Plan are

Report
US Army Medical Department
(AMEDD)
• Over 90 career disciplines within all
health care fields
• 6 corps (Dental Corps, Medical Corps,
Medical Service Corps, Medical Specialist Corps,
Nurse Corps and Veterinary Corps)
• A world of financial and educational
benefits
• Leadership Opportunities
• Active or Reserve service
A Day in Army Medicine
41, 986 Clinic visits
374 Patients admitted
1,214 Patient beds occupied
26,600 Dental procedures
64 Births
12,494 Radiology procedures
54,048 Outpatient Pharmacy prescriptions
50,420 Laboratory procedures
1,961 Veterinary Outpatient visits
$23.2 Million-worth of food inspected
AMEDD
A Humanitarian Mission
• In over 80 countries; Army medical personnel are
manning civilian hospitals, teaching local medical
professionals, providing equipment and medication.
Questions for Thought
Do I want to make a difference in the
world?
How much of a difference do I truly want
to make?
Why Become an Army
Dentist?
Guaranteed Job After Graduation
Guaranteed Pay
Guaranteed Patients
Can Not Get Sued
Autonomy
Increase Speed
Prepare For Private Practice
Specialists To Learn From Without
“Turf Wars”
MODERN FACILITIES
Advanced Training
Opportunities
SPECIALTY
APPLIED/SELECTED
FY07
APPLIED/SELECTED
08
APPLIED/SELECTED
09
COMPREHENSIVE
DENTISTRY
15/14
14/14
31/20**
PERIODONTICS
10/4
8/4
8/4
ENDODONTICS
19/8
16/8
12/8
PROSTHODONTICS
4/4
3/3
4/4*
PEDIATRIC
DENTISTRY
6/2
6/1
10/2
PUBLIC HEALTH
NA
1/1
0/0
ORTHODONTICS
13/3
12/3
15/3
OMFS
19/9
19/10
18/10
ORAL PATH
1/1
1/0
0/0
OMFP FELLOW
OMFS, BAYLOR,
PhD
Time Off
 Paid CE Course = 6 days (comparable cost 3K)
 Eligible leave days = 30 days (civilian average 14 days)
 Holidays = 10 – 20 Days
– MLK (2), Presidents Day (2), Memorial Day (2), July
4th (2), Labor Day (2), Columbus Day (2), Veteran’s
Day (2), Thanksgiving (2), Christmas (2), New Years
(2)
– Christmas Schedule = 6 days
– Permissive TDY for CE = 4 days
– Organizational Day/Christmas Party = 1 or 2 days
57-67 Paid Days Off (approximately 2 months)
Diversity
 Army Dental Corps has many options
• No banging the same drum day after day for
30 years
 Different Career tracks – perfect for midlife crisis
• Command
• Education
• Research
• Administrative
• Clinical
Pay for a New Dentist
Dental Officer with less than 2 years
Regular Military Compensation:
$71,858.23
$3000 (VSP – everyone)
$10000(DASP – everyone – yearly
contract)
Total $84,858.23 annual income
Pay for a Specialist
 If dental officer has specialized and completed
ADSO – at 6 years pay may be:
 MAJ=$99,265.32 Average Regular Military
Compensation
 $7000 (VSP – everyone)
 $12000(DASP – everyone – yearly
contract)
 $2500 (BSP – board certified specialists
only)
 $50000 (multi-year retention – specialists
only)
 Total $170,765.32 annual income
Will I Go To War?
Dental Corps Seeks Volunteers Prior
To Picking Dentist And Typically There
Is Enough Volunteers To Fill Slots
Most Dentists Have Not Been Deployed
Dentists Are Not Out On The Front
Lines
Private Practice Problems
 Private practice issues that are not seen in the military
 Advertising
 Financial
• Collections
• Employee embezzlements
• Taxes
• Accountants
 24/7 emergency call 365 days a year
 Working on holidays, evenings, or Saturdays, and finding
staff willing to do so as needed
Private Practice Problems
 Trying to find good affordable health insurance for family
and office staff
 Staff calling in sick, impacting daily production
 Not enjoying vacations because of thinking about cost of
the vacation and loss of income while business
expenses continue
 Salary issues
• Estimated or final payments to the IRS
• Workman’s Comp
• State taxes
• Social security taxes
• Retirement plans/401k
Private Practice Problems
 Saturation and competition
• Worrying about another dentist opening a practice across
the street, stealing staff, hygienists, and patients
(especially right before retirement when needing to sell
practice)
 Working in an environment with less contact and
professional interaction with colleges
 Hiring and firing staff, interviews, raises, office politics
The Health Professions
Scholarship Program for
Dental School
What Does the Scholarship
Pay For?
100% TUITION
BOOKS, FEES, AND DENTAL SCHOOL
EXPENSES
$20,000 Sign on Bonus
MONTHLY STIPEND
$2,088 PER MONTH FOR 10 1/2 MONTHS
ARMY OFFICER PAY
2LT PAY FOR REMAINING 45 DAYS
(Currently $6,086.46 for single soldier
here in Twin Cities area)
What Does the Army Expect
from YOU
 ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION
One year for each year you receive HPSP
 COMISSION AS AN ARMY OFFICER.
Commission as a 2LT in the United States Army Medical
Corps.
Upon graduation you will be promoted to Captain
 FULL-TIME STUDENT
You are expected to be a full-time student.
What Does the Army Expect
from YOU
 ACTIVE DUTY TRAINING
45 day Officer Basic Leadership Course
Train for 45 days during the summer in an Army dental
facility.
ASSIGNMENT
OPPORTUNITIES!!!
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Bottom Line
Do you want to be a “slave” to
the bank for 10-20 years or be
an Army dentist for 4 years??
Application Process
Early Application Is The Key As
Scholarships Are Limited
First Come, First Serve
Do Not Need LOA To Start
Application
Not Committed Until End Of
Process
Questions?
SSG Todd Huidekoper
[email protected]
1-877-622-8949
Respect
Dentist/ U.S. Army Officer/ Soldier
Pride of Service
A sense of self worth
Soldiers treating each other as they
should be treated
High esteem by the community in which
we serve

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