A Few Good Dentists…

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

ImageSon, we live in a world that needs dental care, and this military dental care needs to be done by people with knowledge. Who’s gonna do it, you? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for dental readiness ratings and you curse The Army’s Dental Corps health care System. You have that luxury; you have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Non-Mission Capable Soldier, while tragic, is probably the result of poor training and abuse; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you…helps make dental clinics run and soldiers shoot! You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about; at tactical briefings, you want me in your AO; you NEED me in your AO! We use words like MRC, MEDPROS, BSC, SOHAC, PHA, CDA, Readiness Class1 & 2, and Deployability and ADDP… We use these words as the backbone of a life spent supporting Combat Arms Units; you use them as a punch line! I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a person who uses his personnel with the very support I provide, AND THEN QUESTIONS THE MANNER IN WHICH I PROVIDE IT! I would rather you just said thank you and went on your way; otherwise I suggest you take care of your own dental readiness. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!

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