About Indian Health Service

The IHS Division of Oral Health (DOH)

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health (DOH) recruits dentists, dental hygienists and students who seek a career providing care to 2.56 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Some 480 dentists serve in Indian health facilities, in specialties including pedodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics and Dental Public Health. 

IHS DOH attracts individuals who appreciate an outdoor lifestyle and enjoy living and working in some of the most scenic destinations in the country. American Indians and Alaska Natives represent a diverse, culturally rich population with proud traditions and unique heritages to share. Our dentists find this experience both professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling. 

IHS dental health professionals have a choice of three career paths — in the civil service, in Tribal or Urban Indian Programs or as an officer with the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. Each path offers outstanding rewards, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package based on training and experience. 

An added incentive is the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP), which provides up to $40,000 in loan repayment in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment. Opportunities are based on Indian health facilities with the greatest staffing needs.

Visit ihs.gov/dentistry for more information. Applicants for civil service and USPHS Commissioned Corps positions must submit materials through USAJOBS.gov. Applicants for Tribal or Urban Indian Programs must contact a recruiter at dentaljobs@ihs.gov to inquire about employment opportunities in the Area in which they seek to apply.

Latest jobs

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  • Dental Assistant

    • Fort Hall, Idaho
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,773 to $39,442 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-20-WR-10637215-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: October 22, 2019 through November 22, 2019 SERIES & GR...

  • Dental Officer

    • Rosebud, South Dakota
    • SALARY RANGE: $103,395 to $225,000 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Officer JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-GP-10485883-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: October 10, 2019 through January 31, 2020 SERIES & GRADE...

  • Dental Officer

    • Rosebud, South Dakota (US)
    • SALARY RANGE: $103,395 to $225,000 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Officer JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-GP-10485884-DE OPEN PERIOD: October 10, 2019 through January 31, 2020 SERIES & GRADE: GS ...

  • Community Health Dental Hygienist

    • Pine Ridge, South Dakota (US)
    • SALARY RANGE: $41,365 to $65,778 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Community Health Dental Hygienist JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-GP-10421142-DE OPEN PERIOD: February 8, 2019 through December 31, 2019...

  • Community Health Dental Hygienist

    • Pine Ridge, South Dakota
    • SALARY RANGE: $41,365 to $65,778 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Community Health Dental Hygienist JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-GP-10421142-DE OPEN PERIOD: February 8, 2019 through December 31, 2019...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Multiple Locations
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,367 to $38,798 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-OK-10439402-DE OPEN PERIOD: March 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE: GS...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Multiple Locations
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,367 to $38,798 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-OK-10439402-DE OPEN PERIOD: March 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE: GS...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Multiple Locations
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,367 to $38,798 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-OK-10439402-DE OPEN PERIOD: March 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE: GS...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Multiple Locations
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,367 to $38,798 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-OK-10439403-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: March 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRAD...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Multiple Locations
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,367 to $38,798 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-OK-10439403-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: March 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRAD...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Multiple Locations
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,367 to $38,798 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-OK-10439403-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: March 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRAD...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Redlake, Minnesota
    • SALARY RANGE: $26,587 to $43,414 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10434183-DE OPEN PERIOD: February 27, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE:...

  • Dental Assistant

    • Redlake, Minnesota
    • SALARY RANGE: $26,587 to $43,414 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10434182-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: February 27, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & G...

  • Dental Assistant

    • White Earth, Minnesota
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,773 to $44,130 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10460421-DE OPEN PERIOD: April 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE: GS...

  • Dental Assistant

    • White Earth, Minnesota
    • SALARY RANGE: $24,773 to $44,130 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10460420-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: April 11, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRAD...

  • Dental Hygienist

    • Nespelem, Washington State
    • SALARY RANGE: $46,572 to $60,543 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-WR-10469998-DE OPEN PERIOD: April 10, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE: GS...

  • Dental Hygienist

    • Nespelem, Washington State
    • SALARY RANGE: $46,572 to $60,543 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-WR-10469997-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: April 10, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRAD...

  • Dental Hygienist

    • White Earth, Minnesota
    • SALARY RANGE: $33,949 to $60,543 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10564193-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: July 30, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE...

  • Dental Hygienist

    • White Earth, Minnesota
    • SALARY RANGE: $33,949 to $60,543 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10564194-DE OPEN PERIOD: July 30, 2019 through December 31, 2019 SERIES & GRADE: GS ...

  • Supervisory Dental Assistant (Expanded Function)

    • White Earth, Minnesota
    • $42,053 to $54,670 per year
    • Indian Health Service

    JOB TITLE: Supervisory Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-19-BJ-10539082-ESEP/MP OPEN PERIOD: July 11, 2019 through ...