Full Job Description
The dental specialist is primarily responsible for assisting Army dentists in the examination and treatment of patients, as well as helping to manage dental offices.
Prepare dental operatory; select and arrange instruments; measure and record temperature, blood pressure, and pulse, and assist dentist during patient exams.
Assist with administration of anesthesia, and in placement and removal of the suture.
Prepare restorative and impression materials.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operate resuscitative equipment.
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Please note, this is an enlisted job within the US Army and Army Reserves.
Be a US Citizen or hold at least an I-551(Green Card).
Have a High School Diploma/GED.
Have no major medical issues (missing limbs, mental health issues).
Have no major law violations (sexual misconducts, domestics).
Job training for a dental specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practicing dental care tasks. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you'll learn are:
Dental office procedures.
Radiology (X-ray) techniques.
Dental hygiene procedures.
Interest in biology and chemistry.
Enjoy helping others.
Good hand-eye coordination.
Ability to follow spoken instructions and detailed procedures.
Option to travel the United States and other countries such as Germany, Korea, Italy, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and more.
30 Days Paid Vacation.
Up to 40k bonus.