Become a Dentist With the U.S. Army or Army Reserve Health Care Team

Dentists in the Army Dental Corps are exposed to every major facet of dentistry and practice in modern, state-of-the-art facilities around the world. There are ten dental specialties including general dentistry, oral pathology and public health dentistry. Build a dental career unlike any other in one of the world’s largest and most respected medical networks.

Dentists in the Army Dental Corps are exposed to every major facet of dentistry and practice in modern, state-of-the-art facilities around the world.

There are ten dental specialties including general dentistry, oral pathology and public health dentistry. Build a dental career unlike any other in one of the world’s largest and most respected medical networks.

CAREERS

As a dentist on the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team, you’ll see diversity of patients and conditions, employ advanced technologies, learn new treatments and work with top dental professionals.

    A Few Featured Dental Careers:

  • General Dentist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Prosthodontist
  • Endodontist
  • Periodontist

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BENEFITS

The Army offers our dentists a substantial range of benefits to help you build a secure future.

    Benefits Include:

  • Medical, dental and life insurance: no-cost for active duty and low-cost for Army Reserve
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Housing allowances
  • 30 days paid vacation earned annually
  • Work/life balance programs and positions

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Financial Assistance

The Army Dental Corps offers attractive financial support options and incentives like tuition assistance for students and loan repayment support for graduates.

    Available Incentives for Qualifying Specialties:

  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)
    • Full-tuition scholarship
    • Monthly stipend of more than $2,200
    • $20,000 sign-on bonus for qualified students
  • Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)
    • Up to $120,000, paid across three years max., to help repay dental school loans
  • Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)
    • Up to $250,000, paid across three years max., to help Army Reserve Soldiers in qualifying dental specialties repay education loans
  • Sign-up bonus of up to $75,000 for qualifying dental specialties

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Eligibility

To join the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team, you must meet the following requirements:

Requirements Include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen for active duty; be a permanent resident for Army Reserve
  • Have graduated from an American Dental Association-accredited dental school
  • Be licensed to practice dentistry in the United States
  • Be between 21 and 42 years of age (waivers may be considered)

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BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Joining our team means working alongside some of the world’s most elite specialists who are leading innovation and pushing the forefront of dental medicine with the continued support of research funding and state-of-the-art resources.

Your contribution is vital to our mission and will help make the world a healthier place.

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At the Forefront of Dentistry

The U.S. Army is one of the world’s most innovative organizations with over 300 patents in science, technology and medicine, such as a portable, hand-held, battery-powered X-ray unit that allows X-rays to be taken anywhere, and countless other life-changing technologies.

As part of this elite team, you’ll explore and pioneer in ways that make a big impact.

Cutting-edge Technology

From portable X-ray units to Digital Enterprise Viewing and Acquisition software, U.S. Army medical professionals are developing cutting-edge technologies and tools that increase quality of life for their patients. And they work in some of the most advanced facilities in the world.

Be part of an elite team at the forefront of medical technology.

CONTINUED GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY

As part of the U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team, you will be connected to one of the world’s largest, most funded and high-tech health care networks.

The Army Dental Corps offers specialized training opportunities and education programs that will ensure career advancement.

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