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Prosthodontists

Health Science

Work Environment

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

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $147,622

Overview

Prosthodontists specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. They are highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.

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. Prosthodontists have a doctorate degree in dental medicine or dental surgery. Prosthodontists 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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