Location:COAMO, Puerto Rico, United States
Age Requirements:Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
If you’re looking for a dental career, the Army National Guard has a rewarding role for you. As a Dental Specialist, you will help keep the fighters of our freedom healthy by providing oral hygiene treatments and instruction for dental patient care.
You will assist in the examination and treatment of patients by preparing materials and instruments, recording patient vitals, and administering anesthesia.
Prepare dental operatory, select and arrange instruments, measure and record temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and assist dentist during patient exams
Assist with placement and removal of sutures
Prepare restorative and impression materials
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
Dental office procedures
Radiology (X-ray) techniques
Dental hygiene procedures
How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operate resuscitative equipment
Interest in biology and chemistry
Enjoy helping others
Good hand-eye coordination
Ability to follow spoken instructions and detailed procedures
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy civilian career jobs in dental offices or clinics. With some additional study, you may qualify for certification with either the American Medical Technologists as a registered dental assistant or with the Dental Assisting National Board as a certified dental assistant.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Dental Specialists consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, seven weeks and 3 days of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.