SERVING IN THE ARMY RESERVE
Army Medical Corps

As a health care professional with the U.S. Army Reserve, you’ll be exposed to new techniques, procedures and points of view. You’ll also gain knowledge and skills that you’ll be proud to take home to your own practice.

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Army Dental Corps

ACTIVE DENTAL CORPS BENEFITS

By choosing to practice in the active Army, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary, bonuses based on the length of your contract and years of service, as well as dental school loan repayment. Other benefits include low-cost or no-cost medical, dental and life insurance, generous retirement plan options, housing allowances and 30 days of paid vacation earned annually. Perhaps most importantly, you can take advantage of a reasonable work-life balance that provides plenty of time for family and recreational pursuits.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

If you're enrolled in an ADA-accredited D.D.S. or D.M.D. program, you may be eligible to receive our full-tuition scholarship program for up to four years. You'll also receive money for books and academic fees, plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. During academic breaks, you'll train alongside other U.S. Army health care professionals. Qualifying dental students are also eligible to receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus.

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DENTAL OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS

Receive a sign-on bonus of $75,000, paid in a lump sum at your first duty station. Dental students in their final year of school may apply for this bonus.

SPECIALTY PAY

As an active Army Dental Corps officer, you may be eligible for one or more of the four types of Specialty Pay. Each is paid in addition to your base pay.

VARIABLE SPECIAL PAY

Paid in monthly increments, this program provides $3,000 to $12,000 per year, based on length of service and annual rates.

BOARD CERTIFICATION PAY

Board-certified dentists are eligible to receive $2,500 to $6,000 per year. This monthly Specialty Pay is based on length of service and annual rates.

DENTAL ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PAY

You may qualify to receive an annual sum of $4,000 to $15,000, based on creditable service.

DENTAL OFFICER MULTI-YEAR RETENTION BONUS

Based on your specialty and the length of your contract; this Special Pay can range from $13,000 to $50,000 each year.

ACTIVE DUTY HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

You can receive up to $120,000 to pay down your dental school debt. The ADHPLRP provides $40,000 a year for up to three years. This program may be combined with the Health Professions Bonus.

RESERVE DENTAL CORPS BENEFITS

When you serve as a dentist and officer on the U.S. Army Reserve health care team, you can practice in your community and serve when needed. In addition to generous financial incentives and retirement plan options, you'll have the opportunity to develop new skills and learn the latest dental procedures.

SPECIAL PAY

General dentists, comprehensive dentists, oral surgeons and prosthodontists are eligible to receive $75,000 in Special Pay, paid in yearly increments of $25,000 per year for three years. Special Pay recipients may be eligible to participate in other incentive programs. To be eligible for this program, you must possess a current, unrestricted dental license.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

As a general dentist, comprehensive dentist, prosthodontist or oral surgeon, you can receive up to $50,000 to repay your dental school loans. HPLR payments are made over three years, in installments of $20,000, $20,000 and $10,000. HPLR participants may be eligible to participate in other incentive programs. Applicants must have a current, unrestricted state dental license to apply.

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