Salary & Benefits



Best Kept Secrets

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Your insider’s guide to a dental career with the Commissioned Corps.

Commissioned Corps officers are highly skilled individuals who seek professional fulfillment, enjoy challenges, and want to improve the quality of public health for the Nation's communities that are most in need. While the Commissioned Corps is not an armed service, officers enjoy many of the same benefits as their counterparts in their sister uniformed services. Review the information below to learn more about compensation, educational benefits, health care, vacation and more.

compensation

Your base pay, coupled with an assortment of nontaxable income and benefits, provides a very competitive compensation package that grows with years of service and promotions.

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education

The Commissioned Corps understands the financial burden of an education and, in coordiation with certain Federal agencies, may offer loan repayment and other educational and family support programs.

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health care

As a Commissioned officer, you and your family are automatically covered by a comprehensive health care plan called TRICARE that provides medical and dental care at little or no cost.

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long term care and disability insurance

Commissioned Corps officers are eligible for life insurance, retirement benefits and more.

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vacation/leave

Work/life balance is an important component of serving in the Commissioned Corps.

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additional incentives

Learn about other benefits such as tax-free housing, meal allowances, clinical practice liability coverage, relocation expense reimbursement and more.

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1 American Dental Association, 2009 Survey of Dental Practice: Annual Expenses of Operating a Private Practice, August 2010.
2 American Dental Association, 2009 Survey of Dental Practice: Annual Expenses of Operating a Private Practice, August 2010.

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