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Transmittal Notice 59-03

TN 59-03


The attached material represents the initial issuance of dental policy and procedures in the Indian Health Manual.  The chapter incorporates instructions issued in Operating Memorandum and in printed instructions for completing Dental Health Record and Report Forms.

A table of contents for the dental chapter is included in the material, and should be used until such time as a comprehensive table of contents can be issued.

/James R. Shaw, M.D./
James R. Shaw, M.D.,
Assistant Surgeon General,
Chief, Division of Indian Health


Table of Contents;

Part 3, Chapter 2;
Appendix 3-2.5D(1) Technique for the Topical Appliances of Stannous Fluoride and Topical Fluoride Technique;
Appendix 3-2.5K(1) Training, Dental Assistants - Suggested Curriculum;
Appendix 3-2.5L(4) Oral Health Education - Program Outline;
Appendix 3-2.7A Specifications for Division of Indian Health Dental Clinics and Equipment;
Exhibit 3-2.7B(1) (2)(3)(4) Instructions for Dental Health Record and Report Forms PHS-2506-1, PHS-2506-2, PHS- 2506-3, and PHS-2506-4;
Exhibit 3-2.7B(1) Form PHS 2506-1, Clinical Oral Health Record;
Exhibit 3-2.7B(2) Form PHS-2506-2, Dental Epidemiological Data Tabulation (Daily);
Exhibit 3-2.7B(3) Dental Service Unit Tabulations (Daily);
Exhibit 3-2.7B(4) Monthly Summary of Oral Health Activities;


Division of Indian Health Operating Memoranda:

No. 56-65, dated March 7, 1956;
No. 56-67, dated March 9, 1956;
No. 57-19, dated September 11, 1956;
No. 58-2, dated July 8, 1957, and it's attached mimeographed Form PHS-2794;
No. 58-28, dated January 9, 1958, and it's attached correspondence;
No. 59-10, dated August 1, 1958;
No. 59-25, dated December 15, 1958.

"Instructions for Dental Health Record and Report Forms PHS-2506-1, PHS-2506-2, PHS-2506-3, and PHS-2506-4, and subsequent ditto changes.

Distribution:  Indian Health Manual Holders
Date:  September 1, 1959