June training assembly dental event
By Chief Master Sgt. George Silvas, 162nd Medical Group
/ Published May 21, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. -- All Air National Guard members are required to maintain a year-round high level of medical military readiness.
Individual medical readiness (IMR) is a list of medical and health requirements that the DoD has deemed necessary to maintain a medically qualified and readily deployable force. Items considered in the IMR are: health record review, dental, immunizations, laboratory tests, occupational health examinations, line of duty injuries, medical evaluation boards, world-wide duty evaluations and physical profile series. Maintaining a high level of IMR is an ongoing challenge.
The Medical Group recognizes that the annual dental examination (ADE) is the most challenging IMR requirement for our members. With that, the Medical Group has coordinated with the National Guard Bureau and Federal Strategic Health Alliance (FEDS HEAL) to have their mobile teams (dentists, assistants and X-ray technicians) come to our base and perform dental examinations during the June UTA.
FEDS HEAL teams will be working out of Building 6 both Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All appointment slots have been scheduled and coordinated via section health care monitors (HCMs) to include an alternate list of names in the event of cancellations.
This unique June UTA FEDS HEAL endeavor will allow expanded, easy access dental services to our members outside our normal Medical Group function. This is a great opportunity for many of our Air National Guard members to meet their ADE requirement and be fit for duty.
Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Medical Group by calling 295-6165 or 295-6172.