Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Dental Professional Advisory Committee


DePAC Recruitment WG Webpage


What We Do:

The Recruitment Workgroup of the Dental Professional Advisory Committee (DePAC) focuses on utilizing innovative strategies for recruiting and retaining dentists to agencies staffed by the United States Public Health Service.  Members of the working group are dentists from various federal government agencies and may be USPHS officers, civilians, or tribal employees. 

  1. Dentist Vacancy List – Every month the workgroup puts out a list of all reported dental officer vacancies within the four primary agencies in which PHS dental officers serve.
  2. We monitor current Q&A platforms like and to insure that those inquiring about a career as a dentist with the agencies we serve have the accurate information about the benefits of becoming an officer in The United States Public Health Service.
  3. Assist highly motivated dental officers with recruitment activities.
  4. Help to organize and maintain recruitment booths at various annual conferences like the American Dental Association’s annual meeting, the Academy of General Dentistry annual meeting and the Commission Officers Association Scientific Symposium.
  5. Working group members act as points of contact for students that are interested in pursuing a career with the Public Health Service.

Recruiting Resources:

Dental Officer Presentation:
USPHS Dental Webpage:
Best Kept Secrets:

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