Dentists are eligible for both contractual special pay bonuses and monthly special pays.
Dental officers may be eligible for accession pay, incentive pay or a retention bonus depending on their dental specialty, the branch of the military they are in, whether they join the active or reserve forces, and how long they agree to join or remain in the military.
Accession Bonus (AB) for Dental Officers
Currently only those entering the reserve corps are eligible for an accession bonus, the maximum bonus is $35,000.
Retention Pay for Dental Officers
Dental officers who agree to remain in the military for a set amount of time may be eligible for a retention bonus, this bonus varies by service, specialty, and length of time. The maximum retention bonus is $105,000.
Incentive Pay for Dental Officers
The maximum incentive pay for dental officers is $55,000 annually.
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