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General Dentist


Minimum Education Requirement:
hold a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an ADA-accredited school or be in the process of obtaining one


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Career Description

Providing high-end dental care to more than 300,000 Airmen around the world is a major priority of the Air Force. As an Air Force Dentist, your days will be patient-focused, meaning you won't have to worry about overhead, managing a business or wrangling with insurance companies. Your job will simply be to provide the best dental care possible.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Examine, diagnose and treat diseases, abnormalities, injuries and functional disorders of the oral cavity
  • Evaluate findings; develop treatment plans; and perform routine preventive, periodontal, oral surgery, endodontic and prosthodontic treatment

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.