Jeff Jerome Chief of Staff

Jeff Jerome came to The Center for Special Dentistry in Feb 2010 as a part-time volunteer. He was asked to join our full-time staff in April 2010. Jeff, or JJ as we call him, became Chief of Staff in Jan 2012. In that position he is responsible for managing all students, staff, hygienists, lab techs and dentists and supervising all other aspects of running a large dental practice. Jeff has stepped up into that role and has performed at, or above, high expectations. We highly recommend him for admission to dental school.

Education:
Brooklyn College, Masters in Biology

  • Expected graduation date- June 2012
    Click here to read his paper published in Feb 2012 on Mycobacteria.

New Hampshire Technical Institute, September 2007 – May 2009

  • Attended science courses.
  • Participated in a competitive dental hygiene program.

Hofstra University,Bachelor of Arts in Biology, December 2003

Profile

  • Detail-oriented, efficient and organized self-starter
  • Fast-learner and analytical problem-solver
  • Motivated and dedicated
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly trustworthy and ethical
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Experience
Ryerson Smiles Dental – Brooklyn, NY – Dental Assistant, September 2005 – October 2006

  • Disinfected operatory
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments
  • Took dental radiographs of patients
  • Scheduled follow-up appointments

Clarendon Family Dental – Brooklyn, NY -Dental Assistant, April 2004 – September 2005

  • Assisted with dental procedures
  • Set-up operatory
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments
  • Took dental radiographs of patients
  • Translated dental procedures for French-speaking patients

Other Experience:
Hofstra University Computer Center – Hempstead, NY -Student Assistant, February 2002 – August 2003

  • Supported faculty and administration with campus wide hardware, software and networking issues
  • Troubleshot network and local printers
  • Utilized ghost software for PC platforms Installed and upgraded software Verified network connectivity from office ports back to communication closet
  • Manchester Boys and Girls Club – Manchester, NH – Athletic Director, September 2008 – June 2009
  • Facilitated sporting activities for middle school aged children
  • Built rapport with children through mentoring and assisting with homework
  • Flatbush YMCA – Brooklyn, NY -Junior Knicks Coach/Mentor, January 2003 – June 2007
  • Coached basketball
  • Provided support to troubled teens

Skills
Fluent in French, Creole. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and the Internet. CPR certified. Have knowledge of charting teeth and restorations in Dentrix. Worked as a dental hygiene student in an academic clinical dental setting for one year.