dental hygienist resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Ambitious, recently graduated Dental Hygienist with 2 years of hands-on work experience; eager to continue my career in dentistry. Proficient in necessary areas. Successful in building strong relationships with colleagues and patients. I am highly organized, proactive and punctual with a team-oriented mentality. I am an enthusiastic individual with skills in both team-based and independent capacities. I hold a strong work ethic and am committed to assisting colleagues with all activities necessary for the success of the practice.

  • Dental radiography
  • Nitrous Oxide administration
  • Chairside assisting
  • Prophylaxis and Periodontal treatment
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Dental impressions
  • Fluoride application
  • Tooth whitening
  • Sealant application
  • Stain removal
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Eagle soft/ documentation
  • Patient Education and Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Persuasive sales technique/Product recommendations
  • Communication with patient/guardian
  • Merchandise restocking
  • Conflict and dispute resolution
  • Team building
  • Dental health promotion
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Sedation administration
  • Sterilization techniques
  • Treatment room setup
  • Restorative procedures
  • Disinfecting rooms and equipment
  • Dental staff support
  • Patient counseling
  • Knowledgeable in assisting during restorative, extraction and root canal therapy procedures.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Chairside assistance
08/2020 to Current Dental Hygienist Marshfield Clinic | Wittenberg, WI,
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Took dental images and X-rays to identify areas of concern and presented to dentists for review.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Examined gums manually and visually to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods.
  • Performed prophylaxis, periodontal maintenance, scaling and root planing in addition to applying sealants, fluoride treatments and operating intraoral camera.
  • Communicated with colleagues and dentist regarding restorative, orthodontic, periodontal and cosmetic patient needs.
  • Meticulously managed hygiene schedule and enthusiastically set cleaning appointments for each patient.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, applied dental fillings, placed temporary crowns and seated permanent crowns.
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Supported dentist chairside with root canal and extraction procedures.
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
12/2017 to 09/2018 Program Counselor Education First | Madison, WI,
  • Organized projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Attended departmental meetings, providing feedback to enhance future performance.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new optimal living opportunities.
  • Ambulated individuals with safe and effective strategies around home, public and medical locations.
  • Completed general housekeeping work to help clients, including preparing healthy meals and keeping personal areas neat.
  • Built strong and trusting rapport with clients and loved ones.
  • Helped clients handle all personal needs, from simple cleaning and daily exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
07/2015 to 01/2017 Server/Restaurant Hostess Texas Roadhouse | City, STATE,
  • Communicated effectively with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists, including emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Assisted individuals in selecting meal options, including entrees and desserts and recommended alternative items for those with food allergies and gluten intolerances.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling, guest expectations and restaurant protocols.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills/calculate totals.
  • Recommended daily specials, wine selections and desserts to guide patrons toward more profitable items.
02/2015 to 08/2016 Medication Administer/PCA/Life Enrichment Coordinator The Lighthouse | City, STATE,
  • Monitored health and well-being of each client, including any significant health changes/recorded progress challenges in logbooks.
  • Provided patients and families with emotional support and instruction in independent living skills and adaptation to disability.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding and changed linens for each resident throughout the week.
  • Worked with supervisory medical staff to review cases and improve care for individual clients.
  • Helped clients maintain daily living standards by assisting with personal hygiene needs.
  • Built strong and trusting rapport with clients and loved ones.
  • Ambulated patients in personal spaces, across facilities and in public locations with supportive care and attention to personal requirements.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs and medication use.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2020 to to Associate of Applied Science | Dental Hygiene Lake Superior College, Duluth, MN GPA:
Expected in 06/2015 to to High School Diploma | Superior High School, Superior, WI GPA:
  • Red Cross Basic Life Support For Health Care Provider (First Aid/CPR)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Certified in the administration of Local Anesthetic
  • Certified in the administration of Nitrous Oxide

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School Attended

  • Lake Superior College
  • Superior High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Program Counselor
  • Server/Restaurant Hostess
  • Medication Administer/PCA/Life Enrichment Coordinator


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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