When writing a resume for dental hygienist position, consider adding your quantifiable accomplishments.

While skills and competencies are also important, accomplishments are actual proof that you excelled previously and you will be able to contribute and bring more profits to the prospective employer.

The following resume examples for dental hygienist position will guide you how to build an effective resume to compete 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 15+ 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. Excel in:

• Removing plaque and polishing teeth
• Applying prophylactic materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides
• Ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained within the dental practice


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

✓ Electronic medical records
✓ Dentrix
✓ MS Word and Excel


Dental Hygienist
IMPRESSIONISTS, Williston, ND | 2012 – 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 and ensure that all needed instruments and equipment are available
• Interview patients to determine their 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 | 2002 – 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 | 2001 – 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

ABC Dental College, Williston, ND – 2000
BS in Dental Hygiene

North Dakota Dental Hygiene License

Current X-Ray License & CPR Certification

Member: American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)


“I am committed to the individual needs of clients and patients”.


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



Emily Watson

966 S 5th Street | Milbank, SD 73893 | (012) 695-2100 | Email


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

• Extremely-motivated and bright dental hygiene professional with 2+ years’ track record of success 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

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

• 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)