Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Dentist (35 Hour)


Recruitment #220509-7320DX-001


Are you a highly motivated licensed Dentist looking to make an impact? 
If so, we encourage you to discover this opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking highly motivated and experienced licensed Lead Dentist to join our team at the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, CT. 

Our Mission: 

The CT 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. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Position Highlights:  

The full-time position will work on first shift, Monday to Friday, from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

The incumbent in this position will discover the opportunity to: 
  • Provide comprehensive dental care; 
  • Provide examinations to diagnose; 
  • Treat and educate patients on their oral conditions/diseases;
  • Engage in a rewarding career; 
  • Work with a collaborative team to achieve success; 
  • Make an impact in the public sector. 
What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a comprehensive benefits plan including: 

  • A hazardous duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
  • Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits;
  • Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits; 
  • State license reimbursement; 
  • Eligibility to apply for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • A challenging yet rewarding experience! 
Learn more about our dynamic team in DOC Health Services

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

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.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

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.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In state facilities this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor responsible for the clinical dental program as well as for performing dental and oral surgical work.


Coordinates unit workflow; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison to other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; performs dental and oral surgical work as outlined in Dentist class specification; oversees ordering of supplies and equipment and ensures equipment properly maintained; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of dental surgery with particular reference to oral pathology; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in dental operative techniques; supervisory ability.


Two (2) years of experience as a dentist.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience in all aspects of general Dentistry; 
  • Experience in oral surgery including simple and surgical extraction; 
  • Experience in restorative, prosthodontic, periodontic, endodontic, and oral surgery. 


Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice dentistry in Connecticut.


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



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.