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Dental Hygienist

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Application Process Update

Thank you for expressing an interest in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Due to the large volume of Active Duty Health Services applications received, effective August 1, 2021, we are pausing the acceptance of new applications for the following Health Services professional disciplines: Health Informatics Specialist, Health Information Management Specialist, Healthcare Administrator, and Public Health Professional. This temporary pause will extend through December 31, 2021. We will keep you posted on the date when the applications will be reopened.

We will continue to accept applications for the following Health Services professional disciplines during the pause: Clinical Social Worker, Dental Hygienist, Medical Health Record Administrator, Medical Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Optometrist, Physician Assistant, and Podiatrist.

All applications received prior to August 1, 2021 through the online application system will be reviewed and processed.

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Bachelor’s of science degree in dental hygiene from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA)
Current, unrestricted, and valid dental license from any U.S. state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam
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College loan repayment
Career advancement and pay increases with years of service
Health and dental care at low or no cost
Mobility between government agencies
Tax-free housing and meal allowances
Financial support for education through the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Retirement pension plan
Flexibility to work in a variety of settings
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