Recruiters usually look at cover letters for not more than 30 seconds. You have to make sure that your cover letter makes a catchy impression during this short span of time; strong enough to encourage the recruiter to have a look at your resume as well, in order to secure an interview call.

When creating a cover letter for a dental assistant position, it is advisable to mention your job relevant skills in a captivating manner, to direct the reader’s attention directly towards your job relevant competencies. The employer should be able to see the relevance in your skills and job descriptions at a glance to win you an interview call.

Dental Assistant Cover Letter With Experience


Hannah Smith

698 Rose Lane | San Francisco, CA 94176 | (000) 444-6666 | h.smith @ email . com

December 10, 2013

Dr. Michael Walter
Senior Administrator
Big Smile Dental Hospital
412 SW Ave, Down Town
San Francisco, CA 94176


Dear Dr. Walter:

It is with continued interest and enthusiasm that I respond to your job posting for Dental Assistant  to Big Smile Dental Hospital. My expertise in 4-6 handed dentistry, developed through 3 years’ chairside experience, will enable me making an immediate and significant contribution to your hospital.

As indicated in the enclosed resume, my core competencies and expertise include:

• Appointment placing and scheduling
• Addressing patients’ queries
• Treatment plan explanation
• Chairside assistance
• Sterilization of dental equipment
• Bilingual: Spanish and English
• Solid knowledge of standard dental hygiene protocols

Being responsible for handling the front desk and serving as dental assistant single-handedly has taught me a lot about multitasking, time management and task prioritizing. I am keen to bring these skills to your facility. Further details about my qualifications can be seen in my attached resume.

I would enthusiastically welcome an opportunity of an interview with you to further demonstrate my job relevant competencies that could be utilized to make a huge contribution to your clinic. I intend to make a call your office during the next week to ensure the receipt of my application. In the interim, I’ll be available at (000) 444-6666 to answer any queries.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



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Hannah Smith

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