The United States Army Medical Department Journal. The United States Army Dental Corps: A Century of Commitment, Service, and Care
ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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This special issue of the AMEDD Journal celebrates an event that is truly significant, not only for the milestone itself, but also for what it represents for the Army Medical Department as an institution. On March 3, 1911, President Howard Taft signed legislation creating the United States Army Dental Corps as a permanent corps of the Army Medical Department,thus establishing the profession of dentistry as the third essential element, along with physicians and nurses, in maintaining a healthy, effective fighting force. Now,100 years later, the Army Dental Corps has grown from a specified, limited niche in Army medicine to a corps of medical professionals, not only highly skilled in all aspects of oral healthcare, but also contributing as full partners in diverse responsibilities throughout the entire spectrum of todays Army Medical Department,including research, training, planning, and command. Army dental officers are also serving in a variety of assignments and positions across the Department of Defense, representing both their profession and Army medicine with pride and distinction.
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