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Dental Hygienist

Job Series Number: 0682

BOP Dental Hygienist
Health Services at the BOP
Dental Hygienists provide routine and advanced prophylactic and therapeutic dental care to the inmate population. They are also responsible for planning and directing the preventative dental health program.


You must be licensed to practice as a dental hygienist in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.


To be considered for this position, you must have experience with:

  • Performing oral prophylactic care
  • Providing oral health education services to patients
  • Performing advanced oral prophylactic, therapeutic, and preventative procedures in cases of periodontal diseases or inflammation or on patients with other medical or dental problems
  • Placing temporary fillings
  • Finishing amalgam restorations

We are hiring for this position at many locations across the country.

Normally when a vacancy is announced, it's for a job opening at a specific location. However, because this position is in high demand it's considered an "open-continuous" announcement. That means you get to choose your top two facilities that you want to work at. Here's how it works:

  • Apply for this position using the website as you would do with any other federal job.
  • Select any two locations that you want to work at.
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  • After your application is accepted, you will be added to a standing register of qualified candidates.
  • When a position becomes available at one of the facilities that you selected, you will be considered for that position, and if you are selected we will contact you with an offer.

It's that simple!

Please consider the following locations that have immediate vacancies:

Employee picture "Throughout my 20 year career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, I have been able to expand my knowledge in Dentistry by focusing on direct patient care. Unlike the private sector, I can easily consult with medical professionals in various specialties to develop a comprehensive dental plan for each patient."
CDR Renee S. Roberson
Registered Dental Hygienist

Join the leader in Correctional Health Care

We value your unique contribution to our collaborative team medicine approach of providing health care. Come and experience a level of clinical diversity and continuity of care not commonly available in the private sector.

We offer:

  • A supportive, safe, and secure environment with opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A competitive federal government salary and benefits, including health care and retirement.
  • Potential for loan repayment.
  • Potential for recruitment incentives.
  • Flexible work options.

Learn what has motivated more than 37,000 people to join the BOP


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To learn more about this position, please call our National Recruitment Team at 1-866-307-1045.

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