BOS Recruit Notice-U .doc - Dental Centre RAF Leeming Northallerton North Yorkshire DL7 9NJ Telephone 01677 457565 Email [email protected]

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Dental Centre RAF Leeming Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9NJ Telephone: 01677 457565 Email : [email protected] All members British Orthodontic Society 12 Bridewell Place London EC4V 6AP Date: 28 February 2014 Medical entry standard to the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force I write to appraise all BOS members about recent changes to the Medical Entry Standard to the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. Recruits undergo a very intense period of initial military induction followed by more lengthy phase 2 role specific training. During both phases, there is no flexibility or spare capacity in the program, to enable recruits to attend regular medical or dental appointments. Experience has shown that when candidates undergoing orthodontic treatment are accepted, they commonly spend lengthy periods without professional supervision during which permanent irreversible harm can occur. Following due consideration by the Medical Employment Standard Working Group, taking into account

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