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FUNCTIONS OF THE PNP, DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY CENTER

 

FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide dental health care to all uniformed and non-uniformed personnel assigned in NHQ as well as to their dependents.
  2. Conducts dental and oral examination of PNP Personnel.
  3. Conducts screening procedures for all PNP applicants
  4. Conduct dental mission activities.
  5. Performs other functions as the Director, HS may direct.

 

FUNCTIONS OF DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF PNP DOSC

 

  • Administrative and Personnel Affairs Division
  1. Responsible for the effective management and administration of the DOSC personnel;
  2. Responsible for the morale and welfare of DOSC personnel;
  3. In charge of the accounting of DOSC personnel and consolidation of data to update the accounting system of Health Service Personnel;
  4. Responsible for dissemination of new policies from higher headquarters;
  5. Responsible in the preparation of administrative reports and records;
  6. Advise and assist the C, DOSC in the management of personnel and their assignment to different sections;
  7. Recommend deserving personnel for citations, awards and decorations;
  8. Prepare communication for assignments, reassignments, promotions, retirements, hazardous, incentive, longevity or special pay allowances; and
  9. Assist in the preparation of communications pertaining to seminars, conventions, consultant and training;
  10. Responsible for the dissemination of information regarding schoolings and training programs involving Health Service;
  11. Responsible for the safekeeping and efficient management of all DOSC records;
  12. Assist in the preparation of progress charts and illustrative materials; and
  13. Perform other functions as the C, DOSC may direct.

 

  • Plans, Operations, and PCR Section
  1. Prepare and update SOPs, policies, manuals, briefing charts and training profile of personnel;
  2. Recommend plans and programs of the PNP DOSC;
  3. Monitor and supervise the operations of the different DOSC sections;
  4. Monitor and supervise dental civic actions for civil-police operations as directed or authorized by higher headquarters;
  5. Coordinate, integrate and consolidate plans and operational programs of different sections and review, study and recommend same to the C, DOSC.
  6. Responsible for planning, developing and implementing public relations strategies of the DOSC;
  7. Supervise the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs of the DOSC;
  8. Maintain and update information on the DOSC website;
  9. Perform other official duties as the Director may direct.

 

  • Finance Section
  1. Responsible in the formulation and implementation of policies and in planning, directing, coordinating and supervision of all matters pertaining to the administration, accounting and control of funds of the DOSC;
  2. Prepare and recommend to the C, DOSC the quarter program of budget and activities every fiscal year;
  3. Responsible for the proper administration of funds;
  4. Prepare and submit quarterly fund requirements to the office concerned in support of DOSC activities;
  5. Maintain the fiscal records necessary in the accounting and control of funds;
  6. Prepare vouchers/payrolls regarding salaries, differentials of promotion, longevity, incentive, and other allowances;
  7. Prepare report of changes for newly appointed and promoted personnel, to include long pay, and loans;
  8. Follow-up vouchers/ payrolls for Pay and Allowances, TEV, RCA, Retirement/ Death Benefits and other allowances;
  9. Responsible for the safekeeping and filing of all documents pertaining to DOSC budget; and
  10. Perform other functions as the C, DOSC may direct.

 

  • Logistics and Supply Section
  1. Ensure that the plans, policies and procedures on procurement coming from higher authorities are coordinated, implemented and enforced;
  2. Monitors the enforcement of all procurement agreements/ contracts;
  3. Initiates, assists and monitors the procurement, distribution, control and storage of dental supplies/ materials/ equipment to all sections of DOSC;
  4. Conducts inspection, monitor inventories and supervise issuance of medicines, dental supplies and equipment of the different sections;
  5. Gather, compile and maintain periodic reports on the existing dental supply/ equipment and maintain dental supply ledger card and submit Monthly report of supplies and materials issued for liquidation;
  6. Prepares expenditures, procurement programs and activities of the DOSC;
  7. Receives deliveries, conduct inspection and inventory of all the office supplies and equipment intended for DOSC;
  8. Responsible in the proper storage of all dental supplies/ materials and equipments for distribution; and
  9. Performs other functions as C, DOSC may direct.

 

  • Admission and Patient’s Records Management Section
  1. Control the admission of patients that seek treatment in the DOSC;
  2. Keep and maintain all Dental Health Records of DOSC patients;
  3. Perform other duties as C, DOSC may direct.

 

  • Examination & Diagnosis Section
  1. Perform dental examination of all PNP patients.
  2. Perform examination on all PNP Personnel applying for schooling (local & abroad) and promotion, TPPD, and applicants for reinstatement in PNP.
  3. Perform dental examination of all candidates for lateral entry/PO1 and NUP applicants.
  4. Make initial diagnosis of patient’s dental complaint and endorse them to the appropriate sections.
  5. Perform dental radiographic examination and other diagnosis procedures of patients to aid diagnosis.
  6. Refer patients to other dental facilities in cases that cannot be managed in DOSC;
  7. Perform other duties as C, DOSC may direct.

 

  • Executive Section
  1. Perform dental techniques and procedures that aimed in restoring the natural stage of teeth exclusively for PNP personnel with the rank of PSSUPT to PDGEN.
  2. Educate patients on proper oral health care procedure such as proper brushing and flossing techniques and proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  3. Perform dental cleaning (oral prophylaxis) to remove dental plaque and stains and check for signs to tooth decay.
  4. Restore discolored, chipped, broken, and decayed teeth.
  5. Perform composite bonding restorations close tooth gaps (diastema), eliminate spots and discolorations, fill cavities and repair partially broken front tooth.
  6. Restore teeth with small to moderate amount of decay by placing dental inlay or onlay.
  7. Perform bleaching procedures and fabricate veneer restorations to treat discolored teeth.
  8. Perform simple tooth extraction, periodontal and root canal treatment, and install dentures.
  9. Perform other duties as C, DOSC may direct.

 

  • Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery Section
  1. Perform treatments on the craniomaxillofacial complex: mouth, jaws, neck, face, skull.
  2. Perform surgery such as removal of impacted teeth.
  3. Perform extractions on medically compromised patients.
  4. Perform bone grafting or preprosthetic surgery to provide better anatomy for the placement of implants, dentures, or other dental prostheses.
  5. Diagnosis and treatment of benign pathology (cysts, tumors etc.)
  6. Diagnosis and treatment (ablative and reconstructive surgery, microsurgery) of malignant pathology (oral & head and neck cancer)
  7. Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous malignancy (skin cancer), lip reconstruction
  8. Diagnosis and treatment of congenital craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and palate and other malformations.
  9. Diagnosis and treatment of soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region (jaw fractures, cheek bone fractures, nasal fractures, LeFort fracture, skull fractures and eye socket fractures).
  10. Diagnosis and treatment of dysgnathia (incorrect bite), and orthognathic (literally “straight bite”) with reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, Maxillomandibular advancement, surgical correction of facial asymmetry.
  11. Surgery to insert osseointegrated (bone fused) dental implants and Maxillofacial implants for attaching craniofacial prostheses and bone anchored hearing aids.
  12. Coordinate with PNPGH and other hospital facilities for cases needing major surgical intervention;
  13. Prescribe & dispense medicines after surgical procedures.
  14. Educate patients on proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

 

  • Preventive, Operative and Cosmetic Dentistry Section
  1. Perform dental techniques and procedures that is aimed in restoring the natural store of teeth.
  2. Educate patients on proper at-home oral health care procedure such as proper brushing and flossing techniques and proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  3. Perform dental cleaning (prophylaxis) to remove dental plaque and stains and check for sign of tooth decay.
  4. Restore discolored, chipped, broken, and decayed teeth.
  5. Perform composite bonding restorations close tooth gaps, eliminate spots and discolorations, fill cavities and repair mildly broken front tooth.
  6. Restore teeth with small to moderate amount of decay with a dental inlay or onlay.
  7. Perform bleaching procedures and fabricate veneer restorations to treat discolored teeth.

 

  • Orthodontics Section
  1. Diagnose and treat malocclusions or “bad bites” such as teeth overcrowding, gaps between the teeth, excessive overbites and overjet;
  2. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic facial pain disorders;
  3. Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that do not require surgical intervention;
  4. Read, study and interpret Panoramic and Cephalometric X-Rays.
  5. Take facial, extra oral and intraoral photographs of orthodontic patients;
  6. Take impressions of the teeth of form model cast for better case diagnosis and treatment planning;
  7. Perform banding/bonding and debonding/ debanding of orthodontic bands and brackets;
  8. Perform orthodontic adjustments on patients to align teeth and correct jaw relation in order to achieve ideal masticatory function and pleasing facial balance;
  9. Install orthodontic retainers and do follow up check on finished orthodontic cases; and
  10. Educate patients on proper oral health care procedure such as proper brushing and flossing techniques and proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

 

  • Prosthodontics & Dental Laboratory Section
  1. This section fabricates oral prostheses to treat or correct facial appearance, speech and swallowing problems caused by disease or injury and congenital problems;
  2. Take impressions of the upper and lower dental arches prior to fabrication of dentures;
  3. Perform bite registration procedures to assess vertical and horizontal jaw relations;
  4. Restore misshapen, chipped, broken, extensively decayed or damaged teeth with crowns or caps, making them appear completely natural and functional;
  5. Fabricated bridges, full and partial to replace a missing tooth or teeth and restore aesthetic and masticatory function;
  6. Educate patients on proper at-home oral health care procedure such as proper brushing and flossing techniques and proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums;
  7. Fabricate full dentures for patients whose teeth are all missing;
  8. Fabricate removable partial dentures or crowns and fixed bridges for patients who have one or few teeth missing;
  9. Fabricate veneers to enhance the esthetics and masticatory function of the patient;
  10. Fabricate orthodontics appliances and splints to help straighten and protect teeth; and
  11. Perform tooth preparation and build up for crown and bridges fabrication.

 

  • Endodontics/ Periodontics Section
  1. Perform endodontics therapy to eliminate infection of the pulp and protect decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
  2. Concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of functional and structural diseases of the periodontal membrane and related tissues that surround and support the teeth (periodontal membrane, alveolar bone, gingival and cementum).
  3. Educate patients on proper at-home oral health care procedure such as proper brushing and flossing technique and proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  4. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases and oral inflammation.
  5. Perform endodontic retreatment of previously treated tooth.
  6. Remove upper level of bacterial infection of tooth pockets around teeth through tooth scaling and root planning.
  7. Performing minor surgical procedure, done by pulling back the gums, to remove the lower level infectious bacteria.
  8. Perform Crown Lengthening Procedure in cases wherein tooth surface is not enough to provide stability for crowns.
  9. Perform Bone Grafting Procedures to prevent tooth loss cause by periodontal disease.
  10. Perform Soft Tissue Grafting Procedures to cover and protect exposed roots.
  11. Prescribe Antibiotic Treatment on patients with periodontal disease to enhance the periodontal treatment.

 

  • Pedodontics Section
  1. Perform dental procedures on dependents of PNP personnel and authorized civilians ages 12 years old and below.
  2. Educate parents and patients on proper at-home oral health care procedure such as proper brushing and flossing techniques and proper diet to maintain healthy teeth and gums;
  3. Perform preventive dental procedures such as fluoride and sealant application to preserve integrity of the teeth structure and prevent caries formation.
  4. Perform dental cleaning (prophylaxis) to remove dental plaque and stains and check for signs of tooth decay.
  5. Restore discolored, chipped, broken, and decayed teeth.
  6. Perform composite bonding restorations close tooth gaps, eliminate spots and discolorations, fill cavities and repair mildly broken front tooth.
  7. Perform Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment on patients 6-8 years old that includes installation of orthodontics treatment quicker and less traumatic.
  8. Correct childhood habits like bruxism, thumb sucking, nail biting, tongue trusting and others by installing appropriate oral appliances.