• The Q-West Dental Clinic opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq, May 23. The nearly-$1-million facility has six dental chairs, a dental lab, a sterilization area, a waiting area and administrative offices.

    New dental clinic opens at Q-West

    The Q-West Dental Clinic opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq, May 23. The nearly-$1-million facility has six dental chairs, a dental lab, a sterilization area, a waiting area and administrative...

  • Col. Thomas Dundon, commander, 360th Medical Company, who traveled from Joint Base Balad, celebrates the grand opening of the Q-West Dental Clinic by cutting a cake at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq May 23.

    New dental clinic opens at Q-West

    Col. Thomas Dundon, commander, 360th Medical Company, who traveled from Joint Base Balad, celebrates the grand opening of the Q-West Dental Clinic by cutting a cake at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq May 23.

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.

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