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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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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Danielle Berkowitz, voyage on USNS Mercy

The day I reported to the Mercy it was freezing cold for San Diego standards and pouring rain. With two sea bags, my uniforms and my backpack, I sloshed through a torrential downpour. A petty officer I had never met offered me help, as would be common in the months to come. As I walked across the brow, my lack …

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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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