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ARMY DENTIST BENEFITS PACKAGE
Dentist Job Benefits & Repayment Plan
There are many benefits to serving your country as a dentist and officer in the Army Dental Corps. In addition to the pride that comes with helping our Soldiers and their families, you’ll enjoy the privileges and respect afforded to an officer in the world’s most advanced Army. What’s more, you’ll receive a generous benefits package that can help you build a secure future.
ACTIVE DENTAL CORPS BENEFITS
By choosing to practice in the active Army, you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary, bonuses based on the length of your contract and years of service, as well as dental school loan repayment. Other benefits include low-cost or no-cost medical, dental and life insurance, generous retirement plan options, housing allowances and 30 days of paid vacation earned annually. Perhaps most importantly, you can take advantage of a reasonable work-life balance that provides plenty of time for family and recreational pursuits.
HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
If you’re enrolled in an ADA-accredited D.D.S. or D.M.D. program, you may be eligible to receive our full-tuition scholarship program for up to four years. You’ll also receive money for books and academic fees, plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. During academic breaks, you’ll train alongside other U.S. Army health care professionals. Qualifying dental students are also eligible to receive a $20,000 sign-on bonus.
Learn more about the Health Professions Scholarship Program
DENTAL OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS
Receive a sign-on bonus of $75,000, paid in a lump sum at your first duty station. Dental students in their final year of school may apply for this bonus.
As an active Army Dental Corps officer, you may be eligible for one or more of the four types of Specialty Pay. Each is paid in addition to your base pay.
VARIABLE SPECIAL PAY
Paid in monthly increments, this program provides $3,000 to $12,000 per year, based on length of service and annual rates.
BOARD CERTIFICATION PAY
Board-certified dentists are eligible to receive $2,500 to $6,000 per year. This monthly Specialty Pay is based on length of service and annual rates.