War Department Revises Regulations Affecting Dental Corps

War Department Revises Regulations Affecting Dental Corps

J.A.D.A., Vol, 35, July 15, 1947 . . . 131 Legislation curement, promotion and elimination of R egu­ lar Arm y Officers and for other purposes,” be ...

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J.A.D.A., Vol, 35, July 15, 1947 . . . 131

Legislation

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.