If you are interested in joining the Air Force Reserve, please fill out the application form linked below and one of our advisors will contact you. You may also call 800-257-1212

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Overview: A key advantage of being a dentist in the Air Force Reserve is seeing more smiles and no insurance forms. You will care for military members who are serving their country and their families, while not having to worry about the administrative details of a private practice. There are also continuing education programs and other valuable benefits.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Examine, diagnose and treat disease, abnormalities and dysfunctional disorders of oral cavity
  • Perform complex dental treatment procedures in the absence of a specialist
  • Determine resource requirements for dental clinics and laboratories


  • A Doctor of Dental Surgery or a doctor of dental medicine degree from an American Dental Association accredited college or university is mandatory
  • For entry and retention of AFSCs 47G1X, current enrollment in a residency program related to the suffix (A-H) acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ USAF.

A. Comprehensive
B. Advanced Clinical 
C. General Clinical 
D. Public Health 
E. Dental Materials Science 
F. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
G. Temporomandibular Disorders
H. Hospital Dentistry 


  • For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Officer Training School Abbreviated. This 5 week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.