Dental Corps

Profiles in Medical Power – LT Kristofer Ceredon

LT Kristofer Ceredon General Dentist PEOPLE LT Ceredon earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  After joining the Navy, he successfully completed a 12-month residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Dental Clinic Norfolk. PLATFORMS LT Ceredon is assigned to Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth and serves in …

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An Account of 9/11 by a First-Responder

by CAPT (ret.) William Durm, DC, USN Editor’s note. This testimonial was commissioned in 2011 for the Dental Corps Centennial Book. It was a routine Tuesday at the Pentagon.  I was the Commander of the Tri-service Dental Clinic on September 11th, 2001 and had my usual morning staff meeting and I was getting started with patient care when my assistant …

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A Navy Dentist’s Reflections on 9/11

by CAPT (ret.) Gerald Santulli, Dental Corps, USN Editor’s note. This testimonial was commissioned in 2011 for the Dental Corps Centennial Book 9/11 was a day I will never forget. I distinctly remember just finishing up a patient treatment that morning when I heard over the clinic public address system that all providers report to the medical front desk immediately. …

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Historical Notes from Navy Dentistry’s First Year

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED On August 22, 1912, President William Taft signed into law an act creating a formal corps of uniformed dentists in the U.S. Navy.  This date did not mark the beginning of dental care in the Navy, but rather the formal establishment of a professional community of trained uniformed dentists. Some form of dental care had …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: A Dentist Provides Help From Sea to Shore

By:  LT John F. Davies, DC, USN LT Davies is a General Dentist at Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport, RI U.S. Navy Lt. John Davies, a dentist assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), performs a dental exam on a woman at a temporary medical treatment site in Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 30, 2019. Comfort is working …

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