Wednesday morning briefing: Free dental checks, science and Olympic heroes

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Tooth check Check out free dental screenings starting at 2 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Ingram Room. Information: 769-7840. Science fair Judging begins 8 a.m. Friday for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair. It’s being held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom. Information […]

Cannon observes dental health month

By Capt Mike Hoge, D.M.D. and Staff Sgt. Stacy Groves RDH: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Cannon Dental Clinic would like to help you to ensure excellent oral health for your children. Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease? […]

It’s their job: Consuelo Garcia

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Dental assistant Consuelo Garcia, left, works at the office of Peter L. Thompson in Portales. She said she likes everything about her job. Patients become part of the family, and taking care of family and giving them great smiles is awesome, Garcia said.

Retiree dental coverage available for purchase

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. —Good oral health is an important part of maintaining overall health and a military retiree’s access to dental coverage doesn’t end when they hang up their uniform. With the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, retired servicemembers can purchase affordable dental coverage for themselves and their eligible family members. The […]

Dental health tips offered

By Capt (Dr.) Mike Hoge: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Cannon Dental Clinic would like to help you to ensure excellent oral health for your children. Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease? According to the National Institute of […]

Colonel selectees announced

USAF photo: Senior Airmen James Bell Lt. Col. Michael Fulton, left, and Lt. Col. James Reineke, right, hold up colonel wings presented to them by Col. Scott Corcoran, 27th Special Operations Medical Group commander, center, who notified them of their selection to colonel at the base clinic on Dec. 2. Fulton, 27th Special Operations Aerospace […]

It’s their job: Portales dental hygienist educates about oral heatlh

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Victoria Lops is a hygienist in the office of dentist Peter Thompson in Portales, where she’s worked for the past five years. Lops grew up in California and Texas before ending up in Albuquerque with her husband, Rey, and three children, Jacob, Cristen and Maria. After graduating from dental hygiene school at the University of […]

It’s Their Job March 11

Name: Peter Thompson Job: Dentist, Thompson DentistryTime on job: 9 yearsBackground: Thompson was born and raised in Seattle Wash. He came to eastern New Mexico with the Air Force and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University Suma cum Laude then moved to Houston for Dental School at University of Texas.He holds a Fellow of Academy […]

Tricare changes policy

Air Force News FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Tricare has implemented coverage for anesthesia services and associated costs for dental treatment for beneficiaries with developmental, mental or physical disabilities, and for children age 5 or under. The coverage began July 1. Additionally, Tricare encourages beneficiaries who received these services between Oct. 17, 2006 and July 1 […]

Med group teaches children dental health

Airman Garrett Zachry February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event designed to help children and parents focus on the importance of oral health and promote good nutritional habits. This year dentists and dental technicians from the 27th Medical Group Dental Flight visited three Clovis schools and the Child Development Centers. The staff spoke […]

Making a good impression, being a dental lab tech

Lemons for Life

Sgt. Richard Reed, 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, uses the tools of his trade to make sure porcelain crowns match a patients other teeth. Janet Taylor-Birkey His name is Tech. Sgt. Richard Reed, he works full time at the 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, and believes few people on base know he exists. “People who work in […]

Too much water can stain teeth

By Gary Mitchell Most experts agree Clovis’ main water supply is low in chemicals that could cause major health problems. But it is not problem free. “The water in the Clovis area is a little high in naturally occurring fluoride. And it can do some cosmetic discoloration on teeth,” said Robin Casale, regional water quality […]