Special Care Dentist, Statewide, Minnesota

Created 11/24/2022
Reference 11433868
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Statewide
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Job Class: Special Care Dentist
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/23/2022
  • Closing Date: 11/30/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Health Trt Prf
  • Division/Unit: DCT Support Services / Dental Faribault/SC Dentist
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / Varies (Between 8:00am - 5:00pm)
  • Days of Work: Varies (Between Monday - Friday)
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $61.47 - $92.20 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 213 - Health Treatment Professional/Unrep
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : 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.

Job Summary

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

We are currently seeking 2 part time dentists who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients visiting our 5 different dental clinics: Brainerd, Fergus Falls, Cambridge, Faribault and Willmar.

Dental services provided at the clinic will include: exams, cleanings, x-rays, and fluoride treatments, in addition to general restorative dentistry such as fillings, extractions, root canals, partials/dentures and hospital dentistry. Due to the nature of our clients and the services provided, the ability to provide IV sedation dentistry, when needed, is required.

You will provide dental care for special needs patients, primarily adults, with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. Patients include clients from our Community Behavioral Health Hospitals, Minnesota Specialty Health System, as well as group home residents from our Community Based Services sub-contracted facilities.

You'll work in cooperation with dental staff (Hygienists and Assistants), our client's direct support team of nursing staff, medical practitioners, administration and the community to provide a coordinated dental health program for each patient.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Licensed or license eligible to practice dentistry in the State of Minnesota; and
  • Knowledge of:
    • Special needs dentistry
    • Principles and practices of general dentistry
    • Techniques involved and the skill in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of dental diseases and injuries
    • Recent developments in the field of general dentistry
    • Characteristics and usages of modern drugs

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

If you have questions about the position, contact Heidi Schurmann at heidi.schurmann@state.mn.us or 651-431-3464 .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Heidi Schurmann at heidi.schurmann@state.mn.us .

About Human Services Dept

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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