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Endodontists work in hospitals and dental clinics on land and aboard ships.

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Endodontistsare dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth throughendodontictherapy, includingprocedures that involve the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. Utilizing the latest methods and equipment, they examine, diagnose, and treat tooth abnormalities and disease. Root canal therapy is the most common treatment performed by endodontists

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming officer, here.

Endodontists have a doctorate degree in dental medicine or dental surgery. Endodontists who participate in military-sponsored residency programs receive renowned education. All dentists in the Military gain exposure to nearly every major facet of dentistry in a wide range of healthcare environments. Like other healthcare officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, the military health system, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Desire to help others
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

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