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Fluoride: Protects teeth for life

by Senior Airman Benjamin Martinez 86th Dental Squadron

There is more to keeping teeth healthy than daily brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristle tooth brush and floss to keep our teeth clean along with another great aid, fluoride, to help protect our teeth.

February 23, 2017 ×

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Start right, help kids brush

by Senior Airman Jessica Slatt 86th Dental Squadron

Regular brushing of teeth is essential in good dental hygiene and should start early in your child’s life. Although helping kids brush twice a day for two minutes can be tough, it is important as this habit can benefit their dental health for a lifetime.

February 16, 2017 ×

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Capt. Christopher Tracy, 86th Dental Squadron dentist, applies molding material to the ear of an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent Jan. 6 at an OSI office on Ramstein. Each mold took 10 to 15 minutes to become firm enough to remove.

Custom comfort: OSI hearing clear after dental visit

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Did you hear the one about the teeth? A dental team visited members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to fit agents with custom earpieces Jan. 6.

February 9, 2017 ×

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

by Dr. Christianna Moore Ramstein Dental Clinic

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Every year, dental providers strive to improve the health and awareness of children and their teeth.

January 26, 2017 ×

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Staff Sgt. Monique Chamberland, 86th Dental Squadron dental lab technician, refines the occlusal contacts on a hard night guard Jan. 11 on Ramstein. Despite being the only one in U.S. European Command, the area dental lab is one of 10 certified dental labs in the Department of Defense and has a deployment rate of 98.6 percent, which is 3 1/2 percent above Air Force standard.

Dental lab techs keep Ramstein smiling

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Taking care of one another is essential to the Air Force mission, and the 86th Dental Squadron area dental laboratory ensures quality prosthodontics are made to prevent mishaps and restore, develop and deploy Airmen from all over Europe.

January 19, 2017 ×

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Some best practices to help your child cope during the theething phase include letting them chew on a cold damp washcloth or cold teething rings, or gently rubbing their gums with a clean finger.

FDA: Stay away from teething gels, tablets

by Dr. (Capt.) Kaitlin Lee 86th Dental Squadron

It’s 2 a.m., and your teething infant has been crying, seemingly forever. You feel tired, frustrated and helpless; you wish you could give your baby something to quickly soothe the pain.

January 19, 2017 ×

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Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, talks to her patient, Emma LeNeave, during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smiles” event Nov. 5 on Ramstein. The event invited parents to bring their children, up to 10 years old, in to receive a dental checkup and cleaning.

Little teeth, big smiles: children visit dental squadron

Photos by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer

Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, talks to her patient, Emma LeNeave, during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smiles” event Nov. 5 on Ramstein. The event invited parents to bring their children, up to 10 years old, in to receive a dental checkup and cleaning.

November 10, 2016 ×

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Little teeth, big smiles

by Capt. Christianna Moore 86th Dental Squadron

Watching babies go from crawling and scooting to wobbling and walking makes for a very exciting time for parents. It also can be a little frightening as parents attempt to make the environment as safe as possible for their children. Some trips and stumbles are harmless, but other falls and […]

October 20, 2016 ×

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86 DS dental lab keeps Ramstein smiling

86 DS dental lab keeps Ramstein smiling

Photos by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
July 21, 2016 ×

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86th Dental Squadron readies USAFE Airmen

86th Dental Squadron readies USAFE Airmen

Story and photos by Senior Airman Nicole Keim
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Readiness to deploy at a moment’s notice is a top priority for Airmen within U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and the 86th Dental Squadron plays a critical role in ensuring members across the KMC are worldwide qualified.

July 21, 2016 ×