Accession Number : AD0657546

Title :   ORAL HEALTH OF OPERATING FLEET BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE CREWS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL CENTER GROTON CONN SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Shiller,William R.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A cross-sectional survey of two fleet ballistic missile submarine crews revealed no remarkable oral health factors. A close relationship was found between oral hygiene levels and periodontal health. The personal oral hygiene of the FBM submariner was found to be better than that of other submarine groups studied. About 12 per cent of the men were found to be in need of early dental care just prior to patrol. It is concluded that no adverse effects of FBM submarine service on oral health could be demonstrated; however, in view of the isolated nature of the FBM patrols great stress needs to be placed on personal oral hygiene and regular professional dental care. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, DENTISTRY), HYGIENE, MOUTH, MILITARY MEDICINE, TEETH, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE