Position Summary When Airmen require specialized dental care, we make sure they have access to exactly what they need. Responsible for examining, diagnosing and treating diseases that form on different tissues around the teeth, Air Force Periodontists provide surgical and nonsurgical care to the issues of the gums and bones surrounding the jaw. These specialists play an integral role in providing the best care possible to our Airmen and their families. Primary Responsibilities * Examine, diagnose and treat diseases and destructive processes of hard and soft tissues of the teeth * Interpret radiographs, evaluate findings and conduct treatment * Provide consultation services and instruct patients in oral hygiene and dental preventive measures Benefits Your effort and commitment are essential to our mission, which is why we provide our Airmen with a benefits package that is unparalleled in the civilian world: * 30 days of vacation with pay each year * Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family * Food and housing assistance * A generous retirement package * Prestigious leadership, training and continuing education opportunities * Free or low-cost world travel opportunities * Excellent starting salary Qualifications This is an active-duty position as an Air Force officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements: * Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from an ADA-accredited college or university * Completion of a residency in periodontics, acceptable to the Surgeon General * Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course * Must be between the ages of 18 and 48 About the Air Force The US Air Force is the most advanced air force in the world, offering hundreds of career opportunities, from healthcare to engineering, in order to provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation. Our mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. And those who put on this uniform every day live by a set of core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.