Life as an Army Dentist is an amazing experience. There are challenges, training, and freedom to perform quality dental work. Looking after the oral health of Army personnel, wherever they are stationed, is the job of a Dental Officer. The Dental service can be found everywhere from huge Army bases to small mobile surgeries on operations, and you'll experience plenty of both during your career. There's also plenty of independence. You choose the treatment you think is best - not what the patient can afford. What's more, you can further develop your professional career with adventurous training alongside combat officers. Serve our country by making our soldiers smile like heroes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish mobile dental installation that provides dental service support to combat operations regardless of the operational environment encountered;
  • Enhance preventive Dentistry to the military personnel and their families.
  • Worked with other government and non-government agencies in giving dental services to affected community resulting from catastrophe and assisted them in the identification of casualties involving maxilla-facial injuries and in scientific crime detection as part of forensic dentistry;
  • Deployed overseas with foreign counterparts for peacekeeping missions, military exercises and Subject Matter Exchange Expert (SMEE).

How to be a Dental Service Officer Like No Other

Step 1: Online Application
If you are a Licensed Doctor of Dental Medicine, not more than 33 years old, apply here.

Step 2: Qualifications
  1. Height not less than 5′ 0″
  2. Natural-born Filipino Citizen
  3. Of good moral character
  4. Physically, mentally, and psychologically fit for active military service
  5. Must pass the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT)
  6. You must be able to pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT); See attached PFT Standard

Step 3: Train to be an Army Dentist
Technical and Administrative Service Military Orientation Course is a pre-entry requirement for all applicants who want to join the active military service for the Technical and Administrative Service, Philippine Army. It is a 45-days training conducted at the AFP Health Service Educational and Training Center (AFPHSETC), AFP Health Service Command, Victoriano Luna Avenue, Quezon City.

The TASMOC is designed to provide military orientation and training to P2LT’s of TAS with emphasis on the AFP organization, its policies and practices and prepare them prior to their deployment in any PA Military Units (PAMUs) as active members of the Philippine Army Dental Service.

Step 4: Schooling
  • Technical Service Officer Basic Course (TSOBC)
    • Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
    • Endodontics
    • Pedodontics
    • Periodontics
    • Implantology
    • Prosthodontics
    • Forensic Odontology
  • Specialization Training Courses locally and abroad
  • Residency Training Off-Base
    • Pediatric Dentistry
      • Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines
    • Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Training
      • St Martin de Porres Hospital
      • Mary Chiles Hospital
      • St Jude Hospital
Degree Suited for Dental Service
  • Dental Medicine