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39-7, Canadian Army Dental Corps (D.S.) Collar Badge  

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39-7, Canadian Army Dental Corps (D.S.) Collar Badge

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The Canadian Army Dental Corps was an element of the C.A.M.C. designated ‘The Dental Services of the Canadian Army Medical Corps’. Dental surgeons were an integral part of the CAMC units of the 1st Contingent when this proceeded to England in October 1914 and on to France in 1915. On March 29th 1915 the Canadian Army Dental Corps was organized to care for all matters affecting soldiers dental hygiene, a daunting task with troops living in squalid conditions, eating poor food and lacking basics. Further the additional task of providing oral surgery from head wounds and one begins to see how important this service was to the war effort. On 20 Apr 1915 the Canadian Army Dental Corps was created as a corps of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. The corps disbanded on 1 November 1920.