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Strengthening the Bonds of Care
Dental Careers at VA
Access to the Latest Technology
With dental lasers, cone beam CT, and CAD/CAM, I have the tools to make a difference in the lives of Veterans.
Groundbreaking Research
From longitudinal studies of asymptomatic molars to geriatric oral health and pneumonia risk, our research is leading to better care.
Growing My Career
Leveraging academic affiliations across the U.S., VA is focused on my professional development that will build my skills throughout my career.
People, Not Paperwork
The dental record component of our electronic health record system allows me to formulate and view treatment plans, streamlining care for the Veterans.
Supporting My Life
At VA, I can rest assured that my future is secure with generous retirement and health benefits.
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We can help you find a position that fits your skills and lifestyle, with personalized support that will advance your career.
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Careers to Consider

With more than 200 U.S. dentistry locations, you can find a career that fits your skills and lifestyle, including:

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Career Milestones
Early
Gain the skills and benefits that define your career.
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Can I find a place to grow?
VA has opportunities to develop your skills, whether through post-residency fellowships or the freedom to practice at any one of our more than 200 dental locations throughout the U.S.
Will my compensation be competitive?
In addition to comparable pay, we offer a collection of benefits not found in the private sector, such as generous loan repayment benefits and 26 vacation days when you join our team. LEARN MORE
How will I tackle my student loans?
Dental school is expensive, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying back student loans. That’s why we help you pay down your debt. We want you to focus on our Veterans, not your loans. LEARN MORE
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Develop your career and expand your skills.
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How is working at VA different from private practice?
You don’t need malpractice insurance at VA. With affiliations with 126 Schools of Dentistry across the U.S., our dentists can also pursue opportunities in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with one active state license.
How can I develop as a leader?
We’re always looking for new leaders. Dentists can take full advantage of our extensive administrative and management education programs. LEARN MORE
How can I gain recognition in my field?
With our unique patient base, the latest medical equipment and new facilities, we are breaking new ground through the VA Dentists Engaged in Research (VADER) research network. Creating growth opportunities unlike anywhere else. LEARN MORE
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Build on a lifetime of experience.
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Will I be able to lead research?
To answer critical questions faced by VA dentists, we formed VA Dentists Engaged in Research (VADER). This research network allows dentists to conduct independent and VA-sponsored research, working closely with VA Dental Education Program and VA Oral Health Quality Group.
Can I help train a new generation of dentists?
We have always had a strong culture of mentorship and support. With years of experience, we encourage all of our senior staff members to give back to the next generation of dentists, including preceptorship for dental students and residents. LEARN MORE
Will I have the opportunity to move into administration?
Yes, we pride ourselves on being an organization that grows with you. We encourage all of our senior staff to go through in-house training, continuing education, and formal development programs to guide your career. LEARN MORE
How are VA retirement benefits?
Our benefits will help ensure retirement is everything you want it to be. VA employees are covered by the Federal Retirement System (FERS), which includes Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). LEARN MORE
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