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Dental Assistant Resume Cover Letter

The two cover letters on this page are for a dental hygienist and a dental assistant. Both applicants have professional work experience and are seeking employment in new dental clinics. Both cover letters have corresponding resumes on this website. The letters follow templates outlined in our step-by-step cover letter writing guide.

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  1. Dental Assistant
  2. Dental Hygienist

Dental Assistant Cover Letters

The cover letters below are based on the dental assistant resume on the left. The cover letter has been crafted to highlight the best achievements in the resume. In this letter, the candidate persuasively argues that he/she is the best candidate based on the job description written by the hiring manager.

Piece by piece, the applicant explains how his/her previous experience precisely matches the requirements set out by the hiring manager. Please click the images below to view the cover letter — we’ve displayed in in three different templates to show that there is room for creativity.

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[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Please accept my enclosed application for the position of dental assistant at [Clinic Name]. I noticed your job posting on [Website Name] and am happy to say that my 4+ years of dental assistant experience matches your clinic’s needs perfectly.

First and foremost, I possess a Dental Assistant Associate Degree earned from Trident Technical College in 2012. Furthermore, I was recently re-certified by the Dental Assisting National Board in 2015, so I am in fact a Certified Dental Assistant. In other words, you can rely on me to have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as a full understanding of all safety and procedural guidelines that must be followed in a dental clinic.

I noticed in your job description that you are looking for a candidate that will require very little training and supervision. After gaining 4+ years of dental assisting experience, I can guarantee that I am completely familiar with the routines associated with patient care, record keeping, performing dental work, and handling scheduling, billing, insurance, and even doing inventory maintenance. I am prepared to immediately handle all assigned tasks competently and efficiently. Allow me to highlight three bullet points from my resume that I believe prove my point:

  • Prepare 15 patients daily to undergo dental procedures, and assist dentist with sterilizing or disinfect instruments, setting up instrument trays, and preparing materials
  • Take and record patient medical and dental histories and vital signs, and record treatment information in patient records with 100% accuracy
  • Monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory and make orders, achieving 5% reduction in expenses by discovering new suppliers

I would love to have an opportunity to join the team at [Clinic Name]. I am looking forward to having a more detailed discussion with you about how I can join your team and help you achieve your goals.

Best,

[Your Name]


Dental Hygienist Cover Letters

The cover letters below are based on the dental hygienist resume to the left. Writing a cover letter allows you to highlight the best parts of your resume and argue persuasively that your experience, skills, and abilities match the hiring manager’s requirements. You can follow the template that this cover letter sets out, and change it to match your own experience.

Click on the cover letters below to open them — they all contain the same information, but we wanted to show you how your information can be laid out in different ways. You can download any of these template for free and modify them as you wish.

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[Today’s Date]

[341 Company Address

Company City, State, xxxxx

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

hiring.manager@gmail.com]

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name),

I’m pleased to be writing to you today regarding my application for the dental hygienist position advertised on (Website Name). I believe my qualifications and professional experience make me an ideal candidate for this job. I have a passion for providing quality healthcare to patients, and educating them on the best dental practices.

After I received my Dental Assistant Certificate from Barry University, I was lucky enough to be hired as an entry-level assistant by APPLABS. There, I received first-rate training and was molded into an excellent dental professional. During my tenure at APPLABS, I developed the following abilities:

  • Taking and developing x-rays, preparing and sterilizing equipment
  • Processing impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts
  • Teaching patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies
  • Assessing emergency situations and taking actions according to protocol

I believe a relationship with [Company Name] would be mutually beneficial, as I am seeking a challenging work environment where I can sharpen my skills to the fullest extent. I look forward to hearing from you, and would love to explain my background further during an interview.

Please find a detailed account of my work history in the attached resume. I appreciate your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Dental Assistant Resume Cover Letter

A dental assistant cover letter can be your biggest tool in landing an interview. While your cover letter will not secure a job for you, it should at the very least be able to get your foot in the door.

Writing a cover letter is not a difficult task. It should be a concise, to the point letter that is no longer than one page. The main purpose of a cover letter is to sell yourself to the company, and to obtain an interview.

There are several key points that you need to keep in mind while writing a dynamite cover letter.

  • Tell the reader what position you are applying for
  • Make the reader want to learn more about you
  • Coincides appropriately with your resume
  • Show your personality
  • Prove to the reader that you are capable and knowledgeable
It is important to send a cover letter out with every resume. They will be able to see your experience and qualifications, but they want to know more about you and how you express yourself.

When writing your cover letter keep in mind who you are writing to. You can write three kinds of cover letters: One for an advertised opening, one to introduce yourself to a company as a cold-contact letter, or a letter in which you mention someone from your network.

A letter for an advertised opening is the most common type. Most of the jobs that you apply for will be open positions in which the hiring manager is expecting replies.

A cold-contact letter is one in which you send an introduction to the hiring manager asking if they have any opening, or any need for your services. Some companies have openings available, but do not advertise for them.

Checkout our sample dental assistant resume cover letters below :

  1. Sample Dental Assistant Resume Cover Letter 1
  2. Sample Dental Assistant Resume Cover Letter 2

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