General Dentist

U.S. Army Medical Corps/United States Army Medical Department - Tustin, CA

Full-time | Part-time

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • Examine, diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and defects of teeth, jaws, oral cavity and supporting structures to ensure that each Soldier is in optimal oral health
  • Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programs
  • Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation
  • Perform special staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels
  • Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system

Unique duty positions include: General Dental Officer; Unit Dental Surgeon; Clinic Chief

Requirements

Active Duty

  • Doctorate from an American Dental Association—accredited dental school in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Canada
  • License to practice dentistry
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Army Reserve

  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.

Compensation

Active Duty

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:

  • A Health Professions Bonus
  • Health Professions Loan Repayment (HPLR)
  • Variable Specialty Pay
  • Board-Certified Pay of
  • Dental Additional Special Pay
  • Dental Officer Multiyear Retention Bonus, based on specialty and length of contract
  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

Army Reserve

  • Special Pay
  • Health Professionals Loan Repayment toward qualified dental school loans
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance
  • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time