Your dental hygienist cover letter should be able to say, “Don’t look further because I am the one you want to hire”. Yes, even if you are applying for an entry-level dental hygienist position. Is it cheeky? A little perhaps, but cheekiness is what will get you the job.
Hiring managers receive dozens of cover letters during each recruitment process. And you do not want your cover letter to be just a common one in the pile. So make sure that you spend time to write a cover letter.
Even if you have a referral or you have networked your way into finding a job opening, you still need a strong cover letter. Networks and referrals can only take you as far as getting you in touch with hiring managers. The rest is up to you – and of course your application documents, particularly the cover letter and resume.
Let us take a look at the following cover letter for an entry-level dental hygienist position:
Entry Level Dental Hygienist Cover Letter No Experience
325 T. 6th Street
Hallowell, ME 40212
Jennifer @ email . com
July 19, 2020
Ms. Felicity Rhodes
Human Resources Manager
Western Dental Center
580 Central Street
Hallowell, ME 41922
Dear Ms. Rhodes:
As a recent dental hygiene graduate from the Hallowell Dental College, I am eager to work for Western Dental Center in the capacity of a Dental Hygienist. My genuine passion and deep commitment to providing excellent dental hygiene service make me an exceptional contender.
Through my education and internship experience, I developed skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Ensuring patients feel comfortable before their examination
- Conducting initial mouth screenings
- Checking oral health history
- Identifying conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
- Cleaning patients’ teeth
- Removing plaque and applying fluoride
- Educating patients on proper teeth care
- Sterilizing dental instruments properly
- Taking X-rays or dental impressions
- Maintaining charts of each patient
Moreover, I am able to work in a fast-paced dental office. My teachers recognized me as a capable, thorough, and friendly person who can work well in a team.
Confident that I can contribute significantly to your team, I’d like to meet with you or have a telephonic interview with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.