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Work History

Jun 2015Present

Dental Assistant

Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

New York, NY

  • Highly skilled in greeting patients, managing appointments and keeping treatment records. Performed bookkeeping duties using Dentrix software.
  • Provided patients with Pre-OP and Pos-OP instructions. 
  • Prepared tray setups accurately for dental operation which increased efficiency significantly.
  • Helped patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
  • Experienced assisting in Periodontal Surgeries (Implant placement and removal, sinus lifts, tissue grafting, crown lengthening, tooth and root extraction, extensive ridge augmentation, All on Four surgeries, LANAP, osseous surgeries).
  • Cone Beam Scan Operator, trained in taking Digital X- Ray's.
  • Trained in 3D intraoral scanner and 3D printer for surgical guides.
  • Dental laboratory procedures (pouring impressions, trimming and polishing study casts)
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Adept at ordering dental supplies and maintaining stock and inventory.
Dec 2014Jun 2015

Dental Assistant

rockefeller cosmetic dentistry

New York, NY

  • Making appointments, answering the telephone, maintaining and filing records.
  • Meeting and greeting both existing patients and new patients when they arrive.  
  • Assisting dental staff when necessary. 
  • Working at other dental practice locations from time to time as required.   
  • Keeping dental equipment clean safe and well maintained. 
  • Assisting in Prosthodontic procedures ( Implant crowns, fixed, removable and complete partial dentures, smile design, operative restorations)
Sep 2013Oct 2014

General Dentist

Clinikdent

Bogota, Colombia

  • Preventive dental care by educating patients regarding plaque control causes and treatment of dental problems and oral healthcare services.
  • Regularly planned and coordinated public dental health programs.
  • Reassuring anxious patients and clearly explaining procedures to them.
  • Dealing with pedo and adult patients.
  • Examining and diagnosing decaying teeth and periodontal disease. 
  • Updating  patients medical records.
  • Dealing with emergency cases like relieving a patients pain.
  • Periodontal procedures ( plaque control, profilaxis, SRP)
  • Operatory and preventive procedures ( amalgam, composites, stainless steal crowns, plastic forms, sealants and fluoride application) 
  • Prosthodontic procedures ( Implant crowns, post, core and a crown, fixed, removable and complete partial dentures, veneers)
  • Endontic procedures ( incisive, canine, premolar and molar, manual and rotary root canal, root canal retreatment and pulpotomy)
  • Completed complex surgical extractions of partially and fully impacted teeth that required a surgical handpiece for sectioning of teeth and ostectomy.
  • Effectively screened and recommended candidates for oral/maxillofacial surgery.
  • Managing the training and development of staff
Jan 2013Jul 2013

General Dentist

Pontificia Javeriana University, Faculty of Dentistry

Jenesano Boyacá, Colombia

  • General Dentist Participated in government sanctioned rotating program; provided 24/7 service to hospital in a rural community.
  • Implementing of public dental health programs.

Education

Apr 2016

NBDE PART TWO

NATIONAL BOARD DENTAL EXAM

Score: PASS

Sep 2015

NBDE PART ONE

National Board Dental Exam

Score: PASS

20082013

Bachelors of Dentistry

Pontificia Javeriana University

GPA: 3.59

20062008

Computerized Accounting Technician

Techno-Systems Institute

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20022007

Academic High School

Colegio, Centro Lestonnac


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Feb 2016

New York University College of Dentistry

"Public Health Dentistry Conference”

New York, NY

Nov 2015

91st Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting

New York, NY

  • “American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry”
  • “American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA)"
  •  “Caries: Diagnosis, Early Intervention and Restoration a "Live" Demonstration” 

  • “Greater Metropolitan Dental Society/National Dental Association (NDA)”  

  • “A Practical Approach to Modern Ceramic Restorations a "Live" Demonstration”          

  • “OCO Biomedical: Changing Implantology Today” 

  • “Lapip: An En"Light"ening Treatment for Peri-Implantitis”        
  • “Techniques for Mastering Preparation, Temporization and Insertion of Porcelain Laminae Veneers, A Team Approach”

  • “The Role of Bioactive Materials and Conservative Restorative Techniques in Modern Dentistry”

  • “Optimizing CAD/CAM Workflow with Team Delegation”
Nov 2014

90th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting
  • “Systemic Disease in Oral Health: How You Can put Into Your Practice” 
  • “Today’s Restorative Options: Combining Function and Artistry with Prosthodontics Principles”
May 2013

Fifth Latin-American Dental Congress

Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Technology and Dental Aesthetics”
May 2009

SEMINAR
  • “Medical Management of a Highly Complex Patient"       

SCHOLARSHIP

  • UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP  (2008-2013):

Merit-academic based scholarship sponsored by Joaquín Emilio Sánchez García, Pontificia Javeriana University Rector.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP (2002-2007): 

Merit-academic based scholarship,  Colegio Centro Lestonnac.                          


COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • GENRAL DENTIST (Nov 2015)

“SPEAR Open Wide Foundation”

Guatemala City, Guatemala   

- Worked for local outreach program that provided screenings and treatments to impoverished Guatemalan communities.

                                                                                      

  • GENRAL DENTIST (2009-2013)

“Smile Builders”

Pontificia Javeriana University

Bogota DC, Colombia

- Worked for local outreach program that provided screenings and treatments to impoverished Colombian communities.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Computerized accounting technician, management in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, AutoCAD and specialized in accounting programs.
  • Management of Dentrix, CAD-CAM and dental tridimensional scanner and printer software.

OBSERVERSHIP

  • “Anterior Teeth Preparation and Dental Diagnostic Wax-up”   (July 2014)

Dr. Ivan Ronald Huanca

New York University College of Dentistry     

SHADOWING EXPERIENCE

  1. BERNADETTE SAWA, DDS

New York, NY.   

  • Prosthodontics.