CV Tips For Dental Professionals 2020

How do you write a professional CV that will get you noticed?CV Tips for Dentists

Here at Dental Elite, we see thousands of CV’s every year so we know what a great CV should look like! As part of our job as recruitment specialists, we guide our employment seekers and help them to portray the right image and get shortlisted for an interview.

Top Tips For Writing A Professional Resume

Preparing your Dental CV

A lot of dental professionals can make the mistake of believing that their qualifications alone will secure them their dream dental position. In some cases, this may be true, but in the main it is not, especially for the posts which are more highly sought!

Your CV is essentially the first impression a potential practice owner will get of you, so it’s important to put in the time to make it as good as it can be. Remember, you need to always double-check it for grammar and spelling before you submit it!

CV Structure

Your latest CV should be no longer than 2 pages so that it clearly and concisely outlines your achievements. It should include a lot of detail about your current role and include all relevant information that isn’t listed in your employment history.


  • Personal Details
  • Employment History
  • Education and Qualifications
  • Additional Courses / Key CPD Accomplishments
  • Referees/References on Request


  • Make sure your CV is well laid out so that it is immediately easy to read and understand. Leave plenty of white space.
  • Use a standard font and font size, do-not use artistic font. As boring as it may be, Arial or Times New Roman are probably your best bet.
  • Unless you know it is appropriate for the company, don’t use any fancy designs or fancy paper.

CV Content

  • Focus on information which is relevant to your own career goals.
  • Use concise, unambiguous sentences. Don’t write an autobiography!
  • Honesty is always the best policy. You never know what interests/knowledge you interviewer may have to catch you out.
  • Bullet points are useful to highlight relevant skills.
  • Put your most recent educational achievement first.
  • If you have a Degree in Dentistry there is no need to break down your O-Levels / GCSE’s grade by grade, an overview is adequate.
  • Put your most recent job first and work backwards chronologically in time.
  • Ensure all dates are accurate and be as precise as possible with dates. Include months as well as years, else it may give the impression that you’re hiding something.
  • Explain any long career gaps (i.e. travelling, maternity leave etc.) Put them in your Employment History section.

Apply for your dream Dental Role

Sign up for Dental Elite’s recruitment services today and our experts will help you find the perfect dental job for you. We work with dentists, dental nurses, hygienists, practice managers and many more! We will check your CV for you before you apply and talk you through the interview process so you feel prepared.

We advertise the latest vacancies across the UK, so take a look at our available dental jobs.

Get to know the Dental Elite Recruitment Team

We have a passionate and experienced team of recruiters here to help dental candidates find their ideal vacancy. Give us a call today on 01788 545 900 and we’ll set you up with the most experienced recruiter in your sector.

Lisa McCusker Senior Recruitment Consultant

Lisa McCusker – Senior Locum Desk. Tel: 07825 268712


Julie Wilson – Permanent Associate Dentist Specialist – Tel: 07826 556130