The Dentists are considered Officers in the military organization and they are responsible in implementing dental services in the military bases to keep the health care needs of military personnel and officers. The dentists do the actual tooth extraction assisted by his dental specialists.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Dentists in the military organization include:
Direct in the examination of patients in regard to their teeth problems or whether they have tooth decay
Make examination of x-ray to identify which teeth of the patients are affected by tooth decay
Identify and put fill on tooth cavities so that it would be well again
Direct in oral surgery to patients gums, and jaws to personally identify the problems of the patients
Replace extracted teeth to brace, retainers and for strengthening teeth
Make planning on dental health programs so that his patients in the military bases will have proper guidance on the importance of taking care of their teeth
Plan detailed dental work programs for patient
The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes:
The willingness to help other health care needs which is also a good gauge to become a veteran and most respected dentists
Excellent coordination of hands and eyes so that the profession can be enhanced properly
There is no training opportunity for dentists in the military chain of command. The dentists can only have more training opportunity through the activities sponsored by the dental association.
The military Dentists work in dental offices - where all his dental equipment and accessories can be located.
The civilian dentists work in colleges and universities, hospitals, corporate companies, government units, dental clinics. Outside the military the civilian dentists are also called oral pathologists, endodontists, oral surgeons, prostodontists, etc.