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  • JB Charleston hygienist named 2016 Dental Civilian of the Year

    Patrick Miller, a registered dental hygienist at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, was recently named the Air Force’s 2016 Dental Civilian of the Year. Each year, the award recognizes a government service employee for outstanding individual performance and achievement in the Air Force Dental Corps.  “As a civilian, I take great pride in the
  • Service Before Self

    U.S. Air Force airmen from the 133rd Medical Group, St. Paul, Minn., partnered with members from the 148th Medical Group, Duluth, Minn. and Reservists from around the United States to execute a two-week medical Innovative Readiness Training.
  • Improvements to the TRICARE Dental Program

    Beginning on May 1, 2017, United Concordia Companies, Inc. (United Concordia) will manage the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). Beneficiaries don’t need to take any actions to continue their coverage.The TDP is a voluntary dental benefit for eligible active duty family members, National Guard and Reserve members and their families. Several improvements
  • 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
  • Veterans helping veterans

    Citizen Airmen from the 927th Air Refueling Wing and active duty Airmen from the 6th Air Mobility Wing Dental Clinic here, traveled approximately 40 miles north of MacDill AFB to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hudson Florida to join with hundreds of other community volunteers for the 2016 Operation Stand Down event that ran from 29 Sept. through 1 Oct.
  • 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
  • Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options

    TRICARE is hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE Dental Options. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from noon-1 p.m. EST.No prior registration is required; simply join us at noon on the specified day and time at https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/DentalOptions. For audio, dial 1-877-917-9487, pass
  • 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.
  • Fight Sugar, Brighten Smiles for Children’s Dental Health

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. TRICARE offers two different plans to ensure your child can get the dental care they need. The American Dental Association reports that while all toothpaste helps remove plaque, a film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums every day and can lead to tooth decay, toothpaste with fluoride
  • AFMS NCO earns prestigious award

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christy Nixon, who works in the Dental Assistant Apprentice Program (DAAP) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) President’s Award of Excellence at a ceremony at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., Nov. 7.The award recognizes the person in the association
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