Drilling, scraping, washing, flossing: 39th MDOS digs in

Senior Airman Megan Luscier, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, prepares for a teeth cleaning Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The base dental clinic is responsible for active duty and family member dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Luscier, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, prepares for a teeth cleaning Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The base dental clinic is responsible for active duty and family member dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Luscier, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, cleans a patient’s teeth during a routine check-up Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The base dental clinic performs annual cleaning on servicemembers and family members at Incirlik. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Luscier, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, cleans a patient’s teeth during a routine check-up Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The base dental clinic performs annual cleaning on servicemembers and family members at Incirlik. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Luscier, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, cleans teeth during a routine check-up Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The base dental clinic performs annual cleaning on servicemembers and family members at Incirlik. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Megan Luscier, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, cleans teeth during a routine check-up Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The base dental clinic performs annual cleaning on servicemembers and family members at Incirlik. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Surgical dental picks sit ready to scour the crevices of military and family member's teeth Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The picks are used to remove plaque from teeth and near gum-lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Surgical dental picks sit ready to scour the crevices of military and family member's teeth Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The picks are used to remove plaque from teeth and near gum-lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Staff Sgt. Malinda Schoolfield , 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental assistant, inspects a control vial in an Attest Auto Reader to ensure the machine is working properly Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The control is always set to positive so the machine knows the difference between a positive and negative result when determining if germ spores have been eliminated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Staff Sgt. Malinda Schoolfield , 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental assistant, inspects a control vial in an Attest Auto Reader to ensure the machine is working properly Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The control is always set to positive so the machine knows the difference between a positive and negative result when determining if germ spores have been eliminated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Kelvin Johnson, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental assistant, prepares to perform an x-ray on a patient Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th MDOS clinic is responsible for cleaning all active duty members’ teeth at least once a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

Senior Airman Kelvin Johnson, 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental assistant, prepares to perform an x-ray on a patient Jan. 16, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th MDOS clinic is responsible for cleaning all active duty members’ teeth at least once a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- The 39th Medical Operations Squadron dental clinic houses trained dental professionals responsible for the cleaning and care of military and family member's teeth.