Dental Corps

Celebrating 103 years of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps

This year marks 103 years of committed and honorable service of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to express my gratitude to the Dental Corps for ensuring dental readiness and optimizing dental health of our Sailors, Marines, and families. Established in 1912, the history of the Dental Corps dates back to before World …

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I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Jonathan M. Stahl, DC

A few words from a Navy Medicine Research Dentist Just over twenty years ago as a new dental officer on my first tour in the Navy I remember my department head helping to guide me through a particularly challenging dental procedure on a retired Marine.  Shortly after the patient left the clinic my mentor said to me that this particular …

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Surgeon General’s Dental Corps Birthday Message

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The Dental Corps was established 102 years ago. On August 22, the Dental Corps will celebrate a birthday, and I want to take a moment to recognize the men and women who make up their corps. The Dental Corps epitomizes readiness …

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Proud Tradition of Dental Corps

Story by Capt. Jonathan Stahl, DDS, Ph.D, Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) On August 22nd the Navy Dental Corps will celebrate its 102nd anniversary. Today’s Dental Corps has a proud heritage and a commitment to providing high quality and compassionate patient care while maintaining an optimal state of operational dental readiness. Presently, there are more than 1,400 …

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San Antonio Lab Technology Supports Navy Dentistry

Cmdr. David Leal, head, Biomaterial and Environmental Surveillance Team, Naval Medical Research Unit- San Antonio Our group, at Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. As the lead agent for mercury abatement in naval dental treatment facilities, we are responsible for the development and testing of systems …

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