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The New Zealand Dental Services


THERE were two types of training required in the Dental Corps, technical and general. The officers and mechanics already had the technical training but, apart from the few who had served in the Territorial Dental Corps before the war, none of them knew anything about military matters, nor was it possible, because of the amount of dental treatment demanding attention, to give them all an immediate and comprehensive course of general training. In the very early days of the war, therefore, much had to be learned by individual observation and inquiry. This was inevitable in a young Corps with its meagre administrative facilities, but it was not intended to allow this haphazard method to continue and definite steps were taken to standardise the work and make every officer and man familiar with his technical and general duties.