The Executive dentist is a duty AOC. The cost of starting and maintaining a dental practice can be substantial. If you are a recent graduate with student loan obligations, this cost can be prohibitive. As a member of the U.S. Army Dental Corps, you can enter a stimulating existing practice with no start-up costs and begin treating patients without waiting to build a patient base.
- Duty position only and is considered AOC immaterial (IM)
- A dental Officer assigned to this AOC functions in a variety of positions to include command and staff positions throughout the Army Dental Care System.
- Doctorate from an American Dental Association—accredited dental school in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Canada
- Between 21 and 42 years of age (may request 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.
In the U.S. Army, Dentists gain experience that far exceeds the dental care environment of the private sector. As an Army Dental Corps Officer, you’ll have access to the most sophisticated technology, the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector, plus exceptional professional growth opportunities. You may also qualify for extra cash to pay for continuing education, clinical specialization and residencies.
Newly appointed Army Dental Corps Officers who have not had postdoctoral residency training are designated General Dental Officers. Upon completion of residency specialty training, the General Dental Officer will acquire an advanced specialty designation.