2-17. DUTIES OF THE DENTAL SPECIALISTS IN THE LABORATORY
In Army dental clinics too small to be authorized the assignment of a dental
laboratory specialist, a dental specialist may be asked to pour casts or to make custom
acrylic trays. Techniques for the performance of these procedures are described in TC
8-226, Dental Laboratory Specialist.
Section III. ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
Administrative functions are supportive and not directly related to patient
treatment. Administrative functions include establishing an appointment system and
maintaining records and reports.
2-19. THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM
a. General. Every clinic must have some method for recording and controlling
appointments. Most dental clinics are now using a system called Corporate Dental
Application (CDA). The CDA is used to schedule appointments, print out appointment slips
and reminders, and view patient treatment history. In cases where clinics are unable to
use CDA, an appointment slip (DA Form 3982, Medical and Dental Appointment, figure
2-1) is filled out and given to each patient as an individual record and reminder of future
Figure 2-1. DA Form 3982, Medical and Dental Appointment.