1st Dental Battalion

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1st Dental Battalion
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1st Dental Battalion's emblem
Active N/A
Country United States
Branch USN & USMC
Type Medical
Role Ensure dental readiness
Part of 1st Marine Logistics Group
I Marine Expeditionary Force
(Bureau of Medicine and Surgery)
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
Motto(s) "Finest in Performance"
Engagements Vietnam War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
CAPT William (Niel ) Norman

1st Dental Battalion is unit of the United States Navy that supports United States Marine Corps forces. The battalion includes fifteen dental clinics spread throughout California and Arizona. The unit is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and falls under the command of the 1st Marine Logistics Group and the I Marine Expeditionary Force.


To provide oral healthcare for war fighters and maintain operational readiness.


The 1st Dental Battalion runs 10 dental clinics on MCB Camp Pendleton and also runs clinics at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California.

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