The 20th Dental Squadron performs a variety of procedures, from teeth cleaning to wisdom teeth removal on a daily basis at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

The dental clinic makes sure Airmen maintain optimal oral health by giving them the care needed to be deployment ready at any time.

"Dental care is part of overall health care," said Maj. Jamie Smith, 20th Dental Squadron dental flight commander. "If we don't have a healthy mouth we can't have a healthy body."

Taking care of any problems early will prevent pain or issues that may occur in the future affecting an Airman's capability to complete their mission or deploy.

"The experiences I have had with the dental clinic have been great," said Danielle Meagher 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician. "The staff has always been very knowledgeable and helpful."

Providers from the dental squadron appreciate the work they do with Airmen and their families.

"My favorite part of the job is the Airmen we work with," said Smith. "We have a really excellent patient population and I really enjoy the interactions with them."

The dental clinic recommends an annual check up to keep those teeth pearly white.