Voluntary Training Unit (VTU) or Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel may have this additional form included in their dental records. Use NAVMED 6600/12 in conjunction with the Naval Reserve T-1 or T-2 dental examination that is performed every 5 years or with any required physical examination. Instructions for completion of the NAVMED 6600/12 is found in MANMED, chapter 6.
Once the examination is completed, return the patient's dental prosthesis if it was removed for the exam. The dentist may have instructions for the patient; for example, information regarding medications or future appointments. Make sure that the patient understands the instructions given by the dentist. Remove the patient napkin from the patient and place it over the contaminated instruments.
Push the dental operating light and the bracket table out of the way so the patient will not bump against them. Return the dental chair to its lowest upright position, raise the arm of the chair and assist the patient from the chair.
Direct the patient to the front desk to make future appointments if needed. Remove all instruments and prepare the DTR for the next patient. Follow the infection control, sterilization, and disinfection procedures outlined in Dental Technician, Volume 1, chapters 9 and 10.Continue Reading