degree. I use real-life experience to teach, visual and hands on activities to help the learning experience more enjoyable. Everyone has different ways of learning and I use those techniques to teach each person on an individual level.
I have been teaching for 3 years at the college level. I have taught over 400 students some of the classes were over 30 students in one class. Results of successful students have been up to 80%. They have all found jobs, the grades were above 78% up to 98%. The majority of my students have passed certification for the jobs they acquired through teaching techniques such as examples and visual.
115 Meadow Circle, Daphne, AL 36526
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Qualifications: Performing dental hygiene duties and quality patient care for several years. Providing dental health education as a dental professional in private and educational setting.
Dental Program Director/Instructor 09/2014-09/2016
Fortis College, Mobile, AL
o Leadership for department growth and faculty mentorship
o Teaches Dental courses assigned by the Department Chair/DOE/Academic Dean.
Utilizes, syllabus, unit and daily lesson plans, submits grades, and documentation
Develops a variety of supplementary resources
• Instructional technology, guest speakers, field trips, current articles and literature, discipline specific equipment, etc.).
o Monitors classroom and student safety, and maintains clean lab environments
Follows OSHA guidelines
o Assist with planning, development, and maintenance of program curriculum and traffic of new buildings.
o Works with Academic Dean to resolve student concerns.
o Participates in the evaluation of textbooks and other instructional materials.
o Stays current with licensures needed for curriculum.
o Coordinates and Participates in Advisory Board activities with Academic Dean.
o Seeks employees with proper certification and degrees needed for positions.
o Supervise and Advise Faculty
o Dental Education Courses
Hygienist/Practice Manager 07/2012-09/2015
AdVance Dental, Birmingham, AL
o Hygiene Duties
SRP Periodontal Cleanings
Proficient in Dentrix and Eaglesoft programs
Filing patient charts
o Case Management
o 98% Collection
o Insurance Reconciliation
o Employee Training
o Implemented and established an SOP
o Improvement with Technological changes and training
o Marketing strategies applied
Lead Dental Hygienist/Assistant 07/2011-01/2012
Riverside Dental, Riverside, AL
o All Dental Hygiene and Assisting Duties
o Legal Advisor
o Case Management and Initiate Treatment Planning
o OSHA Compliance Officer
o Responsible for Care Calls and Answering Patient Concerns
o Marketing Strategies
Registered Dental Hygienist 11/2005-07/2010
Friendly Smiles Dental Care, Tampa, FL
o Responsible for all Dental Hygiene duties
o Patient education
o Assist personnel with trouble shooting computer errors and programs
o Organizing meetings for accreditation qualification
o Time Management
Head Registered Dental Hygienist 06/2004-08/2005
John P. Griffin, DDS, Chicopee, MA
o All Duties of Hygienist including
Responsible for writing office policy manuscript
Updated State Laws and Regulations in office
Implemented Standard Business Practice
Wrote Code of Conduct for Dental Office and Office Policy
Maintained OSHA Manuals
o Administered Local Anesthesia
o Initiated and implemented a soft tissue management program
o 65% increase in production in a year
o Networking and Marketing Proposals
Head Dental Assistant 07/1991-08/2005
Thomas H. Acquista, DMD, Longmeadow, MA.
o All dental assisting expanded duties
o Supervised dental assistants
o Inventory Management
CPR classes for staff
o Responsible for writing office policy
o Responsible for updating OSHA Manuals and HIPAA
Master Degree in Healthcare Administration, Argosy University, Tampa, FL
Bachelors of Business Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Associates in Science degree in Dental Hygiene, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
Certificate in Dental Assisting, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
Associates in Science in Medical Assisting, Mount Ida College, Newton Centre, MA
Dentrix and Eaglesoft programs, Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point, Insurance reconciliation,
All Windows Programs including Excel, and Adobe
Non Profit Experiences:
The Village, Birmingham, AL
• Grant Writing
• Office Remodel for Workflow
• Accessing Volunteers through Local College Dental Programs
o Accredited and CE’s
Tufts Clinic in Amherst, MA
• Dental Hygiene duties for physical and mentally handicapped
• Record keeping for Medicaid
Holyoke Single Mothers
• Teaching expectant mothers oral care, nutrition, and hygiene
• Teaching single mothers oral healthcare for their children and nutrition
Massachusetts School Department Dental Program
• Assessing and recording dental needs of elementary school children
• Responsible for contacting parents and involving them in the treatment plans
• Educating children and parents to improve nutrition at home
• Involved in MA State Fluoride program for children
Accreditations: Sleep Apnea Research Paper for the Dental Hygiene Digest, Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Dental Assistant, Radiology Certified, BLS/CPR Certification, Licensed in Administration of Local Anesthesia, Past Delegate on the Massachusetts Dental Hygiene Association Board, Clinical Proficiency Award, Crest Professional Award.
Memberships: American Dental Hygienist Association, Florida Dental Hygiene Association, National Dental Practice-
Based Research Network, Dental Assistant National Board, American Dental Assistant Association and
Languages: Speak, read, and write Portuguese
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