Public Health Dentist - 63H
Public health dentists make assessments and recommendations in order to improve the general dental health of the population. The cost of starting and maintaining a dental practice can be substantial. If you are a recent graduate with student loan obligations, this cost can be prohibitive. As a member of the U.S. Army Dental Corps, you can enter a stimulating existing practice with no start-up costs and begin treating patients without waiting to build a patient base.
In the U.S. Army, Dentists gain experience that far exceeds the dental care environment of the private sector. As an Army Dental Corps Officer, you'll have access to the most sophisticated technology, the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector, plus exceptional professional growth opportunities. You may also qualify for extra cash to pay for continuing education, clinical specialization and residencies.Newly appointed Army Dental Corps Officers who have not had postdoctoral residency training are designated General Dental Officers. Upon completion of residency specialty training, the General Dental Officer will acquire an advanced specialty designation.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
ACTIVE BENEFITS:In addition to the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with:
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