Endodontist specialize in treatment of diseases and injuries to the tooth pulp and tissues surrounding the root. As an officer of the Army Dental Corps, you are primarily responsible for the dental health of Soldiers and their families.
- Examines, diagnoses and treats the pulp and its surrounding areas
- Performs root canals and treats various dental trauma
- Medical research on diseases of military importance
- Participates in graduate medical education and trains other personnel
- Serves unique duty positions for the Advanced Specialty Education Program in endodontics
- Doctorate from an American Dental Association – accredited dental school in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Canada
- Completion of an ADA-accredited Advanced Specialty Education Program in endodontics
- Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
- License to practice dentistry
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
Job training for an Army dental officer includes completing an Basic Officer Leaders Course, which introduces you to the U.S. Army health care system, Army doctrine and basic soldier/leader skills.
Your training time depends on your chosen specialty and whether or not you have prior military experience. You must also meet height and weight standards, as well as pass the Army physical fitness test.