New dental clinic opens at Q-West
June 9, 2009
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - After nearly a year of planning, building and furnishing, the Q-West Dental Clinic opened its doors here May 23.
The nearly-$1-million facility has six dental chairs, a dental lab, a sterilization area, a waiting area and offices.
"The Q-West patients will benefit vastly from this spacious state-of-the-art clinic with the latest equipment," said Col. Thomas Dundon, commander, 360th Medical Company who traveled from Joint Base Balad.
Previously, dental Soldiers worked out of one treatment room in the base medical clinic.
"The space was insufficient - and inefficient - for good care," said Dundon.
Contractors began construction on the new clinic after starting expansion and renovation of the Q-West Troop Medical Clinic.
Currently, Soldiers from the 360th Med. Co., from Twinsburg, Ohio, staff the new facility.