Health & Safety

October 11, 2012

355th Dental Squadron

(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin)

The 355th Dental Squadron sees about seven thousand patients a year. They cover everything from annual dental exams to periodontal surgeries.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cami Richards, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, demonstrates the proper way to floss your teeth. The 355th Dental Squadron does everything from simple annual exams to periodontal surgery.

Sergeant Richards adjusts the light before working on her patient. Richards is placing the light so that it shines on the mouth of the patient.

Sergeant Richards cleans the teeth of her patient.

Sergeant Richards looks through a kit to find the right tool Sept. 25.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Samuel Brown, 355th Dental Squadron lab technician, works on waxing a tooth. The lab makes more than twenty crowns and thirty nightguards per month.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kun-Jang Chang, 355th Dental Squadron chief of periodontics, reviews a cone beam Computerized Tomography scan for implant surgical treatment. The dental clinic can perform these types of procedures using state of the art equipment to ensure the highest quality of treatment for patients.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nicole Loughman, 355th Dental Squadron, noncommissioned officer in charge of infection control, puts together a sterile dental tool kit. Loughman makes sure all instruments that are used in the medical group are sterile and ready for any procedure.




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