Tag Archives: Dental Corps

An Eye for an Eye: Navy Dentistry and the Development of the Acrylic Eye

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “It’s an eye for an eye. The New eye is not flesh and it has no ability to see—but no one glancing at it would ever suspect that.” ~James Nevins Miller, Mechanix Illustrated Magazine, June 1946 *** The year is 1944. At Naval Hospital Bethesda, Md., doctors are …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 106 years of the Dental Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 106th anniversary. The Dental Corps has served with steadfast devotion to duty since August 22, 1912 when President Howard Taft signed into law an act passed by the 62nd Congress establishing the Navy Dental …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Dental Corps 105th Birthday

On behalf of Navy Medicine, congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 105th anniversary. On August 22, 1912, the 62nd Congress authorized the Secretary of the Navy to appoint 30 acting assistant dental surgeons as part of the U.S. Navy Medical Department. Since then, dental officers have delivered world-class care with honor …

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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jimmy P. Florendo

 By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr A brief look into the craft of producing dental crowns for patients. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jimmy P. Florendo shares with viewers his insight and experience as a dental technician improving the quality of life for Sailors in warfighting environments. His contribution shows the importance of providing services that improve …

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Surgeon General’s Dental Corps birthday message

 By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General On behalf of a grateful nation, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Dental Corps as they celebrate 100 years of sacrifice, service, honor and commitment.  Our dentists have served in times of peace and war to ensure dental readiness and optimize dental health for …

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