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  • Military working dogs keep their bite with the help of Air Force dentists

    Every Airman knows the importance of medical readiness. From the clinic to combat, the Air Force is equipped with healthcare providers ready to deliver the necessary care. This also means providing care for military working dogs. Air Force dentists extend their services to help man’s best friend ensure their readiness and to prevent any impact on the mission.
  • AF dentist, Army veterinarian team up for K-9 root canal in AOR

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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