Open to the State of Delaware DHSS Employees Only

Recruitment #041921-MDEA01-350500


Make a Difference with DHSS

Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

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Summary Statement

This position will develop, implement, and oversee oral health program delivery, regulatory compliance, quality, efficiency, calibration of professional staff for statewide oral health activities. Duties: participate in developing, maintaining, and creating operational, educational and training manuals, acts as liaison for agencies and healthcare professionals through collaborative efforts, deliver education, training and presentations to garner interest in programs, improve oral health literacy, access to care, improve oral health of public and reduce risk factors.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Performs dental examinations of teeth and surrounding tissue utilizing x-rays and medical history records to determine dental treatment needs.
  • Provides dental services including but not limited to cleaning, scaling, bonding, fillings, extractions, restorations, oral surgery, pulp therapy for root canal treatment, simple bridgework, crown work, partial dentures, and installs space maintainers and prepares procedures for orthodontic appliances.
  • Prescribes and dispenses medication as required.
  • Administers local anesthesia, analgesia and sedation.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates clinic staff.
  • Writes statistical and/or evaluative reports.
  • Provides emergency dental services to members of the community.  

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Dentist license or eligibility for a Delaware license.

Additional Posting Information

Applicants may only apply if they are current permanent employees of the State of Delaware Department of Health  & Social Services in a position covered by the Merit System who have completed their initial probationary period.

This posting may be closed on or before10/18/2021 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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