Dental Assistant Job Description

Dental Assistants provide a range of administrative and dental support functions to patients and clients; greeting patients, keeping records, handing instruments to dentists, sterilizing instruments and setting up dental procedures. These professionals are required to possess valid dental assistance certification in the state that they are applying and an x-ray certification which is an absolute must.

A cover letter for a Dental Assistant Resume is your foremost opportunity to make a strong impression on a hiring manager. It allows you to frame your candidature; to explain why you would be an asset for the dental facility.

Your covering letter should be written in a way that set you apart from other applicants. It should highlight your relevant qualifications, expertise, and capability to perform chair-side duties effectively.


Dental Assistant Cover Letter Sample


Helen Marx

392 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 66666
(000) 333-9874, helen @ email . com

January 9, 2015

Mr. Adam Carlos
Manager Human Resources
Aspen Dental
546 Sugarloaf Parkway
Atlanta, GA 78777


Dear Mr. Carlos:

As an enthusiastic, proactive and ambitious individual, I would like to be considered for the position of Dental Assistant at the Aspen Dental. My Dental Assistance and X-ray certifications coupled with 2 years’ dental assisting experience make me a good contender for this position. I am eager to leverage my expertise to increase the ratio of satisfied clients of Aspen Dental.

I have a proven success record in performing the chair-side duties in the most effective way – from inspection to treatment. I would bring the following attributes to Aspen Dental:

● Adept at assisting dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
● Special talent for taking, developing and mounting dental radiographs
● Proficient in infection control practices; sterilizing instruments and equipment
● Particularly effective in providing patients with instructions for dental care, appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain dental health
● Demonstrated ability to perform clerical and front desk tasks

The enclosed resume summarizes my qualifications and accomplishments. Because dental skills are best verified in person, I look forward to meeting with you and will call your office next week to schedule the same. If you need any additional information in the interim, please feel free to contact me on my cell at (000) 333-9874 or via email at helen @ email . com.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Helen Marx

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