Dental Officer, GS-680-12/13. Dental Officers are responsible for the full range of dental care provided to inmates, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injury, and deformities of the oral cavity.
Qualifications: Basic qualification requirements: Applicants must have a degree in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.) from a school approved by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA), or other dental school, provided the education and knowledge acquired was substantially equivalent to that of graduates from an ADA-approved school. Applicants must also be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. In addition to the basic qualifications, applicants at the GS-12 level must also possess two years of professional dentistry experience and/or training; or superior academic ability defined as that demonstrated by an intern, who on the basis of an evaluation of all interns who have completed training in the same hospital or in the same kind of internship program over the past 5 years, would fall into this category. Applicants at the GS-13 must have three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training to at least that of a Board eligible. Experience and/or training must be in one of the following: post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of dentistry; approved internship training; approved residency training; graduate-level study in an accredited dental school; post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice; or other advanced study or training outside of dental school or hospital creditable towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.