Employment Opportunities
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections currently has five full-time Dentist vacancies. For specific information, please contact the appropriate State Correctional Institution (SCI) listed below.


Type of Work
As a Dentist, you will perform professional dental work in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and care of inmates in Department of Corrections' state correctional institutions. Work may also include the coordination of off-site contractual dental services. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level dentist, medical, or administrative supervisor.

You must have a valid license to practice dentistry issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.

Post Employment Requirement
After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.

You must pass a background investigation. After being hired, you must attend and complete a two-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections' Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, which is located in Lancaster County.



SCI-Camp Hill (Cumberland County)

2500 Lisburn Road

P.O. Box 8837

Camp Hill, PA  17001-8837

Phone: (717) 737-4531


SCI-Forest (Forest County)

286 Woodland Drive

P.O. Box 307

Marienville, PA  16239-0307

Phone: (814) 621-2110


SCI-Laurel Highland (Somerset County)

P.O. Box 631

5706 Glades Pike

Somerset, PA  15501

Phone: (814) 445-6501


Salary Range



Comprehensive health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.


Pennsylvania residency is NOT required at the time of application for these positions. 


Click here to view detailed test announcement which includes eligibility requirements.