dental unit


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dental unit

1. A masticatory unit consisting of a single tooth and its adjacent tissues.
2. A mobile or fixed piece of equipment, usually complete with chair, light, engine, and other accessories or utilities necessary for dental examinations or operations.

den·tal unit

(dentăl yūnit)
Mobile or fixed equipment used by dentists and dental hygienists to provide dental care.
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Dental Units were regarded as Army Troops and allocated on the basis of two per division and three per corps with additional units for BASE and Communication Zone Areas as required.
In 1948 CMF Dental Units were raised in each State.
Regular Army Dental Units were raised in each Command to support the Australian Regular Army.
Dental Units work under the direction of a DADDS on divisional HQ, the appointment normally being filled by the senior OC of the dental units concerned.
ADDS on Div HQ Two dental units now organic to the Division.
Two dental units each of five officers and 18 other ranks with five light vehicles with trailers are now organic to the division under the control of an ADDS, able to form ten treatment sections allocated on the basis of one section per 1000 troops.
23) A similar phenomenon appears to be operating in dental unit water lines.
The potential importance of the results described in the present report are highlighted by the finding from another study that DUW is polluted by endotoxin apparently derived from Gram-negative biofilm bacteria in dental unit water lines.
8,9) This study is the first to demonstrate hemolytic bacteria from dental unit water, as verified by a Medline search conducted on April 23, 2002.
This finding adds emphasis to the contention that dental unit water should meet standards for potable water.
Dental unit water should meet minimal standards for potable water.
Mills SE: The dental unit waterline controversy: defusing the myths, defining the solutions.