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.

PAY DOWN YOUR DENTAL SCHOOL LOAN
Army Dental Corps

As a dentist on the U.S. Army health care team, you can be eligible for up to $120,000 to pay down your dental school debt through the Active Duty Health Professional Loan Repayment Program.

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Army Medicine

Meet some members of the Dental Corps team in the videos above, as they talk about their experiences being a part of the Army health care team:

Dental Student – 2nd Lt. Martha Morales

General Dentist (Reserve) – Maj. Michelle Pawlowicz

Endodontic Resident – Capt. Christine Cerar

General Dentist – Capt. Jasmin DeGuzman

Oral & Maxillofacial  Surgeon – Maj. Armando Aguilera

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CPT CHRISTINE CERAR ENDODONTIC RESIDENT

Treating Soldiers

My name is Christine Cerar and I am a captain in the United States Army. I work at Fort Bragg in North Carolina where I'm an endodontic resident.

I commissioned into the Army in the spring of 2001. I went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. The Army was critical in funding part of my education. The HPSP scholarship actually paid me while I was in school so I didn't go into debt.

We have a state of-the-art facility. It's phenomenal-just to train 8 residents. Each resident has their own dental assistant. In the civilian world that environment just doesn't exist. I'm spoiled, actually. It's been a career highlight. I feel very fortunate to be there.

I definitely have a life outside of the Army. I feel fortunate that I have the time for that. In private practice, time is money. In the military, you're able to have a very fulfilling social life. I'm able to go to the beach, take time to travel, spend time with friends.

I look at my peers and my friends in private practice. They can't always take time off. They have to take a financial hit when they do that.

One of the greatest things for me has been the overall feeling that I'm working with a team that's more like a family.

I LOVE treating Soldiers.

I think the best part of my job everyday is the knowledge that I'm treating America's sons and daughters. These people are the best patients to work on. I'm doing them a service and supporting their mission. I feel very proud to be a part of that.