Serve full-time in the Navy Dental Corps Dentist Jobs

Take an approach to dentistry that goes far beyond everyday practice.

There are now job openings for Dentists in America’s Navy.

Industry: Military, Health Care, Dentistry, Dental, R&D

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Officer in the Navy Dental Corps (graduate degree required)

About this Job: Navy Dentists are responsible for meeting the full spectrum of dental needs for military servicemembers – focusing on patient care without the complications of running a business. In this role:

  • Provide for Sailors and Marines as well as their eligible family members
  • Specialize in General Dentistry or any of more than a dozen advanced specialty areas – from Endodontics to Prosthodontics to Oral Surgery
  • Work anywhere from Naval Bases to National Naval Medical Centers, hospital ships to mobile clinics
  • Earn competitive pay and benefits (this includes tax-free allowances for housing and meals, comprehensive medical/dental coverage, retirement benefits, 30 days' vacation with pay earned every year, and low-cost travel opportunities)

Key Opportunities: A dental professional in the Navy does much of what a dentist in civilian practice does. There are distinct professional advantages:

  • Operate free of start-up costs, equipment expenses and insurance fees
  • Take part in disaster relief and humanitarian outreach efforts
  • Advance and share expertise through collaboration opportunities with fellow dental leaders
  • Pursue opportunities not readily available in civilian practice (i.e., work on an aircraft carrier, in the field or in locations around the world)
  • Acquire invaluable management experience as a dental leader (Dental Officer)
  • Receive a potential sign-on bonus (availability of offer depends on specialty)
  • Receive paid training and access to Navy-funded continuing education

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required
  • Education: Graduate of an eligible dental school accredited by the American Dental Association
  • Licensing: License to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory (must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 21 to 41
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Physical fitness test: Required
  • Service commitment: Minimum of three years of Active Duty

Learn more about a dental career in America's Navy – including details on available specialties and current offers.