Orthodontic Assistant preparing for dental school
To prepare for dental school by engaging in post-baccalaureate, pre-health studies, including prerequisite coursework, as well as professional networking and continued employment, volunteer, and shadowing experience in dentistry; to become a dentist, and in this position, to provide exceptional care, support, and resources to communities served.
Selected Professional & Volunteer Experience
Bucks Mont Orthodontics
(2020 to Present)
Provide chairside assistance in bonding of traditional metal and ceramic braces and lingual braces, as well as delivery of clear aligners, palatal expanders, and other appliances; review oral health and aftercare instructions with patients; take initial and progress records including panoramic and cephalometric X-rays, iTero scan, and intraoral photos, as well as alginate impressions as needed for Essix retainers; assist in marketing, office management, and creating warm, fun environment for patients ages 7+.
Ann Silverman Clinic of Doylestown Hospital
(2021 – Present)
Provide chairside assistance to rotating group of volunteer dentists during restorative procedures; communicate with primarily non-native-English-speaking patients regarding pain and sensitivity, procedural instructions, and aftercare; ensure instruments and operatory are sterilized/sanitized as needed.
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP
Worked with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigrant and nonimmigrant matters; communicated with corporate clients and foreign national beneficiaries in dual-representation scenario; managed and strategized case timelines; gathered information and write detailed letters of support outlining qualifications, nexus of responsibilities to classification, and specialty occupation position requirements; prepare documentation and forms for H1/4, L1/2, E1/2, E3, TN, PERM, Family- and Employment Based Adjustments of Status, I-140 (EB-1C, EB-2, EB-3), and Naturalization; prepared letters in response to Requests for Evidence; tracked and manipulated data using LawLogix case management software; generated reports for firm-wide data optimization; corresponded with government agencies and vendors as needed.
(2015 – 2018)
Collaborated with team of skilled, professional cooks to prepare globally-inspired share plates in high-intensity professional kitchen; acted as lead cook on Garde Manger, Vegetable Sauté, and Meat & Fish stations in turn, managing respective stations’ product and requirements to ensure clean, balanced output; assisted in wild foraging for ingredients including mushrooms varietals, hickory bark, ramps, phlox flowers, fiddlehead ferns, and taranome, and in harvesting from local gardens.