NEWS | Aug. 27, 2018

U.S. Navy Dental Corps celebrates 106 years

By Kris Patterson Navy Health Clinic Charleston

Navy Lt. Joshua Erickson, left, a dentist, and Lt. Cdr. Jeffrey Culbreath, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, both serving at Naval Health Clinic Charleston, cut the cake during NHCC’s ceremony celebrating the 106th birthday of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. The Dental Corps was established by an act of Congress in 1912 and its membership consists of dental officers of the Regular Navy and Naval Reserve. The primary mission of the Corps is to prevent or remedy dental conditions that may interfere with the performance of duty by service members.