Dental clinic improves Readiness
TSG praises BAMC staff
Medical Homes convenient
FORT BLISS — A new (to Fort Bliss) dental procedure is helping Soldiers improve readiness and reduce visits for dental procedures.
The first total rehabilitation of a full set of teeth supported by four implants was conducted on an active-duty Soldier at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Nov. 29. The operation, also the first in El Paso, Texas utilized immediate loading, meaning a fixed temporary set of teeth were fitted to the dental arch. The operation required a combined effort from a prosthodontist and laboratory technicians at the Fort Bliss DENTAC and oral and maxillofacial surgeons at WBAMC.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army Surgeon General, visited Brooke Army Medical Center Dec. 14 for the first time since she became TSG to learn about the BAMC mission and visit patients and staff members.
West toured several areas within the hospital including the simulation center, burn center, emergency department, rooftop helipad and the Center for the Intrepid.
FORT HOOD, Texas--Stood up five years ago, along with its sister clinics in Killeen and Copperas Cove, the medical homes represent health care as it should be: Convenient, patient-centered and quality focused.
“The clinics were stood up to get clinics closer to our soldier’s families,” said Lisanne Gross, group practice manager at the Harker Heights and Killeen medical homes. “The majority of our patients all live within five miles of each clinic, so this gives them ownership. Most of all, they are happy they do not have to go on post for their care.”
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