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Dental Hygienist

11,790 Jobs Available
in US
$ 28.90 - 48.18/hour

Resumes of Dental Hygienist

Writing an effective Dental Hygienist resume is an essential part of your job search. Make sure you include a summary of your experience and goals, plus, list relevant work experience, certifications and computer programs you know. Also, highlight your skills, such as: being a good communicator, managing projects and more.

Be sure to use some of the same words found in the job description, and don't forget to proofread! Our Dental Hygienist resume examples will guide you through this process. Build your resume at CareerBuilder in a few clicks or, upload an existing one, now.


Typical Dental Hygienist responsibilities to be added to your resume.

  • Provide clinical services or health education to improve and maintain the oral health of patients or the general public.

  • Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.

  • Remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.

  • Make impressions for study casts.

  • Administer local anesthetic agents.

  • Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.

  • Record and review patient medical histories.

  • Place and remove rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations.

  • Conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.

  • Remove sutures and dressings.

  • Expose and develop x-ray film.

  • Maintain dental equipment and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.

  • Feel and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.

  • Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.

  • Feel lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.

  • Apply fluorides or other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.


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