Their are several areas to specialize in as a Dental Corps officer:

  • Comprehensive Dentist
  • Endodontist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Orthodontist
  • Pediatric Dentist
  • Periodontist
  • Prosthodontist

Responsibilities of a Dental Corps Lieutenant include:

  • Commanding and controlling the Dental Corps units during emergency and non-emergency medical situations.
  • Coordinate employment of Dental Corps Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

Additional responsibilities of a Dental Corps Captain include:

  • Commanding and controlling part of a Field Hospital, installation Dental or Medical Activity (DENTAC or MEDDAC), or larger Health Services Command.
  • Coordinate employment of Dental Corps Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique dental and health care missions.
  • Instruct dental skills at service schools and medical training centers.
  • Serve as a dental or health care advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.
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