A dental assistant works hand in hand with the dentist in performing various dental procedures, conducting patient care and laboratory functions, as well as preparing materials and instruments to be used during a dental treatment. Below is a dental assistant cover letter sample, which can serve as a helpful guide for those interested in applying for a dental assistant role.
4853 Florence Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (333) 515-4141
Ms. Jane Smith
The Human Resources Manager
Bright Now! Dental
526 South Burnt Mill Road
Voorhees, NJ 8043
November 05, 2010
Dear Ms. Smith,
I am responding to your job posting on the position of dental assistant, which was advertised last Sunday in the classified ads. I take interest in applying for the job because I am an experienced and certified dental assistant, which makes me a strong candidate for the position. Also, I have learned that your dental office has an established reputation not only here in New Jersey but also in other states.
I have worked as a dental assistant in Texas for about three years now. My motherís present health condition pressed me to leave a stable job and go back to my hometown here in New Jersey so I can be nearer and be able to physically attend to her needs. However, I will always be grateful for the span of three years that I worked with my former employer for all the knowledge and experiences I have gained.
Prior to my working as a dental assistant, I received an online certification from Stratford Career Institute where I had four months of dental assistant training. The said training program included clerical and technical skills to equip the participants with the required skills and qualifications for an entry-level career as dental assistant. On top of that, I have a licensure in conducting oral x-rays.
I am adept and well-equipped with the primary functions and duties of being a dental assistant and these include aiding the dentist in performing dental procedures or treatments, preparing the instruments and supplies needed for the operation, caring for patients, and taking oral x-rays. I constantly abide by the state and federal regulations dealing with dental health and safety.
One of my personal strengths is being a good team player and a self-supervised working individual. I have worked with other dentists and my fellow dental assistants and maintained a good working relationship with them. I also possess outstanding customer service skills as it is essential in handling patients with care.
If given the opportunity, I would be more than willing to impart and contribute the skills and knowledge I learned from my previous experience to your good office. Please refer to the enclosed resume for more pertinent details of my background.
Thank you for taking time to read my cover letter. I hope you will take consideration on my application and I look forward to a favorable reply from you.