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State of Minnesota Dentist in Plymouth, Minnesota

Job Class: Dentist

Agency: Department of Corrections

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 01/05/2023

  • Closing Date : 03/31/2023

  • Hiring Agency : Department of Corrections

  • Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)-Faribault, Lino Lakes, Moose Lake, Oak Park Heights, Rush City, St. Cloud, Stillwater

  • Division/Unit : Health Services - Dental/Nursing Services

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Varies

  • Days of Work : Varies

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $53.03 - $78.22 / hourly; $110,726 - $163,323 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • 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.

Candidates may be eligible for student loan reimbursement! The Student Loan Reimbursement Program is available to eligible classifications within the Dentist series. Employees meeting the program criteria can apply to request reimbursement for their own outstanding student loan debt balances that align with DOC’s business needs. For more information about this program, please contact Katie Wynn at Katie.Wynn@state.mn.us .

Multiple positions will be filled by consideration of all applicants to this posting. This posting will be used to fill current and future positions at MCF-Faribault, Lino Lakes, Moose Lake, Oak Park Heights, Rush City, St. Cloud, and Stillwater. During the application process you will be able to choose your preferred location(s).

This position exists to provide comprehensive dental care for incarcerated individuals. Responsibilities include:

  • Takes dental histories of all patients upon admission in order to determine extent of care needed.

  • Examines patients and administers tests so that dental malfunctions are discovered.

  • Performs oral surgery as required in order to remedy dental malfunctions.

  • Instructs dental assistants so that oral care can be provided to the patient.

  • Orders laboratory examinations and analysis, x-rays, and specific medication so that complete dental care is provided.

  • Keeps records and makes reports in order to document patients’ dental progress.

  • Supervises qualified dental staff in order to deliver efficient service to patients.

This position has direct contact with incarcerated individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position.


Current licensure from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry to practice dentistry in Minnesota.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of general dentistry.

  • Considerable knowledge of the techniques involved and skills in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of dental diseases and injuries.

  • Considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of general dentistry and the characteristics and usages of modern drugs.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a dental clinic environment. Ability to provide leadership in working with incarcerated individuals.

  • Ability to supervise dental assistants in clinical dental practice.

Physical Requirements

The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position and may be required to complete a tuberculosis screening. For a copy of the PDA, please email Katie Wynn ( Katie.Wynn@state.mn.us ).

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.


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.