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Amanda McHenry

Registered Dental Hygienist

Education

Aug 2006May 2010

Associates in Applied Science

Illinois Central College

Honors

Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award Recipient, 2010

Introduction

I graduated from Illinois Central College in the spring of 2010 with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science/Dental Hygiene. I effectively balanced a full-time career while maintaining a 3.87 GPA. I was awarded the HuFriedy Golden Scaler for academic and clinical excellence. In April, 2010, I achieved a score of 96 percent on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. 

I have been working as a dental hygienist for the last seven years. During this time, I have proven to be a dedicated and reliable employee and a valued asset to the dental team. I have made it a priority to build strong rapport with my patients and to earn their trust at each visit.

I held my position with Ameren (a utility company) for over eight years. During that time, I gained significant experience in customer service. This experience serves me well as a dental hygienist. I am well equipped to handle difficult patients and those resistant to treatment. I view every appointment as an opportunity to build a relationship and provide my patients with the knowledge and appreciation needed for the best possible home care outcome. 

I am appreciative of each opportunity I have been given in my career and I have learned a great deal from each position I have held.  I look forward to the next chapter and all of the lessons that it holds. 

Work experience

May 2013Present

Dental Hygienist

Afdent

  • Deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients
  • Review patient health histories
  • Perform oral cancer screenings and oral health assessments
  • Expose and interpret radiographs 
  • Perform routine adult and child prophylaxes
  • Provide preventative services including pit and fissure sealants, and fluoride treatments (trays and varnish)
  • Perform scaling and root planing
  • Obtain probing depths for periodontal charting
  • Perform periodontal maintenance procedures 
  • Provide appropriate home care instructions and educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques
  • Treatment plan necessary dental procedures at the direction of supervising dentist
  • Review insurance benefits with patient and make appropriate financial arrangements
  • Schedule all hygiene and operative appointments
  • Administer local anesthesia for dental hygiene and operative procedures

Apr 2011Apr 2013

Dental Hygienist

Dr. Paul & Dr. Anderson

  • Delivered comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients
  • Reviewed patient health histories
  • Performed oral cancer screenings and oral health assessments
  • Exposed and interpreted radiographs 
  • Performed routine adult and child prophylaxes
  • Provided preventative services including pit and fissure sealants, and fluoride treatments (trays and varnish)
  • Performed scaling and root planing
  • Obtained probing depths for periodontal charting
  • Performed periodontal maintenance procedures 
  • Provided appropriate home care instructions and educated patients on proper oral hygiene techniques
Jan 2003Apr 2011

Customer Service/Solutions Center

Ameren

  • Assisted customers with a high level of compassion and confidentiality
  • Responded to customer correspondence via verbal and written communication
  • Corrected billing errors; communicated resolutions to the customer
  • Issued payment arrangements; explained details and implications of arrangements to the customer
  • Scheduled service orders
  • Responded to emergency and electric outage related calls
  • Trained and mentored new employees
  • Functioned as a liaison between Customer Service and other departments within the company

Certifications

Jun 2010Sep 2015

Dental Hygiene License

State of Illinois
Sep 2012Current

Dental Hygiene License

State of Indiana
May 2015Current

Dental Hygiene Anesthesia Permit

State of Indiana
Jun 2010Sep 2015

Local Anesthesia Administration

State of Illinois
Jun 2009Current

Basic Life Support/CPR

American Heart Association

Additional Skills

  • Local anesthetic
  • Nitrous oxide (applicable in the state of Illinois)
  • Diagnodent
  • Dentrix software
  • Eaglesoft software
  • Digital radiographs
  • Microsoft Office

References

Cathy Korondi, RDH

Dental Hygiene Program Director, Illinois Central College

Lynn Mauer, RDH

Instructor/Academic Advisor, Illinois Central College

Scott Anderson, DDS

Supervising Dentist, Dr. Paul & Dr. Anderson

Roger Paul, DMD

Supervising Dentist, Dr. Paul & Dr. Anderson

Dena Ratcliff

Supervisor, Ameren

Letters of Reference

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Subbing Availability

July, 2017 availability:

7/7, 7/12, 7/19, 7/21, 7/26

August, 2017 availability:

8/2, 8/4, 8/9, 8/23, 8/30

Available in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding areas

This section will be updated in real time to reflect my current availability.  

If I am needed as a substitute hygienist in your office, please contact me at 309-657-8551.