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Continuing Dental Education during active duty

Discussion in 'Military Dentistry' started by Chewy12, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Chewy12

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    Does anyone have answers to the following questions concerning continuing education while serving in the armed forces after dental school (specifically the Air Force)?

    • Does the military pay for your courses?
    • Do they let you attend any and all dental education courses you would like to?
    • Does time off required for courses come out of your 30 days, or do they give you extra time off for CE?
    Thanks for any help!
     
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  3. umkcdds

    umkcdds Army OMS
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    in my experiences (may vary between services and commands):

    unless you are in a residency, the military most likely will not pay for CE.

    depending on what is going on, you can usually take the time to go to CE, but i wouldn't say, "any and all." the further out you request it, the better.

    you can usually go to a course on PTDY (permissive temporary duty). you aren't charged leave, but you have to pay expenses yourself. there is usually a limit as to how much of this you would be allowed to take (just depends on your command), before you would have to start taking leave for courses.
     

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