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State of Minnesota Special Care Dentist in Alexandria, Minnesota

Job Class: Special Care Dentist

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 04/01/2023

  • Closing Date : 06/30/23

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / DHS Health Trt Prf

  • Division/Unit : DCT Support Services / Dental Cambridge Dentist

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Varies

  • Salary Range: $67.46 - $118.81 / hourly; $140,856 - $248,075 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargain ing Unit/Union : 213-Health Treatment Professional/unrep

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional

  • Re-Posting : Yes

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Are you a dentist with a calling to care for patients with special needs?

When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:

  • Hiring Bonus! (Current State of Minnesota employees are not eligible)

  • Relocation expenses covered

  • Student loan reimbursement for eligible positions

We are currently seeking to fill multiple statewide positions. Primary locations will be based on candidates’ availability. We have clinics in Brainerd, Fergus Falls, Cambridge, Faribault and Willmar. Dentists who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients.

Dental services provided at the clinic will include comprehensive dental care. Due to the nature of our clients not all services are able to be performed in the clinic and are referred to for sedation or hospital dentistry. We are willing to provide training for IV Sedation Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry.

You will provide dental care for special needs clients, primarily adults with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. These patients include patients include clients from our Community Behavioral Health Hospitals, Minnesota Specialty Health System, as well as group home residents from our Community Based Services and sub-contracted facilities. There are also clients who are eligible to be seen in our clinics that are not in these programs but are in our communities.

You’ll work in cooperation with dental clinic staff, administrative services and leadership team, and our client’s direct support team to provide a coordinated dental health program for each client.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed or license eligible to practice dentistry in the State of Minnesota; and

Knowledge of:

  • Recent developments in the field of general dentistry

  • Characteristics and usages of modern drugs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Special Care Dentistry Training

  • GPR Graduate or Hospital Dentistry Residency Program

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness.

  • Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly and thoroughly describes your experience in the areas listed.

Reference/Background checks - The Department of Human services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

The individual(s) selected for this position are required to attest to and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by their first day of employment, per federal requirements. The individual(s) selected for the position may request an accommodation if they are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to: (a) a recognized medical condition for which a COVID-19 vaccine is contraindicated; or (b) an objection based upon a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. For additional information about this COVID-19 vaccination requirement, contact Heidi Schurmann in DHS Human Resources at heidi.schurmann@state.mn.us . Please do not email or provide any proof of vaccination with your application/resume. This information will be collected from you if you are hired for this position.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.