Document 36344

Dental Hygienist
There are 4 pages to this product. They are as follows:
Page 1. Instruction Page - this page.
Page 2. The RaiseRequest Letter.
Page 3. Employee Strengths Page. (additional performance data for your letter)
Page 4. Salary Negotiation Guideline.
This product will serve as an excellent platform for you to demonstrate your particular job skills and
strengths. It is a powerful strategy for requesting an immediate raise and/or improve your standing within
your company in order to achieve a higher level of recognition, a better bonus or higher pay band.
Essentially, it is two letters in one. Recognizing this built-in, dual purpose is important. The first purpose is
a method by which you request an immediate raise. If your goal is to get an immediate raise. Use the
letter as it is written. Making some simple changes to areas clearly marked in red type.
The second purpose is for periodically updating your employer on positive developments that you have
created. This will serve to reaffirm and strengthen your standing within the company. Using the letter for
this purpose is also simple. Alter the opening statement to reflect your interest in updating your employer
with some recent positive developments. Then change the closing statement that requests a
“compensation increase”. The closing statement should then read something like this...Based on the
above mentioned information, my hope and expectation is that I will be recognized for my considerable
achievements. I am proud of the results I’ve generated and the momentum I’ve developed.
Getting started:
Fill in the areas set in red type. Alter the letter in any manner you see fit. Rewrite as much or as little as
necessary. The altering/writing process will help to solidify your thoughts into more concrete examples of
your abilities, and the achievements you have generated in your position.
The areas of type colored in red are designed as...
1. Type areas to alter with appropriate information.
2. Type areas of instruction.
3. Type areas to input a number such as a percentage shown - by 00% from previous month)
Often employees will not know direct percentage numbers from their department.
If that is the case delete the - by 00% from previous month. The line will still read true.
4. The final step is to print or email the letter and then deliver it.
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Date: 00/00/00
To: (Employer Name)
Dear Name,
We have worked together for (number of months or years) now. During that time period I have contributed
considerably to the dental practice by implementing methods of improving dental care, resulting in a more effective
and personalized patient care environment.
Below is a list of important improvements I have been involved with:
- Name of project or strategy
- Name of project or strategy
- ...continue list if possible
Listed below are some direct improvements in which I played an important role for the office.
Patient Care Improvements
Excellence in Cleaning and Polishing Teeth, Instructing Patients in Good Oral Hygiene and Aftercare for
Dental Treatments, and Providing Other Preventative Dental Care.
Improved Patient Trust, Dignity and Comfortability (Improved Focus on Individual Needs and Quality of Care)
Improved Communication and Connection to Patient Relatives and Family Members
Patient Care Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge of General, Rehabilitative and Restorative Dental Practices, Procedures.
Computer Skills and Knowledge
Outstanding Computer Skills and Knowledge of Windows Applications
Knowledge of Computer and Electronic State Transmission of MDS
Professional - Approachable, Knowledgeable and Helpful
Excellent Conversation and Listening Skills with Dentists and Patients
Positive Influence on Patients and Coworkers, Enthusiasm
General Care Knowledge
Knowledge of Care Goals, Department and Hospital Goals
Through a broad range of practices, I have continued to improve patient dental care services. Patient care, trust,
comfort and dignity have continued to improve through higher quality dental care and a professional approach. I am
proud of the results and wish to be recognized for my achievements through a compensation increase. Thank you for
your attention to this matter. I look forward to your response.
Sincerely yours,
Sign Here
Your Name
Employee Strengths Page
Use as reference for additional performance data in your RaiseRequest Letter.
Patient Care Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge of General, Rehabilitative and Restorative Dental Care Practices and Procedures.
Knowledge of all ADA codes, OSHA and HIPPA requirements.
Improved Personal Patient Care Practices
Patient Educating
Teaching and Establishing Patient Care Goals; Teaching Patient and Family to Understand Condition, Medications, and
Self-Care Skills; Answering Questions
Patient Care and Confidentiality
Strengthening Patient Confidence and Protecting Office Integrity by Keeping Health Information Confidential.
Computer Skills and Knowledge
Outstanding Computer Skills and Knowledge of Windows Applications
Knowledge of Computer and Electronic State Transmission of MDS
Dental Team Improvements
Maintaining Cooperative Relationships Among Dental Care Teams by Communicating Information; Responding to
Requests; Building Rapport; Participating in Team Problem-Solving Methods.
Training of Other Associates (Creating Backup Staff)
Tips-Training Associates to Become a More Efficient Team
Improved Cleanliness and Patient Care Practices
Concise, Detail Oriented Team Member
Excellent Attention to Detail and Organization Skills.
Improved Patient Comfortability, Trust, Dignity
Professional - Approachable, Knowledgeable and Helpful
Positive Influence on Coworkers
Demonstrates Enthusiasm, Improved Morale, Team Spirit.
Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
Excellent Conversational and Listening Skills with Both Dentists and Patients.
Positive Attitude Even With Difficult Patients (Excellent People Management Skills)
Responsive to Suggestions and New Strategies
General Organization Knowledge
Knowledge of Patient Care Goals and Office Goals
Knowing and Understanding Dentist Office Care Goals
Education - Degree
Certificate in Dental Radiological Proficiency as per State Dental Board requirements.
(Number of Years) as a Dental Hygienist or graduation from an ADA accredited dental assisting program.
CPR Certified
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Employee Strengths Page
Patient Care Skills and Knowledge
Professionally and effectively assisting the Dentist during general dental procedures.
Cleaning calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
Feeling and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.
Charting conditions of decay and disease of diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
Examining gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
Providing health education to improve and maintain oral health of patients.
Breaking down operatories and sterilizations in a timely and efficient manner.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of biohazard and infectious disease procedures
Able to effectively identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and other persons in a
position to understand care requirements.
Planning, development, coordination, evaluation, and ongoing management of new and existing dental services.
Establishing a compassionate environment through emotional care and support to patients and families.
Assuring quality of care by adhering to ADA standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and
standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following dentist office philosophies and care standards.
Effectively resolving patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary dental strategies.
Establishing and maintaining a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations
Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and
storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Efficiently documenting patient care services by maintaining patient records
Fostering continuity with dental teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and all patient needs.
Ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's
instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new
equipment and techniques.
Vigilance in maintaining dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed
supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as
needed to accomplish job results.
Advancing professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional
publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by assisting others as needed.
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Salary Negotiation Guideline
Strategies for a Successful Raise Meeting
Most likely you will be approached to set up a meeting regarding your raise request within a few weeks of delivering
the letter to your boss.
Review the raise request letter several times before the meeting.
Everything you needed to say has already been detailed in the letter.
Know your accomplishments and be able to speak clearly about them.
Have the meeting at your work location.
A common meeting room or office is best. High traffic areas bring with them too many unknown variables (e.g.
interruptions, etc.)
Place a copy of the raise request letter in front of you.
Use it to refer to your accomplishments during the meeting.
Bring a notepad and pen and take notes during the meeting.
Stay positive. Remain calm, positive and professional. In other words, talk less and mostly listen.
It is entirely possible that a higher salary will be presented to you in the form of a new employment contract. You
may want to take it home for consideration before simply agreeing to the terms.
Work through any challenges. One method an employer will use to manage the size of your raise is to call into
question some aspects of your job performance. This is a classic negotiation tactic. Work through these challenges
and respond by talking about your strengths with facts from the letter. Use examples of how you have helped to
improve the company. Take any reasonable criticism as insight toward your future improvement. And guidance
towards obtaining the higher income you seek. Listen attentively while continuing to write down suggestions. This
will help to demonstrate your desire to improve yourself and the company. But continue to maintain support for your
original request for a raise in the face of this downturn tactic.
Be careful to what you agree. Instead of a raise, you may be offered other perks, such as extra vacation time,
flexible hours, or a nice dinner out on the company. Be very careful when considering these offers. Take time to
weigh the options. Ask if you can respond to these offers later. Remember, more money in the bank is what you
were originally looking for.
Keep your cool. During the meeting, do not get angry or upset, even if your initial talks do not immediately result in
a raise. Getting a raise is a process. A series of discussions. Consider this the first step and keep moving forward.
If the raise is not forthcoming. Find out what it will take to get that raise. Ask to revisit the conversation next
month, after you have had a chance to implement the suggestions that you were given during the meeting.
Follow Up. You may also summarize your discussion via email after the meeting.
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