I joined the US Navy in 1975. After completing recruit training I was sent to 32nd St. Nav Sta in San Diego for dental tech A school. After doing normal chairside duties I started the dental repair and technology course in 1984. This is the only military training dedicated in dental equipment repair. First though I had to complete five weeks of basic electrical and electronic training. After getting that out of the way I started the six month repair course. At this school we covered, systems, hydraulics, flow control of air and water systems, X-ray and lab equipment. This was all done in a class room setting that required trouble shooting and repair procedures, installation of equipment and maintenance. After graduating I was awarded the honor graduate plaque for best overall grades. Over time I have completed many manufacturer training courses. Including Adec, Midmark, Tuttenaurer, Pelton crane,Dental ez and SS White to name just a few. So as you can see I am truly a professional Dental Repair Technician.