registered dental hygienist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Being a Proactive Results-focused professional in anything I do or any challenge that maybe set before me. I am a listener therefore my communication and collaborative skills have always been an asset in any project undertaken. Many of my former coworkers have described my personality as that of being a true people person. This trait has always been beneficial for me in my business pursuits and success.

As a detail-oriented professional with positive documentation skills as noted in previous career history, I believe that would be an asset to the position of Adjuster Trainee with your company.

I am very flexible in my work schedule and am ready to learn and contribute to the teams success.

  • Dental health promotion
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Soft tissue management
  • Dental disease treatment
  • Active listening
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Working collaboratively
  • Developed and expanded My sales territory more than 100%
  • Public speaking with groups larger than 500
  • Training office personal on new equipment and technology
  • Assist new offices with business development
Education and Training
University of Alabama At Birmingham Birmingham, AL Expected in R.D.H. : Dental Hygiene - GPA :
Bishop State Community College Mobile, AL Expected in : Biological And Physical Sciences - GPA :
Commonwealth Dentistry - Registered Dental Hygienist
Richmond, VA, 07/1974 - 11/2015
  • Instructed patients on dental hygiene and oral care by demonstrating effective flossing and brushing techniques and recommending quality oral care products.
  • Examined gums manually and visually to determine periodontal disease and screen for oral cancer.
  • Customized dental prophylactic treatment to meet individual patients' needs.
  • Studied new and advanced dental hygiene methods and technology by completing continuing education coursework.
  • Cared for patients using advanced tooth cleaning methods.
  • Accurately collected and recorded patient medical and dental histories.
  • Customized prophylactic treatment to individual patients' needs.
  • 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.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
Truist Financial Corporation - Pharmaceutical and Dental Sales Specialist
Dunwoody, GA, 04/2002 - 11/2008
  • Enhanced customer relationships while exceeding sales objectives
  • Increased ongoing revenue from existing customers by encouraging product implementation and utilization.
  • Employed effective selling, listening and negotiation skills while communicating with customers.
  • Educated clients on product benefits and provided demonstrations.
  • Educated customers on product features and technical details to highlight benefits.
  • Implemented and developed strategic business plans to enhance profit using our products per Medical/Dental Coding
  • Scheduled appointments with medical/dental professionals to sell specific products.
  • Followed up with customer to identify and resolve service, account or technical issues and maintain satisfaction.
  • Assessed client needs and sold appropriate products.
  • Educated and influenced clients while building sales.
  • Traveled to various locations to advance sales of our products and equipment.
  • Sold new products and systems through conferences, in office meetings and lunch and learn settings
  • Explained key features of our equipment resulting in increased staff production and profit for their office.
New York Life Insurance Co - Life Insurance Agent
City, STATE, 02/1995 - 01/1997
  • Upsold products to policyholders and potential new clients.
  • Communicated with clients to understand needs and identify best policies for each case.
  • Offered policy guidance and management to promote asset protection.
  • Exceeded company sales goals for new policies.
  • Researched strengths and weaknesses of competitors to develop strategies for increasing new business.
  • Interviewed prospective clients to gather information on financial needs and discuss existing coverage.
  • Explained coverage options to potential policyholders, answering questions or concerns.
  • Consulted with future clients' to assess needs and match products.
  • Monitored clients' insurance coverages to ensure changing needs were met.
  • Reviewed insurance inquiries, working effectively to accommodate various requests to build agency's reputation as service provider.
  • Cultivated professional relations to establish long-term profitable partnerships.
  • Conducted in-home and group presentations to provide detailed explanations of policy guidelines and benefits to clients and families.
Mobile County Health Department - Dental Health Educator for Mobile County
City, STATE, 03/1985 - 10/1992
  • Enhanced awareness of health resources and worked to connect individuals with programs.
  • Established and maintained positive relationships with government regulators, residents, families, other area health care providers, physicians and community at large.
  • Spoke with health community workers and members of public about importance of health, prevention and treatment.
  • Helped improve quality of training seminars and public health education materials.
  • Presented public talks to promote specific topics and work of organization.
  • Offered subject matter expertise for clinical assistance and program services like WIC.
  • Designed and coordinated health-centered training programs for local organizations.
  • Devised new health education and promotion programs to meet specific or at-large needs of local community.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
  • Bishop State Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Pharmaceutical and Dental Sales Specialist
  • Life Insurance Agent
  • Dental Health Educator for Mobile County


  • R.D.H.
  • Some College (No Degree)

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