Full-time permanent correctional care (prison) positions

  • Dentists $130,000- $150,000/year + comprehensive benefits.
  • Days/hours - 40 hour week; Monday-Friday
  • Acute care dentistry, mostly extractions and fillings
  • Pace - usually 8-15 patients a day, some locations could be busier.
  • Support - support staff is reported by incumbents as excellent

Malpractice - coverage for all practitioners; will be defended by Texas state attorney's general office.  State tort laws apply.


Medical - Medical coverage is a self-funded medical PPO plan, administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.  For the 2010-2011 plan year, the company will continue to pay 100% of the premium cost for full-time employees and 50% for part-time employees.  Your Pharmacy benefits under are administered by Medco Health Solutions (Medco) and require a $100 annual deductible per person, per plan year.  Your prescription drug program offers three different benefit levels based on the drug category.

Dental - Depending on where you live, you may have a choice between company Dental, the self-funded dental plan administered by Delta Dental, or Assurant DMO, a fully insured dental HMO plan administered by Assurant Employee Benefits. "Your Benefits Enrollment Options" letter/email will tell you which plans are available to you.

Vision - Fully insured Vision Care benefits will continue to be offered by Superior Vision Services. Superior Vision continues to build and enhance their network and administration. 

Life - Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company® (FDL) is the insurer for the Group Term Life options available to you and your dependents.

AD&D - Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company® (FDL) is the insurer and administrator for the fully insured Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) options available to you and your dependents. The AD&D plan provides benefits for you and your dependents following an accidental death or certain bodily injuries, which occur as a result of a covered accident.

Long-Term Disability - LTD provides income protection should you become disabled. After the 90-day elimination period requirement has been satisfied or after you have exhausted your sick leave (whichever is longer), if your disability claim is approved, you will be eligible to receive 60% of your covered salary. Benefits under this program will be decreased by the same amount as any disability benefits received from other sources. Your total disability pay, including other sources of income, cannot exceed 60% of your covered salary.   Note: The LTD program does not cover Long-Term Care services.

Short-Term Disability - Enrolling in the STD plan gives you income protection in case you become disabled due to illness or a non-occupational injury. For the 2009-2010 plan year, there is a significant decrease in the monthly premium for the STD plan, and the elimination period has been reduced from 30 days to 14 days. Evidence of Insurability (EOI) will be waived for enrollment in STD insurance during the 2009 Annual Enrollment and following a qualified status change during the plan year.  After a 14-day elimination period requirement has been satisfied or after you use all of your accumulated sick leave (whichever is longer), if your disability claim is approved, you will be eligible to receive 60% of your covered weekly earnings. Benefits under this program will be decreased by deductible sources of income or other disability benefits received from other sources. Your total disability pay, including other sources of income, cannot be more than 60% of your covered salary.

Long-Term Care - The fully insured Group Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance is offered to you through CNA. For the 2009-2010 plan year, there are no premium or benefit changes. Individuals already enrolled in the CNA Guaranteed Benefit Increase Option (GBO) will have an opportunity during this 2009 Annual Enrollment to increase their coverage to keep pace with the rising costs for long term care services. Please read this section for more information.  The LTC plan is available to you, your spouse, adult children (25 years and older), parents, grandparents, parents-in-law and grandparents-in-law. Your eligible family members may apply without you having applied for coverage; however, only the premiums for you and your spouse may be deducted from your UT paycheck. Other enrolled family members will be set up for direct billing from CNA. LTC insurance provides funds for necessary services when an individual becomes incapable of caring for himself or herself. Covered services can vary depending on the individual's condition and can range from assistance in the home with day-to-day activities to care provided in a nursing home. It is important to note the need for long-term care does not just affect the elderly. The need for long-term care can occur at any age. Also, keep in mind this type of care is not covered by disability insurance. In addition, health insurance and Medicare will only pay for limited amounts of care. Medicaid does pay for LTC but only after you spend most of your financial assets.  LTC coverage is portable, so if you leave your employment, you can keep your LTC coverage, and your premium will remain the same.

Flex Spending Account (FSA) - PayFlex Systems USA, Inc. is the administrator for the flexible spending accounts.  Authorized by the IRS, the Flexible Spending Account plans let you set aside money from your pay before taxes are withheld. You can use money from these accounts to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical and work-related dependent day care expenses while receiving a tax advantage.  The plan has two types of accounts:

  • The Medical Expense Reimbursement Account; and
  • The Dependent Day Care Expense Reimbursement Account (for care provided to your qualified dependent child or adult dependent if eligible).

Retirement Programs - The Company provides a number of vehicles that you can use to save for retirement. In addition to mandatory participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP), you can enroll in the Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program or the Deferred Compensation Plan. You are eligible for retirement benefits with TRS or in the ORP on your first day of employment. You may enroll in the TSA or DCP at any time.

Teacher Retirement System - TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan governed by Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a). All eligible employees of The University of Texas System are automatically enrolled in TRS on their first day of employment. Employee and employer contributions go into a large trust fund that is managed by knowledgeable professionals. Retirement benefits are based on legislatively determined formulas. You are vested after five years of service with a right to a retirement benefit. There are also disability and death and survivor benefits available to TRS members.

Optional Retirement Program - The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) may be chosen by certain employees in lieu of TRS based on the job they perform. This program is a defined contribution plan governed by Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b). Benefits are based on the performance of the investments selected and are controlled by the employee. You are vested after one year and one day of participation with a right to both employee and employer contributions. This program provides a greater degree of portability than TRS.

There are significant differences between the ORP and TRS. Please see An Overview of TRS and ORP , provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a comprehensive review of these differences.

Voluntary Retirement Savings Programs
The company offers two voluntary retirement savings programs, the TSA (403(b)) and the DCP (457(b)). These programs allow you to tax-defer additional income for retirement, through pre-tax contributions. The programs do not include an employer contribution. Participants reduce their taxable income by making pre-tax contributions from their paycheck to invest in a fixed or variable annuities or mutual funds with an authorized company. As investments grow, the earnings are tax-deferred until the money is withdrawn; presumably at retirement when income tax rates are generally lower.

Benefits for Retired Employees - Medical, Pharmacy Benefits, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Care

Additional information on retirement plans:

Frequently asked Questions:

Q: I have a license from another state.  Do I need a Texas license?
A: Yes. Active Texas license ,DEA certificate and Texas DPS certificate are required.

Q: I am able to get/activate a lic and/or certificates.  Can we start the process?
A: Sorry, no.  Get the license, DEA, DPS, then call.

Q: Will I be in danger as a correctional provider?
A: Prisons are controled environments, safer than your local ER or community clinic.  Prison clinics have multiple check points with guards present.  We have been staffing prisons for 10 years with no incidents reported.

Q: Is part-time or locum possible.  Can I work less days or hours?
A: Locum may be possible, but not part-time.  Jobs are 40 hours per week Mon - Fri.

Q: Can I call the prison and talk to them?
A: No. Prisons don't take kindly to unidentified callers or visitors.

Q: I had some time off planned in the coming months.  Is this a problem?
A: No problem, as long as all parties agree in advance.

Q: Can I try it out to see if I like it?
A: Locum may be possible in some instances, but many tilmes not.  Due diligence on your part is recommended to insure you know what the job is about.

Texas State Prison System
Correctional dentist positions available in Texas
For consideration, submit pre-application documents:

Follow these steps to apply.  Call 972-943-5773 with questions:

1) Email your CV to blong@ajriggins.com then visit these links and submit the requested documents. 

2) Pre-Application

3) Non-Circumvention

4) Standard Authorization and Release

Criteria for consideration:

A Texas license, DEA certificate and Texas DPS certificate are required. 

All experience levels considered. 
Camden Healthcare Staffing   (972-943-5773)
An AJ Riggins company
Call 972-943-5773

These jobs are very popular and are filled quickly.  They offer a set schedule, usually starting early.  Typical would be start at 6:00AM and you are off by 2:30PM, or start at 7:00AM and off by 3:30PM.  Say goodbye to production pressure and aggressive diagnosis. You can forget the job when you go home.

All providers placed in prisons say the inmates are better patients than the general public, and that the support staff is excellent.  Employee benefits are comprehensive.  Also, a $5,000 relocation package is available.
The hiring process:
Camden Healthcare Staffing is the primary recruiting firm for positions at Texas state prisons.  We are your highway to the top for the hiring process, and can get you a first step telephone interview, usually the same day you submit your resume.  Submit requested documents now for immediate consideration.
To apply visit this link or call 972-943-5773 ext 3 pound (#)

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Who is a good fit for prison dentistry?  That would be dentists that:

  • Do not want a career filled with endless production pressure.
  • Do not want a career with constant pressure to give aggressive diagnosis.
  • Do not want a career "selling dentistry".
  • Want a structured schedule, with no nights or week-ends.
  • Want comprehensive benefits for themselves and their family.
  • Would enjoy working with a major university medical team.
  • Would like to just practice dentistry, and forget the job when they go home.