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Brown Dental Clinic

MISSION:

Provide responsive and reliable oral health services and influences Health to improve readiness and advance wellness in support of the Force, Military Families, and all those entrusted to our care.

VISION:

Strengthening the health of our Nation by improving the oral health of our Army.

COMMANDER'S INTENT:

Fully integrate into Army Medicine's plan to transform from a healthcare system to a System for Health. The System for Health will maintain, restore, and improve the health, readiness, and resilience of Soldiers, Families, and Communities in order to prevent, shape, and win.

We are a 22 chair dental clinic and dental laboratory designed to provide First Term Dental Readiness care to the Initial Entry Training Soldiers as well as Readiness and Wellness care for permanent party Soldiers.  Services include: annual examinations, dental hygiene, routine general dentistry, endodontic, prosthodontic, surgery and periodontal treatment.
 

  • Hours of Operation:  7:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m., 12:20–3:00 p.m., M-F, closed every Wednesday afternoon for training
  • Sick Call:  7:40 a.m., M-F
  • Access to Care:  Active Duty Only
  • Appointments:  (334) 255-3393/2367
  • After Hours Care:  (334) 400-6099
  • In/Out Processing: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., M,T,TH,F. Be sure to bring your in-processing paperwork, military ID, a copy of you orders and your dental records.
  • 24-hour turn around for Out-Processing. Soldiers need to drop-off a copy of their orders to out-process. The following day, records and signed out-processing paperwork may be picked up.
 
Dental CommanderLt. Col. Larry L. Munk

Commander, U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command

Lieutenant Colonel Larry Munk was raised on Long Island, New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1992. In 1996, he earned a DDS degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed a one-year General Dentistry Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1999. Thereafter, he owned a private practice dental office until 2009, and in October of that year, he commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Larry Munk’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses as well as the Command and General Staff College in residence. He completed the Army’s two-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Fort Bragg, NC in 2017. He holds a board certification from the American Board of General Dentistry. Previous duty stations include Fort Bragg, NC; Eglin AFB, FL; and Joint Base Fort Sam Houston, TX. LTC Munk’s first deployment was as the 4th Brigade Dental Surgeon with the 82nd Airborne Division to the southern region of Afghanistan in 2010. He redeployed twice more as the 7th SFG (A) Dental Surgeon, being tasked as the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Dental Surgeon from 2012- 2013. Lieutenant Colonel Munk’s awards include the Army Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), and the Parachute Badge.
 

Dental NCOIC

Staff Sgt. Patrick Brown

NCOIC, U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command

SSG Brown, Patrick is a native of Cairo, GA. He began his military career after completing a year at Middle Georgia College in 2007, enlisted on active duty in 2008 as a 92Y-Unit Supply Specialist, and re-classed to a 68E-Dental Assistant. He deployed to Iraq in 2009 and has completed assignments to Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Fort Benning, Georgia. Brown’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Air Assault Course, Middle Managers Course, Dental Management Development Course, Basic HealthCare Administration Course, Advance Leader Course, Master Fitness Course, and Master Resilience Level I and II Facilitator Course. Brown’s awards include five Army Commendation Medals and nine Army Achievement Medals. Brown is proud to be a member of the USAACE team and the Fort Rucker Community and is committed to providing the best service to them both.

 

What is Dental Readiness?
 
Dental Readiness is defined by how much or what type of dental work you need or may require.  This is broken down into four basic fitness classifications, please read below:
 
Dental Fitness Class 1 -- Congratulations!  Administratively, your dental record is correct and all of your dental treatment has been completed.  You are required to have a dental exam once a year, and require no additional dental care at this time.
 
Dental Fitness Class 2 -- Your record is administratively current, but you have dental conditions for which we strongly recommend you schedule routine care (cleaning, fillings, etc.).  These conditions are unlikely to result in a dental emergency within 12 months.
 
Dental Fitness Class 3 --You need our help and immediate attention!  You require treatment to correct dental conditions that are likely to cause a dental emergency within 12 months.  Examples of such include large cavities that need fillings, root canal treatment that needs completed, problematic wisdom teeth that need extracted, etc.  Please make an appointment with us immediately.
 
Dental Fitness Class 4 -- You require a dental examination or do not have a dental record.  Hence we are not able to validate your true dental fitness.  Correct this deficiency today.
 
Dental Fitness Class 3 or 4 places you in a "non-readiness compliant" category.  Please contact us immediately to remedy this situation.  Remember- dental fitness is a key component of Soldier readiness and total body wellness.  Let us help you maintain yourself in the best possible health!
 
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Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:40 a.m.  -  3:00 p.m.
Closed every Wednesday afternoon for training 
Sick Call Patients Mon-Fri report at 7:40 a.m.

Telephone Number(s):

(334)-255-3393 or (334)-255-2367

Location:

Building 4405 on 5th Ave and 12th St
Fort Rucker, AL 36362

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