Dental standards

#1
Does anyone know of any links to required dental standards for mobilisation or simply what they are???

I know I'll fail at the mo but could do with a rough idea of what's needed.

p.s. Duke, yes it's hot and sandy where I'm thinking of going and no I don't need a bucket and spade.
 
#2
polar said:
Does anyone know of any links to required dental standards for mobilisation or simply what they are???

I know I'll fail at the mo but could do with a rough idea of what's needed.

p.s. Duke, yes it's hot and sandy where I'm thinking of going and no I don't need a bucket and spade.
Why not just go to your dentist and have the work done?

msr
 
#3
Go to your dentist and find out what needs doing. If you need fillings have them. If it looks like root canal, just have it pulled out. You won't pass with any of those. Go NHS and you can get as many fillings as you like for £50. It migh take some time, so get it sorted now!
 

The_Duke

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#4
msr said:
polar said:
Does anyone know of any links to required dental standards for mobilisation or simply what they are???

I know I'll fail at the mo but could do with a rough idea of what's needed.

p.s. Duke, yes it's hot and sandy where I'm thinking of going and no I don't need a bucket and spade.
Why not just go to your dentist and have the work done?

msr
RTMC now do a dental inspection to advise the receiving unit of the "dental risk" associated with the soldier, allowing them to decide to take them on risk if they are happy that they will have the capability to get them fixed before deployment. There is no longer a straightforward dental fail at RTMC, merely degrees of risk. If you have teeth like a Kosovan graveyard and very little time for work before you go, they may not take you (or they might, if you are providing a key capability which they cannot do without).

They also take records for forensic purposes (on a more cheery note!)
 
#5
Not necessarily true Duke. They will give you a straight fail if they have mobilised more than they need and are looking for excuses to bin people. I have seen it.
 

The_Duke

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#7
birduk said:
Not necessarily true Duke. They will give you a straight fail if they have mobilised more than they need and are looking for excuses to bin people. I have seen it.
Tell the CO of RTMC then. That is taken directly from his brief to Commander 16 Air Assault Bde 2 weeks ago.
 
#8
polar said:
msr said:
Why not just go to your dentist and have the work done?

msr
Cost, need to get work done on NHS and time may be a factor. Also would need to way up the costs of going private.
Grotty individual.
 
#9
and p.p.s. Duke, I was joking about the bucket and spade comment .... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Not that I would need a bucket and spade ... .spade maybe to dig myself out of this hole
 
#11
root canal is fine i had one and they didnt bat an eye lid in Chilwell, just when on my file,
 

The_Duke

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#13
polar69 said:
Yes but if you pitch up needing root canal then it would be a problem
I say again - not necessarily. If the receiving unit needs your particular trade or skill that much and/or they have the dental facilities to have the work carried out once mobilised and/or you have the required amount of recovery time post treatment before going overseas, then no, it may not be a problem.

Buckshee tom + overworked dental centre + departure in 2 weeks might make it a problem as the risk factors outweigh the benefits.
 
#15
cunning_stunt said:
Or you could administer yourself properly in the first place and not get yourself in the situation where you are worrying about this. Grot
Helpful........... (what did they say about your genital warts,then ? )
 
#16
We dont do "dental fails" as such anymore if you have some ninor problems you will still go through but at dental risk with an advisory note to receiving unit who can out out the work required before deploying.

However there s no point in rocking up here looking like the Pogues front man if you can get work done prior to attending RTMC cos if they are too bad you wont get through.
 
#17
Gargle with Cillet Bang three times a day and you will be fine. For extra whiteyness (is that a word?) apply Tipex, brush not roller!

Your welcome
BW
 
#18
Thanks for the advice, seems I just had a cow wedged between my teeth.

Does Cillet Bang contain alcohol? Shameless plug for Leeds United sponsors "Cillet Bang guaranteed to remove scum from the cup"
 
#20
birduk said:
Go NHS and you can get as many fillings as you like for £50.
Now that has to be the funniest thing I've heard in a long while.....I haven't been able to find an NHS dentist in at least 5 years and one with a free slot on their patient list for about 10.

S_R
 
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