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Periodontists

Health Science

Service Branches

Work Environment

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

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $114,219

Overview

Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.They are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments and can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. Periodontists are responsible for the dental health of service members and their families.

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.

Periodontists have a doctorate degree in dental medicine or dental surgery. Periodontists 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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  • Dentists, All Other Specialists, Dentists, General