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Keeping a strong bite against ISIL

Members of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group dig for the root of a tooth during an extraction procedure on a military working dog at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Even in a deployed environment, MWDs receive dental care to keep a strong bite against defeating Islamic State or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

Members of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group dig for the root of a tooth during an extraction procedure on a military working dog at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Even in a deployed environment, MWDs receive dental care to keep a strong bite against defeating Islamic State or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, performs a tooth extraction procedure on a military working dog at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental socket which, performed for a variety of reasons, include teeth that are restorable due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, performs a tooth extraction procedure on a military working dog at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental socket which, performed for a variety of reasons, include teeth that are restorable due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, checks the teeth around the gum line of VVladimir, a 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Even in a deployed environment, it is important for MWDs to receive routine dental care to prevent health issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, checks the teeth around the gum line of VVladimir, a 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Even in a deployed environment, it is important for MWDs to receive routine dental care to prevent health issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, examines 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog VVladimir’s teeth during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. MWDs receive routine medical care to aid their human military partners during Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, examines 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog VVladimir’s teeth during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. MWDs receive routine medical care to aid their human military partners during Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron dental technician, removes plaque from 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog VVladimir’s teeth during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. MWDs receive routine medical care to aid their human military partners in the fight against the Islamic State or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron dental technician, removes plaque from 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog VVladimir’s teeth during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. MWDs receive routine medical care to aid their human military partners in the fight against the Islamic State or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, and Staff Sgt. Gregory Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron dental technician, take x-rays of VVladimir, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Dental x-rays are photographs of the teeth, bones and soft tissues around them to help detect problems with the pearly whites, mouth and jaw, to include cavities, hidden dental structures and bone loss that cannot otherwise be seen during a visual examination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Marie Cross, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group general dentist, and Staff Sgt. Gregory Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron dental technician, take x-rays of VVladimir, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, during a dental cleaning at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Dental x-rays are photographs of the teeth, bones and soft tissues around them to help detect problems with the pearly whites, mouth and jaw, to include cavities, hidden dental structures and bone loss that cannot otherwise be seen during a visual examination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)

Southwest Asia -- Members of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group dig for the root of a tooth during an extraction procedure on a military working dog at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2015. Even in a deployed environment, MWDs receive dental care to keep a strong bite against defeating Islamic State or ISIL. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released)