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Assistant Office

Fresno, CA
December 13, 2019

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Elizabeth Balboa-Brooks




**/**** - **/**** **** Office Regional Manager Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics

Managed three pediatric Fresno Offices,one Orthodontic Office and one pediatric Bakersfield Office, assured all staffing protocols and standards,set up of all initial equipment and supplies pertaining to the back office,staff work/vacation schedules,OSHA compliance,wage negotiations, oversee the DDS schedules, CE Provider ;Board Certified to provide continuing education units to RDA 's

05/2016 -02/2017. WESTERN DENTAL Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic Assistant: all duties involving Orthodontic procedures.initial records, panoramic x-rays,impressions and all lab work, placing of brackets as well as placement and removal of archwires,deband and debonding.Fabricating retainers and communicating oral hygiene instructions.

●11/2015 – Open Instrument Sterile Processing Technician Loyal Source Government Services Orlando,FL 32828 contract employer/ VA Hospital Fresno Ca.93703

Ensure proper operation of autoclave unit and equipment used in Sterile Processing Department prior to use on a daily basis

File requisitions and inventory Department supplies

Assist with Loaner Instruments outside the Facility

Knowledgeable regarding handling and care of instruments, tray preparation and special procedure items- Scopes and Eye Instrumentation

Perform proper packaging and preparation of all applicable supplies for sterilization

Monitor sterility dates of supplies and out dates of sterile instruments and scopes

Process and oversee that all contaminated instruments and supplies are returned from Clinics,GI Lab and the OR to Central Service

Knowledgeable in Receiving, sorting and Decontamination of Soiled instruments

Experience with the decontamination and sterilization of Scopes using high sterilization unit

●02/2010-05/2014 Surgical Service Assistant Fresno Surgical Hospital Fresno Ca.93710

Case cart preparation, pulling specific supplies and instrumentation for surgical procedures

Assist in the proper sanitation and sterilization of room turn over

Maintain the Anesthesia Units and changing breathing circuits after each patients use, stock fluid carts and blanket warmer machines

Assist the Circulating RN properly position patient for surgical procedure

Ensure sterile technique to open supplies and instruments onto the sterile field before surgery

Inventory and stock all surgical rooms as well as Pick Room area

Maintain copies and schedules for surgical core as well as communicate with departments as instruments are needed during the day

●02/2010-05/2014 Sterile Processing Technician Fresno Surgical Hospital Fresno Ca.93710

Decontamination of surgical Instruments: Receiving, Sorting and cleaning of soiled instruments

Preparation Packaging and Wrapping of Cleaned Items: Inspection, Assembly, Labeling

●2000/2006 Registered Dental Assistant in Pediatric and Orthodontics Jelmini Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Fresno Ca 93720

Chair side Assistant #1 Duties: chart procedures, prioritize patient treatment plan, monitor and help in administering General sedation, placing of b/p cuff, thermometer probe, pulse oximetry and administer nitrous oxide and oxygen

Assistant #2 Duties: Go over post operative instructions with parents and patient, breakdown of instruments for sterilization, inventory and restock treatment rooms

Orthodontic Assistant: record photos, x-rays and impressions taken pre orthodontics, assist DDS with set up and placement of braces and wire checks .Removal of braces, polish teeth and final records of patient’s treatment

Front Office Duties: answer phones, print schedules, check in patients, preauthorize treatment with insurance companies and coordinate treatment plans for dental treatment as well as Orthodontics

Certification and Other Experience

RDA #48605 Certified in Pit and Fissure Sealant placement

Orthodontic Specialty Coordinating/Invisaline

Completion of Central Service Certification Course #113325

VA Hospital Fresno Redesign Communication Committee

Flying Doctors Organization/Dental Missions

Volunteer with Fresno/Madera Dental Society

Fresno Healthy Families Dental Program Associate

Dental Instructor for RDA certifcation at Galen College Fresno,Ca.

California Dental Association, Continue Education Provider Lic #RP5758/1455

References are available upon request

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