Dental hygienist cover letter

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Dental hygienist cover letter

As a dental hygiene professional, you know a little polish goes a long way in impressing others. To be considered for top dental hygiene jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with patients. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a dental hygienist, or download the dental hygienist cover letter template in Word. 

Jobs for dental hygienists are projected to grow by 20% (or 40,900 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaTexasNew YorkFlorida, and Michigan; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityChicagoLos AngelesAtlanta, and Dallas

As a dental hygienist, you can expect to earn a median wage of $74,070 per year, or $35.61 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, check out this dental hygienist resume and look for dental hygienist jobs on Monster.

Dental hygienist cover letter template


Brianna Howard, RDH
294 Tower Rd., Sometown, TX 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |



October 4, 2017

Wayne Martinez, DDS
ABC Dental Practice
3303 Custer Rd.
Somecity, TX 55555

Re: Pediatric Dental Hygienist, advertised on Monster

Dear Dr. Martinez:

I was very interested to read your announcement posted on Monster for a pediatric dental hygienist. I am enclosing my résumé for your review.

Since earning an associate’s degree in dental hygiene two years ago, I have worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist within XYZ Children’s Dental Associates in Sometown. This practice is one of the area’s top-rated dental health and orthodontics service providers for children and teens, and it has been a privilege to work with young patients.

Valued for my clinical skills and proficiency with dental charting software, digital x-ray machinery and tools for cleaning teeth, I’ve earned “outstanding” ratings on performance reviews since joining XYZ.

I excel at alleviating patient anxieties, with a calm, reassuring presence that has made me the “go-to” hygienist for patients with extreme oral sensitivity or phobias about dental visits. I adore working with children, and have found my niche as a hygienist specializing in pediatric dentistry.

In my current role, I work with a highly skilled, patient-centered team, but am seeking a new position because of my family’s impending move. We are house hunting in Somecity and have a targeted move date within the next six weeks.

I am confident in my ability to serve your dentists and patients with the same level of excellence that I have demonstrated for my current employer. You can reach me at (555) 555-5555 or email at to set up a meeting. Thank you for your time.


Brianna Howard, RDH

Enclosure: Résumé

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