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


Bachelor of Science in Biology

ABC University, Charleston, WV



Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene Certification Board, Charleston, WV



On request.