Accession Number : ADA192803

Title :   Civilianization within the USAF Dental Corps - A Threat to Medical Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Bowman, Daniel R

PDF Url : ADA192803

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An attempt to balance medical readiness resources with defense budgetary constraints has resulted in reorganization of manpower within the USAF Medical Service. As a result, 98 active duty officer positions were removed from the Dental Corps and replaced with civilian contract dentists. This paper discusses current Dental wartime capabilities, readiness training programs, and the potential impact of civilianization on the Dental Corps' wartime mission. It concludes that, while civilianization may satisfy peacetime Air Force dental requirements, it reduces the overall readiness potential of the Dental Corps and the USAF Medical Service.

Descriptors :   *DENTAL PERSONNEL, *DENTISTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *THREATS, *DENTISTRY, MEDICINE, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TRAINING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, RELIABILITY, CONTRACTS, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE