military dentistry

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    Is it possible to serve in the national guard/reserves and attend dental school?

    I’ve been in the military for 12 years and am currently serving in the national guard. I’ve recently been accepted to dental school and will start June 2021. I still have 4 more years left on my national guard contract and am starting to worry about how I’m going to manage going to drill...
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    Navy 3 year HPSP with backpay and signing bonus

    Hello, I have a question about the Navy 3 year HPSP. I am a D1 and I applied for the 4 year HPSP and did not get it, but I am still in the applicant pool for the three year scholarship. After talking with my recruiter, he said that the three year can essentially be the same as the 4 year...
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    Applying for HPSP/ SSRI's/Navy Dentistry

    Hi all! I want to start by saying I've done a good bit of research on the HPSP, all branches of military dentistry, and all of the disqualifications. I have not applied for the HPSP yet, just in the process of talking to a navy recruiter. It's always been a dream of mine to serve in the Navy as...
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    Can MEPS check RX drugs?

    I’m applying for the Army HPSP scholarship for dental school, and I had previously taken Adderall for ADHD. I told my Physician to not fill it anymore, but from what I’ve read, you need to be off of it for a year. I haven’t been taking it for about 3 months. Can MEPS check the current or past...
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    Having trouble contacting Air Force HPSP recruiter...

    Hello, I will be applying to dental school in June, 2018. I have been attempting to reach out to AF HPSP recruiters at both the Bellevue, NE and Naperville, IL recruiting stations. After leaving messages many times over several months, I have still yet to be contacted by a recruiter for the...
  6. Dr.Jack

    May not have enough time to hear back from school

    Hello SDN, I recently found out that I was awarded the HPSP. My recruiter told me that I have until March to decide which school I will be attending. However, I recently interview at UPenn (my number one choice) and not sure if I will get a response in time from them. Any advice on what I could do?
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    Applying to more than one branch for HPSP

    I was told by a recruiter that I cannot apply to more than one branch at one time (I think she meant in the same month). For example, she is saying I could not apply for the October board for the Navy as well as the October Board for the Air Force. I was under the impression that someone could...
  8. Manzielin

    Question about HPSP

    Im debating HPSP. I definitely want to specialize, orthodontics if I have the stats. Do you think HPSP would give me a better chance at getting an orthodontic residency? Could I apply to the military residencies and "normal" residencies when that time comes around? Thanks in advance.
  9. w4nt2baDDS

    BOLC quizzes A-G

    Does anyone know when the BOLC quizzes A-G found on MODS under the tab "admin" need to be taken? I found a thread from 2013 stating that they need to be completed 1-2 months prior to attending BOLC and that you get an informational CD in order to complete them. However, I spoke with my HPSP...
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    3 Year HPSP Reimbursements

    Hi Everyone! I was recently awarded the 3-year HPSP with the USAF. I know it doesn't start till by D2 year, but I was wondering if anyone who has had the 3-year scholarship been able to receive reimbursements for things you bought your D1 year? Would things like loupes be able to be reimbursed...
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    All Branch Topic (ABT) Husband and wife dental HPSP recipients stationing?

    My fiance and I both applied for the HPSP dental scholarship. We plan to be married before our military commitment if we are both accepted. We are waiting to hear back but a concern both of us have is about stationing. I know military husbands and wives are not guaranteed to be stationed...
  12. chompsss

    All Branch Topic (ABT) Navy/Army/Air Force OMS Thread - 2016 Update

    There are a couple previous threads dedicated to this, but they are fairly outdated (about 7 years old). Granted, I know maybe not a TON has changed in 7 years, but let's not assume that there have not been changes. I'm hopefully looking for responses from people who have A) applied to these...
  13. chompsss

    Navy/Army/Air Force OMS Thread - 2016 update

    There are a couple previous threads dedicated to this, but they are fairly outdated (about 7 years old). Granted, I know maybe not a TON has changed in 7 years, but let's not assume that there have not been changes. I'm hopefully looking for responses from people who have A) applied to these...
  14. w4nt2baDDS

    HPSP Value Analysis

    I just made a decent value analysis for the HPSP. I punched the numbers for UCLA (aprox. $240K of debt just from tutition and mandatory supplies) and am amazed at just how financially valuable this scholarship really is. Take a good look at the excel spreadsheet I made and let me know what you...
  15. chompsss

    Can you take out loans while on HPSP?

    Hello, I have had a hard time getting a straight answer on this question, so I'm posing it to the collective forum in hopes that I can get real-world answers from people who actually have the HPSP and who have tried to borrow. My scenario: I'm considering HPSP but my expenses are more than the...
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    HPSP scholarship worth it with 130k debt?

    Whats up community? I'm a senior undergrad and applied this cycle. I live in Puerto Rico and have a good chance of getting into the state school which as I understand it is one of the cheapest in the US. Estimated total debt is 115-130k. I'm looking into threads about the HPSP scholarships and...
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    Military Oral Surgery Residency Questions

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