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Dentist 2

Grade 32

New York State has approximately 41 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Dentist 1

    Grade 30

  2. Dentist 2

    Grade 32

  3. Dentist 3

    Grade 34

Summary of Job Description

As a Dentist 2, you would practice the profession of dentistry consistent with the scope of practice as conveyed in State statute and may perform the same duties as a Dentist 1, plan, organize, and direct the work of a professional and paraprofessional dental staff as prescribed by agency policy and procedures, schedule work and individual treatment, consult with subordinate dentists on problem cases involving acute dental conditions, coordinate dental services with other clinical specialties, review, monitor, and evaluate staff and work products; provide staff training, prepare the budget for the dental program, order and maintain dental equipment and supplies, prepare written reports of dental services rendered by the program, ensure that fully documented records of all dental procedures performed are maintained,perform the full range of supervisory duties, participate in the development of policies and procedures related to dental services.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.  


The Dentist 3 examination is currently used to fill positions in this title.

For qualified employees of New York State, you must have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Dentist 1.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have a valid license and registration to practice dentistry in New York State AND have three years of full-time post licensure dentistry experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in a dental health care setting.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-544 38-158

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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