Military Endodontists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy, including procedures 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

Work Environment

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

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Endodontists in the Military

516

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Salary

Average Salary

$91,574

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 81%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 5%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • High school 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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. 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. Preventive dentistryDental office proceduresRadiology (X-ray) techniquesDental hygiene procedures

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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