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Orthodontist Resume

Who is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontist resume is written by a dentist who is an expert in dental reconstruction- tooth irregularity. They concern themselves with the detailed study of dental structure and ways of manipulating it to get the desired results. One more area of specialty exists for orthodontists, that is, facial reconstruction. They work on reconstructing the jaw line, teeth alignment and other aspects in order to give the patient a new facial look in terms of physical sense. This is referred to as dentofacial orthopaedics. This kind of a treatment is desired by the patients in order to improve their facial appearance and thus boosting up their confidence in a social structure and its surroundings.

The various steps that need to be followed by an orthodontist while assessing the patient and the problem are as follows:

  • Understanding the exact problem of the patient due to which he has come for treatment to him.
  • After understanding the problem, going into depth to find out what exactly has caused such a problem in first place.
  • Coming up with a suitable treatment plan for the patient and letting him know the advantages and also the flip side, if any, which he may have to face as a result of the treatment. IN other words, it involves making sure that the patient completely understands what he has opted for.

Educational Requirements

In terms of educational requirements, the applicant must have completed DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), DMD or BDS. Then he moves onto pursuing higher degree in the subject, by becoming the resident in Advanced Education in Orthodontics. The course may be named in varying manner depending upon the university. It is usually a 2-3 years course a the end of which the applicant needs to pass a written examination of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).

Following points need to be kept in mind while writing a resume.

  • Use short sentences with bullet points. This will help in keeping a check on the length of your resume and will also help you in keeping the information to the point. This is necessary as the recruiter doesn't has much time to go through each and every word in the resume. Only the important info will attract his attention.
  • Give headings to separate sections - Dividing the resume into separate sections will be a good idea as it will provide clarity to the flow of the entire resume. It will also help the recruiter in better maneuvering through all the information and finding the relevant/ required details as soon as possible by identifying it by the section headings.
  • Maintain the font and color - It is not such a good idea to change colors and fonts within the same draft. Keep it uniform and if there arises the need to highlight some important information, just mark the words in bold.
  • Make it error-free by proofreading the entire draft at least two times. It will, otherwise give a bad impression to the recruiter to find even a single mistake in such an important piece of official document, thus affecting your chances of getting the job in negative manner.
  • Follow a chronologically reverse order while accounting for your work experience, educational qualifications and achievements, that is, start with the recent ones and go back to the older ones. It is the latest work of yours that the recruiter is more interested in.

Following is a orthodontist resume sample for your reference.

Orthodontist Resume Sample

Edgar Green
41 Dominic Lane
Lakewood, CA
(432) 611-0982


To join a reputed hospital and dispense my skills in orthodontic procedures in treating my patients and while doing so, perform all my duties with a high level of competency and results.

Profile Summary

  • 6 years of rich experience in the field of orthodontic treatment.
  • Good amount of experience in dentofacial orthopaedics.
  • Licensure from the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).
  • Worked with reputed hospitals like ABC Hospital and CDC Hospital.

Skills Summary

  • Good dental reconstruction skills.
  • Experienced surgeon in the department of dentofacial treatment.
  • Good management skills that are useful in managing patients and my department's junior staff.
  • Good communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Good knowledge in the department of all the dental equipment.

Work Experience

ABC Hospital
Orthodontist (2009 till Present)

  • Work with the Senior Staff Surgeon of the Orthodontia department and performed several surgeries.
  • Performed various levels of dental correction treatment on patients, which included, minor to major surgeries, constructing dentures and carrying out the wire procedures.
  • Monitoring the growth and development of the dental aspect of the patients after the treatment.
  • Consulting patients on the kind of treatment they can opt for, along with explaining them the risks, if any, involved in the procedures.

CDC Dental Clinic
Assistant Orthodontist (2006-2009)

  • Worked in the department under the guidance of the senior staff doctor.
  • Attended to patients with molar and other irregularities.
  • Extensively used the dental equipment towards treating the patients.
  • Assisted the doctors in dental reconstruction surgeries.
  • Briefed the patients about their problem and the causes of it, along with suggesting the kind of treatment they could opt for.


  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (Orthodontics), Boston College of Dental Sciences, 2005
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, New York University, 2002


  • Orthodontist, Commonwealth of Boston
    License #671121


Fill this section accordingly, in a reverse chronological order.

This is how a orthodontal resume is written for applying for a job in this field. Notice the tips given in the introductory part and the flow that has been followed from there on in the body of the resume. This is to give you a clear idea about hoe to implement those tips in your actual resume draft. You can also attach a cover letter to this resume which will carry an introductory passage from you, consisting of important professional summary of yours.

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