Accession Number:

AD0680754

Title:

THE CHARACTER OF AIR FORCE DENTISTRY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The primary mission of Air Force dentistry is to provide world-wide oral health services to its personnel. The dental needs of special military groups are influenced by operational activities, environments, and physiologic stresses. Special military groups can be divided into the recruit, combat personnel, flying personnel, closed-systems personnel, and aeromedical evacuees. The Air Force has developed a vigorous program of personal, preventive dentistry. A new, intermediate or holding-type restorative dental filling material PIRM has been developed for effective and rapid dental treatment under adverse conditions in Southeast Asia and other remote areas. Barodontalgia, the phenomenon of dental pain due to changes in barometric pressure, has been linked to the altitude, flight profile, and pre-existing pathologic conditions in aircrew members. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE