RDH Resume Sample

Updated on: September 30, 2016


Choosing the right format is perhaps the most important thing that you can do when writing a resume for registered dental hygienist position.

Formats decide what type of information needs to be put in and how it is placed.

If you write your own resume by using the following format, you may not have too many problems creating one that the employer cannot refuse to read:




Registered Dental Hygienist Resume Sample


Abraham Read

440 Pill Road | Dover, AR 44585 | (000) 524-7415 | abread @ email . com


Performance Summary: Top performing Registered Dental Hygienist with 13+ years’ extensive experience in providing oral healthcare to patients. Proficient in preparing treatment rooms, providing pretreatment education, assessing patients’ oral health problems and offering correlating solutions. Track record of detecting teeth and gum diseases by performing standardized and advanced scans and tests. A competent and pleasant individual who effectively creates a calming effect on nervous patients.


• Oral Screening • Radiographic Studies
• Temporary Fabrication • Infection Control
• Supplies Inventory Management • Fluoride Application
• Mouth Cancer Screening • Disease Prevention
• Patient Education • Dental Equipment Operation
• Plaque Control • Brushing and Flossing Techniques

• Devised a flowchart of steps to take to identify 4 types of gum diseases with a 100% success rate
• Introduced laser cleaning technology which increased the practice’s business by 50%
• Implemented standard procedures to determine causes of gum diseases, which proved to be highly effective during mouth cancer screening procedures
• Trained 23 dental interns to eventually gain licensure as dental hygienists


Registered Dental Hygienist
Dental Aesthetics, Dover, AR | 6/2010 – Present

• Provide dental / oral healthcare education to patients prior to and after their procedures
• Inspect teeth and gums to determine problems
• Remove tarter and plaque from teeth and apply sealants and fluoride pastes
• Take and develop dental x-rays to determine diseases or extent of oral problems
• Teach patients oral health techniques including the correct ways of cleaning and flossing

Dental Hygienist
Aspen Dental, Dover, AR | 8/2006 – 6/2010

• Provided patients with information on post procedural care
• Responded to patients’ concerns and queries
• Used ultrasonic, hand and power tools and instruments to clean patients’ teeth and gums
• Performed patient follow up duties to ensure completion of oral procedures

Dental Aide
The Practice, Dover, AR| 2/2004 – 5/2006

• Assisted dental hygienists in preparing examination and procedure rooms
• Laid out tools and instruments to be used during dental procedures and calibrated equipment
• Created and maintained records of patients and ensured that they were updated properly
• Ascertained that all dental supplies were available by coordinating with suppliers and vendors
• Greeted patients, provided information and handled scheduling duties

Dental School, City University, Dover, AR – 2001
Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene