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Amanda McHenry, R.D.H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Education

Honors

Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award Recipient, 2010

Introduction

I am in the process of relocating to St Louis from Fort Wayne, IN with my husband. Our relocation will be completed by April 7, 2019. As a result, I am currently seeking a quality dental practice in the area where I can continue my career as a hygienist. I am confident that my clinical proficiency and solid work history make me an ideal candidate.  

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 with Ameren while maintaining a 3.87 GPA. I was awarded the Hu Friedy 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 full-time as a dental hygienist for the last eight 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 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 outcome. 

I am thankful for each opportunity I have been given in my career and I have learned a great deal from each position I have held. I am excited about this new chapter of my life and look forward to establishing my career, and my home, in St Louis.

Work experience

Jun 2010Present

Dental Hygienist

Multiple offices; please see below
  • Deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients
  • Review patient health histories
  • Perform oral cancer screenings and oral health assessments
  • Complete and update dental charting as necessary
  • Expose and interpret radiographs 
  • Take intraoral pictures and review with patient
  • Perform routine adult and child prophylaxes
  • Provide preventative services including pit and fissure sealants, and fluoride treatments
  • Perform scaling and root planing
  • Obtain probing depths for periodontal charting
  • Perform periodontal maintenance procedures 
  • Place Arestin when appropriate
  • Provide appropriate home care instructions and educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques
  • Treatment plan necessary dental procedures at the direction of supervising dentist
  • Educate patients regarding necessary dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, extractions, endodontic treatment, etc
  • Review insurance benefits with patient and make appropriate financial arrangements where applicable
  • Schedule hygiene recall and operative appointments
  • Administer local anesthesia for dental hygiene and operative procedures
  • Administer nitrous oxide
May 2013Jul 2017

Dental Hygienist

Afdent
Jan 2003Apr 2011

Customer Service/Solutions Center

Ameren
  • Assisted customers with a high level of compassion and confidentiality
  • Trained and mentored new employees
  • Functioned as a liaison between Customer Service and other departments within the company
  • Led a team of five to establish and produce a monthly newsletter communicating policy changes and training information for 250+ customer service representatives
  • Served on a small team responsible for the reformatting and rewriting of all official company correspondence issued from the customer service department including emails and letters
  • Conducted systems testing and pilot programs
  • Participated in numerous projects geared towards increased efficiency and quality
  • 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
  • Demonstrated a strong working knowledge of the Illinois Commerce Commission Code 280 for electric and gas utilities

Certifications

Mar 2019 - Current

Dental Hygiene License with LA and N2O permits

State of Missouri

Sep 2012 - Current

Dental Hygiene License

State of Indiana

May 2015 - Current

Dental Hygiene Anesthesia Permit

State of Indiana

Jun 2010 - Sep 2015

Dental Hygiene License (includes local anesthesia administration)

State of Illinois

Jun 2009 - Current

Basic Life Support/CPR

American Heart Association

 

Key Skills

  • Local anesthesia
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Dentrix
  • Eaglesoft
  • Dexis
  • Digital radiographs
  • Diagnodent
  • Microsoft Office

References

Available upon request