Always make sure that your resume for dental hygienist position boasts of accomplishments, as it shows what you are capable of more than your qualifications or work duties can. While skills and competencies are also important, accomplishments are actual proof that you have done previously as opposed to providing information about what you can do.

The following resume examples for dental hygienist position will guide you how to build an effective resume to compete the dozens of contenders for the same position:

See also: Cover Letter for Dental Hygienist Resume


Dental Hygienist Resume Sample 1


Larry Tutt

7783 Main Street ● Williston, ND 55801 ● (000) 121-7474 ● larry @ email . com


Disciplined and Hardworking – the consummate dental professional.

Performance Summary: Top-perfuming dental hygienist with 12+ years’ hands-on experience in oral health assessment, fluoride treatment, oral prophylaxis and dental charting. Competent at educating patients and managing practice related tasks such as recording vital signs and organizing patient records. A passionate individual who has a special talent for performing routine oral check-ups and screenings using x-ray machines and other dental equipment.

• Proficient in removing plaque and polishing teeth in accordance to the set guideline provided by the supervising dentist
• Adept at applying prophylactic materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to assist in preventing tooth decay
• Competent at ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained within the dental practice


– Oral Hygiene– Sterilization– Vizilite & Velscope
– Equipment Maintenance– Dental impressions– Tooth Restoration
– Orthodontic Bands– Surgical Assistance– Periodontal Packs Application
– Root Planning– Nutrition for Oral Health– OSHA Standards


Dental Hygienist
IMPRESSIONISTS, Williston, ND (11/2012 to Present)

• Revamp the dental examination room by suggesting and setting up modern dental care and diagnosis equipment
• Reduce paperwork by 60% through converting all patient records into an electronic form
• Prepare dental examination rooms by ensuring that all needed instruments and equipment are available
• Interview patients to determine oral health history and take notes of significant events
• Examine patients to decipher their need for oral hygiene and dental procedures
• Document all findings in patients’ files and consult with dentists to determine course of action
• Assist dentists by taking x-rays of the mouth and dental impressions for mouth guards and braces

KOOL SMILES – Killeen, TX (5/2002 -11/2012)

• Reined in a marathon dental surgery (in an assistantship role) which lasted 9 hours
• Trained 15 dental assistants in handling chairside work including placing and removing periodontal dressings and temporary fillings and using x-ray machines
• Removed hard and soft deposits from tooth surfaces and handle root planning and periodontal scaling activities
• Administered local anesthesia to ensure pain control during surgical procedures
• Installed and removeed fillings and periodontal dressings
• Educated patients by providing them with information on dental care and prevention of tooth and gum diseases
• Discussed nutrition plans with dentists and provide individual patients with focused information on what to ingest after dental procedures or surgeries

Dental Intern
ADVANTAGE DENTAL, Williston, ND (4/2001 to 5/2002)

• Kept examination / surgical rooms clean and sterile
• Ascertained that all dental instruments are cleaned and sterilized before and after use
• Provided support in setting up x-ray and dental impressions equipment
• Provided chairside care including handing appropriate instruments
• Greeted patients and assisted them in filling out forms for information
• Handled telephone calls by responding to information of available facilities
• Assisted in scheduling appointments and followed up on each appointment

SOME DENTAL COLLEGE, Williston, ND – 2000
BS in Dental Hygiene

North Dakota Dental Hygiene License

Current X-Ray License & CPR Certification

● Electronic medical records
● Dentrix
● MS Word and Excel

Member: American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)


Dental Hygienist Resume Sample 2 (Less Experience / Entry Level)


Emily Watson

966 S 5th Street | Milbank, SD 73893 | (012) 999-9999 | Email


Bringing expertise in dental prophylaxis and proper use of dental equipment.

• 2+ years’ extensive work experience in evaluating overall oral health and reporting pertinent observations
• Excellent ability to follow through with oral hygiene procedures in accordance to treatment plans
• Hands on experience in graphical charting and perio-charting
• Specialized courses in developing and mounting diagnostically acceptable radiographs

• Deciphered a particularly dodgy gum disease as gum cancer and formulated and implemented an oral health plan thereby eradicating the cancer completely
• Wrote an instructional manual on common dental procedures for patient education


January 2013 – March 2015
Ferguson Dentals – Milbank, SD
Dental Hygienist

• Evaluated overall dental health and prescribed dental plan
• Examined for cavities and oral lesions
• Documented dental history and lab procedures
• Instituted emergency measures for sudden adverse developments
• Cleaned calcareous deposits, accretions and stains from teeth and gums
• Charted conditions of dental decay
• Maintained and sterilized dental tools and equipment
• Applied fluorides to prevent dental decay
• Explained dental procedures to patients
• Managed patients’ files, records and appointments

University of South Dakota – Milbank, SD – 2012
Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene

Current Dental Hygienist License (South Dakota)

• Ability to prepare dental equipment and instruments
• Working knowledge of dental procedures
• Excellent communication skill
• Profound ability to use Dentrix and Vizilite