Dental assistants work in dental facilities or hospitals to provide dental services. Their job is to ensure provision of dental care as per instructions of the dentist. Since this is a support role, they are required to assist dentist at the chair and with clerical work of office.
The purpose of a cover letter for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) is to direct the reader towards your enclosed résumé. Through a cover letter, hiring managers see your interest in the position and organization as well as assess your written communication skills.
Take a look at the following sample to see what skills a registered dental assistant should mention in the cover letter.
665 Fitch Way
Princeton, NJ 73736
January 21, 2016
Mr. Geoffrey Gordan
DDS Dental Hospital
6 Wakefield Road
Princeton, NJ 65243
Dear Mr. Gordan:
I would like to offer my services as a Registered Dental Assistant to DDS Dental Hospital.
As noted in the enclosed resume, I have had the opportunity to work in different dental assistance capacities through which I have learned more complex procedures in dental care. I possess a demonstrated ability to provide dental health education to patients and use sound judgement while performing dental assistance procedures. My calm but alert disposition makes its easy for me to recognize dental emergencies. Additionally, I am expert in setting up procedure tables and am talented enough to impart instructions to patients about pre and post operative care. Over and above, I have the ability to promote an atmosphere that is favourable to good dental health.
I would like to meet with you in-person to discuss your expectations from Registered Dental Assistant role. I will call you during the first week of February to set up an appointment. In the interim, if you need any further information from my side, I can be contacted at (000) 009-9140.
Thank you for your time and consideration.