Yesterday, I finally got a long-awaited letter in the mail:
After six months of emails, forms, phone calls, forms, interviews, and more forms (not to mention a fairly extensive background check and physical exam), my application to join the Navy Dental Corps has finally been approved! On the other hand, I'm still holding back on my excitement because it's not a done deal just yet -- I'm still waiting for commissioning documents to come down from the Secretary of Defense, and all the while, my window of opportunity is slowly closing. I hope they make it here on time (i.e., in the next 2-3 weeks)!
If everything goes well, I should be commissioned as a Lieutenant in the USN in mid-June, and my Officer Development Training will go from June 23 to July 25. I guess we'll see what happens!