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SUSAN M. GENTILE, R.D.H.

214 Huntington Road


Scotland, CT 06264
sgdd7ca2@westpost.net
Cell: (860) 558-0238

OBJECTIVE: To apply my knowledge and skills as a Dental Hygienist while assistin


g and educating my patients to promote and maintain their positive oral health.

EXPERIENCE:
2008 - 2010 Mancini Family Dentistry. Farmington, CT
Dental Hygienist: Provide comprehensive dental hygiene services for patients
of all
ages; responsibilities include the following; yearly probing, soft tissue manage
ment, scaling and root planning; perio chip placement; educating patients in the
correlation between diet, nutrition, and medical conditions to maintain optimal
dental and physical well-being; at each recall visit updating medical condition
s and current medications; take impressions for night guards and take home bleac
hing systems, place sealants, taking x-rays with the use of Dexis digital radio
graphs; limited lab duties: pour and trim study models, preparing home-bleaching
trays, maintain all patient records utilizing the Dentrix Dental Paperless Syst
em; limited front desk duties;

2006 - 2008 Jean Lafayette, D.D.S. Bloomfield, CT


Dental Hygienist: Provide comprehensive dental hygiene services for patients
of all
ages; established a periodontal program which includes yearly probing, soft tiss
ue management, scaling and root planning; perio chip placement; educating patien
ts in the correlation between diet, nutrition, and medical conditions to maintai
n optimal dental and physical well-being; also established a HIPAA compliant sys
tem of color coded medical and dental alerts on the outside of patient charts; a
t each recall visit updating medical conditions and current medications; adminis
ter zoom and sapphire in-office bleaching systems; take impressions for night gu
ards and take home bleaching systems, place sealants, taking and developing radi
ographs, cleaning and maintaining the peri-pro developing systems, cleaning and
maintaining sterilization equipment, limited lab duties: pour and trim study mod
els, preparing home-bleaching trays, proficient in sales and marketing of home d
ental hygiene aides and cosmetic procedures and the importance of tooth replacem
ent with implants; limited front desk duties.

1998 - Present Elizabeth Alligood, DMD Farmington, CT


Dental Hygienist: Provide comprehensive dental hygiene services for children;
oral prophylaxis; home care instruction including age appropriate brushing an
d flossing
techniques; dental charting; provide orthodontic evaluations. Digital X-rays. T
his is a part-time position averaging two Saturdays a month.

SUSAN M.GENTILE, R.D.H.


2003 - 2006 Hartford Hospital Dental Clinic Hartford, CT
Dental Hygienist: Provided comprehensive dental hygiene services for patients of
all
ages, mentally and physically handicapped, geriatric and pediatric patients, se
verely, medically compromised patients such as cancer radiation patients, pre an
d post transplant patients and severely immunocompromised patients; oral cancer
screening; periodontal evaluations including yearly probing, scaling and root pl
anning and soft tissue management; caries assessment; oral health counseling and
instructions in home-self care strategies; dietary and nutritional analysis and
counseling for maintaining optimal oral health; update medical histories and ob
tain current -medications and blood pressure evaluations at each recall visit; o
btain medical consult requests for medically compromised patients; taking and de
veloping radiographs, panorex; placing sealants; placing temporary fillings; re-
cementing crowns. Participated in a research project at the Women's Health Depar
tment in prevention of early pre-term labor and low birth rate babies, providing
comprehensive dental hygiene services to pregnant women, performing dental scr
eenings and patient education to high-risk pregnancy patients, assisted with est
ablishing guidelines used in research study and data collection and working clos
ely with the nursing staff of high-risk pregnancy patients; assisting front offi
ce staff with scheduling and a variety of office procedures; minor dental assist
ing and minor oral surgery assisting; maintaining and ordering hygiene supplies.
1997 - 2003 University of Connecticut-School of Dental Medicine Farmingt
on, CT
Dental Hygienist: Provided comprehensive dental hygiene services for adult pati
ents, medically compromised, physically and mentally handicapped, and geriatric
patients; oral cancer screening; periodontal maintenance therapy; periodontal ev
aluations and referrals; scaling and root planning; use of ultrasonic scaler; c
aries assessment; oral health counseling and instruction in home self-care strat
egies; blood pressure examinations; dietary and nutritional analysis and counsel
ing for maintaining optimal oral health; updated complete complicated medical hi
stories and obtained current medications at each visit; completed medical consul
t requests and documented information in patient records; responsible for the de
velopment and initiation and maintained the oral health maintenance program reca
ll system; formulated and created a chart to assist and train all new hygienists
, responsible for training all new hygienists; while assisting patients I obtai
ned vital information on surveys requested for quality assurance purposes; respo
nsible for determination and referral of individual patients for further treatme
nt in specific, designated areas; responsible for initiating proper chart docume
ntation by doctors that they have reviewed the radiographs requested by myself;
minor assistance with implant surgery; assistance with oral surgery; re-cementin
g crowns and placing temporary fillings. Assisted in radiology, central support
services, record room and all clerical duties related to patients care.
EDUCATION: Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
Graduated: May 1989
Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene
LICENSURE AND
CERTIFICATION: Licensed Dental Hygienist: Certified in CPR
Massachusetts State License
Connecticut State License
Administering local anesthesia