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THE ORIGINS OF THE U.S. ARMY DENTAL CORPS

THE ORIGINS OF THE U.S. ARMY DENTAL CORPS

Credit: United States Army Dental Corps Insignia

THE ORIGINS OF THE U.S. ARMY DENTAL CORPS

This Memorial Day, American Dental Designs is honoring those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We want to highlight a very important role dentistry has played in the lives of soldiers in the U.S. Army over the years.

Did you know that soldiers had to pay for their own dental care prior to World War I? It’s true. Most of their dental care was performed by civilian dentists.

In 1911, three years before the “Great War” began, the U.S. Army Dental Corps was established to provide dental care to soldiers. Today, the U.S. Army Dental Corps is a branch under the U.S. Army Medical Department. It offers nine specialties, from general dentistry to oral pathology, to soldiers and their families. Nearly all dentists who make the United States Army a career receive specialty training. Today, the U.S. Army has modern dental facilities to treat soldiers and their families here in the United States and while they’re deployed overseas in many countries, including Japan, Italy, and South Korea.

Interested in a career in dentistry within the U.S. Army? Contact your local recruiter for more information.

On Memorial Day and always, American Dental Designs remembers those who’ve lost their lives while serving our country. Because of their sacrifice, we enjoy many freedoms today, including the freedom to operate a successful dental lab here in Montgomeryville, PA. We thank you for your service.

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