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….

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Navy SEALs or Navy Dentists?  You decide who’s more elite….

Navy SEALs Navy Dentists
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
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Lasers, scopes, eyewear, etc.
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Ability to take out squirters They love the squirter (e.g. squirmer)!
Perform extractions 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)

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