Dental Standards - Cavities

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  1. USNA_TF_12

    USNA_TF_12 Member

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    Dod 6130.03 says that the following does not meet the standard:

    Has anyone ever heard of a DQ due to cavities? Are waivers available for this?
     
  2. falconchic88

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    I think it is referring to untreated or unfilled cavities. I have never heard of someone being disqualified for having too many fillings, but I'm not a member of DODMERB
     
  3. USNA_TF_12

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    Yes, the wording is very ambiguous. Does anyone else have experience with or know anything more about this?
     
  4. USAFA83GradWife

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    I don't think its ambiguous.

    "Eight or more grossly (visually) cavitated and/or carious teeth."

    If you have fillings, then they are no longer visually cavitated/carious - right?
     
  5. USNA_TF_12

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    The tooth it's self would still be cavitated, but is just covered by resin, right? I don't know if I'm being too literal with the wording, which is why I am wondering why it is written that way. It would make more sense that it is referring to untreated cavities though.
     
  6. falconchic88

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    Unless you have a mouthful of untreated cavities, I wouldn't worry about this. None of my kids even had a separate dental exam for DODMERB.
     
  7. Pima

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    I think you are worrying waaaaayyyy too much.

    The 1st time I recall DS having a true dental exam was for his FC1 physical for UPT, and their concern was more about wisdom teeth than cavities if I recall.
     

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