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curement, promotion and elimination of R egu lar Arm y Officers and for other purposes,” be amended as follows: Page 6, Section 4 ( a ) — In Lines 16, 17 and 18, strike out the words “ There is authorized one active general officer, Dental Corps, R egu lar Arm y,” and insert in lieu thereof the fol lowing :
“ There is authorized a strength of active general officers of the R egular Arm y in the D ental Corps, equal to three-fourths of one per cent of the authorized active commissioned strength of the D ental Corps of the R egular A rm y.” Page 7 1, Section 2 1 ( b ) , Line 8— Change the word “ assigned” to “ in.”
WAR DEPARTMENT REVISES REGULATIONS AFFECTING DENTAL CORPS
W ar Department on April 25, 1947, announced revisions in Army Regulation 40-15 governing the Army Dental Corps. These revisions correct some of the provisions imposed by the regulations issued August 1946 and per mit the Dental Corps to function essen tially on the same basis as it did under the regulations issued August 1945. The April 1947 revisions of Army Regulation 40-15 are as follows:
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A R 4 0 -15 , August 23, 1946, is charged as follows: 3. Adm inistration.— a. M atters relating to the dental service as a whole are administered under the direction of The Surgeon General by the C hief, Dental Division, as assistant to The Surgeon General. b. In a theater, army, or any other head quarters, matters relating to the dental serv ice are administered by the dental surgeon, through the surgeon. c. In the event of disagreement between the surgeon and dental surgeon of a command, as to policies pertaining to the administering of dental services, the dental surgeon w ill have the right of direct approach to the command ing officer. 5. Titles.— a. The D ental Corps assistant to the Surgeon General w ill be known as the
C hief, Dental Division, and will be assigne 4 to the Office of T h e Surgeon General. 6. Duties of dental officers.— a. The Chief, D ental Division, in the Office of T he Surgeon General w ill be responsible for making recom mendations on all matters relating to the den tal health of the Army. He w ill be responsible for supervising the execution of approved plans pertaining to the dental health of the Arm y and for the progressive development of the dental service. b. T he dental surgeon of a theater, army post, camp, station, or any other headquarters w ill be responsible for the preparation of plans and policies for the progressive devel opment of the dental service, with special ref erence to measures for the preservation of the general health of the command by the pre vention, treatment, and- control of dento-oral diseases, injuries, and deficiencies among personi subject to m ilitary control; and for ad vising measures to place approved plans and policies into effect. The dental surgeon will assist the surgeon in all matters that may have a bearing on the health of the command from a dental standpoint. His specific duties include the following when appropriate: . . . ( 10 ) T o route all recommendations or com munications originated by him through the surgeon who will forw ard them with appro priate recommendation or remarks.