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Description:Photographed by U.S. Navy photographer, Mass Communication Specialist, 2nd Class, Erik C. Barker, in Betania, Nicaragua, this 2008 image depicts U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Lt. Cmdr. Gary Brunette in the process of cleaning and applying fluoride to the teeth of a young Nicaraguan boy so that over time, the enamel of his teeth would be strengthened.
Lt. Cmdr. Brunette was embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), which was supporting the Caribbean phase of operation Continuing Promise (CP) 2008, an equal-partnership mission between the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Lt. Cmdr. Gary Brunette; Brigette Moritz
Creation Date:2008
Photo Credit:U.S. Navy photographer; MC2 Erik C. Barker
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.