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Memorandum

Date: September 27, 2016


To: Megan Even
From: Robert Bluestone
Subject: Unit 2 Memorandum

This memorandum will be broken down into four parts. The first part will cover what each job
requires, and how I am or will be qualified for it. The second part is going to deal with how my
top two preferences has similar positive aspects. The third part will compare and contrast how I
would approach the resume and cover letter process for each company, and which company I
prefer. The fourth and final part will show how I will be qualified for the job, and how I would
be an asset to the company.


Part 1

After searching for some time, I have come across five different positions that suite my
interests quite well. Below will show what each company requires and desires, and how I am
qualified for each one.

Company: Greeley Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics (Pacific Dental Services)
Job title: Registered Dental Hygienist (Full-time)
Requirements: MS in hygiene/degree or certification for hygiene from an accredited college or
technical school or equivalent. Commitment to continuing education for hygiene and dentistry.
Responsibilities: Perform scaling and root planing, prepare patients for oral examinations,
educate patients on dental hygiene.
Personal Qualifications: After I complete my associates at Lake Superior College, I will have my
degree as required per the jobs ad. I will also be thoroughly trained in all manners required to
carry out a dental hygienist duty.

Company: Crestline Dental Group and Orthodontics (Pacific Dental Services)
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist (Full-time)
Requirements: MS in hygiene/degree or certification for hygiene from an accredited college or
technical school or equivalent. Commitment to continuing education for hygiene and dentistry.
Responsibilities: Perform SRPs, prepare patients for oral examinations, educate patients on
dental hygiene.
Personal Qualifications: After I complete my associates at Lake Superior College, I will have my
degree as required per the jobs ad. I will also be thoroughly trained in all manners required to
carry out a dental hygienist duty.

Company: Ray Dental
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist (Part-time)
Requirements: A license or certificate in Dental Hygiene.



Personal Qualifications: After I complete my associates at Lake Superior College, I will have my
degree as required per the jobs ad. I will also be thoroughly trained in all manners required to
carry out a dental hygienist duty.

Company: Health District of Northern Larimer County
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist (Part-time, Temporary)
Requirements: Colorado dental hygiene license, and local anesthesia certification
Responsibilities: Prophylaxis, debridement scaling and root planing
Desired: Bilingual, experienced in hygiene, familiar with Dentrix
Personal Qualifications: After I complete my associates at Lake Superior College, I will have my
degree as required per the jobs ad. I will also be thoroughly trained in all manners required to
carry out a dental hygienist duty. I will get both my hygiene license and local anesthesia in
Colorado.

Company: Heartland Dental
Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist (Full-time)
Requirements: Dental Hygienist license in Colorado, associates degree in Dental Hygiene, and a
CPR certification.
Responsibilities: Prepare dental equipment and instruments, excellent knowledge of overall
dentistry procedures, leadership skills
Desired: Experience with Dentrix, Velscope, and electronic medical records
Personal Qualifications: After I complete my associates at Lake Superior College, I will have my
degree as required per the jobs ad. I will also be thoroughly trained in all manners required to
carry out a dental hygienist duty. I will get both my hygiene license and CPR certification in
Colorado.

Part 2

The top two jobs that I prefer are with Greeley Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics (Pacific
Dental Services) and Heartland Dental. The table will show some positive information about
each company, and why I find it important.

Company
Pacific Dental Services
Heartland Dental
Growth and Security
As of the year 2014, PDS
Heartland Dental is the
currently has 400 supported largest dental support
offices throughout 14 states. organization in the United
Pacific Dental Services plans States. (n.d., para. 6)
to add more than 50

supported offices each year. That means this company
(n.d., para. 2)
should have a strong

foundation, and be well
This is a fast growing
supported. Job security
company with a lot of
should not become a
problem.



potential. Job security should
be safe.

Volunteering

Great organizations should


provide value to the
community. Thats why PDS
takes the time to give back.
Whether its down the block
or around the world, we
serve the community
through dental charity. (n.d.,
para. 1)

I think it is important to be
part of a company that
makes volunteering and
helping local communities a
priority.

Heartland Dental and their


supported offices
understand the importance
of giving back and the
impact they can have in their
communities. Its for that
very reason our supported
offices actively participate in
mission trips, Free Dentistry
days and My Free Smile.
(n.d., para. 1)

I think it is important to be
part of a company that
makes volunteering and
helping local communities a
priority.


Part 3

Writing a cover letter and Resume for both companies chosen in part two will be similar. Both
dental offices are part of fast growing dental supported organizations, Pacific Dental and
Heartland. For the resume portion the qualifications required would be the same, so the
resume would be the same for both jobs. The cover letter would be very similar. I would focus
more on teamwork and my background in the military since the ad is focused on positive
environment and strong teamwork for Pacific Dental. If I were going applying to the Heartland
job, I would be a little more formal, focus on the potential for personal growth in the future.

My preferred choice is Greeley Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. The table is a simple profile
of the company that makes it relevant to me.

Needs
Values
Attitudes
History



Searching for a
dental hygienist.
Provides a
competitive
compensation
package of benefits.

Providing the highest


quality of care is a
priority.
Focus on education
(Continued
Education).
Teamwork is
important to the
company.

Hard work is key to a


positive future.
Adaptability is part of
the everyday job.

Started in 1994, A
fast growing
company with
ambitions of getting
larger. Within a year,
PDS wishes to
provide services in
over 20 states.


Part 4

The table below shows the I meet each requirement for the Pacific Dental Job in Greeley
Colorado.

Job Requirements
Personal Qualifications
Degree or certification for hygiene
I will receive an Associates for Hygiene from
Lake Superior College
Commitment to continuing education for
It is mandatory for Dental Hygienist in
hygiene and dentistry
Colorado to complete 30 hours every two
years.

I would be an asset to the team for my experience as an assistant and training as a hygienist. I
would be flexible and willing to help out in any area needed. I also have experience in working
with the sterilization equipment, so I would be a jack of all trades. As an assistant in the
military, I became efficient at providing radiographs, charting dental examinations, minor
experience with scaling and root planning, and educating patients about dental health and
hygiene. For six years I worked as an assistant, I got plenty of relevant experience that already
make me clinic ready. Working in multiple dental facilities, I have the experience to adapt to
change, and work with various software. While in the military, I received hands on experience
and training with scaling teeth for two years. Going to school helped me refine my skills, I
would be beneficial to any dental clinic.


The memorandum covered the process of researching for a job. I believe its objective was not
only to highlight the importance of what type of job you are looking for, but to know who you
are applying to work for. If you just randomly apply to any place, you may find yourself in
unfavorable positions. That would not be good for you or your future employers.









References

DENTReps. (n.d.) Registered Dental Hygienist Colorado Greeley.
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from https://www.dentreps.com/career/77162/Registered-
Dental-Hygienist-Colorado-Co-Greeley

Heartland Dental (n.d.) Philanthropy.
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://heartland.com/who-we-are/philanthropy

Heartland Dental (n.d.) About Heartland Dental.
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://heartland.com/node/75081

Indeed. (n.d.) 56-014 Dental Hygienist Northern Larimer County.
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Health-District-of-
Northern-Larimer-County/jobs/Dental-Hygienist-40e75f85e85bac8e?q=Dental+Hygiene

Indeed. (n.d.) Dental Hygienist Ray Dental.
Retreived September 28, 2016, from http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Ray-Dental/jobs/Dental-
Hygienist-3fd83b584a774b31?q=Dental+Hygiene

Pacific Dental Services. (n.d.) PSD History.
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://pacificdentalservices.com/about/history

Pacific Dental Services (n.d.) Registered Dental Hygienist Crestline
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from https://jobs.pacificdentalservices.com/job/lakewood
/registered-dental-hygienist/873/2895499

Pacific Dental Services. (n.d.) Why We Serve.
Retrieved September 28, 2016, from http://pacificdentalservices.com/about/giving














Robert Bluestone
817 29th St N


Fargo, North Dakota 58102

Mobile: 619-964-9588
Email: Robert.bluestone@ndsu.edu

Career Objective





Associate of Applied Science, Lake Superior College, expected December 2016.
Major: Dental Hygiene
GPA: 3.5/4.0

Basic Life Support
American Heart Association

A position as a registered dental hygienist.


Education & Licensure

Work Experience







Hospital Corpsman Dental Technician, September 2007-August 2013
United States Navy
Assisted with general dentistry procedures, including charting for oral examinations,
fillings, root canals, tooth extractions.
Worked chair side assisting periodontics department with surgical procedures, root
scaling, and perio-charting.
Maintained and sterilized dental tools and equipment
Performed radiographs on patients
Explained dental procedures to patients
Managed patients files, records and scheduled appointments
Educated patients on dental hygiene

Skills







Ability to prepare dental equipment and instruments
Working knowledge of dental hygiene and assisting procedures
Excellent communication skill
Proficient at performing radiographs
Knowledge of dental health maintenance and infection control
Team oriented individual who efficiently works with others to get the job done

References available upon request





Robert Bluestone

817 29th St N





Mobile: 619-964-9588
Fargo, North Dakota 58102



Email: Robert.bluestone@ndsu.edu


September 28, 2016

Pacific Dental Services
Greeley, Colorado 80634

Dear Pacific Dental Services:

I am applying for a position of Registered Dental Hygienist advertised in indeed.com. I am close
to finishing my educational requirements for the job.

I will earn an Associate of Applied Science for Registered Dental Hygienist upon graduation
from Lake Superior College in December 2016. Following graduation, I will immediately begin
the necessary work to get a hygienist license in Colorado.

I have plenty of relevant dental experience from my time as a dental technician in the United
States Navy. I am experienced with giving radiographs, charting records, making and maintain
the patient schedules, sterilizing equipment, and turning rooms over. During the final years of
military service, I received training from different dental hygienist on how to do scaling and root
planing. I performed dental cleanings for two years, doing about 6 cleanings a day. As you can
see, I have the hands on experience as a dental hygienist. Add that to the training I received
from Lake Superior College, I am ready to provide a positive impact to your organization. I have
worked with both small and large dental departments. I know the importance that teamwork
has with getting the job done.

The skills that I developed over the years provides me with the confidence that I know will have
a positive impact on your team. Attached is a copy of my resume, and I look forward to the
opportunity of discussing the position with you in person. You can contact me at 619-964-9588
or Robert.bluestone@ndsu.edu to schedule an interview.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,



Robert Bluestone

Enclosure



PACIFIC
DENTAL SERVICES

Job Details

Requisition Number: 16-4869
Title:

Registered Dental Hygienist
Job Category:
Hygiene
Job Type:

Regular Full-Time
Company Name:
Greeley Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics
Region:

CO - Fort Collins Area, Rocky Mountain - JS
City:

Greeley
State:

CO
Zip Code:

80634

Description
Dr. Thaddeus Carter and his team at Greeley Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics are looking to
add a Hygienist to our growing team. We are looking for someone who is friendly and
energetic, who can help our team in providing the highest quality dental patient care.

Responsibilities
Perform SRPs (scaling/root planing)
Prepare patients for oral examination and assist other dental professionals in providing
treatment
Educate children and adults on dental health, plaque control, oral hygiene and nutrition
Provide an engaging and unique patient experience

Requirements
Preferred background
MS in Hygiene/degree or certification for Hygiene from an accredited college or technical
school or equivalent
Commitment to continuing education for hygiene and dentistry

As a member of our team, youll receive a competitive salary, an attractive
bonus/compensation structure, excellent benefits and continued education.