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Dental Assistant

Overview:  Working side-by-side with dentists to provide Air Force Reservists and their families with excellent dental care is the rewarding career of Dental Assistants. Their hands on duties include cleaning teeth, taking x-rays and assisting in dental procedures while ensuring that patients are comfortable at all times.

Position: Enlisted

AFSC: 4Y0X1

Specific Tasks:

  • Prepare patient for treatment and assist dentist with patient care
  • Perform duties of dental hygienist, including cleaning teeth and instructing in dental care
  • Position patient, take and develop dental radiographs
  • Accomplish daily maintenance of dental equipment
  • Maintain dental health records and filing systems

Requirements:

  • Normal color vision
  • A minimum age of 18 years prior to entry into technical training
  • ASVAB score of 44 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds

Training:

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training
  • Technical Training is 48 days at JB San Antonio-Ft Sam Houston, TX
  • College credit earned: Dental Assisting - 17 credits

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist