are forwarded to the personnel officer/personnel
support detachment for transfer as a unit record
with the service record.
The SF 603 is brought up to date by entering
in section III all dental restorations, any unre-
corded dental treatment, and any dental defects
discovered (fig. 10-14A). When all the spaces in
section III have been filled, an SF 603A, (Dental
Continuation) will be used for additional entries
Special Entries on SF 603:
When dental treatment is refused by a pa-
tient, appropriate entries will be made and
signed by the dental officer.
In cases involving dental injuries or
diseases incurred not to the members own
misconduct, or not in the line of duty, a
notation to that effect will be made and
signed by the dental officer. The com-
manding officer and the member con-
cerned will be informed in writing
whenever such an entry is made in the
members dental record (see NAVREGS,
Suitable entries are made whenever a
member of the Navy or Marine Corps
receives dental treatment in a activity other
than the permanent duty station.
Hypersensitivity to a local anesthetic or
any other substance, and valvular or con-
genital heart disease will be entered in red
pencil across the top of SF 603. Examples:
HYPERSENSITIVE TO PROCAINE.
The dental officer will inform the person
concerned whenever an entry is made in
that persons dental record that may ad-
versely affect, in other than a temporary
degree, his or her efficiency in the perfor-
mance of duty (see NAVREGS, art 1111. 1).
For instructions relative to the recording of
dental examination, see MANMED, chapter 6.
It is extremely important that the charted record
of dental examination be in exact conformity with
the provisions set forth in the manual. The
Veterans Administration depends on the dental
record in determining the claim of a veteran for
a service-connected dental disability.
Dental Health Questionnaire
The Dental Health Questionnaire (fig. 10-15)
is self-explanatory. The first part is used to record
the patients chief complaint. The second part is
the Check and Sign section and is normally
completed by the patient. It is a simplified state-
ment of the patients medical history. All positive
responses require explanation, especially the items
for any allergies or sensitivities, ill effects
from injection of Novocaine or Xylocaine, and
heart disease/rheumatic fever/murmur. You
must make sure the responses are marked in red
in prominent letters across the top of SF 603.
Also, on the NAVMED 6150/10-19, the Treat-
ment Record Jacket, immediately below the name,
indicate in the alert box whether the member has
sensitivities or allergies by entering an X in the
appropriate box or boxes. The third portion of
NAVMED 6600/3 is used to record dental
The fourth portion is the
Routing/Treatment Plan and is used to con-
sult with other medical and dental personnel in
the facility and to plan a course of examination
leading to a diagnosis. The patient Identifica-
tion section must be completely filled out and
updated as necessary.