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Dental Corps (Dentists)

Company:
Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Richmond
Location:
MD
Post Date:
November 28, 2021
Description:

As a dentist in America’s Navy, there’s no end to the career advancements you’ll have. As a Navy Dentist, you can focus on the finer art of dentistry without the financial and business worries of a private practice. Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as a Navy Dental Corps Officer in any of 13 specialty areas. Then take advantage of generous educational incentives, first-rate benefits and a world-class practice.


Job Description


As an Officer in the Navy Dental Corps, you will serve your country by helping the men and women who defend it and others in need.



  • Attend to Sailors, Marines and service members as well as their families

  • Contribute to humanitarian missions in this country and virtually anywhere in the world. Introduce oral care to parts of the world where dentistry is more a luxury than an expectation

  • Share your skills in domestic outreach that benefit the young, elderly and underprivileged


You’ll spend quality time with patients, maintain a flexible schedule, and be free of malpractice insurance, expensive equipment and paperwork that falls on your shoulders in private practice. In the world of Navy Health Care, you can attain a broader spectrum of experience faster as you find yourself at the forefront of the dental field.
Wherever you serve, you’ll have the latest high-tech equipment at your disposal, such as:



  • Digital X-rays systems

  • Innovative dental restoration materials

  • Patented Forward Deployable Dental Dressing (FDDD)

  • Video teleconferencing

  • Saliva tests that can help detect exposure to life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis and anthrax


Specific Responsibilities


In the Navy Dental Corps, you will provide the best dental care available for Sailors, Marines, service members and their families, wherever duty calls, doing everything a typical dentist would do:



  • Perform checkups

  • Fill cavities

  • Offer preventive care


Plus, discover a more compassionate side of dentistry. That could mean contributing to humanitarian relief efforts in this country or virtually anywhere in the world. Caring for those who’ve never known the privilege of dental hygiene and education people on the importance of proper dental health.


Dental Specialties


Navy Dentists practice in more than a dozen different focus areas, from general dentistry to advanced specialties, including:


Endodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Facial Pain Clinic, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatrics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Public Health*, Research*


*You must be a general practitioner/dentist first, then you can apply/be selected for these specialties.


Educational Opportunities


Wherever you are in your dental career, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education programs. Plus, if you’re a student or resident, you can concentrate on your education or training with no military/training obligation until your program is completed.


Students


Students can get dental school paid for. That means you could emerge from dental school debt-free. A Navy Dental Recruiter can help you choose the program that offers you the greatest advantage. In the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), you can receive 100% tuition coverage during dental school, PLUS:



  • A sign-on bonus of up to $20,000

  • Plus a monthly stipend of $2,122 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months


In the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP), you can receive anywhere from $157,000 to $269,000 while attending dental school. This includes:



  • A monthly military salary

  • A generous housing allowance*

  • A comprehensive health-care benefits package


Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Dental Recruiter contact you.


*Navy HSCP housing allowance based on dental school location. Increased offer amounts available in areas with a higher cost of living.


Residents


Residents can get supplemental income during their dental residency.
The Navy Financial Assistance Program (FAP) offers potentially more than $275,000 during your dental residency. That consists of:



  • An annual grant of $45,000 for up to four years (on top of normal resident pay)

  • A monthly stipend of $2,122 to help cover living expenses for up to 48 months


Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Dental Recruiter contact you.


Practicing Professionals


Practicing Dentists can receive a sign-on bonus from $75,000 to $300,000*
Offers have many variables. To get details and find out which offer would benefit you most, request that a Navy Dental Recruiter contact you.


*Offer depends on specialty and service requirement.


Qualifications


To qualify for Active Duty employment consideration in the Navy Dental Corps, you much be:



  • Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S. (contact a Navy Medical Recruiter for details)

  • A graduate of an eligible dental school approved by the American Dental Association

  • Licensed to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or A U.S. territory (new graduates must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)

  • Willing to serve a minimum of three years of Active Duty

  • Between the ages of 21 and 41

  • In good physical condition and pass a full medical examination


(800) 533-1657 or email [email protected]

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