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Offline M Farmz

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Dental/Medical Work During Basic Training
« on: January 24, 2014, 17:51:46 »
I have to get my wisdom teeth removed and I was scheduled with my family dentist to have them removed in about a month, but I am going to basic training next week. I can feel them coming in (but I dont have room) and I get tooth and jaw aches now and then.
What should I do?

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Re: Dental/Medical Work During Basic Training
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 18:02:53 »
If you are going into the Regular Force, tell the tooth fairies Dental folks in St Jean when you do your intake dental exam - they'll likely arrange for you to get them dealt with after Recruit School and set you up with appropriate medications to make life more tolerable until that happens.  If you're going Primary Reserve, kind of a different proposition - let your CoC know that you'll be having some surgery, when the dates are and what the likely time off requirements will be - if it's all 4, generally 2-3 days sick leave and about a week of light duty IIRC.  Just stay out of range of any brain matter that'll inevitably come spewing out of their ears...

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Re: Dental/Medical Work During Basic Training
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 23:51:26 »
I was curious about the dental as well. I was suppose to have my wisdom teeth taken out approximately two years ago, then I moved here. Didn't bother with it as I had room for them to come in, never hurt a bit either. But plan on getting them removed as one of them is chipping away...

Thanks for the info MM!

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Dental Benefits
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 10:32:29 »
Hey guys, I will be doing bmq in the bext couple months and wondering about benefits (when they kick in) and the prpblem woth a tooth i have.  I have a tooth that was about hald way through the prpcess.of root canal but was unable to finish the procedure because of cost.   Now o feel like tooth has escalated to a level higher of problem.  Will bmq be affected or can I get my teeth looked at?   Looked for some onfo and couldnt find , thanks ahead of time.

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Re: Dental Benefits
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 10:40:15 »
I will be doing bmq in the bext couple months and wondering about benefits (when they kick in)

When do medical benefits start?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=101229.0

Benefits 
https://forums.milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,98349.msg1005118.html

The Canadian Forces Dental Care Plan
http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/caf-community-benefits/the-canadian-forces-dental-care-plan.pdf

Now o feel like tooth has escalated to a level higher of problem.  Will bmq be affected or can I get my teeth looked at? 

Dental Work During Basic Training 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,113763.msg1285040.html#msg1285040

Sick / Injured before BMQ ( merged )
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=73676.0

See also,

Injured before enrollment
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=108831.0

Injury before basic 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=100440.0

Hand Injury 1 week before BMQ 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=73676.0

Injury Prior to Enrollment 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=43756.0

Possible Injury Pre-BMQ 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=64939.0

sick right before bmq 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=120759.0

Going to BMQ quite sick 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=105656.0

etc...

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of up to date information.
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Re: Dental/Medical Work During Basic Training
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 11:35:03 »
Thank you!

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Re: Dental/Medical Work During Basic Training
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 13:23:05 »
Thank you!

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Re: Dental Benefits
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 15:35:17 »
Hey guys, I will be doing bmq in the bext couple months and wondering about benefits (when they kick in) and the prpblem woth a tooth i have.  I have a tooth that was about hald way through the prpcess.of root canal but was unable to finish the procedure because of cost.   Now o feel like tooth has escalated to a level higher of problem.  Will bmq be affected or can I get my teeth looked at?   Looked for some onfo and couldnt find , thanks ahead of time.

If you have a dental issue that interferes with your training, you could be removed from your platoon and re-coursed after the issue is resolved.  Recourse means moved into a *holding platoon* with ours who are on a delay in training for a variety of reasons.  Once you are fit again, you'd be placed back into a new platoon and carry on.

Just be aware, if you miss X amount of training or classes, this could also be a cause for recourse, so if possible at all it is much better to go to BMQ as fit as possible.  What might be an agitation now could escalate to the level it negatively affects your performance, for example, during field training, or firing the C7 on the range.  It could be something as simple and marching and doing drill that increases the discomfort, only you will know when you get there how much this will (potentially) impact your ability to do the training with the state your dental fitness is now.

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