Doylestown, Pa. dentist assists Delaware Air Guard Airmen so they can deploy overseas

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  • By Lt. Col. Betsy LeFebvre
  • 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard
Over 200 members of the 166th Airlift Wing recently deployed to Southwest Asia, most to Bagram, Afghanistan joining other U.S. and coalition military members in Operation Enduring Freedom.

To make this happen hundreds of support personnel from various squadrons and flights work behind the scenes to ensure members meet all Air Force deployments requirements.

Medical readiness is a significant factor in deciding who is able to deploy. Preparation for deployment requires immunizations, verification of medical conditions, acquisition of necessary medications and dental exams.

A local dentist in Doylestown, Pa. has been supporting the Delaware Air National Guard by helping deploying members with their dental needs. 
Dr. Geoffrey S. Wozar, DMD, has a private practice in Doylestown Pa. As the 166th MDG dental commander and on behalf of the dental clinic, I contacted him to see if he could help a Guard member correct several dental conditions, and have a deployable dental readiness classification. Dr. Wozar agreed and arranged many appointments resolving this member's dental deficiencies.

Another member had difficulty arranging for a root canal and wanted to deploy; a third member needed a wisdom tooth extracted. Dr. Wozar has accommodated every request without hesitation. The Delaware Air National Guard is grateful for the work this patriot has done. Because of his dedication, his dentistry has enabled several of our service members to deploy. 

On Feb. 4, in appreciation for his assistance, Staff Sgt. Lissedia Collazo-Garcia, 166th Medical Group dental NCOIC, and myself presented a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Wozar on behalf of the 166th Airlift Wing and the entire Delaware ANG. The certificate was signed by Maj. Gen. Hugh T. Broomall, special assistant to the director, ANG, Col. Jonathan H. Groff, 166th Airlift Wing commander, Col. John Mulvey, 166th Medical Group commander, and myself.