Dental Hygienist Resume

Professional Summary

Highly proficient and licensed dental hygienist with 7+ years of experience in providing preventative oral care to patients, examining gingivitis and other diseases, taking and developing x-rays, educating patients on oral care, and documenting treatment plans. Adept in administering local anesthetics, applying sealants and fluoride. Efficient in evaluating and formulating treatment plans for patients.

Summary of Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of the job

  • Proficient in conducting dental assessments, applying sealants and fluoride, and removing deposits from teeth

  • Adept in taking and developing x-rays

  • Skilled in assisting dentists with restorative procedures

  • Strong compassion and people skills

  • Excellent physical endurance to handle the physically demanding profession

  • Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding time management, computer, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent control of hands when using sharp tools for examining patients’ mouths

Work Experience:

Dental Hygienist

Bright Smile Inc., Charleston, WV

October 2018-Present

  • Providing preventative oral care to 20 patients on a daily basis

  • Examining patients’ mouth, cleaning teeth, and applying fluoride as necessary

  • Educating patients of different age groups ranging from 5 to 70 years old

  • Sterilizing instruments and maintaining hygienic conditions of the equipment and treatment area

  • Taking and developing x-rays as prescribed by dentists

  • Cleaning and removing plaque, tartar, and stains from patients’ teeth

  • Administering local anesthetics to patients under dentist’s supervision

  • Counseling and providing instructions to patients on how the treatment will benefit them and what is involved in the process

Dental Hygienist

Prime Dental Services, Charleston, WV

March 2015-September 2018

  • Evaluated medical history of patients, examining past dental records, and preparing charts for dentists’ reference
  • Provide preventative oral care education to 80 patients in each month

  • Performed clinical findings and communicated the same to the dentists

  • Scheduled patients’ appointments and maintained both printed and digital records

  • Recorded oral conditions of patients and transformed them into a digital version using advanced dental software

  • Demonstrated the right brushing techniques to young and old patients

  • Educated patients on the bad effects of tobacco on teeth

  • Developed molds of patients’ teeth for dentures, and bridges

Dental Hygienist

Charleston Dental School, Charleston, WV

January 2014-February 2015

  • Performed oral hygiene screenings on 15 patients on a daily basis
  • Assisted dentists in restorative procedures on patients

  • Provided preventative measures and oral hygiene screenings

  • Coordinated with school nurses and assisted the dental team in providing comprehensive oral care to students

  • Maintained confidentiality of students and contributed in developing and implementing departmental policies

  • Obtained medical and dental history by communicating with students and families

  • Charted dental conditions based on clinical findings

  • Provided chair-side to patients and dentists during dental procedures

  • Explained good hygienic habits and distributed leaflets to audiences

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology

ABC University, Charleston, WV

2013

License

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene Certification Board, Charleston, WV

2014

Reference

On request.