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The Ultimate Dental Assistant Resume Template

Carey-Ann Thurlow

December 6, 2023

This resume template is designed to showcase your unique skills, experiences, and qualifications in a way that is clear and easy to navigate for dental practices. Having a well-organized and professionally-presented resume is the best way to highlight your strengths and help you make a compelling first impression when applying for jobs.

Risio provides some of Canada’s best dental assistant training, along with career-building resources for both graduates and new students securing a position to fulfill their work integrated learning requirements. Be sure to read our guide on How to Build a Resume for Dental Assistant Jobs before filling out this template so that you can make the best use of it and submit an application that really pops!

Resume Template

[Full Name]

  • Address: [Your Address]
  • Phone: [Your Phone Number]
  • Email: [Your Email Address]

Professional Summary
[Brief, compelling summary of your dental assistant skills, experience, and career objectives]
Example: Passionate and certified dental assistant with over 3 years of experience in both clinical and administrative roles. Adept at patient care and efficient in managing dental office operations. Seeking to leverage my expertise in a dynamic dental practice to enhance patient experience and clinic efficiency.


Clinical SkillsAdministrative Skills
Example: Proficient in dental X-rays and sterilization proceduresExample: Skilled in appointment scheduling and patient records management
[Skill 2][Skill 2]
[Skill 3][Skill 3]


Example: Risio Institute for Digital Dental EducationExample: Dental Assistant Distance Delivery Diploma ProgramExample: 2022
[Institution 2][Credential 2][Dates 2]


Example: Certified Dental Assistant (RDA)Example: 2022
[Certification 2][Date 2]

Professional Experience

Job TitleDental Clinic/Office NameDatesKey Responsibilities and Achievements
Example: Dental AssistantExample: Bright Smile Dental ClinicExample: May 2019 – PresentExample: Assisted in over 2000 dental procedures including fillings, extractions, and root canals
[Job Title 2][Office Name 2][Dates 2]

Volunteer Work/Community Involvement

Example: Toronto Community Dental ClinicExample: Volunteer Dental AssistantExample: June 2020 – August 2020
[Organization 2][Role 2][Dates 2]

Professional Affiliations

OrganizationMembership Status
Example: Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA)Example: Active Member
[Organization 2][Status 2]


Reference NamePositionContact Information
Example: Dr. Sarah LeeExample: Chief Dentist at Bright Smile Dental ClinicExample:
[Reference 2][Position 2][Contact Info 2]

Additional references available upon request.

Download Your Resume & Start Applying Today

Once you’ve entered your information above, just click the button below to download your personalized resume formatted as a print-ready PDF or Word document. Happy job hunting—and don’t forget to explore our programs if you’re looking for skills that can make you stand out as a candidate!

[Download Resume Template PDF]

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