Post Tagged with: "86th Dental Squadron"


Baby teeth are not just for babies

by Senior Airman Aria Gehman 86th Dental Squadron

Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.

February 25, 2016 ×


Dental hygiene education fortifies pearly whites

by Airman 1st Class Devon Stroud 86th Dental Squadron

When it comes to children and their health, dental hygiene is often disregarded. Some parents may not be concerned with their children’s “baby” primary teeth because eventually they fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth.

November 5, 2015 ×


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Dental Airmen combat hormonal gingivitis

by Staff Sgt. Ebony Holt 86th Dental Squadron

There are many reasons Ramstein personnel require dental treatment. It could be to fill a cavity, fix a chipped tooth or just have a routine checkup and cleaning. For the Airmen of the 86th Dental Squadron, there is no dental issue too big, which includes the lesser known issue, hormonal gingivitis.

June 4, 2015 ×


Courtesy photoThe best way for children to start feeling comfortable at the dentist is for parents to build excitement and let them know they get to show off their beautiful teeth.

What to expect at child’s first dentist visit

by Airman 1st Class Kelly E. Gehman
86th Dental Squadron

Teaching children proper oral hygiene care at a young age is an investment they will carry throughout their lives.

February 19, 2015 ×


Ramstein Elemtary School students practice brushing their teeth during a dental hygiene presentation by the 86th Dental Squadron. The dental team used examples, such as flossing and brushing teeth, and talked about healthy eating and the importance of oral health care.

Dental squadron brightens Ramstein smiles

Photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski


February 19, 2015 ×


Good hygiene habits prevent cavities in children

by Capt. Kaitlin Lee
86th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and this year the focus is on defeating cavities as a family.

February 5, 2015 ×


Courtesy photoThe safest approach to managing an infant’s teething pain, as well as soothing their tender gums, is the use of a teething ring chilled in the refrigerator.

Know dangers of teething remedies

Courtesy of 86th Dental Squadron

When a baby’s first set of teeth begin to break through the gums it is referred to as teething. Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. However, it is not uncommon for teething to begin between 3 and 12 months of age.

January 15, 2015 ×


Lt. Col. Jeffrey LaDine, 86th Dental Squadron dentist, and Luciana McWhorter, Red Cross Dental Assistant Training Program volunteer, conduct a routine examination on a patient Oct. 23 on Ramstein. The first month of the seven-month course teaches volunteers the terminology and technical aspects of dentistry. Students spend the remaining six months in the examination room becoming proficient in dentistry.

Dental volunteer program bridges gap of inexperience

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

With downsizing and force- shaping programs affecting Airmen worldwide, the manpower in the Air Force takes a toll.

November 6, 2014 ×


Let your child’s smile shine

by Senior Airman Xavier L. Torres
86th Dental Squadron

As your children begin to grow and develop, so should the parent’s knowledge regarding the prevention of dental disease and injuries. Parents play an essential role during these ever-changing years to help protect the health of their children’s teeth and gums.

October 30, 2014 ×


‘Key’ to Independence Day

by Staff Sgt. Brittany Simpson
86th Dental Squadron

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the British colonies of North America independent from Great Britain.

June 26, 2014 ×