Job Overview


Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for this position.


Incumbent serves as a general dental practitioner responsible for diagnosis and treatment of difficult dental problems in a correctional environment. Provides comprehensive dental care to the inmate population, who may have behavior and communication problems. Responsible for the coordination and management of the dental program, providing input regarding proposed modifications to operating procedures. Responsible for establishing and maintaining quality control measures to ensure final product conforms to standards set forth by the American Dental Association, National Board for Certification of Dental Technicians and the Dental Service of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Implements security measures appropriate to the specific activity, maintaining surveillance of the laboratory, office and other areas of the dental clinic.

Provides direction and coordination of production of finished prosthetic appliances in accordance with the requirements submitted. Responsible for tool control and the accountability of inmates assigned to his/her area. Advises on equipment and supply needs, orders and ensures proper inventories based upon pre-determined levels. Provides input for budget development, assists in the creation of statistical and narrative summary reports.

The incumbent is responsible for recommending and writing the local policies and procedures relating to dental health care. As the only Dental Officer at the facility the incumbent serves as the Chief Dental Officer in accordance with the Bureau of Prisons’ Program Statement for Dental Services. As such, the incumbent may be responsible for providing technical oversight and guidance to assigned contract staff and consultants and has the authority to grant dental privileges to institution dental staff. The incumbent will provide clinical oversight of contract dental services at the institution. He/she may be consulted when reviewing dental privileges for contracted dental services. The incumbent will be responsible for dental clinical decisions. Incumbent will assist with interviewing prospective dental staff. The incumbent ensures patient dental records are maintained in accordance with BOP guidelines.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.