I was talking with my Navy Dentist contact Melissa and she opened my eyes up to the secretive and elite world of Navy Dentistry. Once you read below I think you’ll realize that they are BA in their own right. So….
Navy SEALs or Navy Dentists? You decide who’s more elite….
|Shoot people in the face
||Shoot people in the face w/ local anesthesia
|Throats slashed (Somalia Pirates 2011)
||Cut throats via surgical incisions
|Put people to sleep (permanently)
||IVCS-intravenous conscious sedation
|Presence elicits fear
||Odontophobia (fear of dentists–on some top ten fear lists)
|Mask up to scare bad guys
||Masks, surgical caps, gowns, gloves (see Odontophobia)
|Waterboarding (did I just say that out loud?)
||Use a ton of water for work/torture (love gaggers)
|Large assortment of weapons & gear
|Lasers, scopes, eyewear, etc.
|Ability to take out squirters
||They love the squirter (e.g. squirmer)!
||Teeth, of course
|Use stun grenades
||Use nitrous oxide
|Elite group: Less than 1,900 active duty
||Elite group: Less than 1,100 Navy dentists
Need I say more?
So who’s more elite??? Share you thoughts via comments below.
-Brandon (BUD/S 215)