The USA Civilian Dental Corps employs an expert team of licensed dental specialists to diagnose and treat a full-spectrum of dental problems requiring corrective, restorative, or preventative care.
Employees of the USA Civilian Dental Corps are practicing professionals in the field dentistry with degrees in dental surgery (D.D.S) or dental medicine (D.M.D) from accredited institutions.Our clinics are staffed with dentists with years of experience in their fields, many of whom have specialized training in specific areas of dentistry, including:
- Oral Surgery
- General Dentistry
- Comprehensive Dentistry
Dental hygienists primarily interact with patients visiting Army Dental Clinics for routine check-ups and appointments. Before examination, you’ll work with the patient to reviewtheir medical and dental history to record evidence of any conditions that may affect their treatment.
As you perform the preliminary dental examination and cleaning, you’ll be required to chart any findings that may indicate serious dental or gum disease, and report suspicious abnormalities to the dentist. Additionally, you’ll interpret x-rays to identify tooth structures and inspect the mouth and throat for oral or periodontal diseases.
Successful applicants for dental hygienist positions:
1. Will have at least one (1) year of experience and hold an associate’s degree or higher in a dental hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
2. Must also hold a current and unrestricted license to practice as a dental hygienist in a state, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
USA Civilian Dental Corps’ dental assistants assist in all areas of restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, and periodontal treatment.
Dental assistants play a vital role in the day-to-day activities of our dental clinics and often interact directly with our patients as they work side-by-side with dentists. Patients will look to you for instruction on proper dental care techniques, and you’ll be responsible for charting examination and treatment information, recording their medical histories and relaying the dentist’s instructions to patients regarding post-treatment care.
In addition, you’ll sterilize instruments, materials, and equipment, and prepare surgical trays to ensure that dental equipment is maintained in a clean and operative condition.
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Civilian Dental Corps Laboratory Technicians work behind the scenes in collaboration with dentists to design, create, customize and repair oral prostheses that correct or replace a patient’s natural teeth.
Dental Laboratory Technicians are skilled in pouring the dental impressions used to construct dental appliances and use precision instruments such as articulators, surveyors, and microanalyzers to customize the prostheses. Attention to detail is a crucial skill for USA Civilian Dental Corps dental technicians, as you’ll be responsible for contouring, trimming, and customizing devices from start to finish.