The US Army maintains its own staff of Army medical personnel. It is staffed by some of the most proficient and trained medical and dental personnel found anywhere on earth. As a US Army Dentist, you will be tasked to serve anywhere that the US Army is stationed around the world. Army dentists perform routine and emergency dental care for Army personnel and their dependents on military bases around the world. Some dentists are also stationed to venture out into the field of combat performing mobile dentistry services to soldiers stationed at battle sites located in combat worldwide.
American Dental School graduate?
There are several areas that it is possible to specialize in inside the Army Dental Corps. Working in the Army as an Army Dentist allows you to serve anywhere that the Army serves, worldwide. Training for a Dental Corps Army Officer starts with being a graduate of an American Dental Association dental school. One of the more traditional jobs in the Army is that of the Army Dentist. The Army has its own medical and Dental corps, and they are staffed by some of the best-trained medical and dental personnel in the world. It is not exactly an entry-level position, but one that is open to practicing or newly graduated dentists wanting to serve their country in the Army Dental Corps. You may serve on a large base in a well-known region or you could be tasked to serve at a smaller Army installation. You could even be a Dentist that ventures out into the field to assist Army personnel in the field with dental emergencies.
The Army Dental Corp is responsible to help provide dental care to the families and Service members themselves that serve in the United States Army. Serving in the Army as a dental officer may include duties such as coordinating employment of Dental care soldiers in your command from battalion, to platoon, or even larger groups. The Dental Army corps officer is charged to make sure that Army Personnel are combat ready and Army forces in the area of Dental health maintain mission readiness. After becoming a dentist you will attend the Army Department Medical Officer Basic Training, and learn about the Basic Officer Leadership Course.
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The Army Dental Corps Officer helps in managing emergency casualties during combat, and assists in the necessary process of identification from dental records when soldiers are killed in the line of duty.
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