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NEWS | Aug. 24, 2017

NHCC celebrates Dental Corps birthday

By Hospitalman 3rd class Blake Hollier Naval Health Clinic Charleston

Navy Capt. John Leung, left, senior dental executive, Naval Health Clinic Charleston, and Lt. Andrew Bellebaum, NHCC dental officer, cut the cake during a ceremony celebrating the Dental Corps' 105th birthday Aug. 18 at NHCC's Dental Clinic. On August 22, 1912, the 62nd Congress authorized the Secretary of the Navy to appoint 30 acting assistant dental surgeons as part of the U.S. Navy Medical Department. Today, there are more than 1,300 active and reserve Dental Corps personnel.