A Comparison of Dental Fitness Classification Using Different Class 3 Criteria: A Report of Consultation.
ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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In an effort to reduce the number of personnel likely to have dental emergencies in the theater of operations, the military services developed systems to identify individuals with potential emergencies. The result was three related, but incompatible dental fitness classification systems that worked well for the services, but did not allow for interservice comparisons to be made. In order to standardize the reporting of service members dental categories between the services, DoD directed the services to categorize their the personnel as Class 1 - no treatment required Class 2 - existing condition is unlikely to result in a dental emergency within the next 12 months Class 3 - existing condition is likely to result in a dental emergency within the next 12 months and Class 4 - dental examination required.
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