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Professional Opportunity: Dentist

Type of Opportunity

Join the team at the Department of Corrections (DOC) in rendering basic dental services in a compassionate and professional manner to our inmate population while enjoying clinical autonomy and a balanced lifestyle!

The Department of Corrections provides an excellent opportunity to maximize your individual and professional potential as a Dentist at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Huntingdon. We offer an excellent compensation package, including competitive income, generous paid time off, health insurance, and an excellent retirement package.

The Dental Office operates Monday through Friday during normal business hours. No evenings, weekends, or on call duties. You will enjoy working with experienced auxiliary staff and will have excellent managerial support. Many of our facilities are located in or near some of the most beautiful areas of Pennsylvania. Experienced dentists and recent graduates are welcome to apply. If you have the required experience and are looking to begin an exciting career, the Department of Corrections wants to hear from you!

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As a Dentist for the Department of Corrections, you will be responsible for supervising the work of the dental staff on a daily basis. You will be responsible for all aspects of the clinical services provided to the inmate population by DOC dental clinic staff.

As part of your role, you will be providing basic dental care to the inmate population and performing all dental treatment, assisting specialists in the performance of all treatment and related duties while on-site at the correctional institution, and assuring that adequate security, tool control, and Toxic and Caustic Control are carried out within the dental office. Another key aspect of your position will be consulting with and referring inmate patients to physicians, oral surgeons, and other health care professionals.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment (37.5-hour work week)
Hours of work are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.
Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. Please note, selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $128,274.00 (before taxes). This position may be eligible for quality assurance program payments.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

Required Experience

Minimum Experience and Training Requirement:
Graduation from an approved school of dentistry.
Necessary Special Requirement:
Possession of a license to practice dentistry issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.
Other Requirements:
PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.
Legal Requirement:
You must pass a background investigation.


Name of Practice
SCI Laurel Highlands 
Practice Owner
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Practice Type


1100 Pike Street