Dental Assistant Military Training
To get the most out of your Post-9/11 GI Bill, aspiring military officers should do these things before enlisting with a branch of the U.S. military:
- Speak to recruiters from each military branch with which you are interested in serving. Inquire about opportunities for educational advancement in that particular branch. Some military branches offer more educational incentives than other branches.
- Carefully look over your contract for enlistment and confirm that you will be eligible to take advantage of the GI Bill program. This program will give you free education for up to four years toward becoming a dental assistant as long as you provide pay a small fee per month during your first year as an enlisted Officer. Please note that if you are a current active member of the military, you are probably participating in the GI Bill program unless you have been otherwise instructed.
It’s easy to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill following your active military career in order to become a dental assistant. You can also use the GI Bill to advance your education if you are already a licensed dental assistant. Here’s how you can do both:
- Select a college or university that will offer you an adequate dental assistant program and accepts the GI Bill. To find out if the school of your choice participates in the program, confirm this with the Web site for the Veterans Administration or speak to a financial aid representative at that school.
- Fill out an application to participate in the GI Bill. This can be found at the Veterans Administration’s Web site, via phone at (888) GIBILL-1, or through your school’s Veteran Administration representative.
- It’s not a problem if you haven’t picked a school yet; you can still fill out an application for the GI Bill. If you are eligible to participate, you will be given an eligibility certificate. The GI Bill is good for all costs of your dental assistant education.