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Opportunity, Adventure, Purpose
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health (DOH) offers rewarding opportunities for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants to provide necessary dental care to an appreciative, yet medically underserved patient population. If you seek an adventurous lifestyle and would enjoy living and working within some of the most scenic destinations in the continental United States and Alaska, then an Indian health dental career is your calling.
As an Indian health dental professional, you will encounter and treat individuals who possess a deep spiritual connection to the land and all living things. If you have a genuine interest in the community’s history and culture, an open mind and a willingness to adapt to living in rural and, sometimes, remote communities, you will be well on your way toward establishing yourself within the community and empowering your ability to communicate with and effectively treat patients. Indian health clinicians often live within the communities they serve and those who proactively immerse themselves within the Indian community enjoy a more holistic and satisfying career experience. In addition to a life-changing career experience, you will also enjoy excellent compensation, including competitive pay, bonuses, comprehensive health care coverage, opportunities for advancement and much more.
There are a variety of opportunities available now that will allow you to practice and advance your clinical competencies in beautiful locations across the nation.
An Indian health career provides you with the mission. How you meet the challenges within that mission is up to you. Along the way, you will be changing lives — not the least of which may be your own. If you seek a path to a more meaningful life experience and greater career satisfaction, explore all that a career in Indian health has to offer.