The US Military offers a unique opportunity for individuals just like you to pursue their dreams of becoming a dentist or dental assistant completely free of charge. As a matter of fact, the Navy and National Guard even provide its students with a salary and comprehensive benefits package in order to facilitate the educational process. If healthy smiles are your area of interest, click here to find out how to turn it into a career choice.
What Do Navy Dentists Do?
Military enlistees in the dental field in the Navy and National Guard are highly regarded among their peers and generally have more hands on experience than their civilian counterparts. By becoming a dental professional in the U.S. Military, you will be exposed to such procedures as routine and emergency dental treatments including root canals, dental surgery, tooth extractions to a multitude of sailors and soldiers across the military.
The military dentist and dental assistants will find themselves working in a variety of exotic locations all across the globe, including working aboard a marine vessel, or in a hospital or clinic in a remote location. The training you receive in the military prepares for more advanced opportunities including orthodontics, dental surgery and general practice. The Navy and National Guard offer a great opportunity to get both the education you require and the experience you need to become successful as a dentist or assistant. Click here to find out more.
What About My Degree?
The training you receive in the dental field will transfer directly to college credit for an advanced degree at almost every college and university in the country if you choose to continue your educational endeavors after your military service is complete. An added benefit is that the funds you receive for your education while in the service are never required to be paid back and you will continue to be eligible for financial assistance even after you leave. Advanced technical and operational training is also available in many specialized fields. Click here to find out how to begin your career as a dentist in the Navy.
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Tyler Lewis says
I am an ex Nat guard combat vet, and am trying to get info on pursuing a career as a dentist. I need to know
(A) Are prior service guys even being looked at today?
(B) Do I need to complete any school before I should re-enlist into dentistry in the military, or will that all be taken care of while in service?