Military Texas Dental Hygienist

A dental specialist is in the military combines the services of a dental hygienist and a dental assistant. They assist dentists in providing the proper dental care for military personnel and their families. Duties of a dental specialist may include:

  • Manage dental office and patient records.
  • Assist dentists with all aspects of dental care.
  • Perform minor dental responsibilities such as removing sutures.

A dental specialist is required to complete nine weeks of Basic Training in the military as well as 30 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. The skills of a dental specialist can most easily be transferred to a dental assistant civilian job. Those who serve as a dental specialist in the military will also qualify to use their GI Bill to further their education, possibly as a dental hygienist.

Military Bases in Texas

Brooks AFB
3250 Sidney Brooks, Bldg 537
Brooks AFB, TX 78235-5304

Dyess AFB
382 Avenue D, Bldg 7215
Dyess AFB, TX 79607-1139
(325) 696-5999

Fort Bliss
Army Community Service, Building 2494, Ricker Road
Fort Bliss, TX 79916-6816
(915) 568-2121

Fort Hood
761st Tank Battalion Ave
Fort Hood, TX 76544-5024
(254) 287-1110

Fort Sam Houston
Army Community Service, Attn: MCCS-BCA-AC
2010 Stanley Rd ,Bldg 2797, Ste. 95
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5095
(210) 221-1211

Goodfellow AFB
255 Fort Lancaster Ave, 17 MSS/DPF
Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908-4304
(325) 654-1110

Lackland AFB
2160 Kenly Avenue, Bldg 1249
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5113
(210) 671-1110

Laughlin AFB
477 4th Street, Suite 1, General Delivery
Laughlin AFB, TX 78843-5135
(830) 298-3511

NAS Corpus Christi
11001 D St, Suite 143
NAS Corpus Christi, TX 78419-5021
(361) 961-2811

NAS JRB Forth Worth
3175 Vandenberg Ave.
NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX 76127-6200
(817) 782-5000

NAS Kingsville
NAS Kingsville - NFSC, 746 Rosendahl Street
NAS Kingsville, TX 78363-5110
(361) 516-6136

NS Ingleside
Navy Fleet & Family Support Center, 2370 Highway 361
Ingleside, TX 78362-5000
(361) 776-4201

Randolph AFB
555 F. Street West
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4537
(210) 652-1110

Red River Army Depot
Army Community Svc, Bldg 469, Red River Army Depot
Texarkana, TX 75507-5000
(903) 334-4137

Sheppard AFB
718 I Avenue, 82 MSS/DPF
Sheppard AFB, TX 76311-2540
(940) 676-2511

Texas VA Hospitals

VA North Texas Health Care System: Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center

Veterans Center
1201 E. 9th St.
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (800) 924-8387

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 791-1414

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System – Olin E. Teague Veterans Center
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX 76504

Waco VA Medical Center
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX 76711
Phone: 254-752-6581

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