Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Dental Hygienist 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #190911-2340HC-001


Our Mission: The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Dental Hygienist.

DOC is seeking a highly motivated applicant for a Dental Hygienist position. Expected duties include performing hygienist responsibilities, performing X rays , sterlizing instruments, oral hygiene exams, dental cleaning and prophylaxis.

You will work with a hardworking multidisciplinary team to deliver the highest level of care across a diverse population in our rare environment. You will have opportunities to care for a wide range of people and health concerns and gain invaluable experience while working in a dynamic highly varied work environment.

This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.

Selection Plan

These are all full-time (35) hours per week positions, first shift. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current CT Dental Hygiene License.

Important Note on Location & Shift Selection: Applicants must select the location(s) and shift(s) in which they wish to be considered for on their application prior to submission. Failure to indicate the location and shift will result in the applicant not being considered for vacancies in that specific location and/or designated shift.

Options are within the towns below:

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Patrick Pathammavong at or 860-692-6805.


In state facilities this class is accountable for providing direct clinical dental hygiene services to clients.


Performs clinical dental services including dental prophylaxis, facial and oral tissue exams; participates in oral cancer exams, topical fluoride treatments, and blood pressure evaluations; takes and processes radiographs; charts abnormalities; screens clients for systemic disease which may appear in oral cavity; conducts dental health assessments; develops and implements dental hygiene care plans; provides admission and discharge dental hygiene assessments including plans for continuing care; assures that dental hygiene care programs carried out thoroughly to meet schedules; consults with and makes recommendations to dentist concerning dental health needs; provides limited and informal training to aide staff with regard to signs and symptoms of dental disease, dysfunction, injury and prevention of same; develops and implements educational programs for clients with regard to personal oral hygiene; performs limited nutritional counseling; attends meetings and reports on dental problems; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of dental hygiene; oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills.


Graduation from a two (2) year program in dental hygiene from an institution approved by the Dental Commission.


  • Good communication;
  • able to work in correctional setting;
  • able to work under general supervision without Dentist or Assistant on site;
  • preferred to have a local Anesthesia certificate and eligible to become a mid level provider.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.