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Unit Focus: 30th MDOS Dental Clinic

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- During an annual teeth cleaning appointment, Capt. Chris Sakamoto, from the 533rd Training Squadron here, gets his teeth cleaned with a scaler pick by Staff Sgt. Asia Nettles, a dental assistant craftsman from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, here.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- During an annual teeth cleaning appointment, Capt. Chris Sakamoto, from the 533rd Training Squadron here, gets his teeth cleaned with a scaler pick by Staff Sgt. Asia Nettles, a dental assistant craftsman from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Staying calm and focused, Staff Sgt. Asia Nettles, a dental assistant craftsman from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, polishes the teeth of Capt. Chris Sakamoto, from the 533rd Training Squadron here, during an annual dental cleaning here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staying calm and focused, Staff Sgt. Asia Nettles, a dental assistant craftsman from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, polishes the teeth of Capt. Chris Sakamoto, from the 533rd Training Squadron here, during an annual dental cleaning here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  While working in the dark, Staff Sgt. Asia Nettles, a dental assistant craftsman from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, cleans the teeth of Capt. Chris Sakamoto, from the 533rd Training Squadron here, with a cavitron water pick during an annual dental cleaning here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- While working in the dark, Staff Sgt. Asia Nettles, a dental assistant craftsman from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, cleans the teeth of Capt. Chris Sakamoto, from the 533rd Training Squadron here, with a cavitron water pick during an annual dental cleaning here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Getting prepared to be hit with a little bit of radiation, Staff Sgt. Patrick Tibbett, from the 9th Space Operations Squadron here, holds a digital X-ray sensor in his mouth here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The sensor picks up radiation emitted by the X-ray machine, which then transmits a digital image of the teeth to a monitor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Getting prepared to be hit with a little bit of radiation, Staff Sgt. Patrick Tibbett, from the 9th Space Operations Squadron here, holds a digital X-ray sensor in his mouth here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The sensor picks up radiation emitted by the X-ray machine, which then transmits a digital image of the teeth to a monitor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Looking for abnormalities, Senior Airman Dominique Cutrer, a dental technician from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, checks digital X-ray images of teeth here Jan. 12, 2010. The recent renovation to the dental clinic allows it to have an X-ray machine available in each room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Looking for abnormalities, Senior Airman Dominique Cutrer, a dental technician from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, checks digital X-ray images of teeth here Jan. 12, 2010. The recent renovation to the dental clinic allows it to have an X-ray machine available in each room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working with precision, Airman Aaron Jeffers, a dental lab apprentice from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, grinds the cast of a bottom row of teeth to prepare it for a hard night guard here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Working with precision, Airman Aaron Jeffers, a dental lab apprentice from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, grinds the cast of a bottom row of teeth to prepare it for a hard night guard here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With heat surrounding him, Senior Airman Dominique Cutrer, a dental technician from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, reaches in a steam and pressure sterilizer to remove a case of dental instruments here Jan. 12, 2010. The sterilizer heats up to 274 degrees for approximately 50 minutes.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- With heat surrounding him, Senior Airman Dominique Cutrer, a dental technician from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, reaches in a steam and pressure sterilizer to remove a case of dental instruments here Jan. 12, 2010. The sterilizer heats up to 274 degrees for approximately 50 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Patiently doing his job, Airman Aaron Jeffers, a dental lab apprentice from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, removes the imperfections from a cast of two rows of teeth to get it ready for a hard night guard here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Patiently doing his job, Airman Aaron Jeffers, a dental lab apprentice from the 30th Medical Operations Squadron here, removes the imperfections from a cast of two rows of teeth to get it ready for a hard night guard here Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee)