Jinkee received her Doctor of Dental Medicine, D.M.D. in October 1993, from Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines. She passed her licensure exam in May 1997, Philippine Regulation Commission, Dental Board Examination and worked at the Muntinlupa Ortho/Dental Clinic in Manila, Philippines from June 1997 through October 1999. There, she performed various dental procedures such as oral prophylaxis, restorative treatment, cosmetic/esthetic restorations, prosthodontic appliances such as dentures and crowns, adjustment of prosthodontic appliances, and oral surgery.
Jinkee is currently employed by the Fairfax County Health Department, Mount Vernon District Office, as the Dental Services Office Manager. Jinkee helps to coordinate dental screenings, examinations/treatments and educational sessions both on and off site. Due to her extensive experience in working with individuals with IDD, Jinkee has been called upon to take a leadership role in various outreach programs for special population groups.
Past work experiences in the United States include: Office/Clinical Manager at Fairfax Orthodontics, PC, Clinical Supervisor/Dental Assistant at a Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Office, Dental Educator at the Northern Virginia Training Center (NVTC), and Dental Services Office Manager at NVTC.
It was at NVTC that Jinkee spent a majority of her career and learned to work with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. She spearheaded several projects to benefit this population and the staff that support them. She developed and implemented individualized oral hygiene guidelines with reinforced adaptive aids and techniques in oral hygiene care to encourage client participation, safety and improve individual oral health. Later, in her position as Dental Office Manager, Jinkee organized and supervised daily dental operations, managed all dental appointments, ordered medications for dental sedation, monitored accuracy of all clinical documentation such as dental progress notes.
Jinkee worked collaboratively with the David H. Lawson Foundation and the Dental Grant Projects the Foundation initiated, together with NVTC. She was a key team member in an initiative that funded and provided training to over 25 community dentists in treating the IDD population and also provided free dental care to over 64 patients with IDD. Jinkee recently accepted a volunteer position on the Board of Directors of the David H. Lawson Foundation and was instrumental in the development of an Oral Hygiene Education Program for adults with IDD. This unique oral hygiene education program has been implemented in 2016 and 2017, in collaboration with ServiceSource Inc., to train adults with IDD. The Foundation aims to train hundreds of adults with IDD, in Northern Virginia, about proper oral hygiene.