As a Dental Hygienist you will have the relevant qualifications, experience and training to see patients and provide them with dental hygiene and offer advice. Dental hygiene generally consists of scaling and polishing the teeth, general mouth hygiene and providing advice as to how a patient can provide their own dental hygiene daily routine.
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Dental hygienists are also known as oral health practitioners. If you are good with dealing with people and want to help them keep their teeth clean and healthy then this job can be just right for you. You should complete General Dental Council (GDC) approved courses in order to become a Dental Hygienist in the UK.
Salaries for Dental hygienists are usually on AfC band 5 which means their earnings around £21,388 and £27,901. Experienced hygienists can earn between £25,783 and £34,530 a year.
If you have found a role that you want to apply for, please see the below example cover letter which you can use as a guide:
Dental Hygienist Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Dental Hygienist
I would like to apply for the role of Dental Hygienist that you have advertised in (where) and (when) for your (which) practice.
I began my training (where and when) and (can you supply more information about your training, what you learnt, where, under who etc).
I have always been interested in teeth and general Oral hygiene which I why I wanted to pursue this career and feel that over the years I have gained a great deal of knowledge. I enjoy learning new techniques and trying new products that improve a patient’s oral hygiene.
I have excellent communication and listening skills and realise that patients are still apprehensive of visiting the dentist even for hygiene reasons and that I must be able to put these people at ease and reassure any fears they may have.
I am a thorough but methodical worker who follows strict rules, procedures and practices and I enjoy keeping up to date with any changes that there are within the profession.
I have enclosed my CV with my training and qualification details. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanking you in advance for reading my letter and CV.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your letter and CV.