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is there a dental check in the medical you have to take before you join. i only ask because i havent been to the dentist for a long time but my teeth never hurt and if it aint broke dont fix it
 

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alec_brickie said:
is there a dental check in the medical you have to take before you join. i only ask because i havent been to the dentist for a long time but my teeth never hurt and if it aint broke dont fix it

Go and have a checkup. There's a lot of people get rejected for mobilisation for bad teeth. Just because they don't hurt, doesn't mean there is no problem.


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Sixty

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alec_brickie said:
but would i not get accepted to join the TA because of my teeth.


No, you wouldn't get rejected as there is no dental check on selection.
 

msr

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alec_brickie said:
but would i not get accepted to join the TA because of my teeth.

Unlikely, but to be honest the TA doesn't need grotty individuals who are unable to take care of their personal health.

A dentist's appointment doesn't even cost anything.

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msr

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alec_brickie said:
my misses has been nagging for ages about me going to the dentist and your right i will go and have a check up.

Just don't let her see this post ;)
 

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Prince_Rupert said:
alec_brickie said:
but would i not get accepted to join the TA because of my teeth.


No, you wouldn't get rejected as there is no dental check on selection.

Should there be?
 

Sixty

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Certainly should be, in my opinion.

We know people aren't going to join and then go immediately to Chilwell but if their teeth are in a state at attestation it could be caught at the time. Rather than wait for them being binned at mobilisation further down their career path.
 

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Prince_Rupert said:
Certainly should be, in my opinion.

We know people aren't going to join and then go immediately to Chilwell but if their teeth are in a state at attestation it could be caught at the time. Rather than wait for them being binned at mobilisation further down their career path.

I am inclined to agree with you, but the devil's advocate says why should we make the joining process even more complex than it already is?
 

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