Nursing related opportunities.

Dental Assistant

NH Department of Corrections
Division of Medical and Forensics
Northern NH Correctional Facility – Berlin

Hours: 37.5 hours Weekly, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm with ½ hour unpaid lunch
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Wage Scale Range: $29,152.50 to $33,871.50
Position number(s): #41486

(An additional $1300.00 is paid for Hazard Duty which is not included in the salary noted above)


To maintain dental instruments and equipment and to assist a dentist in implementing standard dental procedures, working in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basis while maintaining security.


  • Orders dental supplies to endure proper inventory levels.
  • Sterilizes dental instruments and surrounding work areas in order to maintain current infectional control standards.
  • Prepares and files patient case histories, dental charts and treatment records in order to keep current the dental status and needs of inmate patients.
  • Prepares filling materials for use by dentist in patient treatments.
  • Schedules patient visits and notifies units of pending appointments so that an orderly flow of patients can be treated in a systematic fashion.


  • Education:  Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
  • Experience:  One year’s experience as a Dental Assistant.
  • License/Certification:  Eligibility for certification by the American Dental Assistants Association.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of the Corrections Academy and continuing Certification as correctional line personnel as established by the certifying authority.

For further information, please contact Linda McDonald, HR Specialist at: (603) 271-5645 or by email at:

Click here to apply.