b. Group 65, Medical Materiel. Most medical materiel is listed in group 65 of
the catalog. This medical materiel portion of the Federal supply catalog provides
extensive illustrations of the group 65 items and a listing of other items (nongroup 65)
often used in AMEDD facilities. The first four digits of national stock numbers for dental
instruments, equipment, and supplies are 6520. Class 6520 is what the dental
specialist uses to requisition the dental supplies that are required. Other items
commonly used are listed in the following classes:
Class 6510. Surgical dressing materials.
Class 6515. Medical and surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies.
Class 6525. X-ray equipment and supplies.
Class 6530. Hospital furniture, equipment, utensils, and supplies.
Class 6532. Hospital and surgical clothing and textile special purpose
Class 6545. Medical sets, kits, and outfits.
2-11. EXPENDABLE AND NONEXPENDABLE PROPERTY
a. Property. The term property encompasses all supplies, equipment,
instruments, and other materials having monetary value. Property is classified as either
expendable or nonexpendable.
b. Expendable Property. These are items such as silver alloy, cements,
anesthetic agents, and dental waxes that are consumed in use. Repair items are also
considered expendable. They are component parts issued for immediate installation
and used to complete other articles, thereby losing their identity. Expendable medical
items are so indicated in the appropriate identification lists of the Federal Supply
c. Nonexpendable Property. These are items ordinarily not consumed in use
and retain their original identity during the period of use.