New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy
The many dentures lost or broken on hard biscuits in Greece and Crete were all quickly replaced in Egypt. From May to July 18,000 troops were examined and half were found to require treatment. Over six thousand fillings and 1200 extractions were performed, while 1500 new dentures were supplied and a similar number repaired. By August the whole Division was dentally fit and all dentures replaced. The equipment lost in Greece was replaced from New Zealand and the Mobile Dental Unit was reconstituted by 1 August.