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October 29, 2009
By ABDEN(H) Pippa Denholm
THE Dental Department at
HMAS Cerberus (CAPT Sheldon
Williams) recently supported a
national drive to endorse dental
health awareness and the impor-
tance of maintaining good oral
hygiene as part of Dental Health
Any member attending dental
appointments during Dental Health
Week received a goody bag contain-
ing samples of product necessary to
maintain good oral hygiene.
All Cerberus personnel were
encouraged to take part in compe-
titions, which ran throughout the
The most popular was to guess
the number of mini-floss packs in
LEUT Shane Savy from the
Supply Officer Application Course
won with a correct answer of 117.
In another contest models of
teeth had to be put in the correct
order of age, ranging from a child's
dentition through to that of a 50 year
old.Despite many entries there were
no correct answers.
However, the CO did draw
two names, AC Leonard Ngure
from RAAF Pearce and SMNBM
Flanders, who won electric tooth-
brushes and shopping vouchers.
Overall oral health was also pro-
moted through an educational board
in relation to sugar content in our
popular drinks. This generated a lot
of positive feedback and discussion,
especially regarding sports drinks
and the amount of sugar they con-
tain.The week was judged a success
in raising the awareness of personal
oral care and hygiene and Cerberus
dental staff are already planning for
Dental Health Week next year.
Cerberus produces winning smile
DECAY CHECK: SMN Melissa Lavelle at one of the dental displays
at HMAS Cerberus.
Photo: ABDEN(H) Pippa Denholm
By SBLT Stacey Munn
CMDR John Cowan sums up the first
four months of this year when he
says of his charge, "Sirius is the quiet
achiever of the Fleet, look at what we
ABCIS Rebecca Evans agreed.
"We have worked hard this year to
achieve so much, so there is a great
opportunity to relax and to have some
respite -- everyone's looking forward to
Phuket after exercise Bersama Lima,"
In the first four months of this year,
the RAN's oiler was involved in the Fleet
Concentration Period and Fleet Review,
conducted a Freedom of Entry visit to
Norfolk Island, underwent extensive refit
in dry dock and was the first surface
ship to use Thistle Island in Southern
Australia for sound ranging.
In August the ship had its first real
test of its abilities with unit readiness
workups in damage control, seamanship,
gunnery and aviation evolutions, as well
as engineering team training, all conduct-
ed in a simulated combat environment.
Sirius performed her replenishment
duties under the unwavering protection
of HMA Ships Arunta (CMDR Stephen
Bowater) and Stuart (CMDR Andrew
Masters), often while conducting vertical
replenishments or damage control evolu-
This was also the first time DC-200's
were externally assessed on board, and
the ship's company were often stretched
thinly along Sirius's 191m length, com-
bating anything the Sea Training Group
threw at them.
The ship's company's efforts did not
go unnoticed by CMDR Michele Miller
of the Sea Training Group, who praised
the ship's company on their professional-
ism and enthusiasm in her final debrief.
The ship's company have achieved
its highest level of operational capabil-
ity since its commissioning in September
slog pays off
HMAS Sirius at
Photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey
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