SUPPORT DUTIES OF THE DENTAL SPECIALIST
Section I. SUPPLY AND SUPPLY PROCEDURES
The functions of a dental clinic are classified as professional and supportive.
Supportive functions are those not directly related to patient treatment. This includes
administrative duties, ordering supplies, and possibly responsibility for some dental
a. General. In many clinics, a dental specialist must assume the duties of a
supply clerk. Therefore, he should have thorough knowledge of the Army supply
procedures and pertinent publications applicable to dental service.
b. List of Supply Duties. A list of duties follows.
Using appropriate supply publications.
Requisitioning, establishing, and maintaining stock levels.
Maintaining supply records.
Controlling and accounting for precious metals, such as gold and
Accumulating and disposing of scrap precious metal.
Operating a linen exchange system.
DENTAL SUPPLY ROOM
a. Arrangement. A dental clinic must have a room for the storage of supplies.
It is the duty of the dental supply clerk to have a thorough knowledge of its contents and
maintenance. For convenience of handling and checking, all supplies should be
arranged according to ease of use. Requisitioning should be governed to maintain the
established supply level. Old stocks are issued first. With this system, supplies are not
likely to remain on the shelves long enough to deteriorate.