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Maryland Dental Hygienist Military Information



Military members interested in pursuing a dental career have several options. First, they can choose to become trained as a dental specialist in the military. A dental specialist is much like a dental assistant. They assist with patient care and procedures as well as administrative duties. Training for a dental specialist in the military consists of nine weeks of Basic Training in soldiering skills followed by 30 weeks of advanced individual training in dental care tasks. The 30 weeks is divided between the classroom and on the field experience.

Military members who have completed the above or are interested in pursing a dental career beyond what the military provides may consider using their GI Bill to cover the expense of dental school.

Jobs are available to military trained dental specialist both in the military and as a civilian. Additional licensure, certification, or registration may be required and varies by state.

Military Bases in Maryland


Aberdeen Test Center
Army Community Service Bldg.
2754 Rodman Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5001
(410) 306-2353

Andrews AFB
1191 Menoher Drive 89 MSS/DPF - Attn: CRC
Andrews AFB, MD 20762-6421
(301)981-1110/6161

Fort Detrick Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Attn: MCHD-CSR-AC
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5016
(301) 619-8000

Fort Meade
ATTN ANME PEF A
4217 Roberts Ave
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5078
(301) 677-6261

NAS Patuxent River
Fleet and Family Support Center 8.6.3
21993 Bundy Road, Building 2090
NAS Patuxent River, MD 20670-1132
(301) 342-3000

NSGA Ft. Meade
Fleet and Family Support Center
Bldg. 2257 Snowden Hall, Huber Rd.
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5290
(301) 688-6311

US Naval Academy
348 Kinkaid Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5073
(410) 293-1000

VA Hospitals in Maryland


Baltimore VA Medical Center
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 605-7000
Toll-Free: 1-800-463-6295

Perry Point VA Medical Center
Perry Point, MD 21902
(410) 642-2411
Toll-Free: 1-800-949-1003

Baltimore VA Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center
3900 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 605-7000
Toll-Free: 1-800-463-6295

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