Dental assistant cover letter
View this sample cover letter for a dental assistant, or download the dental assistant cover letter template in Word.
Your cover letter is your job-search assistant, and it needs to deliver service with a smile. To be considered for top dental assistant jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for the health of your patients. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a dental assistant, or download the dental assistant cover letter template in Word.
Great news for you as a job seeker: Jobs for dental assistants are projected to grow by 19% (or 64,600 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Curious about where most dental assistants are working? You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Dallas.
As a dental assistant, you can expect to earn a median wage of $37,630 per year, or $18.09 per hour, according to the BLS.
Additionally, you can learn about health care careers and look for dental assistant jobs on Monster. Then, once you've landed a job interview, read through our sample questions and answers for dental assistants to prepare your responses in advance.
Dental assistant cover letter template
Ryan Childs, CDA
Sometown, MS 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Dental Assistant | Mississippi Radiology Permit
Delivering compassionate care | Ensuring patient comfort | Preparing for exams and treatment
August 10, 2017
Olivia Fullerton, DDS
55 South Pkwy
Sometown, MS 55555
Dear Dr. Fullerton:
As a certified dental assistant (CDA) with five years of experience, I was very interested to read your advertisement for a dental assistant on Monster. I would welcome the chance to join your team.
Since earning my dental assisting diploma from ABC University and CDA from the DANB, I have worked as a dental assistant within a high-volume dental practice employing eight dentists and 12 dental assistants.
Throughout my tenure, I received top marks for my clinical, communication and patient-care skills, as well as strengths in providing chairside assistance to dentists during complex extractions, implants and endodontic treatments. I am known for my friendly, reassuring demeanor and gentle touch during scaling, cleaning, polishing, taking impressions, applying sealant and many other procedures.
My dental assisting experience also includes assisting with fillings and biopsies; educating patients on oral hygiene, post-operative care and dental health best-practices; exposing and processing dental x-rays; removing sutures; fabricating crowns; pouring impressions; trimming models; and using Dentrix software.
In addition, I was recently recognized as the most efficient CDA in the practice based on patient volume¾15% higher than the CDA average.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how I can deliver quality dental care to your patients. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange a meeting.
Ryan Childs, CDA
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