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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, July 24, 2018
1. Dental Clinic Marker
Inscription.  The Dental Clinic, building 334, was located on Phillis Boulevard. The building was constructed in 1956 and completely renovated in 1990. The clinic had an x-ray room and several examination rooms.

Dental care was provided at the dental clinic from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each weekday. The annual dental examinations were coordinated through unit orderly rooms. Emergency dental care was available during regular sick call hours. Active duty personnel had priority. After duty hours, emergencies would report to the hospital emergency room. Since only one doctor was available during duty hours, dental patients were urged to wait until normal duty hours for other than true emergencies.

School age children (age five and older) were given an appointment for an annual dental exam and cleaning during their sponsor’s birth month. Spouses and other eligible adults could receive dental exams during their spouse’s birth month. Retired military personnel were eligible for annual dental exams throughout the year during sick call hours. All emergency and active sick call patients had priority over these examinations.

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types of care such as fillings, extractions and some types of denture repairs were done on a space available basis.

The former dental clinic is now used as the VA (Veterans Administration) Medical Clinic for the Myrtle Beach area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
Location. 33° 40.284′ N, 78° 56.169′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on Thunderbolt Street near Shine Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (within shouting distance of this marker); 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Audio Visual Facility (about 700 feet away); Auto Craft Center (about 700 feet away); Base Supply (about 700 feet away); Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III (approx. 0.2 miles away); 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 27, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 27, 2023