With the recent announcement that the military is phasing out the dental night guard, there is a question about what DC National Guardsmen will be using in the future.
According to the DC Public Safety Division, the dental guard will be retired, and DC National guardsmen will no longer be required to wear dental nightguards in any of their assigned areas.
This will leave the dental guardsmen free to choose their own day-to-day activities in the DC area, and they will be free to wear the dental day guard on any of the following days: March 8-11, March 18-19, March 25-26, March 29-30, March 31-April 1, April 4-5, April 8-9, April 14-15, April 21-22, April 24-25, April 29-31, April 30-May 1, May 5-6, May 11-12, May 18-20, May 25-27, May 30-June 2, June 4-6 and June 12-13.
This would leave the DC public safety officers to make decisions regarding dental nightguard wear on a case-by-case basis.
As a dental night-guard, the DC officer would be required by law to wear a standard day-long dental night mask with a bandage and bandages, and he or she would wear the standard dental night uniform with the bandage on.
This is consistent with the uniform requirements of the Uniformed Services of the United States Code (US Code).
The US Code states that a person must be able to wear and use any appropriate day-night uniform that is appropriate for the person’s age and height.
It is the duty of all members of the DC Police Department to wear their day-light uniform, which is a white t-shirt with a hood and no tie.
The DC Public Service Code also states that DC Public servants must wear a uniform appropriate for their position, with a collar, pants, boots, belt, hat, gloves and/or gloves.
There are currently no requirements for dental night protectors to wear an alternative type of uniform, but the DC Department of Public Safety will be looking into ways to assist those in the dental services profession.
With the dental removal of the dental staff from the dental force, it is expected that the dental unit will have to start from scratch.
In addition, some members of dental staff may not be able or willing to come to DC to work in the field, as their current employers do not allow dental night work.
This leaves many dental night personnel in a position where they must either choose between their day job or their current position.
As it is not yet known how dental night employees will transition from one position to the other, some have been considering taking jobs as night guards in the military.
With this in mind, many dental staff members and their families are looking forward to the future of dental night in DC.
The dental night has been a great benefit to the District of Columbia.
For more information about the dental health care workforce, contact the DC Health Department at (202) 642-9090 or [email protected]
The information provided is for general information purposes only.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the US Government.
Last updated: June 30, 2018