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Little teeth, big smile: children visit dental

Ben LeNeave and his daughter, Emma, fill out a pre-appointment form during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Ben LeNeave and his daughter, Emma, fill out a pre-appointment form during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, talks to her patient, Emma LeNeave,  during 86th DS’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event invited parents to bring their children, up to 10 years old, in order to receive dental checkups and cleaning. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, talks to her patient, Emma LeNeave, during 86th DS’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event invited parents to bring their children, up to 10 years old, in order to receive dental checkups and cleaning. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Emma LeNeave, gets her teeth cleaned by Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, during the “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event encouraged parents to bring their children up to 10 years old to receive dental care. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Emma LeNeave, gets her teeth cleaned by Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, during the “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event encouraged parents to bring their children up to 10 years old to receive dental care. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, poses for a portrait before attending to her patient during her squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a children-focused initiative to encourage parents to bring their children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Capt. Heather Rybar, 86th Dental Squadron general dentist, poses for a portrait before attending to her patient during her squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a children-focused initiative to encourage parents to bring their children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Emma LeNeave, receives a teeth cleaning during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. Children up to 10 years old were encouraged to attend the event with their parents. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Emma LeNeave, receives a teeth cleaning during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. Children up to 10 years old were encouraged to attend the event with their parents. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Kirsten Moss, 86th Dental Squadron oral preventative technician, prepares her patient, Channing Wray, for a dental checkup during Moss’s squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a children-focused initiative to encourage parents to bring their children up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Kirsten Moss, 86th Dental Squadron oral preventative technician, prepares her patient, Channing Wray, for a dental checkup during Moss’s squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a children-focused initiative to encourage parents to bring their children up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Channing Wray, holds a mirror to watch as his dentist cleans his teeth during the “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Channing Wray, holds a mirror to watch as his dentist cleans his teeth during the “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Ben LeNeave and his daughter, Emma, fill out a pre-appointment form during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)