Dental Officer

Alaska Department of Corrections   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 2, 2023

The Department of Corrections/Health & Rehabilitation Services is recruiting for a Dental Officer.

The Alaska Department of Corrections has an opening for a Dentist to provide preventative and restorative treatments for problems affecting the mouth and teeth of the state’s inmate population.  This position will work with a dental staff at our Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, Eagle River, Seward and Kenai facilities. 

Salary for this position starts at $197,500 - $237,000 DOE, plus generous benefits including 11 paid holidays.

Monday through Friday work week totaling 37.5 hours.

The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Educating inmates on oral healthcare;
  • Examining teeth and diagnosing patients’ dental conditions;
  • Assessing treatment options;
  • Completing treatment on affected gums, decayed and fractured teeth, and perform tooth removal for cases where there are high levels of decay;
  • Maintaining inmates dental records (DOC is in the process of implementing an Electronic Health Records system and procuring dental digital x-rays);
  • Through the established processes, refer patients to oral surgeons as needed.