Dental Hygienist Resume Sample

Dental Hygienists are increasingly in demand, though there can be stiff competition in some parts of the country. Some people are attracted to this profession because many Dental Hygienist positions are part-time. If you're looking for work in the field, you can use this sample resume to help create your own Dental Hygienist resume.

Joseph Lloyd



Detroit, MI(555) 983-1300Joseph.Lloyd@email.com

Professional Summary

To use my position as a Dental Hygienist to educate patients on practices that improve their dental health.

Skills

  • Dental assessment

  • Dental cleaning

  • Manual dexterity

  • Communication

  • Empathy

Work History

  • Performing basic dental procedures on patients, including fluoride treatments, sealant applications, checkups and prophylaxis.

  • Working with the dental office's interns to advance their professional development and give them the tools they need to excel in the field of Dentistry. Also write brief performance reviews for the university to verify interns’ performance for the purpose of certifying university credits.

  • Taking impressions of patients' teeth for creating crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, mouthguards and take-home whitening trays.

  • Administering X-ray treatments to patients in order to assess dental health and determine if surgery is required.

  • Performed oral health assessments for patients, including checking for gum recession and gum disease in older patients.

  • Monitored the comfort level of patients who had received anesthesia such as lidocaine and nitrous oxide.

  • Ensured the dental staff set out required dental procedure supplies.

  • Advised patients on the importance of proper dental health, including recommendations based on specific issues identified during the patient's exam.

  • Scheduled appointments for clients by responding to telephone, online or drop-in requests. Confirmed appointments with clients by phone or text 24 hours in advance, and assessed account fees for missed appointments or late cancellations.

  • Organized and filed patient records while observing all patient confidentiality rules and regulations.

  • Transferred the office's existing collection of paper records into a new computerized system to modernize office procedures and permit easier access to all data, including dental records and billing information. Also instructed dental staff in the use of the system.

  • Performed clerical activities, including making copies of records for patients to take with them and sending faxes and referrals to pharmacies and outside practices.

  • Scheduled appointments for clients by responding to telephone, online or drop-in requests. Confirmed appointments with clients by phone or text 24 hours in advance, and assessed account fees for missed appointments or late cancellations.

  • Organized and filed patient records while observing all patient confidentiality rules and regulations.

  • Transferred the office's existing collection of paper records into a new computerized system to modernize office procedures and permit easier access to all data, including dental records and billing information. Also instructed dental staff in the use of the system.

  • Performed clerical activities, including making copies of records for patients to take with them and sending faxes and referrals to pharmacies and outside practices.

Education

Additional Information

  • Michigan Dental Hygienists Association

  • American Dental Hygienists Association