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Dental laboratory technicians with the 2nd Dental Squadron process service requests at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. The 2nd DS creates a variety of products including nightguards, retainers, crowns, bridges and implants to assist with dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Dental laboratory technicians with the 2nd Dental Squadron process service requests at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. The 2nd DS creates a variety of products including nightguards, retainers, crowns, bridges and implants to assist with dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Capt. (Dr.) Derek Sloan, 2nd Dental Squadron general dentist, takes an optical impression during an exam at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Optical impressions replaced the old wet impression, process decreasing the time needed to create a physical cast. The new process reduced completion of crowns from two weeks to approximately two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Capt. (Dr.) Derek Sloan, 2nd Dental Squadron general dentist, takes an optical impression during an exam at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Optical impressions replaced the old wet impression, process decreasing the time needed to create a physical cast. The new process reduced completion of crowns from two weeks to approximately two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Raw material is milled in to a crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. By using a series of precise calculations and measurements the milling machine created a crown from the material in 18 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Raw material is milled in to a crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. By using a series of precise calculations and measurements the milling machine created a crown from the material in 18 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, applies finishing touches to a recently milled crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Shaffer manually applied finishing touches to the crown by making a series of adjustments to provide the patient with a proper fit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, applies finishing touches to a recently milled crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Shaffer manually applied finishing touches to the crown by making a series of adjustments to provide the patient with a proper fit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, stains a crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Shaffer used a variety of pigments to match the stain to the patients natural tooth color. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, stains a crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Shaffer used a variety of pigments to match the stain to the patients natural tooth color. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, applies glaze to a crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. The glaze gave the crown a natural look and feel to blend with other natural teeth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, applies glaze to a crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. The glaze gave the crown a natural look and feel to blend with other natural teeth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, presents a completed crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Crowns are used for patients cases where damage covers over 70 percent of a tooth’s width. Fillings can be used for less severe cases at the dentist’s discretion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Denny Shaffer, 2nd Dental Squadron laboratory technician, presents a completed crown at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. Crowns are used for patients cases where damage covers over 70 percent of a tooth’s width. Fillings can be used for less severe cases at the dentist’s discretion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – -- Dental laboratory technicians with the 2nd Dental Squadron process service requests at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. The 2nd DS creates a variety of products including nightguards, retainers, crowns, bridges and implants to assist with dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha)

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