Dental Hygienist Resumes

Before you begin writing your dental resume, make sure that you really want to do this on your own. There are many professional resume writers you may want to hire to help you. Sometimes their expertise makes all the difference between getting and not getting that first interview.

If you decide to write your own resume, the best place to start is to analyze resume examples that utilize common resume formats. This will give you a good idea of the resume templates being used successfully today to land quality control jobs.

Next, look at medical and dental-related web sites and publications to help you choose the key words you need to emphasize in your resume so that scanning software used to identify strong job candidates won’t pass you by.

Examples of the Keywords you should use to attract a good job are:

  • General Prophylaxis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Charting
  • Patient Education
  • Ultrasonic Scaling
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Rays
  • Preventive Care.
  • Time Management
  • Medical terminology
  • Patient Records

Remember that the key words ca be the paragraph that you designate as a Skills Summary—you need not title the=is part as key words.

The other sections of your resume should basically follow these steps:

  • Contact information
  • Objective
  • Key Words
  • Accomplishments
  • Responsibilities
  • Skills
  • Education and Specialized training
  • Honors and awards

A dental job requires dedication, expertise and professionalism; your dental job resume should reflect these qualities and be evidence of your skills, experience, commitment to quality, and ability to evaluate yourself, your peers and your department.