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Patient satisfaction in US Army dental treatment facilities

Patient satisfaction in US Army dental treatment facilities Jeffrey G. Chaffin Abstract Background. Dental health is an integral part of overall military readiness and patient satisfaction serves as an important motivator for compliance in the provision of dental care to a community. Methods. Secondary analyses of 17 fiscal quarters of surveys from fourth quarter, FY […]

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The evolving role of Environmental Science Officers and Environmental Engineers in the Medical Service Corps

The evolving role of Environmental Science Officers and Environmental Engineers in the Medical Service Corps John J. Ciesla Over the past 25 years, Environmental Science Officers (Area of Concentration [AOC] 72D) and Environmental Engineers (AOC 72E) have played an increasingly vital role in what has become known as force health protection. The Army has historically […]

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Army Dental Service support in a theater of operations

Army Dental Service support in a theater of operations Timothy K. Jones Warfighters are the centerpiece of the US Army and are the ultimate weapons system. Their health and fitness, including dental health, is the basic guarantor of military success. The further into a deployment, the greater the decrease in opportunities and resources to enhance […]

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Army Reserve Components dental readiness—a historical review since the First Gulf War

Army Reserve Components dental readiness—a historical review since the First Gulf War Mark B. Bodenheim Introduction As distinguished from Component 1, which is the Army Active Component (AC), the Army Reserve Components (RC) consist of Component 2, the Army National Guard (ARNG), and Component 3, the US Army Reserve (USAR). During the First Gulf War, […]

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The Expanded Function Dental Assistant training program

The Expanded Function Dental Assistant training program John W. Luciano Introduction The purpose of this article is to provide a brief genesis and current status of one of the US Army Dental Command’s (DENCOM) most cost-effective strategic initiatives, the Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) training program. This article provides a historical perspective, describes the needs […]

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Soldiers of the 159th maintain the DUSTOFF legacy

Soldiers of the 159th maintain the DUSTOFF legacy Robert F. Howe “That pilot knew what he had to do–he put that bird down in an area that allowed for no error on his part. If you walk the area, you would know what I mean … and this was the same feeling our Soldiers had […]