New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to the Public

Dentist 1

Applications Accepted
Tests To Be Held


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Beginning Salary
20-957 Dentist 1 G-30 $105,355


Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.�� Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must possess a valid license and registration to practice dentistry in New York State;


  1. You must submit a copy of your current New York State license and registration to practice Dentistry.
  2. Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: The names of all prospective employees will be:

    • Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s);
    • Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). All convictions must be reported. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws;

    and may be:

    • Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

    You will be responsible for payment of all required fees.

  3. Medicaid and Medicare: In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
  4. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
  5. If you are appointed and lose your license or current registration, your employment may be terminated.
  6. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  7. New York State residency is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist in the facilities, locations, and community programs of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, New York State Office of Mental Health, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and the New York State Department of Health at Helen Hayes Hospital. Positions are located throughout the state.

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As a Dentist 1, you would do extractions, restorations, prosthetics, root canal therapy, prophylaxis, and limited periodontics; administer local anesthesia; examine and chart the dental condition of patients; take and interpret dental x rays; perform oral surgery; and treat oral diseases and infections. Where appropriate the Dentist may provide oral hygiene instruction. You would have responsibility, usually under the advisory direction of a higher ranking dentist, for the regular examination, treatment, and complete dental care of patients in a State facility. You may be the only dentist in a small facility.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible on the examination application NYS-APP form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8��" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.

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How to Apply

Where to Apply

Mail your completed application to the agency or facility where you wish to be employed. Do not mail your application to the NYS Department of Civil Service.

State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Agencies will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. Applications received after a rating is completed will be retained for the next scheduled rating.

Retest Policy

Qualified candidates may file as frequently as once a year but a new application is required each time.

Special Instructions for Applicant

A list of facilities where these positions exist is part of this announcement. Submit your application directly to the facilities where you are interested in being employed with the following exceptions: to apply to the Office of Mental Health, send your application to the Decentralized Exam Unit in Albany; to apply to the Office of Children and Family Services, send your application to the personnel office in Rensselaer; to apply to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, send your application to the Albany Main Office. Do not send your application to the Department of Civil Service.

There are no application processing fees for these examinations. If you have questions about these examinations write or call any of the listed facilities.

Mail the completed application to the facility where you wish to be employed:

Bernard Fineson Developmental Disabilities
State Operations Office
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, NY 11428-0507
(718) 217-5110

Broome Developmental Disabilities
State Operations Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905-1695
(607) 770-0241

Capital District Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 388-0838

Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-8800

Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities
State Operations Office
P.O. Box 470
Thiells, NY 10984
(845) 947-6299

Sunmount Developmental Disabilities
State Operations Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-4150

Taconic Developmental Disabilities
State Operations Office
Attention: Human Resources Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, NY 12592
(845) 877-6821, Ext. 3367

Apply with a list of the Centers where you are willing to accept employment to:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Office of Human Resources (OHR)
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2735

Goshen Secure Center
97 Cross Road
Goshen, NY 10924-9998
(845) 615-3055

Highland Residential Center
PO Box 970
629 North Chodikee Lake Road
Highland, NY 12528-2726
(845) 691-7223

Apply with a list of Correctional Facilities where you are willing to accept employment to:

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
The Harriman State Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226-2050
(518) 457-8132

Adirondack Correctional Facility
Box 110 (Route 86)
Raybrook, NY 12977-0110
(518) 891-1343

Albion Correctional Facility
3595 State School Road
Albion, NY 14411
(716) 589-5511

Altona Correctional Facility
555 Devil's Den Road, Box 125
Altona, NY 12910-0125
(518) 236-7841

Attica Correctional Facility
Box 149 (Exchange Street)
Attica, NY 14011-0149
(716) 591-2000

Auburn Correctional Facility
135 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-8401

Bare Hill Correctional Facility
Box #20, Cady Road
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 483-8411

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2499
(914) 241-3100

Cape Vincent Correctional Facility
Rt. 12-E, Box 599
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
(315) 654-4100

Cayuga Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1150 (Route 38A)
Moravia, NY 13118
(315) 497-1110

Clinton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000 (Cook Street)
Dannemora, NY 12929
(518) 492-2511

Coxsackie Correctional Facility
Box 200 (County Route 9)
West Coxsackie, NY 12051 0200
(518) 731-2781

Downstate Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 445 (Red Schoolhouse Road)
Fishkill, NY 12524-445
(845) 831-6600

Eastern New York Correctional Facility
Box 338 (Route 209/Institution Road)
Napanoch, NY 12458 0338
(845) 647-7400

Elmira Correctional Facility
Box 500 (Davis and Bancroft Streets)
Elmira, NY 14902-0500
(607) 734-3901

Fishkill Correctional Facility
Box 307
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-4800

Five Points
Caller Box 400 (Route 96)
Romulus, NY 14541
(607) 869-5111

Franklin Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 10 (Bare Hill Road)
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 483-6040

Gowanda Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 350
Gowanda, NY 14070-0350
(716) 532-0177

Gouverneur Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 370
Scotch Settlement Road
Gouverneur, NY 13642-0370
(315) 287-7351

Great Meadow Correctional Facility
Box 51 (Route 22)
Comstock, NY 12821
(518) 639-5516

Green Haven Correctional Facility
Route 216
Stormville, NY 12582
(845) 221-2711

Greene Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 8 (County Route 9)
Coxsackie, NY 12051-0008
(518) 731-2741

Groveland Correctional Facility
Route 36, Sonyea Road
Sonyea, NY 14556-0001
(716) 658-2871

Hudson Correctional Facility
Box 576 (East Court Street)
Hudson, NY 12534 0576
(518) 828-4311

Hale Creek ASACTC
279 Maloney Road
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-2094

Lakeview Shock Incarceration
Correctional Facility
P.O. Box T (Lake Avenue)
Brocton, NY 14716
(716) 792-7100

Marcy Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 5000 (Old River Road)
Marcy, NY 13403
(315) 768-1400

Mid-State Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 216 (Route 291)
Marcy, NY 13403 0216
(315) 768-8581

Mohawk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 8450
6100 School Road
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 339-5232

Ogdensburg Correctional Facility
One Correction Way
Ogdensburg, NY 13669 2288
(315) 393-0281

Orleans Correctional Facility
35-31 Gaines Basin Road
Albion, NY 14411
(716) 589-6820

Otisville Correctional Facility
Box 8 (Sanatorium Avenue)
Otisville, NY 10963-0008
(845) 386-1490

Queensboro Correctional Facility
47-04 Van Dam Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-3081
(718) 361-8920

Riverview Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 158 (Route 37)
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-+8400

Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 750 (750 Prison Road)
Wallkill, NY 12589-0750
(845) 895-2081

Sing Sing Correctional Facility
354 Hunter Street
Ossining, NY 10562-5442
(914) 941-0108

Southport Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000 (Institution Road)
Pine City, NY 14871
(607) 737-0850

Sullivan Correctional Facility
Box AG (Riverside Drive)
Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116
(845) 434-2080

Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2498
(914) 241-3010

Upstate Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000, Bare Hill Road
Malone, NY 12953

Wallkill Correctional Facility
Box G (Route 208)
Wallkill, NY 12589-0286
(845) 895-2021

Washington Correctional Facility
Box 180 (Lock 11 Road)
Comstock, NY 12821-0180
(518) 639-4486

Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown, NY 13601-9340
(315) 782-7490

Wende Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1187 (3622 Wende Road)
Alden, NY 14004-1187
(716) 937-4000

Woodbourne Correctional Facility
Riverside Drive
Woodbourne, NY 12788
(845) 434-7730

Wyoming Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 501 (Dunbar Road)
Attica, NY 14011
(716) 591-1010

Willard Drug Treatment Center
P.O. Box 303
7116 County Route 132
Willard, NY 14588
(607) 869-5500

Apply to:

Helen Hayes Hospital
Human Resources Department
Bldg. 22
Rt. 9W
West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Please provide a list of facilities where you are willing to accept employment, together with your application to:

New York State Office of Mental Health
Facility Personnel Services
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

Bronx Psychiatric Center
1500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
(P) 718 931-0600

Buffalo Psychiatric Center
400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
(P) 716 885-2261

Capital District Psychiatric Center
75 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
(P) 518 549-6000

Central New York Psychiatric Center
PO Box 300
Marcy, NY 13403
(P) 315 765-3600

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
79-25 Winchester Blvd
Queens Village, NY 11427
(P) 718 264-4000

Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street
Elmira, NY 14902
(P) 607 737-4711

Greater Binghamton Health Center
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
(P) 607 724-1391

Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
(P) 315 426-3600

Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
681 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(P) 718 221-7700

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Ward���s Island, NY 10035
(P) 646 672--5858

Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Wards Island Complex
New York, NY 10035
(P) 646 672-6767

Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center
2834 Route 17M
New Hampton, NY 10958
(P) 845 374-8700

Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
1400 Noyes St.
Utica, NY 13502
(P) 315 738-3800

New York Children's Psychiatric Center
1350 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
(P) 718 239-3600

Nathan Kline Institute
140 Old Orangeburg Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(P) 845 398-5500

New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
(P) 646 774-5000

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center West Brentwood, NY 11717
(P) 631 761-3500

Rochester Psychiatric Center
1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(P) 585 241-1200

Rockland Psychiatric Center
140 Old Orangeburg Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(P) 845 680-4000

Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center
2 First Ave.
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(P) 845 680-4000

Sagamore Childre'���s Psychiatric Center
197 Half Hollow Rd.
Dix Hills, NY 11746
(P) 631 370-1701

St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
1 Chimney Point Drive
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(P) 315 541-2001

South Beach Psychiatric Center
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(P) 718 667-2300

Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center
1010 East and West Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224
(P) 716 677-7000

Additional Information

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Reasonable Accommodations in Testing

It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 8/19

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