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Kunsan dental techs show mission versatility

Staff Sgt. Marion Franco, 8th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace and operational Physiology Technician, and Staff Sgt.  Edward Todd, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental laboratory technician, insert silicone based mixture into the ear of Capt. Connor Flynt, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, to make an inner-ear mold for the Attenuating Custom Communications Earpiece System at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 9, 2017. The ACCES device will significantly reduce surrounding ambient noise that pilots hear in the cockpit and increase the efficiency of radio communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Staff Sgt. Marion Franco, 8th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace and operational Physiology Technician, and Staff Sgt. Edward Todd, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental laboratory technician, insert silicone based mixture into the ear of Capt. Connor Flynt, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, to make an inner-ear mold for the Attenuating Custom Communications Earpiece System at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 9, 2017. The ACCES device will significantly reduce surrounding ambient noise that pilots hear in the cockpit and increase the efficiency of radio communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Staff Sgt. Edward Todd, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental laboratory technician, inserts a tube into the ear of Capt. Patricia Hays, 8th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace and operational physiologist, to make an inner-ear mold for the Attenuating Custom Communications Earpiece System at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 9, 2017. The ACCES device will significantly reduce surrounding ambient noise that pilots hear in the cockpit and increase the efficiency of radio communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Staff Sgt. Edward Todd, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental laboratory technician, inserts a tube into the ear of Capt. Patricia Hays, 8th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace and operational physiologist, to make an inner-ear mold for the Attenuating Custom Communications Earpiece System at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 9, 2017. The ACCES device will significantly reduce surrounding ambient noise that pilots hear in the cockpit and increase the efficiency of radio communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Senior Airman Amber Lucas, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, performs a dental X-ray on a patient during an annual exam at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2017. The X-ray helps dentists identify tooth decay and bone health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Senior Airman Amber Lucas, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, performs a dental X-ray on a patient during an annual exam at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2017. The X-ray helps dentists identify tooth decay and bone health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Senior Airman Amber Lucas, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, performs a cleaning on a patient during an annual exam at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2017. Dental technicians train on a wide range of tasks, which include everything from scheduling and confirming patient appointments, to taking dental X-rays, to preparing patients for other dental procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Senior Airman Amber Lucas, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, performs a cleaning on a patient during an annual exam at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2017. Dental technicians train on a wide range of tasks, which include everything from scheduling and confirming patient appointments, to taking dental X-rays, to preparing patients for other dental procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Senior Airman Amber Lucas, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, performs a cleaning on a patient during an annual exam at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2017. Dental technicians train on a wide range of tasks, which include everything from scheduling and confirming patient appointments, to taking dental X-rays, to preparing patients for other dental procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

Senior Airman Amber Lucas, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, performs a cleaning on a patient during an annual exam at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2017. Dental technicians train on a wide range of tasks, which include everything from scheduling and confirming patient appointments, to taking dental X-rays, to preparing patients for other dental procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Dental airmen from the 8th Medical Operations Squadron perform routine annual exams and construct ear pieces as part of the Attenuating Custom Communications Earpiece System at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, on Jan. 4 and Jan. 9, 2017. Dental technicians here are responsible for receiving patients, examining records, preparing patients for treatment and assisting dentists. Additionally, they are tasked with building inner-ear molds as part of ACCES, a system used to design custom ear pieces that reduce surrounding ambient noise for pilots. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning/Released)