Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Dentist (35 Hour)

Recruitment #191018-4940DX-001



Our Mission: The Department of Correction 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.

  • Do you have a passion for supporting others?
  • Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic health care environment in the public sector?
  • We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Dentist.

The Department of Correction is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Dentist position at Hartford Correctional Center in Hartford, CT.   The position is first shift 35 hours a week, Monday-Friday, (exact hours may vary by location, between 7AM-3PM). Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable and/or infectious disease, moderately disagreeable conditions, and assaultive and/or abusive patients within the confines of a prison environment.

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. 

About Connecticut: The State of Connecticut has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our State has mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. Our school systems offer an outstanding education for your family. Our communities are among the safest in the country(#6 in U.S.). If you want to enjoy your quality of life, it is the right time to join our team. In Connecticut, you may enjoy the relaxed but sophisticated “country-life” or you may choose to live in a city. In our State's Capitol, Hartford, you can find an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment as well as the home of the state's government. On our State's shoreline, New Haven is home to the prestigious Yale University. Connecticut experiences all four seasons: summers are warm; spring rapidly warms up with plenty of rain to foster our green countryside; autumn has beautiful gold, red, and brown foliage, and winter has plenty of snow for fun outdoor adventures.

Selection Plan

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 performing professional dental and oral surgical work.


  • Provides comprehensive dental care to inmates under the supervision of CT DOC
  • Perform clinical and radiographic examinations to diagnose conditions of the oral cavity and develop appropriate treatment plans
  • Perform restorative, endodontic, prosthodontic, surgical and periodontal treatments within the scope of DOC provided services
  • Recognize and refer patients for specialty treatment as required
  • Educate patient population in oral disease prevention
  • Keeps accurate and thorough records of treatment
  • May supervise dental students, dental hygiene students, or dental assisting students
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations on infection control
  • Aids in Dental staff maintaining equipment and supply inventory
  • Maintains security of dental instruments
  • Performs related duties as required


Knowledge of principles and practices of dental operative techniques and dental surgery; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.


Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a dentist issued by the Connecticut State Department of Health Services in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes


  • Strong knowledge of dental procedures including, but not limited to: restorative, prosthodontic, periodontic, endodontic and oral surgery
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious 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.