Afghan National Army commandos receive dental training

Capt. Abby Raymond recognizes not only the relationship between one’s oral health and overall health, but also recognizes that poor dental health can affect one’s mission in the field.

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July 25, 2013

Army Dentists CaptionCapt. Abby Raymond recognizes not only the relationship between one’s oral health and overall health, but also recognizes that poor dental health can affect one’s mission in the field.

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“Life starts in the mouth,” said Capt. Raymond, brigade dentistfor 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee” and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “If you don’t take care of your oral health it can have a systemic affect, it can affect your whole body, your job or your mission.”

In light of these convictions, Capt. Raymond and Capt. Shani Thompson, a dentist with the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command, along with their dental assistants, lead dental basics training in Afghanistan earlier this week at Forward Operating Base Thunder.

Read more about the Afghan National Army commandos receiving dental traininghere.

Author Lauren BurnsLauren Burns is the editor of Proofs magazine and the email newsletters RDH Graduate and Proofs. She is currently based out of New York City. Follow her on Twitter: @ellekeid.

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