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In a deployed environment, adequate medical care is crucial to ensuring that people can execute the mission. Our airmen need to be physically and mentally healthy or the mission could suffer. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group boasts a medical clinic, physical therapist, mental health team and dental clinic as just some of the available services
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airman Justin Morris, 88th Medical Group Dental Assistant Technician apprentice, was named an Air Force Medical Services’ Trusted Care Hero for his efforts toward increasing patient safety and doing Zero Harm. Morris brought a possible contamination issue to his supervisor that led to the Air Force adopting new procedures with dental tool kits. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Wright-Patterson medical Airman named Trusted Care Hero
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  “I remember hearing something from my sergeant in tech school and it just clicked in my head right away,” Airman Justin Morris said, reflecting on working sick call one day as a dental assistant technician apprentice, preparing to go through a set of sterilized mouth mirrors as care providers worked their
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Using materials formulated for dental retainers and hard night guards, the 88th Dental Squadron Dental Lab successfully fabricated dental appliances designed to hold an accelerometer used in ejection seat research by the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Applied Neuroscience Branch. The successful collaboration between the two organizations, now helps provide consistent and accurate data used to determine how best to mitigate the stresses and impact of an actual ejection event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Will Huntington) Wright-Patterson Dental Lab assists 711th during ejection seat research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The subjects of dental appliances and ejection seats may seem worlds apart to most, but for two Wright-Patterson Air Force Base organizations they met to solve a persistent research obstacle at the 711th Human Performance Wing.It was Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Bolles, a former 88th Medical Group member and now in
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Senior Airman Ne’Sha Richard, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, provides an oral prophylaxis on Joshua McGee, son of Staff Sgt. Eric Castleberry, 86th DS dental technician, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, during the 7th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day at the dental clinic March 1, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event was held in recognition National Children’s Dental Health Month and included free dental exams, radiographs and cleanings for more than 95 children age 2 and older. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) 81st DS hosts Give Kids a Smile Day

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Default Air Force Logo Proper dental care can prevent disease
More than fighting bad breath or preventing gingivitis, research shows that dental health also contributes to the overall well-being of Airmen. Good dental care includes an annual checkup, brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water and making sure everyone in the family is covered by dental insurance.The American Dental Association has
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The 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental laboratory ensures Little Rock Airmen are ready to deploy by creating a variety of dental prostheses, such as dentures, crowns and night guards. The team utilizes the latest in dental technology such as computer aided-design and computer aided manufacturing. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) Handcrafting dental readiness
Whenever U.S. Air Force combat airlifters need dental work, they often count on a small team of specialists at the 19th Medical Group Clinic. The unit works behind-the-scenes crafting unique dental prostheses as part of the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental laboratory element. They assist dentists by correcting dental conditions that
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Col. Jose Villalobos (left), 59th Dental Group maxillofacial prosthetics program director, and Maj. Stephen Cherrington (center), 59th Dental Group maxillofacial prosthodontist, discuss retired Army Master Sgt. Todd Nelson’s new prosthetic ear at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 28. The 59th Medical Wing's Maxillofacial Prosthetics Department is one of only a few in the Department of Defense that creates prosthetic body parts, such as eyes, ears and noses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) 59th MDW brings normalcy to wounded patients
Most people have no idea what “maxillofacial” means, but to wounded warriors with traumatic injuries the word inspires hope. Disfigured by circumstances while abroad or at home, maxillofacial prosthodontics gives wounded warriors, veterans and civilians a chance at living a normal life.
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AFMS Birthday Jul 2016 (AF graphic) Air Force Medical Service celebrates 67th birthday
The Air Force Medical Service will celebrate its 67th anniversary on July 1, after being established in 1949.In September 1947, the combat elements of the Army Air Forces separated from the United States Army, forming the U.S. Air Force. A few Air Force support functions, such as medical care, remained responsibilities of the Army for the next two
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE Colo. – Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Idalia Peele, 21st Space Wing command chief, assist the 21st Medical Group leadership in breaking ground on where the new dental clinic will be on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 25, 2016. The new clinic is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) 21st Medical Dental Group at Peterson AFB breaks new ground
The 21st Medical Group broke ground for its new dental clinic on May 25.
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On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews to teach the kids about good dental health. Captain (Dr.) Melissa Holt, an Air Force dentist was the toothbrush; her daughter Samantha was the tooth; and Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Smith, a dental assistant, was the toothpaste. (AF photo by Melanie Moore/Released) Learning how to get that perfect smile!
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews. This year's campaign slogan is "Sugar Wars" to educate children of all ages about fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. It also demonstrates
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