S. RES. 534
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 31, 2012
Mr. Manchin submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
Congratulating the Navy Dental Corps on its 100th anniversary.
Whereas, on August 22, 1912, Congress passed an Act recognizing Navy dentistry as a distinct branch among naval medical professions;
Whereas throughout history, the Navy Dental Corps has supported the Navy by sustaining sailor and marine readiness and providing routine and emergency dental care, ashore and afloat, in peace and in war;
Whereas the Navy Dental Corps works continuously to improve the health of sailors, marines, and their families by supporting individual and community prevention initiatives, good oral hygiene practices, and treatment;
Whereas the Navy Dental Corps endeavors to improve oral health worldwide by participating in the spectrum of military combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations and exercises;
Whereas the Navy Dental Corps, in collaboration with national and international dental organizations, promotes dental professionalism and quality of care;
Whereas the Navy Dental Corps supports the mission of the Federal dental research program and endorses improved dental technologies and therapies through research and adherence to sound scientific principles; and
Whereas the Navy Dental Corps recognizes the importance of continuing professional dental education, requiring and supporting specialty dental education and postgraduate residencies and fellowships for its members: Now, therefore, be it
That the Senate—
congratulates the Navy Dental Corps on its 100th anniversary;
commends the Navy Dental Corps for working to sustain the dental readiness and the oral health of a superb fighting force; and
recognizes the thousands of dentists who have served in the Navy Dental Corps over the last 100 years, providing dental care to millions of members of the Armed Forces and their families.