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Dental Assistant Resumes And Cover Letters

Dental Assistant Cover Letter

Dental Assistants are in charge for delivering dental care. Typical duties of a Dental Assistant include greeting patients, collecting patient data, scheduling appointments, answering to patient questions, sterilizing instruments, selecting and mixing materials, helping dentists manage emergencies, and adhering to infection control procedures. An important aspect of their work is educating patients on topics such as plaque control, dental hygiene, and postoperative care.

A sample cover letter for Dental Assistant showcases the following qualifications and experience:

  • Knowledge of dental technology
  • Infection control and attention to safety
  • Medical teamwork and multitasking
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Bedside manner and empathy
  • Effective communication skills
  • Computer literacy for recordkeeping purposes

An example cover letter for Dental Assistant that showcases some of these skills is provided below.

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Dear Dr. Edmonds:

When I learned of your posting for a Dental Assistant, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As an educated and enthusiastic student of dental hygiene with excellent abilities in a variety of dental practices and procedures, I am confident that I could make a significant impact as a member of your team.

My experience lies in achieving solid knowledge of numerous dental procedures while consistently educating patients on oral hygiene and daily treatment activities. From taking patient histories and reviewing procedural charts to facilitating dental procedures and monitoring patient care, I excel at coordinating seamless and positive healthcare experiences and encouraging a high volume of repeat patients. With my solid team-playing and communication skills, I am positioned to excel in this role at your office.
Highlights of my experience include the following:

  • Achieving proficiency in scaling, root planning, fillings, impressions, applications, polishing, irrigations, and x-ray development.
  • Operating a wide variety of dental technologies and devices; providing maintenance and sterilization of instruments, equipment, and facilities.
  • Educating patients of all ages on proactive oral hygiene and nutrition practices to promote dental awareness and healthy checkups.
  • Scheduling appointments, managing records, and communicating with team members to ensure an efficient and pleasurable work environment.

With my solid understanding of dental assistant functions and my commitment to providing first-rate treatment plans and patient care, I am prepared to put my knowledge and experience to work for you. I look forward to discussing the position further. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Cindy M. Rainer

Dental assistant cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a dental assistant, or download the dental assistant cover letter template in Word.

Your cover letter is your job-search assistant, and it needs to deliver service with a smile. To be considered for top dental assistant jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for the health of your patients. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a dental assistant, or download the dental assistant cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about health care careers and look for dental assistant jobs on Monster.

Dental assistant cover letter template

Ryan Childs, CDA
Sometown, MS 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | rc@somedomain.com


Certified Dental Assistant | Mississippi Radiology Permit
Delivering compassionate care | Ensuring patient comfort | Preparing for exams and treatment


August 10, 2017
Olivia Fullerton, DDS
Practice Manager
ABC Dentistry
55 South Pkwy
Sometown, MS 55555

Dear Dr. Fullerton:

As a certified dental assistant (CDA) with five years of experience, I was very interested to read your advertisement for a dental assistant on Monster. I would welcome the chance to join your team.

Since earning my dental assisting diploma from ABC University and CDA from the DANB, I have worked as a dental assistant within a high-volume dental practice employing eight dentists and 12 dental assistants.

Throughout my tenure, I received top marks for my clinical, communication and patient-care skills, as well as strengths in providing chairside assistance to dentists during complex extractions, implants and endodontic treatments. I am known for my friendly, reassuring demeanor and gentle touch during scaling, cleaning, polishing, taking impressions, applying sealant and many other procedures.

My dental assisting experience also includes assisting with fillings and biopsies; educating patients on oral hygiene, post-operative care and dental health best-practices; exposing and processing dental x-rays; removing sutures; fabricating crowns; pouring impressions; trimming models; and using Dentrix software.

In addition, I was recently recognized as the most efficient CDA in the practice based on patient volume¾15% higher than the CDA average.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how I can deliver quality dental care to your patients. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange a meeting.

Sincerely,

 

Ryan Childs, CDA
Enclosure: Resume


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