Tag Archives: Navy dentist

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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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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Three out of Four Dentists Recommend This Blog at Halloween

By Lt. Cmdr. Dea L. Brueggemeyer, DC, Administrative Fellow to chief, Navy Dental Corps, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In our office, three out of four Navy dentists have a bowl of candy on their desks this Halloween season. But why? Aren’t we always telling our patients not to eat sweets?  Is it because we want to stay …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Dental Corps’ 101st Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the officers of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in celebration of their 101st anniversary. For more than a century, Navy dentists have demonstrated tireless dedication to our tenants …

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Sailor in the Spotlight

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) Mai Thao Pham, 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center, Camp Pendleton, Calif. *Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team. Hometown:  Dong Thap, …

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